to Dr Mubarak Al-Mulhim & family for their recentloss.
Prof. Julia Wendon
Executive Medical Director & Executive Director, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Wendon has been a Consultant in Intensive Care at King’s since 1992. More recently, she has served as Clinical Director for Critical Care at the Trust. Professor Wendon joined King’s in 1989. Since completing her training, she has earned a worldwide reputation for the care of critically ill patients, particularly those with liver disease. During her time at the Trust, Professor Wendon has played a key role in the development of the King’s liver service, including the expansion of the hospital's liver intensive care unit from eight to its current 19 beds. She has published over 150 papers on the management of acute liver failure, and between 2008 and 2013 was the Trust’s research and development lead.
Dr. Ali Al-Khafaji
Professor of Critical Care Medicine , Medical Director, Transplant Intensive Care Unit , UPMC Montefiore
Dr. Ali Al-Khafaji is an internist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside. He received his medical degree from University of Al-Mustansiriyah College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 76 doctors at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and one of 265 at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside who specialize in Internal Medicine.
Welcome to SCCS 2018, our annual conference for the Saudi Critical Care Society. This year we are excited to bring you a first class scientific program along with a updated set of pre-conference courses.
I would like to personally thank the group at King Faisal Specialists Hospital & Research Center for their hard work and dedication to making this year's conference a success.
The SCCS has grown steadily over the years into a truly multi-disciplinary society of critical care professionals and I am proud to serve my term as president to such a wonderful group.
This year’s conference will be held at the King Faisal Specialists Hospital & Research Centre in Riyadh. Our line up of pre-conference courses will be held at the SCCS headquarters in Riyadh on the days preceding the conference.
Personally, I find this time of year exciting. During the conference preparations I often look forward to the end of the mountain of work that goes into planning this large event. However, there is a special moment when all the work is done where I look all the people that give so freely of their time and efforts to make this event special and I feel honoured to be part of such an amazing group of people.
I hope to see you all at this years conference and I look forward to meeting old friends and making some new ones. Our critical care community is special and please do your best to interact and network with your colleagues at the conference to get the most possible enjoyment and benefit.
Dr. Amin Yousef
President, Saudi Critical Care Society
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2. Payment is accepted in cash at CME Office, KFSHRC
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Account Name: Academic Affairs Postgraduate Funds
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Welcome to the SCCS-ECLS chapter creation group under the umbrella of the saudi Critical care society. The purpose of this group is to have a scientific body that provide guidance and education to all ECMO related topics.
The Saudi Critical Care Society kindly has showed strong interest in supporting this idea and is willing to support us to have this chapter developed nationally. I invited you to be a member of this chapter and help in developing it to have a national well structured scientific body for ECMO care and management under the saudi society of CCM which can unify all ECMO related work to benefit all.
I hope we can come with something that will benefit our country and improve the care given to our brother and sisters.
The Saudi Critical Care Society is on it's 10th year of service since our inception in January 2007. The SCCS is under the umbrella of the Saudi Council for Health Specialties. The society's aim & vision is on continuing education with a focus on critical care. The SCCS has nine (9) executive board members and has established numerous chapters (Pediatric, Respiratory, Neuro, Nursing and now ECMO) each chapter is headed by a chairman and has its own membership under the SCCS.
The Saudi Critical Care society had formulated a total of 21 critical courses out of which are three (3) international courses that are collaborations with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the European Intensive Care Society (EICS), and the Middle East Critical Care Association (MECCA). Directors for courses are assigned to be able to deliver and meet the demand for education and learning of our membership. Courses are offered continuously year round. A quarterly calendar is made available on the SCCS website.
During the increasing cases of MERS CoV the Ministry of Health and Saudi Critical Care Society together with the Saudi Commission of Health Specialties successfully educated 2,973 healthcare workers from the community coming from 12 hospitals in different cities in the KSA. This was done via our training centers situated both in Jeddah and Riyadh . This training successfully delivered much needed awareness of the disease. Courses offered were ECMO, CRRT, FCCN, ARCCA, CCIC and FCCS. There were 105 physicians who participated as a course instructors during the 4 months extensive “MERS CoV Education Week”
The SCCS Headquarter is designed with two (2) lecture halls that can easily accommodate up to 100 attendees. A third conference room with 20 seats and 8 halls with 50 seats capacity and a total of 30 workshop rooms designed to accommodate 20 seats (workshops and hands on) with all rooms being fully equipped with audiovisual equipment.