The Critical Care Scholars Symposium is a dedicated interdisciplinary conference to provide training for fellows and junior faculty. 

Friday, August 3, 2018
7 am - 5 pm

UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza | Los Angeles, CA 90095

2018 Critical Care Scholars Symposium Registration



Breakfast and Registration

07:45-08:00 Welcome Comments
Paul Vespa, MD (UCLA) and John Mazziotta, MD, PhD (UCLA)
08:00-08:30  Building an Academic Career: Dean’s Perspective
Jonathan Hiatt, MD (UCLA)
08:30-09:00 The pathway to success in Academic Critical Care
Michael Gropper, MD, PhD (UCSF)
09:00-09:30 The future of critical care positions in the US
Stephen Pastores, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
09:30-10:00 Team Science in Critical Care: Networks and Collaboratives
Perren Cobb, MD, FACS, FCCM (USC)



10:30-11:00 Clinical Trialist’s Boot Camp
Thomas Bleck, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
11:00-11:30 Creating a Competitive Grant Application
Paul Vespa, MD (UCLA)
11:30-12:00 Mock Grant Review Panel
Anil Sapru, MD (UCLA); Perren Cobb, MD, FACS, FCCM (USC); Thomas Bleck, MD (Rush); Paul Vespa, MD (UCLA)


Mentoring Lunch

Fellows/Junior Faculty Corner: Fellows and junior faculty with a senior faculty member: Career pathway questions
Stephen Pastores, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM (MSKCC); Michael Gropper, MD, PhD (UCSF); Thomas Bleck, MD (Rush)

13:00-15:30 Fellows and Junior Faculty Platform Presentations
15:30-16:00 Potential Research Themes - Safety and efficacy in intensive care
Michael Gropper, MD, PhD (UCSF)
16:00-16:30 Potential Research Themes - Critical Illness in Heme/Onc
Stephen Pastores, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM (MSKCC)
16:30-17:00 Discussion about how to develop/pursue research themes