Annual Symposium


Society of Critical Care Medicine - Texas Chapter 6th Annual Symposium Highlights

"Controversies in Critical Care"

The SCCM Texas Chapter held it’s 6th Annual Symposium, Controversies in Critical Care, on November 10th and 11th, 2017 at the Hotel Galvez and Spa in Galveston, TX. The Texas Chapter proudly hosted 21 speakers from all over Texas, and several out of state speakers who presented by online webinar. Programming was attended by nearly 100 clinicians, volunteers, vendor partners and speakers who earned continuing education credit for their participation. Highlights of the conference include a riveting keynote given by SCCM Texas Chapter past-president Michael Sirimaturos, PharmD, BCNSP, BCCCP, FCCM on research controversies in the critical care field. Following suit in how SCCM Annual Congress has research snapshot presentations, the symposium had 13 research snapshot presentations. These researchers were given a platform in front of the entire audience to present their research and field questions from the audience. We want to thank all of our Symposium Committee members, Committee Chairs and volunteers who made it a huge success.

We hope everyone sincerely enjoyed the 2017 symposium!! We are taking the show back on the road next year.....our 2018 symposium will be held:

2018 SCCM Texas Chapter 7th Annual Symposium

Friday and Saturday, October 19 & 20, 2018

Texas Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, TX

Please see below for snapshots from the symposium as well as copies of select presenters slides.  If you have any questions about this year’s symposium or would like to volunteer to help with next year’s symposium, please contact us at


Select Presentations from 2017 Symposium

Choosing between a mask and a tube

Too sick to mobilize?

Reversal of anticoagulation and bleeding in the ICU population

The Role of mechanical circulatory support in cardiogenic shock

Emergency laparotomy in trauma

Intravenous Lipid Emulsions

Volume-based versus rate-based feeding

Debate: Usual Care versus protocol based in sepsis (side 1/side 2)

Debate: To cool or not (side 1/side 2)

Sepsis: it all begins with infection

Antimicrobial stewardship in septic patients

Vitamin C therapy in sepsis

Refractory status epilepticus in children

Multimodality brain monitoring


Our previous five annual symposiums have been a great success!! Click HERE to take a look back at presentations and pictures from the last several years.