Program Committee Update

Co-Chairs: Christin Diller and Jason Buckley The Program Committee continues to work on finalizing the program and details for the 2022 annual meeting. Mark your calendars for December 14-18th, 2022 in Miami, FL at the Loews Hotel. We look forward to seeing you all in person in December!

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Executive Message

The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts!! -Aristotle And just like that, it’s Spring!!! As I write this and look outside my window at the last vestiges of Winter, I long for summer as I have all year long. The difference now is that we are truly in the home stretch –…

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Editor’s Message

As we all settle into a phase of the COVID-19 pandemic with less social restrictions, we hold out hope that the pandemic is near its end. As such, PCICS is planning an in-person annual conference in Miami, Florida this December. As part of the Program Committee this year, I can say that the conference this…

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Assessing Our Trainees in the CICU

In the United States, the delivery of critical care to cardiac patients is quite heterogeneous and the units in which these patients receive their care can vary from dedicated cardiac intensive care units (CICUs) to mixed pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) to specialized neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), and no two units are exactly the…

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Guest Editorial: Caring for Tiny Hearts! Training Physicians in Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

Perspective from Mirjana Cvetkovic, MD, Training Director, Paediatric Intensive Care, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom. “What do you do?” “I am a Paediatric Cardiac Intensivist.” The question opens a longer conversation: “How do you become one?” “How did I actually become one?!” In United Kingdom (UK) as in the rest of the Europe,…

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Advanced Practice Provider Special Interest Group (SIG) Update

The PCICS Advanced Practice Provider (APP) SIG continues to meet monthly, networking with APPs across the United States.  We provide learning sessions on topics such as cardiopulmonary interactions, cardiopulmonary bypass and APP Leadership.  The group has also spent time learning about mental health programs for our CICU families, work life balance for the provider, and hot topic…

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Early Career and Fellow Special Interest Group (SIG) Update

Dear PCICS family, The Early Career and Fellow Special Interest Group was formed in 2021 to provide support to its dynamic, enthusiastic, and motivated group of trainees in pediatric critical care, pediatric cardiology, fourth year advanced training, and early career CICU faculty. We are interested in both growing as providers and contributing to the field.…

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Quality Improvement and Safety (QI-S) Committee Update

Our PCICS Quality Improvement and Safety (QI-S) Committee is looking forward to another productive year! Our committee is excited to welcome four new members, including Kim DiMaria, CPNP-AC (Children’s Hospital Colorado), Candace Mannarino, MD (Lurie Children’s Hospital), Allison Reynolds, DNP, CPNP-PC (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital) and Jennifer Kramer, MD (LeBonheur Children’s Hospital).  We are looking…

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Research Committee Update

Current research committee leadership includes co-chairs: Jamie Penk and Anna Fisk. The sub-committee chairs are Jean Connor, Josh Cisco, Jamie Penk, Chris Mastropietro, Jennie Peterson, Catherine Krawczeski, Brad Marino, John Kheir Research committee members include Catherine Allan, Judy Ascenzi, Scott Aydin, Amee Bigelow, Joshua Blinder, Elizabeth Braunlin, Tanya Chadha, Christin Diller, Justin Elhoff, Therese Giglia,…

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Education Committee Update

The PCICS Education Committee has some exciting new updates to announce.  Lillian Su, MD completed her tenure as committee Co-Chair in January of 2022. We thank Lillian for all her incredible work in the leadership role, and are grateful that she will stay on the education committee as we navigate our way forward. Shilpa Vellore Govardhan, MD has…

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Finance Committee Update

The Finance Committee would like to welcome their newest members, Michael-Alice Moga MD, Josh Blinder MD, and Andrew Smith MD. We are looking forward to their close collaboration and hard work on advancing the committee’s priorities and making 2022 another successful year. Investments: The last committee meeting included an update by our financial advisor, Mr.…

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Program Committee Update

Co-Chairs: Christin Diller and Jason Buckley The Program Committee continues to work on finalizing the program and details for the 2022 annual meeting. Mark your calendars for December 14-18th, 2022 in Miami, FL at the Loews Hotel. We look forward to seeing you all in person in December!

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