Associate Editor’s Message


I hope everyone is having a great start to their 2023!  I have to say, ending the year with an in-person PCICS back in Miami was the perfect way to close out a rough couple of years.  It was wonderful to see everyone again, hear the science, watch incredible clinicians get awarded, and meet some of the newest generation of our field.

For those of us that couldn’t join in person or missed out on some of the amazing sessions, this edition of the quarterly PCICS newsletter is filled with some of the highlights. We wanted to bring in writers that could provide a fresh perspective, comment on their favorite parts of the meeting, and give us some insight into CICU life from their eyes.

One of the highlights of the meeting was hearing about our Bedside Nursing Excellence Award Winners and how they bring their best to the bedside. Since they didn’t get to all the questions you all asked during the award presentations, we asked several of them to tell us about their experience in the CICU, share how they keep themselves going, and to provide some advice for junior clinicians. Additionally, two graduating fellows, both headed into their first CICU jobs, give us their view of the meeting as trainees and job seekers. Dr. Shanelle Clark has a thought-provoking message about the recent meeting viewed through a DEI lens. And finally, Bruna Curry from Brazil shares her perspective as an international attendee, with some insights on how we can better engage our global community.

And as always, this edition contains several exciting PCICS committee updates and a celebratory executive message from our newest PCICS President, Dr. David Cooper.  We hope you enjoy these unique looks into the 2022 annual meeting!

Meghna Patel Headshot 2018

Meghna D. Patel MD

Associate Editor, PCICS Newsletter
Cardiac Intensivist, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA, USA