6th Annual International Symposium on Advances in Critical Care Medicine (ISAC) - April 19-20, 2024

April 19, 2024 to April 20, 2024

In-Person and Virtual attendance options are available. 

NOW ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS! 
Submission deadline: April 1, 2024
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This year our Critical Care Symposium will run for 2 days starting on the morning of April 19th and last until the evening of April 20th and will incorporate diverse lectures and speakers across a wide variety of important current critical care topics. A hybrid format will allow in-person and virtual access to all the exciting and innovative content. The afternoon workshops will provide hands-on, in-person training that can be applied to everyday ICU practices. Speakers will present on their respective topics followed by a Q&A session.

This symposium has 6 different options for registration types, which include:

  1. Virtual Only + Virtual Breakouts
  2. Live Attendee + In-Person Breakouts
  3. Live Attendee + (1) In-Person Breakout + (1) Hands-on Workshop 
  4. Live Attendee + (2) In-Person Hands-on Workshops
  5. Live Attendee + In-Person POCUS - Basic
  6. Live Attendee + In-Person POCUS - Advanced

Please click here to see detailed descriptions of the breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, and POCUS workshops. 

FEES

REGISTRATION TYPEFEE
Physician (HM, MPAQ, ACO PCP) Complimentary
Physician (Private physician located within the Greater Houston Area)$455
Physician (Private physician located outside the Greater Houston Area)$180
Physician  (Private physician located within/outside the Greater Houston Area) - NO CE. Click here to register!Complimentary
Allied Health Care Professionals $20
Nurses$20
Residents/Fellows/StudentsComplimentary

* In compliance with HM’s policy on Physician Non-Monetary Compensation regarding “Stark Law,” private physicians who reside and/or practice medicine within the Greater Houston Area are required to pay the full Fair Market Value registration fee.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, dietitians, allied health care professionals and others involved, or with an interest in the management of critical care patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Integrate clinical expertise and multidisciplinary collaboration in the management of critical care patients.
  • Integrate advanced knowledge and practical skills across a broad spectrum of critical care topics.
  • Describe neuropsychological rehabilitation post-ICU, effective communication strategies in ICU, cutting-edge shock management, respiratory therapy insights, and ultrasound applications in cardiac arrest.
  • Cultivate critical thinking and decision-making skills related to the promotion of improved patient outcomes in critical care settings.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Houston Methodist designates this Live activity for a maximum of 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    • 1.00 Medical Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility
  • 12.50 Attendance
  • 13.00 Nursing Contact Hours

    Houston Methodist is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Houston Methodist will award 13.00 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours for this activity. Participants must attend the activity in its entirety and complete the continuing education evaluation.

  • 12.50 Social Work
    The program has been approved for 12.50 CE contact hours for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.
Course opens: 
01/19/2024
Course expires: 
05/20/2024
Event starts: 
04/19/2024 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
04/20/2024 - 4:30pm CDT
Cost:
$455.00
6th Annual
International Symposium on Advances in Critial Care Medicine (ISAC)
AGENDA │ Friday, April 19, 2024
Time TopicsSpeaker
7:30 AMRegistration and Breakfast
8:30 AMOpening Remarks and IntroductionAtiya Dhala, MD, FACP
Faisal N. Masud, MD, FCCP, FCCM
8:45 AMKeynote Presentation:
Nutrition Matters: Guidelines for the provision of nutrition support therapy in the adult critically ill patient
 
9:30 AM2023 in Retrospect: Pivotal Developments in Critical CareJonathan Munoz, MD
Aaron Zuckerman, MD
Moderator: Deepa Gotur, MD
10:15 AMBREAK, EXHIBITS, AND ABSTRACT VIEWING
10:30 AMARDS Panel Discussion – Every Breath You Take: Navigating the ARDS StormAsma Zainab, MD
Rahat Hussain, MD
Bindu Akkanti, MD
11:30 AMRenal Reality Bites: Recognition and Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease in the Critical Care SettingBenjamin Lee, MD, MAS, FASN
12:00 PMLUNCH BREAK, EXHIBITS AND ABSTRACT VIEWING
1:00 PMEngineered Heartbeats: Panel Discussion on Mechanical Circulatory SupportSalman Bandeali, MD
Syed Adeel Ahsan, MD
Donna Barakeh
Moderator: Ju Kim, MD
2:00 PMBrave New World: Digital Innovations in ICUs Roberta Schwartz, PhD, MHS
2:30 PMPicking the brain: Neurocritical Care Hot topicsKevin Immanuel, MD
Anh T. Nguyen, MD
Michael Zwillman, MD
Muhammad I Malik, MD 
3:00 PMInfusion Revolution: Debating β-Lactam Strategies in Sepsis and Critical IllnessMax Adelman, MD, MSc
William Musick, PharmD, BCIDP
3:30 PMBREAK, EXHIBITS, AND ABSTRACT VIEWING
3:45 pmRhythms of Recovery: The Role of Music Therapy in Critical Patient CareJennifer Townsend 
Donielle Montgomery
4:15 PMKeynote Presentation:
Eco-Care in the ICU: Building Green Teams for a Sustainable Future 
Forbes McGain, OAM, FANZCA, FCICM
Moderators: Megan Gooch, MD and Konya Keeling-Johnson, MD
5:00 PMAdjounment
AGENDA │ Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time TopicsSpeaker
8:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast
8:30 AMDay 2 Remarks and IntroductionAtiya Dhala, MD, FACP
Faisal N. Masud, MD, FCCP, FCCM
8:45 AMKeynote Presentation:
Awakening the Brain: Neuropsychological Rehab after ICU Stay
James Jackson, MD
Daniela Moran, MD
Christiane Perme, PT CCS FCCM
9:30 AMSpeaking with Purpose: Interactive Strategies for Conversations in Critical CareTrevor Bibler, PhD, MTS
Nhu-Nhu Tull, MD
Ryan Dougherty, MD
Neeti Kothare, MD
10:30 AMBREAK, EXHIBITS, AND ABSTRACT VIEWING
10:45 AMKeynote Presentation:
The Enigma of Shock: Cutting Edge Approaches to Undifferentiated Shock Management
Haney Mallemat, MD
11:15 AMLung Lessons: What Your Respiratory Therapist Wishes You Knew? Raymond Wolff, Jr., MD
Chris Martinez, RRT-NPS
11:45 AMKeynote Presentation:
Cardiac Arrest in the 21st Century: Ultrasound in Cardiac Arrest
Haney Mallemat, MD
12:15 PMAbstract Winner Announcements and Closing RemarksAtiya Dhala, MD, FACP
Faisal N. Masud, MD, FCCP, FCCM
12:30 PMLUNCH
Breakout Sessions
1:30 PM - 3:00 PMICU Nutrition Forecast: Cloudy with a chance of Malnutrition Mitzi Kubwimana, MPH, RD, LD, CNSC
Anjana Rajaraman, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, CCTD
Raul Sanchez, MD
Stella Smith, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
3:00 PM - 4:30 PMThe Other 23 Hours: Obtaining Positive Functional Outcomes Outside of TherapyTerry Schwing, PT, DPT, CCS
Steven Hsu, MD
Christiane Perme, PT, CCS, FCCM
Claudia Cuevas
Becky Helms, RN
Hands - On Workshops
1:30 PM - 4:30 PMPOCUS Fundamentals: Mastering Ultrasound at the Bedside Kabir Rezvankhoo, MD
Enrique Ortiz-Diaz, MD
Neha Rao, MD
Location: MITIE
1:30 PM - 4:30 PMPOCUS Mastery: Advanced Techniques in Critical Care UltrasoundAditya Uppalapati, MD
Deepa B. Gotur, MD, FCCP, FCCM
Bassel Akbik, MD
Jonathan Munoz, MD
Location: MITIE
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Critical Lifelines: ECMO Application in Critical Care ScenariosDivina M. Tuazon, MD
Faisal S. Uddin, MD
Vincent Wang, MD
David Baker, PA
Location: Dunn Rio Grande
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Airway Challenges: Mastering Difficult Intubations and CricothyroidotomyHina Faisal, MD
Aaron Zuckerman, MD
Jennifer Minneman, MD
Roderick Davis, MD
Mino Taitano, MD
Location: MITIE
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Heart of the Matter: Hemodynamic Case Workshops for Intensive CareHolly Rodriguez
Gaurav Gheewala, AGACNP-BC
Anthony Vacarello, MD
Chimtua Ogbah
Location: Walter Tower - Endeavor/Discovery
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Breathing in Sync: Mastering Patient-Ventilator Asynchrony in Critical CareChris Martinez, RRT-NPS
Raymond Wolff, Jr., MD
Chidinma Ejikeme, MD
Location: Dunn Comal
5:00 PMAdjounment
In-Person Virtual attendance options are available.

In-person attendance will be held in the Houston Methodist Research Institute, 6670 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030.

Virtual information will be provided to registered learners. 

COURSE DIRECTORS
Atiya F. Dhala, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine
Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital
 
Faisal N. Masud, MD, FCCP, FCCM
Mary A. and M. Samuel Daffin, Sr. Centennial Chair in Anesthesia and Critical Care
Medical Director, Center for Critical Care
Houston Methodist Hospital
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology      
Weill Cornell Medicine
 
 

Available Credit

  • 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Houston Methodist designates this Live activity for a maximum of 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    • 1.00 Medical Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility
  • 12.50 Attendance
  • 13.00 Nursing Contact Hours

    Houston Methodist is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Houston Methodist will award 13.00 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours for this activity. Participants must attend the activity in its entirety and complete the continuing education evaluation.

  • 12.50 Social Work
    The program has been approved for 12.50 CE contact hours for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Interested in exhibiting? Contact us for more information.

Price

Cost:
$455.00
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Please click here to see detailed descriptions of the breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, and POCUS workshops. 

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • STEP 1 - Choose the activity format you would like to attend (In-Person or Virtual) by selecting the checkbox next to the activity and clicking the "Enroll" button. 
  • STEP 2 - Once enrolled, click the link of the activity format for which you enrolled (the Status should say "In progress") and then click the "Take Course" button to begin the activity.

FEES

REGISTRATION TYPEFEE
Physician (HM, MPAQ, ACO PCP) Complimentary
Physician (Private physician located within the Greater Houston Area)$455
Physician (Private physician located outside the Greater Houston Area)$180
Physician  (Private physician located within/outside the Greater Houston Area) - NO CE. Click here to register!Complimentary
Allied Health Care Professionals $20
Nurses$20
Residents/Fellows/StudentsComplimentary

* In compliance with HM’s policy on Physician Non-Monetary Compensation regarding “Stark Law,” private physicians who reside and/or practice medicine within the Greater Houston Area are required to pay the full Fair Market Value registration fee.