Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of Korean Society of Critical Care Medicine (KSCCM).

The KSCCM, founded in 1980, now consists of 2,521 members. Since then, the KSCCM has held its annual conferences and many international meetings and events, including the congress of the Western Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine in 2004 and the World Congress of Critical Care Medicine in 2015. KSCCM and the Japanese Society of Critical Care Medicine every year since 2001. We also provide the Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course Seoul in collaboration with the Society of Critical Care Medicine once a year after introducing the course in 2008. As the latest global platform, the first Acute Critical Care Conference was held in 2018.

Acute and Critical Care is the KSCCM's official peer reviewed scientific journal, which, first published in 1986, is a quarterly publication. It is a medium dedicated to basic, experimental, translational research and also clinical studies relating to all fields of critical illness. We welcome the submission of manuscripts of intensivists from all over the world.

KSCCM has played a pioneer role in spreading the critical care medicine in Korea by providing scientific evidence consistently. We made contribution to improving the implementation of healthcare practices, including the nationwide quality assessment of ICU care. It is time to join forces with our peers in Asian countries to improve intensive care system. We can cooperate with each other and strengthen exchanges through academic conferences and joint research work. With this aim, our efforts will continue to develop necessary programs.

KSCCM welcomes all of comments and suggestions on ICU care. Thank you.

Sang-hyun Kwak, MD, PhD
The President of Korean Society of Critical Care Medicine