Seeking Speakers for Bite-Sized Lecture Series

Dear SCCM Southeast Chapter Members,

One of the educational resources offered by the Southeast Chapter of SCCM is the Bite-Sized Lecture Series. These hour-long lectures provide unique opportunities for chapter members and critical care professionals to gain experience presenting to a regional audience. We are currently seeking speakers for our Bite-Sized Lecture Series. In-training members and new practitioners are welcome! Please see below for details and respond to this email with any questions or to express interest.

Who: In-training and full members of the Southeast SCCM Chapter and their colleagues. In training members, new practitioners, and seasoned speakers are all welcome! The panel of speakers in each session should represent at least two different professions.

·       Speakers should have a reference who can attest to their speaking abilities

·       In-training members should have a mentor who can support them in preparing their lecture

 What: A multi-professional panel of three to four speakers will each deliver a 10-12 minute bite-sized learning lecture on complimentary topics. (Ex. Overall topic: Management of Stroke may include insight from a neurologist regarding pathophysiology, a pharmacist speaking to administration of thrombolytics, and nurses speaking to nursing considerations and devices used).

When: The lectures typically take place at lunchtime (12:30 – 1:30 ET; 11:30 – 12:30 CT), although times are flexible to accommodate for availability of the speakers. We aim to offer these lectures on a quarterly basis, based on speaker interest.

Where: Online! The lecture will be broadcasted to all interested SCCMSE chapter members.

Why: There are numerous benefits, including engaging, high-yield learning in short, easy to digest segments and an opportunity for members to gain regional speaking experience.

How: If you are interested in organizing a group to speak at a Bite-Sized Lecture Series, please email susan.smith@uga.edu with recommended speaker(s) and topic(s).

Abstract Submissions for the Critical Care Summit due by July 5th

Would you like to display some of your research or quality improvement findings? At the 2021 Southeaster Critical Care Summit we are offering the opportunity to showcase your work and contribute to all of our critical care knowledge.  If you are interested in displaying a poster that is either new or showing recently completed work, please submit an abstract or a copy of the poster to Marina Rabinovich at mrabinovich@gmh.edu by July 5th, 2021

Submissions will be reviewed and the presenters will be notified if their submission has been accepted by July 14th. The presenter of the accepted abstract will receive a 50% discount on one-day Summit registration. Furthermore, if you are a current member of the Southeast Chapter of SCCM, your 1-day registration will be FREE (up to 3 member submissions on first come first serve basis).

If you are submitting an abstract, we pride ourselves on our flexibility, but you may wish to use the following guidelines:

  • A title
  • List each of the authors and their affiliation
  • A sentence describing the purpose of the study
  • A study question or hypothesis
  • A description of the method used
  • A summary of results
  • A statement of conclusions reached

Authors of accepted abstracts will be expected to present a poster at the Summit on Thursday, August 5th.

Space is limited so early submission is encouraged.  For additional questions, please contact Marina Rabinovich at mrabinovich@gmh.edu.

Save the Date: Critical Care Summit August 5-6

The 14th Annual Southeastern Critical Care Summit will be Thursday and Friday, August 5 and 6, 2021. The Summit again will be held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta.

Please be sure to mark your calendar. Registration is not yet opened. Details to follow!

Celebrate May as National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month

May is National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month and the Southeast Chapter of SCCM is here to help you celebrate! For “Turn Your ICU Blue Day” on May 21st, we encourage you to buy blue treats, food, decorations, and gifts from a favorite local place to support your city’s local economy.  

Day of, please post your pictures on social media using @sccmse, #BlueICU, and #NCCARM. Please also send your pictures to Caitlin (caitlin.cundiff@emoryhealthcare.org) for us to post on our website (https://sccmse.org)!

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