• Date

    Saturday, August 24, 2019
    08:00 am – 4:45 pm

  • Location

    UIC College of Pharmacy
    833 S. Wood Street
    Room 134-1
    Chicago, IL 60612

  • Fee

    Online registration now closed. Please register onsite.

Target Audience:

Pharmacists, nurses, and nurse practitioners who manage critically ill patients.

Program Description:

Critical care practice & related pharmacotherapy encompasses a wide variety of disease states. New developments challenge the practitioner to stay abreast of emerging therapies & novel treatment strategies.  This conference will focus on clinical controversies or novel therapies across the gamut of critical care medicine.  Highlighted educational topics will include “Stop the Bleeding: Unique Case(s) for Antithrombotic Reversal”, “Workload, Quality, Burnout: Improving the Lives of Patients and Providers Through Interprofessional Collaboration”, “Applying PADIS to our ICU Patients: Pharmacological Considerations and Pitfalls in Analgesia, Sedation, Delirium and Sleep”, “Narcotic Avoidance Strategies and Analgesic Adjuncts in Critically Ill Patients”.  

Additionally a pediatric track has been added with highlighted educational topics including “Delirium in the Pediatric ICU”, “Collaborating with a Parent Advocate While Caring for a Medically Complex Child in the ICU”, “The  Anticoagulation Tool Kit for Pediatric ECMO”,  “From Guidelines to the Bedside: Pediatric Sepsis Bundles and Trigger Tools”,  and “Pediatric Renal Replacement Therapies: Drug Dosing and Other Considerations”.


Registration Fee: $75.00
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 16, 2019

Registration fee includes a continental breakfast, boxed lunch, parking validation, networking reception, and up to 6.25 contact hours (0.625 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credits or up to 6.25 contact hours of continuing nursing education credits. Advanced practice nurses may count a total of 5.0 contact hours (Adult Track) or 4.5 contact hours (Pediatric Track) for the pharmacotherapeutic educational requirement. Paper handouts will not be provided. Handouts will be provided electronically for attendees to download and print before the conference.

Please Note:

All audience response questions, such as pre- and post-tests and active learning questions, will be conducted via the internet. Attendees must bring a smartphone, tablet, or laptop to this conference in order to participate in these activities and earn CE credits.

Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.


This activity is supported in part by an educational grant from CSL Behring and Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


  • Alexion
  • Allergan
  • Astellas
  • Chiesi
  • CSL Behring
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Janssen
  • La Jolla
  • Melinta Therapeutics
  • Paratek Pharmaceuticals
  • Pfizer
  • Portola Pharmaceuticals
  • Samsung NeuroLogica
  • Takeda
  • Theravance Biopharma

Interested in exhibiting? Please contact Jill Wilson by email at jrmiller@uic.edu or by phone at 312-413-1288.

Program Chair:

Scott T. Benken, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, FCCM
Clinical Pharmacist, Medical and Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit
University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Questions? Please Contact:
Jill Wilson
Director, Educational Programs and Business Development
Office of Continuing Education and Meeting Services
Phone: 312-413-1288
Fax: 312-996-0448