The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

Committee on Education Update

As we approach the new year, we look forward to providing educational content to all of our SOCCA members and to the critical care community at large. The annual meeting subcommittee has been busy compiling a fantastic program with an outstanding group of speakers for what will hopefully be our first in person annual meeting in many years. We strive to ensure a meeting that will highlight the recent advances in critical care medicine and are also working with the research committee to bring the latest in cutting edge research to the meeting attendees.

The webinar program that started during the pandemic continues to engage the membership, and we recently concluded the 2022 webinar series with sessions highlighting the management of peripartum cardiomyopathy in the ICU and infections in the postoperative cardiothoracic surgical patient. The subcommittee on webinars has formulated another year of fantastic educational content, and in 2023, we will have a series of six webinars that span topics ranging from investigations into the origins of critical care, discussions around the challenges associated with caring for transplant patients to discussions around the expanding roles of the anesthesia intensivist. If you happened to miss any of our webinars, you may access recordings and earn CME credit on the SOCCA website: SOCCA eLearning CME link.

In September, we had another successful board review course. We had a total of 30 early career faculty members present on board relevant topics, and the course was attended by more than 80 participants. Recordings are available for all SOCCA members on the SOCCA website: SOCCA 2022 Board Review Course link. Whether you are a trainee preparing for exams or a seasoned faculty member, everyone can benefit from this high yield refresher.

Finally, we want to express our gratitude to all our speakers and moderators who have contributed to the SOCCA annual meeting, webinar series and board review course. We are so thankful for the dedication and hard work of all the members of the education committee and the outstanding leadership of each of the education subcommittees. Thank you for all of your ingenuity and hard work that has culminated in our superb offerings!

We look forward to an exciting assortment of educational offerings next year and wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2023!


Allison Dalton, MD
Chair, SOCCA Committee on Education
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Kunal Karamchandani, MD, FCCM
Vice-Chair, SOCCA Committee on Education
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas