CCM Fellowship Workshops

Introductory workshops in various aspects of CCM, including Airway skills (basic and advanced; including LMA, Aintree rescue, surgical airway techniques, etc), Ultrasound Vascular Access (venous and arterial access including femoral/axillary sites, and use of needle guides with ultrasound), and Critical Care Focused Ultrasound, TTE and TEE. Educational techniques include task trainers, mannequins, simulation, and human models. A basic introductory workshop at the beginning of the year is provided and boot camp workshops are conducted throughout the year.

When: August (Annually) 
Where: Li Ka Shing Center, LKSC 005

Fellow's CCM Didactic Conference

Weekly conference taught by Medical School faculty (CCM faculty and other invited subspecialty faculty) for the fellows in training. Topics covered include those proscribed by the ABA and ABIM for comprehensive training in Critical Care Medicine.

When: Thursday 
Where: Anesthesia Conference Rm H3565 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

CCM Journal Club Conference

Monthly meeting held in a private room at Il Fornaio Restaurant, Palo Alto, where one of the fellows delivers a formal slideshow presentation of an important journal article and appropriate critique. Excellent food and enlightening discussion between the multidisciplinary CCM faculty and fellows is a highlight of this educational event.

When: 2nd Thursday of the month 
Where: IL Fornaio Restaurant, Palo Alto 
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Mortality/Morbidity Conference

Fellows on service at the Stanford Medical-Surgical ICU present morbidity and mortality data from the current block rotation. The fellow incorporates skills learned through the quality improvement training including root cause analysis, fishbone diagrams, and needs assessments to improve patient care at Stanford Hospital. Key teaching points and a case presentation are provided to enhance the education of the MSICU teams (residents, students, fellows, and attendings).

When: Last Tuesday of every block rotation 
Where: Anesthesia Conference Rm H3565 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

ICU Echo Rounds

This conference was started in 2012 to provide a format for presenting case examples where echo images were used for diagnosis, treatment or monitoring. Fellows involved with Echo instruction present in this conference with CCM faculty.

When: Monthly, third Tuesday of every block rotation 
Where: Anesthesia Conference Rm H3565 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

CCM Specialty Conference

February 26, 2006 marked the beginning of the first monthly mulitidisciplinary ICU conference at Stanford University started by Dr. Fred Mihm (Stanford CCM #4), with participation from Adult Med-Surg services at Stanford and the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, Pediatric ICU service at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, as well as Surgical Trauma, Cardio-Thoracic, and Neuro critical care services. In 2014, the conference, under it's new name, CCM Specialty Conference has been broadened in scope to include the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center ICU services (both medical and surgical), as well as the Obstetrical Anesthesia and PACU services, areas critical care often intersect. In 2016, Psychiatry and Biomedical Ethics services were included.

When: Monthly, second Tuesday of every block rotation 
Where: Anesthesia Conference Rm H3565 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Resident Didactic ICU Conference

Basic CCM topics are presented by our CCM faculty or fellows to the residents/students on the rotation. Fellows may attend to learn basics as well as to appreciate different faculty styles of instruction, use of instructional media, audience participation, oral delivery and unique ways of dealing with the subject matter. Fellows are encouraged to develop several of their own lectures on basic topics relevant to CCM during their fellowship and formative feedback on teaching skills will be provided.

When : Daily, Monday through Friday 
Where : HD 202 D2 Conference Room 
Time: 8:00-8:30am

Stanford Medical-Surgical ICU Radiology Rounds

This conference is led by the esteemed chest radiology faculty at Stanford University. The on-service ICU faculty, fellows, residents, and students meet weekly to discuss techniques for chest imaging, review skills in interpreting chest x-rays and CT imaging, in addition to discussing interesting cases and key learning topics.

When: Friday 
Where: Radiology Reading Room 
Time: 1:15-2:00

Transesophageal Echocardiography Lecture Series

Led by Daryl Oakes, MD and presented by cardiac anesthesia faculty on TEE, introductory and basic topics are covered in a small group format. These sessions also provide faculty-supervised reading sessions for Level 2 TEE exams required for Basic Certification in Perioperative TEE.

When: Twice a month 
Where: Anesthesia Department, check calendar for location 
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Multi-Disciplinary Conference

A weekly teaching conference sponsored by the Trauma Surgical ICU service. General and specialized topics are presented by faculty and fellows.

When: Friday 
Where: Goodman Simulation Center Conference Room 
Time 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Emergency Medicine/Critical Care Medicine Conference

August 20, 2008, marked the beginning of the first monthly joint conference with the Emergency Medicine department and is indicative of the ongoing evolution and cross-bridging between these two specialties. This conference is the brainchild of Dr. Tsuyoshi Mitarai (Stanford CCM #119). More information for recent emergency medicine critical care education conferences can be found on their education website:

When: Quarterly, third Wednesday of the month 
Where: LKSC 
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Conferences

Stanford University Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine hosts a variety of educational conferences. Most notably the fellowship didactic lecture series on Friday morning and the Friday afternoon PCCM Grand Round lecture series provides additional learning opportunities for the CCM fellows.

When: Friday, weekly 
Where: H3150 Neurology Conference Room 
Time: 7-8am and 1-2pm

The Schwartz Center Rounds

A monthly, multidisciplinary forum where clinical caregivers discuss emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients. This conference was introduced to Stanford in 2013 under the guidance of one of our CCM faculty, Dr. Sara Niravan (Stanford CCM #149), and is modelled after similar conferences held across the country.

When: Quarterly 
Where: Li Ka Shing Center, LKSC 120 
Time 12:30 - 1:30 pm