The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

Committee on Research Update

Despite another year of pandemic-related challenges in the clinical practice of intensive care medicine, the SOCCA Research Committee continues with enthusiasm as we move towards the end of 2021. Our three subcommittees (Data, Research Collaboration, Scientific Writing) have been extremely productive. The Subcommittee on Data continues to collect data on the current state of anesthesia-led critical care through a series of short surveys. The first wave of results is currently being prepared for publication, and several other surveys are in various stages of dissemination and data collection. The Subcommittee on Research Collaboration is busy reviewing research abstracts and assigning awards and invited presentations for the upcoming SOCCA 2022 annual meeting. Additionally, the committee has been working to establish a speaker-exchange program and other opportunities to improve research collaboration across institutions. Finally, the Subcommittee on Scientific Writing is very active in multiple endeavors, including most notably the curation of an entire forthcoming issue of the journal Anesthesia Clinics dedicated to key topics in anesthesiology-based critical care. We look forward to great things in the coming year and are looking forward to connecting with other SOCCA members (in-person or virtually) in 2022!


Matthew Warner, MD
Chair, Research Committee
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota