The Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) course has been very popular in India for quite some time. Just recently the Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) course was launched in Mumbai, India, and this week, during the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) meeting, a second course was held. In addition to intensivists and members of the ICU team, a number of hospital administrators also attended.

Today during our meeting with the leadership of ISCCM, we discussed our partnernship, the many successes we have already achieved, and how we can continue to work together to improve care of the critically ill and injured. We also discussed specifics, such as printing FCCS in India to reduce costs and shipping times and improving the overall FCCS business process. SCCM committed to working with ISCCM on these important issues. Additionally, we discussed online learning opportunities and shared with ISCCM some business management strategies that have proved successful at SCCM. ISCCM also presented us with copies of their latest newsletter, which featured many photos and articles related to the ISCCM/SCCM partnership signing ceremony held in Miami Beach during the 39th Critical Care Congress.

The SCCM booth displayed many of our popular publications. The booth was often crowded with members and individuals wanting to become members. We also talked with members attending the meeting from outside India. I always enjoy spending time in the SCCM booth talking with members from all over the world.

We look forward to strengthening the partnership between ISCCM and SCCM as well as our international partnerships worldwide.

The SCCM Booth at CritiCare 2010 in Hyderabad, India