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25th Annual Challenges in Critical Care: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Friday, Aug. 21, 2020

The Hotel Hershey

100 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA 17033

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Conference ID

D6576

Event Note

The planning partners expect to conduct this in-person conference in good faith, but reserve the right to cancel, modify, change to a virtual format or otherwise alter the event as deemed necessary for the well-being of all learners. Participants will be notified accordingly.

Partner/Sponsor

PA Chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (PASCCM) and Susquehanna Valley A Chapter of AACN (SVAACN)

Pennsylvania Society of Critical Care Medicine's logo is a triangle with a keystone, a caduceus and the group's name.

The Susquehanna Valley A Chapter of AACN logo includes the name, and a heart with multiple colors and a stethoscope on it.

Purpose

This annual program is designed to promote the scientific evaluation of methods of care, and to translate current literature into strategies to optimize the care of the critically ill patient.

Audience

Physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dietitians and health care professionals involved in critical care may benefit from attendance.

Overall Objectives

  • Develop a plan to apply knowledge gained to promote quality care of critically ill patients as provided by the multi-professional team.
  • Evaluate evidence-based management strategies in critical care for incorporation into practice.
  • Identify areas for further study, improvement and research.

Poster Abstract Submission

Poster abstracts are now being accepted for this program.

Submission deadline is July 10, 2020.

Submit Poster Abstract Here

Case Study Submission

Case study submissions are now being accepted for this program.

Submission deadline is July 10, 2020.

Submit Case Study Here

Keynote Speaker

Lewis J. Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCM, FCCP
Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Department of Surgery
Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

Agenda

  • 7 a.m. | Check-In/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits/Posters
  • 7:45 a.m. | Welcome
    SVAACN representative
  • 7:50 a.m. | 25 Years of Challenges in Critical Care, Now and Then
    Niels Martin, MD, FACS, FCCM
  • 8 a.m. | Keynote: Travel Safety for Medical Professionals
    Lewis J. Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCM, FCCP
  • 9 a.m. | Break/Exhibits/Posters
  • 9:30 a.m. | Concurrent Sessions (choose one)
    • 1A. State of the Art: From CPR to eCPR
      Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FAAEM, FCCM
    • 1B. First Annual Philip Drinker Society Lecture – ARDS Beyond 6 ml/kg: A Multidisciplinary Approach
      Michael Baram, MD
      John Madara, MD
  • 10:30 a.m. | Break/Exhibits/Posters
  • 10:45 a.m. | Concurrent Sessions (choose one)
    • 2A. The Diagnosis and Treatment of Sepsis and Septic Shock
      Michael R. Pinsky, MD, MCCM
    • 2B. Capnography: Reducing the Risk of Respiratory Compromise and Current and Emerging Indications for End-Tidal CO2 Monitoring
      John J. Gallagher, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, RRT
  • 11:45 a.m. | Lunch/Exhibits/Posters
  • 12:45 p.m. | SVAACN Awards Ceremony
  • 1 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions (choose one)
    • 3A. Improving the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes of Patients with HAP and VAP: A Critical Look at Current Guidelines and New Treatment Options
      Andrew F. Shorr, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, FCCP
    • 3B. Case Presentations
  • 2 p.m. | Break/Exhibits/Posters
  • 2:15 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions (choose one)
    • 4A. COVID-19 Presentation
      Speaker to be determined
    • 4B. Learning Hemodynamics Using an Interactive Virtual Patient Simulator
      Herbert Patrick, MD, MSEE
  • 3:20 p.m. | Closing Plenary: ICU Directors: Generalists vs. Specialists
    Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FAAEM, FCCM
    Lewis J. Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCM, FCCP
  • 4:20 p.m. | PASCCM Awards for Case Study and Scientific Poster
  • 4:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks/Adjournment
  • 4:45 p.m. | PASCCM Business Meeting

Committee

Barbara Birriel, PhD, ACNP-BC, FCCM
Assistant Research Professor
Penn State College of Nursing

Sandralee Blosser, MD, FCCM
Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Chief of Intensivist Development
Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates Inc.

Christine Burfete, DNP, RN
Nursing Professional Development Specialists
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Lori Cox, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FCCM
Neuroscience Critical Care Unit
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Amanda Holyk, PharmD, BCCCP
Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist
Mount Nittany Medical Center

Lydia Johnson, MS, RN, CCRN
Advanced Clinical Education Specialist
UPMC Pinnacle Health System

Niels Martin, MD, FACS, FCCM
Associate Professor of Surgery
Section Chief, Surgical Critical Care
Program Director, Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Ashley Quintili, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Specialist – Surgical/Anesthesia ICU
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Erika Smeltz, BSN, RN, ONC
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Dana Stauffer, MS, RRT-NPS, LSSBB
Director of Respiratory Care
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Margaret Wojnar, MD, MEd
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Dan Wu, DO, FACOS, FACS, FCCM
Associate Medical Director, Trauma Program
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Faculty

Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FAAEM, FCCM
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Durham VA Medical Center

Michael Baram, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

John J. Gallagher, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, RRT
Clinical Nurse Specialist/Trauma Program Manager
Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Lewis J. Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCM, FCCP
Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Department of Surgery
Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

John Madara, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health

Herbert Patrick, MD, MSEE
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Intensivist, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine
Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Jefferson Health – Northeast

Michael R. Pinsky, MD, MCCM
Professor of Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Andrew F. Shorr, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, FCCP
Section Head, Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine, and Respiratory Services
Director, Medical ICU
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University

Credit

Note

The following credit information does not apply to the 1 p.m. presentation by Dr. Andrew Schorr. See credit details for that session here.

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

This activity has been submitted to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for approval to award contact hours. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Patient Safety

This program includes 6.0 hours of patient safety/risk management education as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine.

Fees

  • $155 per person
  • $135 for SVAACN members
  • $55 for PASCCM members

Fee includes cost of instruction, all listed meals and online handout materials.

Registrations received after Aug. 20, 2020, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations

Cancellations received after Aug. 14, 2020, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations that are received after Aug. 17, 2020.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

Local Attractions

Join us in Hershey

Hershey is conveniently located in central Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes from Baltimore and Philadelphia, two hours from Washington, D.C., and three hours from New York City.

Credits: 1 p.m. Presentation

The 1 to 2 p.m. presentation by Dr. Andrew Shorr is accredited as follows:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Learning Institute Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Blinded individual or aggregated participant data may be shared with the funder of the activity.

Nurses: Medical Learning Institute Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity will be awarded 1.0 contact hour(s).

Pharmacists: The Medical Learning Institute Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Completion of this knowledge-based activity provides for 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. The Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0468-9999-19-019-L01-P.

This CME/MOC/CNE/CPE activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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