News Release: Emory Healthcare , School of Medicine

Jan. 28,  2010

Third Annual Southeastern Critical Care Summit Hosted by Emory

Emory University School of Medicine will host the third annual Southeastern Critical Care Summit Feb. 8 and 9 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel.

Presented by the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, the Summit is a two-day, multidisciplinary critical care event aimed at drawing health professionals together for educational sessions, plenary lectures and breakout workshops. The focus for the conference is "Critical Care for the Non-Medical Patient."

The first day of the conference is designed to address common ICU conditions of both surgical and non-surgical patients. Afternoon breakout workshops will include topics such as: wound care, hemodynamic monitoring, CRRT, mechanical ventilation and ICU ultrasonography.

The second day will focus on quality and standardization of ICU care. Leaders from various Atlanta area hospitals will facilitate site-specific mini sessions to explore successes and problems found in their units. Experienced clinicians will provide lectures on various ICU protocols including DKA, sepsis, central lines, VAP prevention and ventilator weaning.

Guest lecturers include:

Phil Barie, MD, is professor of surgery at Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and immediate past president of SCCM. Barie is a trauma and critical care physician with expertise in peri-operative infections and surgical sepsis. He is active nationally and internationally as a member of more than 20 learned surgical societies, serving on the board of directors or as an officer of several. He is the immediate past president of the New York State Society of Surgeons.

Timothy Buchman, MD, is the founding director of the new Emory Center for Critical Care (ECCC), which is the first of its kind in the nation. As part of its mission to train the next generation of physicians, surgeons and scientists, the ECCC will house Emory's advanced training programs in critical care anesthesiology, surgical critical care and pulmonary/medical critical care. An NIH-funded Pulmonary Medicine Postdoctoral Training Program emphasizes basic and translational clinical research, and plans are being developed to sponsor critical care training for hospitalists, emergency physicians and neurologists. Buchman has experience as a tenured faculty member at Washington University and as director of the surgical intensive care unit and the trauma center at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He will present "Quality, Value and Access: Towards Consistent Practice and Outcomes in Critical Care Medicine."

For more information about the conference or to register, contact Paula Massey at 404-616-0148 or

**A total of 15.5 ACCME credits will be offered for participating in both days of this event.

** An application has been submitted to the Georgia Nurses Association Continuing Education Review Committee for approval of 12.8 contact hours. Please Call Mona Brown at 404-686-1956 for more Information on CE credits.


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