Workshop Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

It is our privilege and pleasure to welcome you to the Preconference Workshops at the Pediatric Critical Care Summit of the Americas.

This will be the first meeting of its kind, with joint sponsorship from the Sociedad Latino Americana de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos (SLACIP) and the U.S. Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium. This is a bilingual summit, combining the XV Latin American Pediatric Critical Care Congress and the XXVI Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium.

The field of pediatric critical care medicine continues to advance in leaps and bounds. Technological advances, new research findings, and evolving guidelines continue to challenge the field with a growing body of knowledge and complexity. Trying to keep up with the latest information, while practically allowing for its implementation, is a struggle faced by intensivists across the world. In keeping with the spirit of global partnership and international collaboration, the pre-conference workshops will be a forum to gain knowledge and hands-on experience as it relates to the latest in pediatric critical care in a way that can be applied to diverse healthcare settings.

The workshops have been designed and chosen to represent a broad area of pediatric critical care medicine that will be relevant to most of the conference attendees. They will include workshops on Airway Management and Sedation, Ventilation and Point of Care Ultrasound, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Simulation-based Training, Heart Failure and the Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support’s Instructor Course. Further description of the workshop content can be found under each workshop. Registration is limited to the first 30 people to sign up for each workshop and we encourage you to reserve your spot early.

We look forward to seeing you on November 7, 2019!

Raysa Morales-Demori
Venessa Pinto
Danny Castro
Preconference Workshop Organizing Committee
Pediatric Critical Care Summit of the Americas