Critical Care Quality Summit

Critical Care Quality Summit​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
September 17-18, 2018
Emory Conference Center Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The Critical Care Quality Summit is a unique conference focused on peer-to-peer learning led by expert faculty exploring hot topics in critical care patient safety and quality. The intensive care unit (ICU) team is encouraged to attend, as well as individuals who can plan to return to their ICU equipped with innovative implementation strategies. Attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts; the top abstracts will be featured in poster presentations. This event will cultivate an environment of learning and sharing with like-minded critical care professionals with the goal of improving bedside care.

Participants will:​
  • ​Benefit from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) vast experience in evidence-based quality improvement models
  • Network and learn from peers on how to overcome barriers for success and sustain gains
  • Share experiences through abstract submission and poster presentations
  • Build on teamwork with a multiprofessionally focused event
  • Learn about 2019 SCCM collaborative opportunities
  • Earn continuing medical education credit hours​

Abstracts are being accepted through June 29, 2018. Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent to the contact author by July 2018.
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 Agenda

 
Monday, September 17, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast 
 
08:00 a.m. -  8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Overview 
 
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Impact and Prevention Strategies on Clinician Burnout 

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Management of Fluid and Drug Shortages to Ensure Patient Safety 

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break 
 
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Break Outs and Networking
Topics: Burnout and Drug Shortages
 
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Questions and Answers
 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch 
 
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 
Synchronizing the 2018 Pain, Agitation, Delirium, Immobility and Sleep Interruption (PAD IS) with the ICU Liberation Campaign
 
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Break Outs and Networking
Topics: Burnout and Drug Shortages
 
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  
Break 

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  
Patient and Family Centered Care Implementation Strategies 
 
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Posters and Networking Reception 
 
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 
 
8:00 a.m. -  8:30 a.m
Breakfast 
 
8:30 a.m. –  9:15 a.m. 
Ethical Considerations for End of Life Planning In an Age of Predictive Modeling 
 
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  
SCCM Definitions for Potentially Inappropriate and Futile iIterventions 
 
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Break 
 
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break Outs and Networking
Topics: PAD IS Guidelines and End of Life Planning 
 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Lunch 
 
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Top Abstracts  

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  
Engaging an Entire Health System: How to Implement Quality and Safety Initiative and Best Practices Across Diverse Hospitals Within One System 
 
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Ask the Experts 

 

 Faculty

 
​Co-Chairs:

Jason M. Kane, MD, MS, FAAP, FCCM
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Teresa A. Rincon, BSN, CCRN-K, FCCM
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Pamela Smithburger, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCCP, FCCP
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

 

 Registration

 
Registration Fees

Register Online


Registration Category Early Rate
(By July 25, 2018)
Advance Rate
(By August 22, 2018)​
Full Rate
(After August 25, 2018)
SCCM Member​
Physician $865 $915​ ​$965
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$660 $710 ​$760
Nonmember​
Physician ​$1,065 ​$1,115 ​$1,165
​Fellow, Resident, Student, and other Healthcare Professional* ​$810 ​$960 ​$910
*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 support@sccm.org.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $75 nonrefundable processing fee and must be postmarked before August 22, 2018, to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations postmarked after this date will not be refunded. Dates for Critical Care Quality Summit are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of cancellation, only individual registration fees will be reimbursed. Please allow four weeks to process refunds.

 

 Sponsors

 
​​Sponsorship information coming soon.
 

 Hotel and Travel

 
Hotel Accomodations
Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

SCCM Rate*: $179 single occupancy
*Rate does not include applicable taxes.

Daily parking rates: Self-park: Complimentary for SCCM's Quality Summit attendees

Reservations: Make your hotel reservation by August 17, 2018, to receive SCCM's discounted rate between September 13-22, 2018. Visit the reservations website or call +1 800 933-6679 and identify yourself as a participant in SCCM's Quality Summit. Course attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms early. Reservations made after August 17 may not receive the discounted rate. Reservations must be guaranteed by check or 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. to avoid a charge of one night's room and tax. 

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 when booking.

Website: www.united.com
By phone: +1 800 426-1122
By email: groupmeetings@united.com
Agreement code: 863375
Z code: ZYU2
Promotional Code: ZYU277686

Please note: When booking online, select "All Search Options" to find the offer code field.

Travel Information for International Visitors
Please visit the U.S. Department of State website at www.state.gov/travel 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 (https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta) 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.

Car Rental
SCCM has negotiated special car rental rates for the Quality Summit with Hertz. Discounted rates are available for rentals checked out and returned between September 9-26, 2018. To receive the discounted rates, please refer to the information below.

Website: www.Hertz.com
By phone: +1 800 654-2240 (toll free) or +1 405 749-4434
CV #: 050D0008
 

 Abstracts

 

Abstract submission is now open. No extensions or late-breaking abstracts will be permitted. 

Eligibility Requirements 
  • ​Abstracts and/or data previously presented or published nationally or internationally are not allowed  
  • Abstracts presented at an SCCM chapter meeting are allowed 
  • Abstracts submitted for the quality summit may also be summitted for Congress 2019 
  • Abstracts may contain new research on a topic presented previously  
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present the abstract as accepted   
Review Process

Abstracts will be scored on the following criteria: 
  • Scientific merit   
  • Adequate sample size and proper statistical analysis   
  • Adherence to instructions   
  • Originality of work
Alterations and Withdrawals 
SCCM does not edit or proof abstracts. By saving each step you complete in the submission process, you can log off and return to continue your work at another time. As long as you do not formally submit the abstract (by selecting the "Yes, I’m ready to submit" link), you can edit and revise it online as much as you wish. Once an abstract is formally submitted, corrections cannot be made. If changes to a submission are needed, you must withdraw the abstract and create a new, revised submission.
Acceptance 
The contact author will be notified in June via e-mail of the abstract's acceptance or rejection. Please ensure that the contact author's e-mail address is included with the abstract submission. All notifications and correspondence will be directed to the contact author indicated in the submission. It is the responsibility of the submitting author to confirm that all author e-mail addresses are current at the time of submission to ensure that any notifications sent from the system are received. All decisions made by the Review Committee are final. 

Expenses
  • Expenses associated with an abstract's preparation, submission, and presentation are the responsibility of the presenter(s)/author(s).  
  • Authors of accepted abstracts are expected to register for the meeting and pay the meeting registration fee.
Important Dates
  • 12:00 p.m., Central Time, June 29, 2018: General submission deadline
  • July 2018: Notification of submission acceptance sent electronically to contact author 
  • September 17 and 18, 2018: Critical Care Quality Summit, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Access the Abstract Site
  • ​Log in to www.MySCCM.org with your SCCM customer ID and password.  
  • Once logged in, click on My Involvement and select Manage Abstracts on the right side of the page.
  • Select "Submit Abstract for Quality Summit​" at the tab at the top. Here you will find more information about your abstract presentation, steps to confirm, and how to upload your final presentation.

Please contact SCCM Customer Service or call +1 847 827-6888 with any questions.