On behalf of the Saudi Critical Care Society (SCCS), I take great pleasure to welcome you to the 2nd International Saudi Critical Care Conference and Annual Scientific Meeting (SCCS 2011-Riyadh) and 1st Critical Care Nursing Conference to be held at Riyadh Marriot Hotel on April 25th – 27th, 2011 with the pre-conference courses scheduled to be held on April 23rd and 24th, 2011 at King Fahad Medical City Simulation Center which is walking distance across the street from the hotel.
The event is being held under the patronage of HRH Crown Prince Sultan Ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier, Minister of Defence and Aviation and Inspector General.
This will be largest multi-professional critical care event of the year in the region, and it is the continuity of the success we have achieved in SCCS 2010-Jeddah conference last year. These events are attracting physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and pharmacologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health care providers from all over the world.
Our valuable educational 5 days program includes:
• Advanced Courses
• Innovative education sessions
• Credible plenary sessions
• Attractive pros and cons debates
• Compelling meet the professor (expert) sessions
• Sponsored symposia and hands-on workshops
The main theme of the conference is "Transforming ICU Practice from Ancient to Modern Evidence Based Practice"
The session format of SCCS 2011-Riyadh is plenary sessions, oral presentations, pros and cons debates, meet the professor (the expert), and round table discussion, in addition to poster presentations of abstracts.
The conference is accredited by the Saudi Council for Health Specialties for 30 CME hours. You can claim another 20 CME hours if you attend one of the pre-conference courses and the daily sponsored workshops. Attending these 5 days educational activities will entitle you to claim about 50 CME hours.
We have tried our best to bring you people with the latest experience and knowledge not only in Critical Care Medicine but also in many other related fields like Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Burns, Infectious Diseases, Gastorenterology, Hepatology, Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurosciences, Pharmacy, Nursing, Respiratory Care, Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiology, Patient Safety, Quality Control, and Information Technology.
In concurrence with the conference, an exhibition is held with exhibitors from countries around the globe, participants are given an opportunity to experience the latest medical technologies available. This is in addition to many sponsored symposia and hands-on workshops.
Riyadh in late April is one of the most attractive travel destinations. The agreeable weather, the charming scenery, the colorful cultural activities, and the nearby museum and historical places provide an excellent background for this intellectual event.
You will find your stay in Riyadh both pleasant and educational. Please enjoy it.
With best regards,
Ahmed Al-Jabbary, MD, FRCPC
Chairman, Scientific Committee SCCS 2011 – Riyadh
Head, Neurosciences Critical Care Unit
Intensive Care Department – MC 1425
King Fahad National Guard Hospital
King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh