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2023 CIHR-ICRH/CCCS Distinguished Lecturer Award in Critical Care Sciences

[November 24, 2023]

Dr. Jamie Hutchison has led and collaborated on multiple high-impact studies of molecular mechanisms, clinical translational biology studies and clinical trials focused on critical illness. These include studies of cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury, transfusion medicine and septic shock. The current goal of Dr. Hutchison’s research program is to improve survival and quality of life among survivors of acquired brain injuries. He has been awarded 69 peer-reviewed research grants over his career, 24 as principal investigator (PI) and 45 as a co-investigator (Co-I), with more than $16 million as PI or Co-PI and more than $120 million as a Co-I. He has published 113 Peer-Reviewed articles and has had multiple visiting professorships and presentations at national and international academic hospitals and meetings. He is the Past-Chair of the Canadian Critical Care Translational Biology Group (CCCTBG), the current Co-chair, with Dr. Alexis Turgeon, of the Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium (CTRC), funded by CIHR, and a member of the International Initiative for Traumatic Brain Injury Research. He has trained more than 20 graduate students and post-doctoral research fellows in his laboratory and mentored multiple pediatric critical care trainees in research. He also helped start and lead highly successful research trainee programs for the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group, the CCCTBG and the CTRC. He is advocating to designate moderate to severe TBI as a chronic condition in Canada on behalf of patients and their families, the CTRC and Brain Injury Canada.

A big shoutout to all the intensive and critical care teams across Canada!

[October 24, 2023]

Notice of Annual General Meeting

[October 20, 2023]

The Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS) 2023 Annual General Meeting will take place November 30 8:00 AM ET at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto and on Zoom. Breakfast will  be provided!

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Registration for the 2023 Canadian Critical Care Forum (CCCF) has now opened, CCCS Members get discount!

[September 08, 2023] 

The Canadian Critical Care Forum will take place November 28 - December 1, 2023 at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto. CCCS Members, get 10% discount when you register.

Early bird rates registration deadline is on October 31st. Regular rates start on November 1st. Please click on the link below for more details on registration.

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Death Definition and Determination: 2023 Guidance

[May 3, 2023] 

A Brain-Based Definition of Death and Criteria for its Determination After Arrest of Circulation or Neurologic Function in Canada: a 2023 clinical practice guideline, was published in a special issue of the CJA, the official journal of the Canadian Critical Care Society.

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job postings

CCCS hosts a job posting page where organizations submits their career opportunities.

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Advertising your job opportunity is a great way to target professionals in the critical care field and increase applications. 


Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (CJA) - The Official Journal of CCCS

The Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS) and the Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS) have formed a partnership for the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (CJA) to be the official journal of CCCS.


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On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for your ongoing support of the Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS), the voice of critical care medicine in Canada. 

Membership Benefits

  • Discounted rates to attend the Canadian Critical Care Forum (CCCF), the official meeting of the society
  • Dual membership discount with the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
  • Exclusive access to the members only area to post surveys, jobs, event announcements, etc.
  • Access to the google group with colleagues in intensive and critical care
  • Access to awards and grant opportunities


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future events

Canadian Critical Care Review (CCCR)

Save the Date: June 8-9, 2024 at the Toronto Airport Marriot Hotel, Toronto ON

The Canadian Critical Care Review is held annually and is designed specifically to meet the educational needs of practicing intensivists and critical care trainees. It addresses the clinical challenges faced both during the Royal College subspecialty examinations in critical care and in professional practice. The review course is intended as a knowledge consolidation and assessment exercise.

National Acute Critical Event Simulation (N-ACES)

Save the date: July 3-4, 2024 in Clinical Simulation Centre, Queen’s University Kingston, ON

This annual course is an excellent opportunity for residents to network and meet their colleagues from across the country and a shared start to their training will help foster lifelong friendships and collaborations. The goal of N-ACES is to rapidly upgrade the trainees’ knowledge and skills in the early management of critically ill patients. The course follows a small group learning approach using multiple modes of instruction, including a high proportion of experiential learning through a variety of simulation modalities (e.g. facilitated virtual case scenarios, phone simulation, etc.) and interactive group sessions with expert critical care faculty.

17th World Congress on Intensive and Critical Care Medicine

Save the Date: September 16-19, 2025 in Vancouver, Canada

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About the Association

The Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS) is the National Specialty Society, representing Adult and Paediatric Critical Care Medicine physicians in Canada. The practice of Critical Care Medicine in Canada is multidisciplinary and CCCS members hold base specialty certification in anaesthesia, medicine, paediatrics, emergency medicine or surgery and some surgical subspecialties such as cardiac surgery and neurosurgery.

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