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2019 Critical Care Conference

WakeMed Medical Simulation Center & WakeMed Intensivists

Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:10 PM (EDT)

2019 Critical Care Conference

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Physician Registration Ended $75.00 $0.00
Respiratory Therapy Ended $30.00 $0.00
Nursing Registration Ended $30.00 $0.00
Critical Care Paramedic Registration Ended $30.00 $0.00
APP Registration Ended $50.00 $0.00
Presenter Ended Free $0.00

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Event Details

Engaging all health care providers in critical care initiatives and practice-specific education to enhance the care of critically ill patients.

Course Description

New & experienced critical care providers are invited to earn CME credits or nursing contact hours while learning the latest in critical care medicine from WakeMed Intensivists.  Covering hot topics, including: Cardiogenic shock, ECMO, neurocritical care, and hemodynamic management simulations.

Conference Agenda (subject to change) 

THURSDAY, September 12, 2019
07:30am Registration

8:00am Opening Address: The State of our ICUSs

8:15am Shock States   (Daniel Fox, MD)

8:45am  Non-Invasive & Invasive Measures of Cardiac Output   (Daniel Fox, MD)

9:15am Break

9:25am Indications for ECMO (Trevor Upham, MD & Amanda Edwards, PA)

9:55am Cardiogenic Shock Case Reviews (Panel Discussion)

10:25am eCPR (Jason Weiland, PA)

10:55am Break

11:05am Top Papers in Critical Care Medicine (Peter Heederks, MD)

11:35am Caring Thru Critical Illness  

12:05pm Lunch & Poster Presentations

12:45pm High Consequence Pathogens

13:15pm Complex Vent Management (David Kirk, MD)

13:45pm Break

13:55pm Stroke: The Patient Perspective

14:25pm Neuro Assessment and Case Studies  (Sachin Patel, MD & Elissa Henderson, NP)

14:55pm Closing Address: Take Home Points

3:10pm Exit 


Optional Sim Sessions (select your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice during online registration):

One hour simulation blocks (offered at 11:05/12:35/13:55) focusing on hemodynamic and resuscitation through small group simulations.  



Target Audience

This conference is targeted to any levels of healthcare providers that manage critical care patients.  A strong interdisciplinary focus is an important component of managing all critical care patients.  Therefore physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, advance practice providers, critical care paramedics, and other allied health professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.  


Continuing Education Hours

CME Credit:

Continuing education credit will be provided for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, by Wake AHEC.  Wake AHEC is part of the North Carolina AHEC Program. 

 The Wake Area Health Education Center is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CNE Credit:

Continuing education will be provided.  

Nursing Education Department at WakeMed is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Respiratory Credit and EMS Credit are pending approval.


Cancellation Policy

NO refunds will be provided to those that cancel their registration within 30 days of the conference.

Please contact the course sponsor, the Center for Innovative Learning at 919-350-1700 x10039 or email at


Recommended Hotel Accommodations

Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel

4100 Main at North Hills Street · Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 USA


Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

4500 Marriott Drive · Raleigh, North Carolina 27612 USA


Have questions about 2019 Critical Care Conference? Contact WakeMed Medical Simulation Center & WakeMed Intensivists

When & Where

WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Andrews Conference Center
3024 New Bern Ave
Raleigh, NC 27610

Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:10 PM (EDT)

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WakeMed Medical Simulation Center & WakeMed Intensivists

Medical Simulation Center

WakeMed's Medical Simulation Center is a 3,800 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, located on the WakeMed Raleigh Campus. 

The Medical Simulation Center provides a unique training environment for health care providers throughout the region, including those affiliated with Wake AHEC, The Capital Regional Advisory Committee (CapRAC), Wake Technical Community College and the numerous hospitals that comprise the Southern Atlantic Healthcare Alliance (SAHA).  

Future expansion plans include the addition of several thousand square feet of clinical space.

A Focus on Quality and Safety

With patient safety and quality outcomes in mind, WakeMed Health & Hospitals offers the region's first Center for Innovative Learning. 

Funded by The Duke Endowment, the WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning is designed to facilitate realistic multi-disciplinary clinical training and education for all levels of health care providers.

Health care providers have the opportunity to practice skills and gain clinical confidence in a controlled, yet realistic environment.

WakeMed Intensivists

WakeMed's Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine group is comprised of sixteen board-certified physicians and six advanced practice providers.  The intensivist component of this team provides 24/7 coverage for over 70 ICU beds across seven intensive care units (ICUs) between both the Raleigh and Cary campuses.  As part of their critical care services, the team performs numerous bedside procedures including intubations, bronchoscopy, ventilator management, bedside percutaneous tracheostomy, central venous lines, chest tube placement, and an expanding number of advanced interventional pulmonary procedures. Additionally, the group powers WakeMed’s eICU telehealth program that ranks as one of the top systems in best practice compliance metrics. Together, these providers enjoy providing high quality, evidence-based, compassionate care to the critically ill of Wake county and surrounding areas.

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