The Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) chapter system facilitates collaborative efforts among leaders and practitioners within the same geographical area. Chapters provide a vehicle for members to exchange information, network with local critical care practitioners, and discuss the impact of national issues on their communities. The chapters are separate legal entities that have their own articles of incorporation and bylaws.
For additional information regarding chapters, contact Dominika Skarka.
If you would like to join an existing chapter, please complete and fax the chapter membership application to Customer Service at +1 847 439-7226. If you have questions, please contact the Customer Service Team at +1 847 827-6888 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time.
If you do not see a chapter for your geographic area and are interested in forming one, please review the information on forming a new SCCM chapter.
Chapter Programs and Activities
Chapters create many opportunities for members to become known by their peers, participate in their community, and interact with local and national leaders. Networking within the chapter structure allows members to discuss issues related to critical care practice, government policy, and to be recognized as leaders in the critical care community.
A chapter symposium provides an opportunity to fulfill continuing education needs. Chapters often invite recognized experts and leaders in critical care medicine to speak on a variety of clinical topics.
Chapters provide an excellent forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and information. You'll meet critical care professionals who live and practice in your area and confront similar political and healthcare issues.
Chapters' educational programs provide practitioners and academics with the opportunity to present research findings to peers. Participation in a chapter poster or oral abstract presentation helps members gain recognition by their peers, and some chapters provide educational scholarships for selected abstracts.
As a chapter member, you can develop and build on your leadership skills. Apply to sit on your chapter’s executive committee as chair, secretary, treasurer, or others, and make a bigger impact within your geographic location. These opportunities can lead to a seat on the Chapter Alliance Executive Committee, which oversees all chapters.
Northern California Chapter