The diagnosis and management of shock, critical illness, and cardiac arrest remains a constant challenge. Both the basics of management and the latest advances in the literature require continued review and updating. In this symposium, we will provide up-to-date and cutting edge information for clinicians and investigators alike. The concise didactic sessions and interactive discussions will provide current best practices in diagnosis and treatment of shock/critical illness to assist the learners in development of new strategies they can apply in practice. Individual participants will also have the opportunity to assess how new forms of treatment can best serve the care of their patients through shared dialogue.