On behalf of the Korean Society of Critical Care Medicine, I am pleased to welcome you all to the 40th KSCCM Annual Congress · Acute and Critical Care Conference (ACCC) 2020, which will be held in Apr 24∼25, 2020. This congress will take place in conjunction with the 1st Joint Congress of KSCCM and Taiwanese Society of Critical Care Medicine (TSCCM / TSECCM) at Grand Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul. 2020 is another meaningful year as it will mark the 40th anniversary of the KSCCM, which was founded in 1980.
KSCCM has played a leading role in establishing a better critical care system in Korea, and hopes that its annual meetings could add momentum to growing efforts by other Asian countries to enhance their critical care capacity. As mentioned earlier, this congress will be held together with the 1st joint conference between KSCCM and TSCCM as part of the effort to improve collaboration in Asian region. Thus, ACCC 2020 will be a wonderful platform for all participants from different countries to share ideas and experience in critical care medicine as well as to promote their opportunities for growth.
Various programs will be held to enact the interaction between participants and to make the whole event more informative and useful in terms of ongoing critical care practices and research activities. Speeches will be presented by domestic and international speakers.
KSCCM offers awards for outstanding abstracts submitted by international participants. In other words, travel grants will be offered based on the scientific merit of abstract.
We welcome you to this congress in April 2020 and look forward to your participation.
Sung-Jin Hong, MD, PhD
President of the Korean Society of Critical Care Medicine