Awards & Recognition

Call for Nominations for the 2019 CIHR-ICHR/CCCS Distinguished Lecturer Award in Critical Care Sciences

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) and the Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS) have established an annual Distinguished Lecturer in Critical Care Sciences Award in recognition of an individual's outstanding contribution to the advancement of critical care sciences in Canada. The award will be presented to the selected candidate at the 2019 Canadian Critical Care Forum (CCCF), to be held in Toronto, where the recipient will give a keynote lecture as part of the scientific program. The CCCF is Canada’s premier national meeting dedicated to the critical care profession and supports a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to promote research, education and patient care in Critical Care Medicine.

The selected candidate will be an outstanding scientist who has conducted the majority of his/her research in Canada and who has contributed to the advancement of critical care sciences. The individual may have conducted work in any one of a number of critical care disciplines and within any of the four CIHR research theme areas: Biomedical; Clinical; Health Systems and Services; and, Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health. The nominated candidate’s research should also be in a field of interest to the CCCS and attendees of the CCCF.

The award includes a $5,000 honorarium and coverage of all expenses (e.g., travel, accommodations, registration fee, etc.) for the recipient to attend the CCCF and to deliver a lecture on a research topic relevant to a largely clinical audience.

Please complete the attached nomination form and submit it to Kaylin Barnes by e-mail at by 4:00 pm MST on April 5, 2019.

2018 Frank Rutledge Award for Excellence in Critical Care Teaching

Call for Nominations - CLOSED 

You are invited to submit a nomination  for the Dr. Frank Rutledge Award for Excellence in Critical Care Teaching. This is an important opportunity to recognize those who have made a remarkable contribution to the future leaders of critical care in Canada, and to acknowledge Canada's outstanding clinical teachers in memory of our very best teachers, Dr. Frank S. Rutledge.  

If you are a trainee in Critical Care Medicine - please consider nominating one of your clinical teachers.

If you are a member of a critical care team and know an outstanding clinical teacher, please suggest to one of the trainees that they nominate that person.  

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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