Information for Speakers

We are looking forward to the review course in Toronto, and appreciate your involvement and hard work in order to make this a successful event! To assist you with preparation, please review the details below.

Speaker Requirements

Please complete the following speaker requirements by the provided deadlines:


  • Download and complete the speaker Conflict-of-Interest (COI) disclosure form using the button above and submit it within your speaker registration form. 
  • Prepare 2-3 learning objectives for your session. These may be submitted through your speaker registration form. 
    • Key information about expectations for learning objectives can be found here. Please avoid verbs that are often used but are open to many interpretations: appreciate, have faith in, know, learn, understand, believe. Click here for a link to suggested verbs.
  • Register as a speaker using the "Speaker Registration" button above or by clicking here
DUE MARCH 18, 2020:
  • A minimum of 5 multiple choice questions (MCQs) are to be asked throughout your presentation. Please review the "MCQ Submission Instructions" and submit your MCQs using the "MCQ Submission Form". Send your completed MCQ file to
  • A disclosure slide must be submitted with your presentation. This slide is to be inserted into the beginning of your presentation and any disclosures or lack thereof must be verbally stated.
  • Presentations must be received no later than March 18, 2020, as they will be reviewed by the committee and returned to the speaker for final edits, if necessary. Presentations are to be sent to
  • Speaker PowerPoint presentations will be made available to delegates in a secure area of the CCCS website prior to the review program.

Please Note:

    • It is requested that speakers are available during the break following their session and are welcome to attend the full program.
    • A minimum of 25% of your presentation must be interactive.
    • Attendees have requested that slides are on a light background, with clear graphics and legible font so that they can be easily read when printing. 
    • Generic, rather than trade names, must be used in presentations.
    • Branding or sponsor logos are not allowed in presentation slides.
    • It is important to write references on slides and incorporate evidence if possible. 
    • Include discussion of commonly encountered barriers to practice change.
    • Speakers must comply with the Rx&D Code of Ethical Practices
    • Speakers must comply with the The Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA’s) policy guidelines on physicians’ interactions with industry
    • Do not forget to include the required disclosure slides at the beginning of your session. Declarations must be verbalized at the start of your presentation. 
    • Presentations will be recorded. The audio, along with the presentation slides, will be shared with attendees on a secure page of the website after the review program.

    Audio Visual:

    • Speakers will be provided with access to a laptop (PC).
    • Slide aspect ratio is 16:9 for PowerPoint presentations.

    Please contact Andrea Smith if you will be using your own computer for your presentation, or if you require video and/or sound.


    The CCCR does not print handouts for speakers. If you wish to distribute handouts during your session, we encourage you do to so electronically by submitting them to

    Further questions? Please contact

    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.

    Contact Us

    Phone: 1-905-604-0166
    Address: 20 Crown Steel Dr. Unit #6, Markham, ON L3R 9X9

    For media inquiries, please contact Kathryn Hendrick at (416) 277-6281.

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