SCAI SHOCK: Cardiogenic Shock in the Community is a step-by-step guide to building a contemporary cardiogenic shock program led by a multi-disciplinary team of leaders with experience in running and participating in cardiogenic shock programs.

Including an annual update on advances in cardiogenic shock care, this year's program will explore the following building blocks that comprise a contemporary shock program: 

  • Building a team
  • The function of shock teams in their communities
  • The purpose of the shock intensive care unit
  • ECMO
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS)
  • Weaning of support or transplant VAD
  • Considerations in referring for LVAD or transplant
  • High-risk and complex PCI
  • NonLV shock
  • Contemporary management of PE patients in shock
  • Future directions of shock treatment

Translating the ideal to the real world will be intensivists (medical/cardiac), cardiologists (interventional, heart failure, critical care), cardiac surgeons, advanced practice providers (APPs), and hospital administrators representing the diversity of clinical practice settings to help you apply what you learn. 

  • Community and academic
  • Urban and rural
  • Surgical and non-surgical
  • With and without advanced heart failure

Suitable for representatives of hospitals looking to improve or formalize their shock program, including but not limited to cardiologists, intensivists, surgeons, nurses, APPs, and hospital administrators within the disciplines of critical care, cardiothoracic surgery, heart failure, interventional cardiology, and CV service line leadership.


New for 2023

A graphic advertising the "Building a Shock Team" Workshop


  • A review of heart team journey 
  • A contemporary look at the treatment of cardiogenic shock 
  • The nuts and bolts of implementing a Shock team 
  • White board session: group cases 
  • The finances of a Shock team 
  • White board session: barriers 

Applications for the workshop are now closed.

Registered Physicians—Bring Your Teams!

Up to four clinical colleagues from your center or system can use the access code in your confirmation email to register for 2023 SCAI SHOCK for free.