Course Information
Critical Care of the Future: Controversies and Research in Critical Care

UCLA Campus
Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB)
Los Angeles, California

February 01, 2018 to February 02, 2018
*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.





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Course Description

This is a two-day conference designed to discuss innovative strategies and controversies for the treatment of critically ill patients with trauma, sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and brain injuries in the ICU of the future. We will provide updates on the fundamentals, but explore state-of-the-art controversies and late-breaking results from ongoing studies.

Top experts from all branches of critical care will be featured, including trauma, pediatrics, pulmonary, infectious disease, anesthesia, and neurocritical care. Interactive lectures supplemented with discussion groups, simulation training, and hands-on workshops will provide unique learning that transcends the usual CME course, and enable participatory learning for maximal impact on your practice.

Target Audience

Intensive Care Doctors, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Trauma Surgeons, Emergency Physicians, Neurologists, Residents and Fellows

Registration Information

Online

To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

Office of Continuing Medical Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
UCLA Critical Care of the Future
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to the Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA at (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover Card. Call (310) 794-2620.

Registration Fee

  • $300 Physicians
  • $200 Nurses / Nurse Practitioners
  • $150 Fellows / Residents

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by January 11, 2018 and will be subject to a $75 processing
fee. No refunds will be given after that date. If for any reason the course must be canceled, discontinued, or
rescheduled a full refund will be provided.

Faculty

Course Director

Paul M. Vespa, MD, FCCM, FAAN, FNCS
Assistant Dean of Critical Care Medicine
Gary L. Brinderson Family Chair in Neurocritical Care
Professor of Neurosurgery & Neurology*
Department of Neurology

Guest Faculty

Michael J. Bell, MD
Chief, Division of Critical Care Medicine
DC Lawyers Care for Children Professor of Critical Care Medicine
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC

Thomas P. Bleck, MD, MCCM, FNCS
Professor of Neurological Sciences, Neurosurgery, Medicine & Anesthesiology
Assistant Dean, Rush Medical College
Associate Chief Medical Officer (Critical Care)
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

J. Perren Cobb, MD, FACS, FCCM
Professor of Clinical Surgery & Anesthesiology
Director, Surgical Critical Care
Keck Hospital of USC
Los Angeles, California

Carla M. Sevin, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Patient Care Center
Director, The ICU Recovery Center at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

UCLA Faculty

Paul R. Allyn III, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor*
Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Manuel Buitrago Blanco, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor*
Neurosurgery, Neurology & Neurocritical Care

Manuel Buitrago Blanco, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor*
Neurosurgery, Neurology & Neurocritical Care

Steven Y. Chang, MD, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine*
Co-Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Myke Federman, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics*
Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship

Meena Garg, MD
HS Clinical Professor*
Department of Pediatrics/Neonatology

Christopher Giza, MD
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics

Biren B. Kamdar, MD, MBA, MHS
Assistant Clinical Professor*
Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care
Department of Medicine

Georgia Korbakis, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor*
Department of Neurosurgery
Neurointensivist Central Coast Critical Care Associates
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Marc R. Nuwer, MD, PhD
Professor & Vice Chair*
Department of Neurology
Department Head, Clinical Neurophysiology

Radoslav Raychev, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology

Anil Sapru, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics*
Division Chief, Pediatric Critical Care
Department of Pediatrics

Latisha Katie Sharma, MD, FAHA
Associate Professor of Neurology*
Director, Stroke Center Medical Quality
Director, TeleStroke Program
Associate Director, Vascular Neurology Residency Program

Areti Tillou, MD, MSEd
Professor & Vice Chair for Education*
Department of Surgery
Director, UCLA-CASIT Accredited Education Institute

Tisha Wang, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine*
Fellowship Program Director
Clinical Division Chief, UCLA Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Director of Pulmonary & Critical Care Services
Medical Director, Liver Transplant Intensive Care Unit, UCLA Division of Liver & Pancreas Transplantation

Neil Wenger, MD
Professor*
Department of Medicine
Director, UCLA Health Ethics Center


*David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Program Agenda

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Morning
7:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Introduction to Controversies
Paul M. Vespa, MD, FCCM, FAAN, FNCS
8:30 Trauma Care Fundamentals
Areti Tillou, MD, MSEd
9:00 Prehospital Emergency Preparedness
J. Perren Cobb, MD, FACS, FCCM
9:30 Pediatric Trauma – What is Unique?
Myke Federman, MD
10:00 Break
10:30 Depth of Hypothermia in Neonatal Hypoxic Ischemia
Meena Garg, MD
11:00 Are Sepsis Biomarkers Ready for Prime Time?
Anil Sapru, MD
11:30 Trends and Trials in Pediatric TBI
Christopher Giza, MD
12:00 Lunch
Afternoon
1:30 Advances in Sepsis
Paul R. Allyn III, MD
2:00 Advances in Transplant Critical Care
Tisha Wang, MD
2:30 ARDS and PETAL Trials
Steven Y. Chang, MD, PhD
3:00 Break
3:30 Liberation from ICU
Carla M. Sevin, MD
4:00 Brain Death and Organ Donation
Georgia Korbakis, MD
4:30 Ethics in Critical Care
Neil Wenger, MD

Friday, February 2, 2018

Morning
7:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 PANGEA in Pediatric Critical Care
Paul M. Vespa, MD, FCCM, FAAN, FNCS
8:30 Septic Encephalopathy
Thomas P. Bleck, MD, MCCM, FNCS
9:30 Delirium and Sleep Disorders
Biren B. Kamdar, MD, MBA, MHS
10:00 Break
10:30 Genomics and Personalized Medicine in Critical Care
Paul M. Vespa, MD, FCCM, FAAN, FNCS
11:00 Post ICU Syndrome
Carla M. Sevin, MD
11:30 Neuromonitoring in Critical Care
Marc R. Nuwer, MD, PhD
12:00 Lunch
Afternoon
1:30 Trends and Trials in ICH
Manuel Buitrago Blanco, MD, PhD
2:00 Trends and Trials in Status Epilepticus
Thomas P. Bleck, MD, MCCM, FNCS
2:30 Trends and Trials in Stroke
Radoslav Raychev, MD
3:00 Break
3:30 Clinical Case Simulations and Discussion
Guest faculty discussants

Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Implement a standardized process of care for the trauma patient
  • Utilize pre-hospital and emergency management of critically ill patients
  • Use current quality metrics and processes for ICU patients
  • Apply time-sensitive treatments for sepsis, acute lung injury, shock, stroke, cardiac arrest, and traumatic brain injury
  • Create hypothermia and targeted temperature management for neurologic injuries
  • Implement best practices to decrease ICU delirium and post-ICU syndrome
  • Enable informed ethical decision making among patients/families in the critical care setting
  • Incorporate and use neurologic monitoring in critically ill patients

Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Miscellaneous

Course Location

UCLA Campus
Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB)
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Overnight Accommodations

Luskin Conference Center (UCLA campus)
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(855) 522-8252
A limited number of rooms are available at the Luskin Conference Center, which is located on the UCLA campus. Please call (855) 522-8252 and let the reservationist know you will be attending “Critical Care of the Future.”

Other Local Hotels

Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
11461 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 476-6571

W Los Angeles-Westwood
930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-8765