PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

The Future of Global Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care

Sandra Staveski, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC
PCICS President

Sandra Staveski, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC

The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS) is committed to supporting the global pediatric cardiac critical care community. Our efforts include expanding content addressed in the nursing guidelines for care of neonatal and pediatric patients with congenital heart disease to include aspects of care salient to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), promoting international member participation on our committees, publication of a global statement on care for pediatric cardiac critical care patients in LMICs, and importantly, a strong presence of international clinicians giving talks and presenting research pertinent to LMICs at our upcoming meeting.

The meeting will highlight unique, innovative education offerings such as, but not limited to, the use of diverse debriefing styles in simulation training sessions and a pediatric cardiac critical care advanced practice provider review course. This year’s meeting will continue to highlight high quality research occurring in our subspecialty in the form of oral abstract presentations and interactive poster sessions.

Our annual business meeting will occur on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 11:50 am - 12:50 pm in the Grand Ballroom. We encourage all conference attendees to join us at this meeting. The business meeting will review 2017 committee accomplishments and upcoming PCICS member opportunities for committee involvement.

Finally, I would like to thank the conference organizing committee for their tireless efforts and Children’s National Health System’s Heart Institute for their generous support. You can find more information about our upcoming meeting on December 6-8, 2017, at the Fairmont Washington, DC HERE.

As an organization, we are leveraging the remarkable talent in our field and fostering advances in clinical care, education, research, and quality improvement.  We welcome your ideas and participation in moving our subspecialty forward and hope to see you in Washington, DC.

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