PROGRAM & SPEAKERS

Day 5 program now available below

PROGRAMS

SPEAKERS

MARCH 18, 2021


Dr. Srinivas Murthy

Srinivas Murthy is board-certified in infectious diseases and critical care. His areas of interest are severe infections, innovative clinical trials, and infection prevention.

                                                                                                                                                             Dr. James Downar

James Downar is a Critical Care and Palliative Care physician in Ottawa. He graduated from McGill Medical School and completed residency training in Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Palliative Care at the University of Toronto. He has a Master’s degree in Bioethics from the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. He is currently the Head of the Division of Palliative Care at the University of Ottawa, and holds a Clinical Research Chair in Palliative and End of Life Care. He is the co-chair of the Pan-Canadian Palliative Care Research Collaborative and the Secretary of the Canadian Critical Care Society. He has authored more than 85 peer-reviewed publications, has been principal investigator on more than 20 peer-reviewed grants, and is a former Associated Medical Services Phoenix Fellow. His research interests include communication and decision-making for seriously ill patients and their families; Palliative Care for the Critically Ill; and Palliative Care for Noncancer Illnesses.

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Dr. Laurent Brochard

Laurent Brochard is a physician working in the Intensive Care Unit of St Michael’s Hospital (Unity Health Toronto) and in the Keenan Research centre. He is the Director of the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine in the University of Toronto, and holds the Keenan Chair in Acute Respiratory Failure and Critical Care Medicine. He is a world leader in Respiratory failure, and is leading a Centre of Excellence in Mechanical Ventilation in Toronto.

Dr. Shelly Dev
Dr. Dev is an Academic Intensivist and Medical Educator in Toronto. Over the last few years, Dr. Dev has written and spoken extensively in the medical community and to the wider media, including interviews on CBC Radio and The Globe and Mail, on Physician Burnout, Physician Mental Health and Medical Culture and continues to do so at both the national and international level.
Dr. Ken Parhar
Dr. Ken Parhar is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Calgary. Ken has completed fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine in Calgary, which included training in echocardiography as well as an advanced fellowship in Cardio-Thoracic Critical Care at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England, with a focus on mechanical circulatory support. Ken is the Medical Director of the CVICU as well as the ECLS program, and is also leading a combined QI/research project on ARDS management in Calgary.

APRIL 15, 2021



Kristen MacEachern
Kristen is the Registered Dietitian in the Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she has worked for the last 15 years. Kristen completed her undergraduate degree at Mount Saint Vincent University, and a Masters of Science degree within the department of medicine researching gastrointestinal physiology, at the University or Calgary. Kristen has been a part of the critical care nutrition network in Canada and has been the principle investigator or a co investigator for single centre and multi centre trials, and has presented work locally, nationally and internationally.


Dr. Bram Rochwerg
Dr. Rochwerg is an intensivist and researcher based at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. His main focus of research includes resuscitation medicine and intravenous fluid use in sepsis. He has gained knowledge and expertise in meta-analysis, network meta-analysis and randomized controlled trials. His other area of focus is clinical practice guideline methodology and he currently works with many international organizations supporting their guideline development projects. He serves on the executive for the Canadian Critical Care Society, the Internal Medicine Section at the Society of Critical Care Medicine and The Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.


Dr. Jeffrey Shaw
Dr. Jeffrey Shaw is duel trained in Critical Care and Cardiology with a specialty in echocardiography. He is co-lead of Calgary’s cardiogenic shock program and has special interest in critical ultrasound.
Dr. Alya Kamani
Dr. Kamani is a Critical Care Physician and ICU Residency Director at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario. She is also a Consultant Medical Toxicologist at the Ontario Poison Centre at The Hospital for Sick Children.
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Dr. Shaheeda Ahmed

Dr. Shaheeda Ahmed is a Cardiologist and Associate Professor at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the University of Toronto. She is the Site Director of the SHSC Cardiology Training Program, the SHSC Education Lead for the DOM, the Ontario Representative for the Canadian Society of Echo, and a Quality Reviewer/former Examiner for the Royal College of Canada Cardiology Examination Board. Her academic focus is education and clinical interests acute care, cardio-oncology and echocardiography.

MAY 6, 2021

Dr. Dean Karvellas
Dr. Constantine (Dean) Karvellas is a Professor of Medicine (Critical Care Medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology) at the University of Alberta and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health Sciences. He practices Critical Care Medicine and Hepatology at the University of Alberta Hospital and is involved with the Liver Transplant program. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hepatology and the American Journal of Transplantation. Dr. Karvellas is a Clinician Scientist whose publications reflect his interests in acute liver failure (ALF), acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF), liver transplantation and extracorporeal liver support.