Our mission is to optimize the care of critically ill infants, children, and adolescents through education, advocacy, and professional support of its members. We believe children deserve access to the highest quality of critical care in a safe clinical setting and we’re dedicated to advancing these values through education, policy development, advocacy, and research.

Message from the Chair
A welcome message from Benson S. Hsu, MD, MBA, FCCM, FAAP.

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About SOCC

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Meet our Leadership
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Introductory Video
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Benefits & Criteria


SOCC Membership
Why Should I Join?
Find out what valuable guidance and resources SOCC can provide for you.
How to Join
Learn about membership criteria and different ways to be part of the section.
Subspecialty 101 Webinar – Pediatric Critical Care
Learn more about this pediatric subspecialty from training paths, to a day in the life of a pediatric intensivist, to how to get more involved in the Section on Critical Care (SOCC). The primary audience for this webinar is medical students and residents.
Sample Newsletter
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Member Spotlight: How Working in an ICU Changed Me
View this video message from a section colleague featured in the Academy’s #WeArePediatricians campaign – “How Working in an ICU Changed Me.”

Initiatives & Events


Learn more about SOCC's member awards. View the year’s awardees here.

Education Opportunities

Join us for the Section's education program during the AAP National Conference & Exhibition! View the full scientific abstracts presented at the most recent conference here:

Oral abstracts Posters

Test your knowledge in Pediatric Critical Care in a fun, engaging way! Gain insight into clinical scenarios with relevant content. Includes suggested readings for further study and text and email alert options for delivery of questions.
Evolution of Pediatric Critical Care
Learn more about the evolution of PCCM over the past 75 years.

Become a Member

Invest in your future, and the future of all children. Gain immediate access to all our latest news, guidance and education – plus, develop connections with peers who share your passion for helping children. Become an engaged member of our Section today.

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