Live Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult

August 1, 2017
Loews chicago O'Hare Hotel
Rosemont, Illinois, USA

Expand upon your fundamental echocardiographic skills and knowledge and focus on the specialty-specific use of echocardiography in the management of the critically ill patient. New in 2017, expert faculty will provide hands-on training in the use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Participants of SCCM’s one-day Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound course are provided with important cardiovascular information for the noninvasive management of the hemodynamically unstable patient. Attendees for this course should be experienced in ultrasound usage and looking for advanced practice.​

The registration fee for this course includes a complimentary copy of SCCM’s Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound eBook, a companion guide for clinicians seeking to improve ultrasound understanding and skills in the ICU. The text covers the entire body and encompasses various views and diagnoses the clinicians will encounter at the bedside in both adult and pediatric populations. With full-color images and online video, this book is a must-have for healthcare professionals who are interested in or currently practicing critical care ultrasound.​​




Tuesday, August 1, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.  
Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 7:35 a.m.

7:35 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.  
Advanced Hemodynamic Measurements

8:20 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. 
Advanced Evaluation of Left Ventricular and Right Ventricular Systolic Function

9:05 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Diastology in the ICU

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. 
Pulmonary Edema and Pneumonia

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Hemodynamic Measurements
     Pulmonary Edema and Pneumonia
     Advanced Ventricular Function

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 
Lunch: Focused Echocardiography Evaluation in Life Support Algorithm and Clinical Cases

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 
Valvular Assessment in the Critically Ill  

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.  
NEW: Focused Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
Tricks of the Trade

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 
Pitfalls and Limitations of Echocardiography in the ICU

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Skill Stations 
     Valvular Assessment


 Faculty and Disclosures




Registration Fees

Register Online


Registration Category ​Early Rate
(Act by 6/7/17)
Advance Rate
(Act by 7/5/17)​

​Full Rate
(After 7/5/17)

SCCM Member
​Physician ​$1,095 ​$1,270 ​$1,445
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$765 ​$940 ​$1,115

​Physician ​$1,235 ​$1,410 ​$1,585
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$895 ​$1,070 $1,245
* Verification letter required with registration for fellows, residents and students to receive the Healthcare Professional rate.

Registration Options
Online: Register Now​
Phone: +1 847 827-6888
Fax or Mail: Download the Registration Form
Payment Information

  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards are accepted.
  • Check or international money order, payable to SCCM, may be used to register via mail only.
  • Fees must be paid in U.S. funds and checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • For information on paying via wire transfer, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.
  • Inquiries can be emailed to

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $75 nonrefundable processing fee and must be postmarked before July 5, 2017, to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations postmarked after this date will not be refunded. Please allow four weeks to process refunds. Dates for the Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound course are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of cancellation, only individual registration fees will be reimbursed.



 Hotel & Travel

Hotel Accommodations
Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel
5300 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois, USA
Experience the stylish and contemporary design of Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, USA, the place to enjoy the best of both worlds, with convenient access to O’Hare International Airport and easy accessibility to downtown Chicago. In addition to its inviting guest rooms and amazing restaurants, the hotel offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, business center and complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms. Just down the street you’ll discover a variety of dining and entertainment options at MB Financial Park, the Rosemont Theater, the Fashion Outlet Mall and more! Complimentary shuttle transportation is available to and from O’Hare International Airport and other nearby destinations.
SCCM rate: $179 single/double occupancy
*Rate does not include applicable taxes.

Daily parking rates:
Self-park: $26 with unlimited in/out privileges, valet parking: $36
Reservations: Make your hotel reservation by July 3, 2017, to receive SCCM’s discounted rate. Book online or call +1 877 868-9134 and identify yourself as a participant in SCCM’s 2017 Critical Care Ultrasound course using the code SCC710. Course attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms early. Reservations made after July 3, 2017 may not receive the discounted rate. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the scheduled check-in time of 4:00 p.m. in order to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax. An early departure fee may apply.

Travel Arrangements
Course attendees and guests are eligible for a discount of up to 10% off published United Airlines fares when traveling between July 21 and August 4, 2017. Please reference the offer codes below when booking.
Offer code: ZYAS863375
By phone: +1 (800) 426-1122
By e-mail:
Agreement code: 863375
Z code: ZYAS
Please note: Booking by phone or e-mail may incur an additional service fee per ticket. Such service fee is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or round-trip. Please allow 24 hours for e-mail requests to be processed.
Car Rental
SCCM has negotiated special car rental rates for the Critical Care Ultrasound Course with Hertz. Discounted rates are available for rentals checked out and returned between July 25 and August 1, 2017. To receive the discounted rates, please refer to the information below. Book online.
By phone: 1-800-654-2240 (toll-free) or 1-405-749-4434
CV #: 050D0005
Travel Regulation for International Visitors
Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for the latest information regarding international travel.
Travelers to the United States from Visa Waiver Program countries must go to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization website and complete an application before entering the country by air or sea. If approved, the authorization is valid for two years and can be renewed. Travelers no longer need to complete an I-94W form before each trip to the United States.




The Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound course provides opportunities for sponsors to bring their marketing message and information about their products and services direct to key members of the ICU/CCU team. There are multiple opportunities available to target your company's goals and meet your budget when you become a Gold, Silver or Bronze Sponsor.

Gold Sponsor - $15,000

  • 6' table top (electrical outlet provided)
  • Pre-registration list
  • Color logo on signage at the meeting
  • Color logo on print and electronic preshow promotional materials
  • Full page four-color ad on the back cover of the onsite program
  • Acknowledgment at three lunches and three breaks

Silver Sponsor - $10,000

  • 6' table top (electrical outlet provided) 
  • Pre-registration list
  • Black and white logo on signage at the meeting
  • Black and white logo on print and electronic preshow promotional materials
  • Full page four color ad on inside cover of the onsite program
  • Acknowledgment at one breakfast and one break

Bronze Sponsor - $5,000

  • 6' table top (electrical outlet provided)
  • Half page four-color ad in the onsite program
  • Black/white text of company name on onsite program and signage
  • Pre-registration list



Target Audience
This continuing education activity is intended to meet the needs of intensivists, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, emergency physicians,
physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, and all other providers who care for patients in any setting where critical care is provided.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the use of echocardiographyin the assessment of hemodynamicparameters
  • Perform the quantitative assessment of left ventricular systolic function
  • Recognize the regional wall motion abnormalities
  • Describe the basic assessment of valvular pathology (qualitative assessment)
  • Describe the limitations of echocardiography in ICU settings
  • Review the application of ultrasonography for evaluation of pulmonary edema

SCCM supports recommendations that will promote lifelong learning through continuing education. SCCM promotes activities that encourage the highest quality in education that will enhance knowledge, competence or performance in critical care practice. This activity will
meet the following competencies:

  • Professionalism
  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Type of Activity
This live workshop will focus on applying knowledge and practicing skills and techniques of ultrasound in the ICU.

Credit Hours
PhysiciansAccreditation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine designates the live educational activity, Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound, for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.

Nurses – The Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 9.25 contact hours.

Physician Assistants – The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 9.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this continuing medical education (CME) activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 9.25 maintenance of certification (MOC) points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Board of Anesthesia (ABA) and American Board of Surgery (ABS) MOC programs. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the number of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. ABS requires participants to self-report credit if audited.