Live Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult

August 7, 2018
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. 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 7, 2018

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

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Advanced Hemodynamic Measurements 

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Advanced Evaluation of Left Ventricular and Right Ventricular 

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Diastology in ICU

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Pulmonary Edema and Pneumonia 

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.
Skill Stations 
• Hemodynamic Measurements 
• Pulmonary Edema and Pneumonia 
• Advanced Ventricular Function 

12:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
FEEL algorithm - Venegas & Lunch Cases - Sebbag
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Valvular Assessment in the Critically Ill 

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Focused Transesophageal Echocardiography 

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. – 5:15 p.m.
Skill Stations 
• Valvular Assessment 
• Transesophageal Echocardiography
• Diastology 



Invited Faculty*

Antonio Hernandez, MD, FCCM
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Sara Nikravan, MD
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California, USA

* Subject to change​



Registration Fees

Register Online

Registration Category Early Rate
(By June 13, 2018)
Advance Rate
(By July 11, 2018)​
Full Rate
(After July 11, 2018)
​SCCM Member​
​Physician $1,150 $1,325​ ​$1,500
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$805 $980 ​$1,155
​Physician ​$1,295 ​$1,470 ​$1,645
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$940 ​$1,115 ​$1,290

*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 Informaiton

  • ​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 e-mailed 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 11, 2018, 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: Adult 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
SCCM rate: $182 single/double occupancy
*Rate does not include applicable taxes.

Daily parking rates:
Self-park: $13 with unlimited in/out privileges, valet parking: $36
Reservations: Book your room at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel by calling +1 877 868-9134 and identifying yourself as a participant in SCCM’s Critical Care Ultrasound course using the code SCC818. Reservations made after July 5, 2018 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. Please reference the offer codes below when booking.
Promotional code: ZYU2776686

By phone: +1 (800) 426-1122
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 27 and August 15, 20187. 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 #: 050D0008
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.