Cancellation Notice

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the cancellation of the 10th Annual State of the Science Symposium in Miami, FL.

Over the past few weeks, the Baptist Health CME leadership and staff have been monitoring worldwide developments related to COVID-19. With our government and other international organizations recommending self-quarantine and many institutions strongly advising staff, faculty and students to restrict travel, we know that it is no longer practical or ethical to continue with this annual meeting.

The Baptist Health CME Department is committed to providing valuable and timely education to our learners, and we will continue to work with our Directors and faculty to develop live webinars and online CME courses on topics of current interest. Please visit our CME Catalog for a listing of available courses, searchable by credit type, specialty or topic.

For questions regarding the State of the Science Symposium, please contact

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Symposium Overview

The annual State of the Science Symposium presents Critical Care Best Practices 2019 delivered by expert leaders. The dedicated, multidisciplinary critical care community applies these standards of care to guide our practice consistent with the mission and vision of both the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses to secure the highest-quality care for all critically ill and injured patients.

Symposium Directors
Louis T. Gidel, M.D., Ph.D, FCCP
Donna Lee Armaignac, Ph.D., APRN, CCNS, CCRN-K 
Eduardo Martinez-Dubouchet, M.D.

Topics this Year

Topics this Year

  • Intensive Care Medicine in 2050
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Immune-Modulating Effects of Different Resuscitation Fluids
  • ICU Survivorship
  • OR to ICU Handoffs and Transitions of Care
  • Critical Care Research Year in Review
  • Iodinated Contrast and Kidney Injury in the Critically Ill
  • Hospital-Acquired Infections

Who should attend?

  • Critical Care Physicians
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Infectious Disease Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Surgeons
  • Cardiologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Hospitalists
  • Nephrologists
  • Neurologists
  • Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • All other interested healthcare providers

Sponsorship & Exhibit Information

On behalf of the symposium directors and the Baptist Health Continuing Medical Education Department we are pleased to invite you and your company to participate as a sponsor and exhibitor at our upcoming event.

International Attendees

Visit our Continuing Medical Education Website for upcoming symposiums, as well as our local conferences and online courses, both available at no charge.

Upcoming Courses

Themes: Brain metastases, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, spine metastases, glioma management, craniopharyngiomas, neurofibromatosis, cognitive preservation in radiation therapy. ​


*Schedules are subject to change.

Saturday Jun. 06

Breakfast and Registration
7:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
(Donna Lee Armaignac, Ph.D., APRN, CCNS, CCRN-K)
(Louis T. Gidel, M.D., Ph.D.)
(Eduardo Martinez DuBouchet, M.D.)
7:50 a.m.
What Does “Before and After” Have to Do With ICU Survivorship? Implementing ABCDEF Bundle: It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
(Kathleen M. Vollman, MSN, R.N., CCNS, FCCM, FAAN​​​)
8:00 a.m.
Intensive Care Medicine in 2050
(​Jean-Louis Vincent, M.D., Ph.D.​​)
8:45 a.m.
Why Do We Still Have HAI/Cs?: Are We Able to Get to Zero? Superbugs, Begone!
(Kathleen M. Vollman, MSN, R.N., CCNS, FCCM, FAAN​)
9:30 a.m.
Break and Exhibits
10:00 a.m.
Handoffs in the ICU: Opportunities for Better Care
(​Jose L. Pascual, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FCCM, FRCSC​)
10:15 a.m.
Critical Care Research Year in Review
(Andrew Quartin M.D.)
11:00 a.m.
Cardiopulmonary Physiology, Hemodynamic Monitoring and Endpoints of Resuscitation to Prevent Organ Failure in the 21st Century
(​​Jean-Louis Vincent, M.D., Ph.D.​)
1:00 p.m.
Extending the ICU Outside the Walls – Smart ICU/Digital Transformation
(Javier Pérez-Fernández, M.D.​)
11:45 a.m.
Lunch and Exhibits
12:15 p.m.
Fluids in Shock Resuscitation and the Immunological Implications
(​Jose L. Pascual, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FCCM, FRCSC​)
1:45 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
Persistent and Emerging Pulmonary Challenges in the ICU
(​Javier Pérez-Fernández, M.D.​)
2:30 p.m.
Contrast Nephropathy in the ICU: Assessing Risk and Prevention Strategies
(​Andrew Quartin M.D.​)
3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.

Educational Objectives and Accreditation & Credits

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:

Educational Objectives

  • Define post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) in the patient and family and identify the contributing factors to this syndrome.
  • Outline the strategies used by a multidisciplinary team for successful implementation of the ABCDEF bundle for maximizing patient outcomes
  • Describe the projected evolution of intensive care medicine in terms of physical and organizational boundaries, equipment, patient demographics, staffing and process of care over the next 30 years.
  • Recognize the important role personalized medicine has on all aspects of care in the management of intensive care patients.
  • Address some of the problems related to preserving the human approach in light of evolving medical technology. Utilize these technological advances to complement – not replace – the human approach to care.
  • Differentiate the role of surgery versus anesthesia versus ICU in patient handoffs
  • Describe the impact of effective communication on a multidisciplinary and multiprofessional handoff.
  • Recognize the importance of handoff choreography in reducing preventable adverse events in healthcare.
  • Identify modes of transmission for the spread of microorganisms in the critical care environment and recommend methods of surveillance.
  • Define key evidence-based practices that can reduce bacterial load and/or prevent the development of healthcare-acquired infections.
  • Perform risk/benefit analysis for the use of alternatives to norepinephrine in the treatment of septic shock.
  • Frame current debates about fluid management of the critically ill.
  • Define ICU delirium and describe study outcomes on approaches to prevention and treatment.
  • Apply individualized treatment strategies to optimize arterial pressure and ensure adequate tissue perfusion.
  • Recognize the uses and limitations of monitoring blood lactate levels over time.
  • Describe the continued importance of central venous oxygen saturation (S(c)vO2) even in the presence of negative randomized controlled trials on early goal-directed therapy.
  • Recognize the effect of fluid choice on the host immune response.
  • Evaluate the use of blood products on resuscitation.
  • Incorporate data with controls into the understanding of contrast nephropathy risk.
  • Utilize these data to best design imaging and renal protection strategies.

Accreditation and Credits

  • Baptist Health provides accredited continuing education (CME/CE) to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

  • Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

  • Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Automatically Reports

  • This activity has been approved for 6.25 credit hours, CE Broker #20-653787, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

  • This activity has been approved for 6 contact hours each by Florida State Board of Nursing, Baptist Health South Florida. CE Broker Provider #50-182.

  • This activity has been approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for 6.25 continuing education credits for pharmacists, Baptist Health South Florida. CE Broker Provider #50-182.

  • This activity has been approved for 6 contact hours for respiratory therapy personnel in the category of personal growth by the State of Florida, Baptist Health South Florida. CE Broker Provider #50-182.

  • This activity has been approved for 6 credits by the Florida Bureau of Radiation Control Provider #3201106. Course #22000843.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Symposium Registration

Registration Fees

Physicians (M.D., D.O., Psy.D., Ph.D.) $35
Other Healthcare Professionals $35
Baptist Health Employees $35
Fellows/Residents $35

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, breaks and lunch.

Mail-In Registration

With check payment only to Baptist Health CME Department, 8900 North Kendall Drive, Miami, Florida 33176.

Online Registration

Pay via Master Card, Visa, American Express online

Note: Credit card payment will not be accepted over the phone.

  • Pending Disclosure Statement:

    Javier Pérez-Fernández, M.D.
    Jean-Louis Vincent, M.D., PhD

    Jose L. Pascual, M.D., receives grant/research support from Griffols INC and he is a consultant for Portola pharmaceuticals.

    Kathleen M Vollman MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, is a consultant and on the speakers’ bureau for Sage Products (Stryker), Eloquest Health Care and Medline Industries.

    The following faculty members have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partner have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies.

    Donna Lee Armaignac, Ph.D. APRN, CCNS, CCRN-K
    Louis T. Gidel, M.D., Ph.D.
    Eduardo Martinez-Dubouchet, M.D.
    Andrew Quartin M.D

    All faculty members have indicated they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentation(s) or discussion(s).

    Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

  • All course activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in the training areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

  • In consideration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact us to determine your special service requirements.

  • Changes may occur that are beyond our control. In the unforeseen event the symposium is canceled, Baptist Health will refund attendees the entire amount of their registration fees. If you are traveling from outside of the area, we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance.

    Cancellations must be received by May 24, 2019.  to receive a refund of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee. Registration fees are not refundable after May 24, 2019.


  • Louis T. Gidel, M.D., PhD, FCCP

    Louis T. Gidel, M.D., PhD, FCCP

    Chief Medical Informatics Officer
    eICU/Telehealth Medical Director
    Baptist Health South Florida
    Miami, Florida

  • Donna Lee Armaignac, Ph.D., APRN, CCNS, CCRN-K

    Donna Lee Armaignac, Ph.D., APRN, CCNS, CCRN-K

    Center for Advanced Analytics
    Baptist Health South Florida
    Miami, Florida

  •  Eduardo Martinez DuBouchet, M.D.

    Eduardo Martinez DuBouchet, M.D.

    Associate eICU/Telehealth Medical Director
    Baptist Health South Florida
    Miami, Florida

Location and Accommodations

Location and Accommodations

South Miami Hospital, Victor E. Clarke Education Center, Auditorium 
6200 SW 73 Street Miami, Florida

Parking: Parking is available in the employee parking garage and Visitors Parking.

NOTE: Partial credits are not available. Where credits are approved on a session-by-session basis, participants must attend each session in its entirety to receive complete credit for the session. (This does not apply to M.D.s and D.O.s.)


By attending our symposium, you consent to photography and videography of your image and likeness for use on Baptist Health websites, social media pages and press releases distributed for marketing purposes. Should you not agree to be photographed or recorded, you are responsible to notify us prior to this symposium.

Photography and recording of presenters and presentations are prohibited in the General Session, unless authorized by Baptist Health South Florida.


Baptist Health South Florida presents this CME activity for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Opinions, perspectives and information presented by the faculty represent their ideas and views, and participants should carefully consider all available scientific data before acting on knowledge gained through this activity. Additionally, participants should consult the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approved uses prior to prescribing medications or utilizing medical devices discussed in this activity.

While Baptist Health makes reasonable efforts to ensure that accurate information is presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. Participants should rely on their own clinical judgment, knowledge and experience before applying information acquired to their professional use.