The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

Communications Committee Update

Over the recent years, it is no secret that SOCCA has made enormous strides in both its membership and mission. We have seen our ranks swell to over 1,150 in 2022 and our committees and workgroups similarly multiply as we seek to engage and impact all realms of critical care touched by anesthesiologists. The Communications Committee has the unique privilege of supporting and promoting all of these various initiatives in addition to continued general engagement with membership. I encourage all of our members both new and veteran to engage with us as well through our three main products: the Interchange Newsletter, SOCCA Drip Blog, and Twitter (@SOCCA_CritCare). Each of these outlets serves as a way to bring relevant up to date information to the membership on SOCCA webinars, society opportunities, recently published literature, and so much more! We are also always looking for exceptional content from the membership and welcome your submissions to these outlets as well.

This March edition of Interchange is specifically slated as the “Pre-Annual Meeting” edition and inside you will find content from our Education Committee on the Annual Meeting program as well as a collection of excellent pieces from the membership on topics ranging from POCUS, Women in Critical Care Medicine, the Polio Epidemic, and the launch of our new Obstetric Critical Care task force in conjunction with SOCCA’s collaboration with SOAP (Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology).

With my term as Chair ending at the upcoming annual meeting, this edition of Interchange will also be my last as Editor. I am fully confident in the future of the Communications Committee, both in its excellent members and future leadership under Dr. Madiha Syed (Chair) and Dr. Kyle Bruns (Vice Chair). Both have been ardent supporters of SOCCA and highly engaged with the committee throughout this phase of rapid expansion. Working with not only the committee but also the membership at large over the past years has been eye opening regarding the sheer number of exceptional anesthesia intensivists that are part of this organization and the immense potential of SOCCA. I look forward to the future of the organization as well as seeing many of you in person at the annual meeting this year!


Brent Kidd, MD
Chair, SOCCA Communications Committee
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas