About the Society of Critical Care Medicine
Founded in 1970 by intensivists from anesthesiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, and surgery, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the only professional organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of multidisciplinary, multiprofessional critical care through excellence in patient care, education, research, and advocacy.
Critical care evolved from an historical recognition that the needs of patients with acute, life-threatening illness or injury could be better treated if they were grouped into specific areas of the hospital. Nurses have long recognized that very sick patients receive more attention if they are located near the nursing station.
Membership in the SCCM
As a member of the SCCM, there are a variety of benefits and services available to you. Take advantage of our many educational programs and have the opportunity to meet and interact with other critical care practitioners from around the world. Our publications will keep you current on the latest developments in research and clinical breakthroughs. You may also qualify for our research funding opportunities and receive recognition for your excellence in the field of critical care medicine.
Society of Critical Care Medicine
500 Midway Drive
Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056 USA
About the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies
The World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS) was established in Paris, in September 1997. It arose from the vision of a few world leaders in the field of Pediatric Critical Care, who also saw the opportunity to combine their expertise, experience and influence to improve the outcomes for children suffering from life-threatening illness and injury.
It was recognized that by connecting national societies into an international network, they could achieve more than one nation working alone. They envisioned a truly global community that would further research and distribute knowledge needed to care for these children.
Working together, the Federation can set priorities, provide resources to pursue new knowledge, link working groups around the world to build on current research, and host forums for discussion on how findings could be adapted to provide options for practitioners in developing as well as more developed countries.