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KCSWCS Hospital and Critical Care Conference

Hospital and Critical Care Conference

May 3-4, 2018
Marriott, 10800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS

The Hospital and Critical Care Conference is offered for anyone involved in the care of critical ill patients to become more knowledgeable, be cost effective, reduce readmissions, and ultimately, improve patient care and outcomes.

Course Details


  • Anaphylaxis and Angioedema
  • Altitude Illness
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Cardiac Arrest and CPR
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • End of Life Communication
  • Infection of the Nervous System
  • Intravenous Access-related Infections
  • Pediatric Rapid Response
  • Pregnant Critical Care Patient
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Sepsis
  • Venous Thromboembolism

Hospital and Critical Care Conference

Thursday, May 3 -
Friday, May 4, 2018

Marriott, 10800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS
Registration Fees

KCSWCS Physician Members


KCSWCS Honorary Members

Non-member Physicians

Non-member NP, PA, RN and other health professionals

See registration form for single day pricing.



Download the complete, detailed, printer-friendly schedule, which includes session times, topics and faculty.

 Thursday, May 3
  7:30 am Registration
  8:00 am CME Sessions
  9:50 am Break and Visit Exhibitors
10:10 am  CME Sessions
 Noon Lunch
  1:00 pm CME Sessions
  2:50 pm  Break and Visit Exhibitors
  3:10 pm  CME Sessions
  5:00 pm Adjourn
 Friday, May 4
  7:30 am Registration
  8:00 am CME Sessions
  9:50 am Break and Visit Exhibitors
10:10 am  CME Sessions
 Noon Lunch
  1:00 pm CME Sessions
  2:50 pm  Break and Visit Exhibitors
  3:10 pm  CME Sessions
  5:00 pm Adjourn

Featured Speakers

Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN-CMC, CSC

Nicole Kupchik Consulting & Education, Seattle, Washington


Nicole Kupchik has been a Critical Care RN for over 20 years. She graduated in 1993 from Purdue University with an Associate Degree in Nursing. In 2002 she received a Baccalaureate degree from the University of Washington, Bothell. In 2008 she received a Master’s Degree in Nursing specializing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Washington Seattle.

In 2007, she became a Critical Care Educator at Harborview Medical Center. The following year she accepted the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist for Cardiology, Critical Care and founded the Sepsis Program. Nicole made huge strides to implement programs and improve outcomes. Her innovative work with Harborview Medical Center’s Sepsis Program was honored with 2 Washington State Qualis Awards for Patient Safety & Clinical Leadership.

Nicole finds her passion as a nurse educator and arms them with tools to create safe work and practice environments. Her casual style sets the tone for a relaxed, fun & interactive learning environment. She especially enjoys teaching on cardiology & critical care topics. She believes every critical care & progressive care nurse should be certified in their specialty area.

Lee Morrow, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska


Dr. Morrow received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and his medical degree from the University of Iowa at Iowa City. He completed his Residency at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia and Fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Washington University in Saint Louis. In his current position at Creighton University, Dr. Morrow serves as the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program Director and the Medical Director of the Nebraska-Western Iowa Veterans Affairs Simulation Laboratory.

Dr. Morrow is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Morrow maintains an active clinical research lab focusing primarily on the infectious complications of critical illness, nosocomial infections, and novel strategies for infection prophylaxis.

Dr. Morrow has been the recipient of numerous clinical, teaching, and research awards including recognition by U.S. News and World Report, the Gold Humanism Society, and the AOA Honor Society. Dr. Morrow is an avid teacher, giving over 100 hours of CME-accredited lectures each year. He is also a busy author with over 200 published manuscripts, book chapters, and research abstracts to date.


Abebe Abebe MD

Clay Anderson MD

Brad Barth MD

Jeff Beasley DO

Cara Busenhart RN

Jason Eppler MD

Michael Lewis MD

Ken Marshall MD

Joel McKinsey, MD

Whitney Pressler MD

Diana Richter RN

Michael Waxman MD MBA


At the end of the course, you will be able to:

Course Materials

Continuing Education Credits

AMA: The Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP: Application for prescribed CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

ABIM: Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 14.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

Nursing: The Department for Health and Human Services at Johnson County Community College is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 14.6 contact hours applicable for RN and LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Approved Provider Number: LT 0027-0549. Hours will be awarded for documented attendance only.


Current Exhibitors

Exhibitors Prospectus

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Us

Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society

9229 Ward Parkway, Suite 280
Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: 816.523.3383
Fax: 816.523.3393