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Classes and Events

Sharp HealthCare Critical Care Symposium

Attend this one-day conference to learn about the latest in critical care medicine.


San Diego Central Library

Neil Morgan Auditorium
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Wednesday, Aug. 29, 8 am to 4 pm

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  • Registration closes Aug. 24

Presented by Sharp HealthCare plus

Join us for this one-day educational event to get a comprehensive review of advances in critical care, research and technology. Physician and nursing experts will provide information and resources that will help you enhance your knowledge and improve patient care.

This symposium is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physicians, physician assistants and respiratory care practitioners. It is being offered for free to Sharp employees and Sharp-affiliated physicians.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

*Please note that the location of the conference has changed from the Sharp Corporate Office to the San Diego Central Library.

Cancellation Policy plus

If you need to cancel your registration for this event, please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.

  • For Student: A fee of $25 will be deducted from the amount paid if you cancel your registration less than 4 days before the event.
  • For Standard: A fee of $25 will be deducted from the amount paid if you cancel your registration less than 4 days before the event.

Parking Information plus

Parking is free for the first two hours with validation. There is a fee of $1.25 for every 20 minutes thereafter with a max of $21 per day. Cash and credit card payments will be accepted.

Special Instructions plus

If you have a disability and would need special accommodations at the event, please call us at 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) at least 72 hours in advance.

Presenter Information plus

  • Kaveh Bagheri, MD, FACP, FCCP
  • Gregg Gunn, MS, PA-C
  • David Willms, MD
  • Mary Kay Bader, RN, MSN, CCNS, FAHA
  • Julio Gutierrez, MD, MS
  • John Videen, MD
  • Leah Brown, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN, ACNS-AG

Schedule plus

7:30 – 8 am: Registration, Breakfast and Exhibits
8 – 8:10 am: Welcome and Overview
8:10 – 9 am: Do You Know Where Your Fluids Go? — Kaveh Bagheri, MD, FACP, FCCP
9 – 9:50 am: Hemodynamics of Shock and Treatment Options — Gregg Gunn, MS, PA-C
9:50 – 10:10 am: Break and Exhibits
10:10 – 11 am: Emotional Competence — Leah Brown, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN, ACCNS
11 am – Noon: Targeted Temperature Management — Mary Kay Bader, RN, MSN, CCNS, FAHA
Noon – 12:45 pm: Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 pm: Sepsis: Definitions and 2018 Update — David Willms, MD
1:45 – 2:35 pm: Acute Kidney Injury: Risk and Management — John Videen, MD
2:35 – 2:55 pm: Break and Exhibits
2:55 – 3:45 pm: Critical Care Management of Acute on Chronic Liver Failure — Julio Gutierrez, MD, MS
3:45 – 4 pm: Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Arrival plus

We encourage utilizing public transportation to the event. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 am.

What to Bring plus

We recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket as room temperatures may fluctuate.

CEUs plus

This course is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider No. 70) for 7.0 contact hours. Partial credits will not be awarded. You must bring your license number with you to the event to receive your CEUs.

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