SOCCA Interchange

President’s Message
by Daniel R. Brown, MD, PhD, FCCM

This contribution to the Interchange is being written before our annual meeting in Montreal. Montreal promises to be an exciting time where SOCCA members will be presented with numerous educational and networking opportunities. This gathering will also see various SOCCA committees meeting to determine goals that will further our mission of supporting and developing anesthesiologists who care for critically ill patients.

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Annual Meeting Preview- Beyond the Standard: New Resuscitation Paradigms in Critical Care

As a Critical Care Anesthesiologist, do you ever wonder what to say when the nurse asks you what blood pressure you want to target? Or do you ever wonder if all the effort you have put into resuscitating your patients is successful? Are you confused about how to use new and novel technologies to measure end-organ perfusion? Then you definitely need to attend this panel at the upcoming SOCCA 2019 Annual Meeting and Critical Care Update.

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Annual Meeting Preview: Doctoring and Social Media

Many of us grew up in an era prior to the rise of social media and the continuous 24/7 availability that technologies provide (or inflict) on us. As a Critical Care Anesthesiologist, I work to provide the best care to my patients and social media may provide me with an opportunity to learn about new research and to interact with my peers and peer researchers in a more rapid and effective manner.

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Annual Meeting Preview: Final Priorities: Ethics and Quality of Life

As Critical Care Anesthesiologists, we are responsible for diagnosing organ dysfunction, treating various pathologies, coordinating care with consultants and nurses, and communication with patients and their families. We support patients and families through the phases of illness and recovery, and, at times, we shepherd them through palliation and changes in goals of care.

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Hematologic Challenges in the Critically Ill
by Michael A. Fierro, MD

I was pleased to review Hematologic Challenges in the Critically Ill (1st edition, October 30, 2018, Springer Publishing, ISBN 13: 978-3319935713, 437 pages, $159.99) which was edited by Dr. Howard L. Corwin and SOCCA past president Dr. Aryeh Shander. The books was written by dozens of contributors from across the globe. In their comprehensive volume, Drs. Shander and Corwin describe the pathophysiology of hematologic disorders and explore the latest evidence-based assessment and treatment of anemia and coagulopathy in the critically ill.

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Call for Articles

If you have an interesting case report, an idea for a pro-con discussion, a review idea, or an opinion on a recently published article, please review the submission guidelines, then submit your proposal/ article to the Newsletter Editor, Kevin Hatton, MD at on or before June 28, 2019. If your article is chosen for the newsletter, we will contact you for editing and formatting. Thank you.

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