The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

President’s Message

It is an exhilarating time for SOCCA! I hope to see as many of you as possible at the 2024 Annual Meeting presented by IARS and SOCCA in Seattle on May 17-19. The new name of the meeting reminds me of the “2024 Rose Bowl Game presented by Prudential Financial.” This is an excellent opportunity for SOCCA because we have more critical care educational content in this new format than we have ever had in any of our annual meetings. The actual program is terrific, with an entire critical care track every day during the conference. The meeting is organized so we can attend the unopposed networking breakfasts and plenary lectures, and all the abstracts will be presented simultaneously in poster sessions, mini-oral presentations, and moderated poster sessions. 

We also have a conference room reserved for our use during the meeting so that all our committees, subcommittees, and workgroups have opportunities for face-to-face meetings during the annual meeting. Just so you know – the schedule for these meetings, which are open to all SOCCA members, will be communicated soon. Finally, SOCCA will have our annual business meeting and additional educational content, followed by a very informal reception on Sunday afternoon. Please stay tuned for more details, but it should be fun.

We are also making excellent progress in transitioning from the IARS serving as our management company to the Association Resource Center (ARC). We are very fortunate that Jennifer Rzepka, the ARC president, is serving as the Executive Director of SOCCA. The ARC team has been fantastic during this transition, and we are very excited about the improvements we will see in our communications, web page, newsletters, webinars, and social media presence as we continue to grow and engage all our SOCCA members.

Finally, SOCCA will be having an election to select the new SOCCA Secretary and members of the Board of Directors. Please take the time to vote for the future leaders of our society. I hope everyone is having a great winter, and I look forward to seeing you in Seattle in May.