SPEAKERS

Friday, April 8, 2022

Jenn Hancock

Jennifer Hancock is a Professor at Dalhousie University in the Department of Critical Care and the current Chair of the Royal College Critical Care Specialty Committee. Although Nova Scotia is now home, Jennifer is a Newfoundlander at heart and completed medical school at Memorial University. She went on to do her Internal Medicine and Critical Care residency at Queen’s University. Her main academic areas of interest are medical education, organ donation, as well as wellness and resiliency.

Barbara Haas 

Dr. Barbara Haas is a critical care physician and trauma surgeon at Sunnybrook Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and a Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute. Dr. Haas’ research program focuses on trauma and emergency surgery in older adults. Her work aims to optimize long-term outcomes in this patient population, as well as to improve inter-specialty communication regarding these complex patients.

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.


Karen Bosma

Dr. Bosma is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Western University, Associate Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute, and a full time intensivist in the Medical-Surgical ICU at University Hospital in London, Canada. Her primary research interest is patient-ventilator interaction and its impact on sleep, delirium and weaning from mechanical ventilation with a secondary research interest in acute lung injury/ARDS.

Eddy Fan

Dr. Fan is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and a Staff Intensivist at the University Health Network/Sinai Health System.

AndrĂ© Denault MD PhD FRCPC FASE ABIM-CCM, FCCS

André Denault is an academic-physician with special interests in ultrasound. His medical qualifications and specialties include internal medicine (1991), critical care medicine (1993) and anesthesia (1996). In 2010 he completed a PhD in biomedical Science at the University of Montreal. He has advanced certification in National Board in Echocardiography (NBE) in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography and critical care ultrasound. Dr Denault has written 301 peer-reviewed articles, 60 book chapters and 3 textbooks on perioperative transesophageal and critical care ultrasound. He has been invited as speaker in local, national and international meeting. He won several teaching awards. He currently works as a cardiac anesthesiologist and intensivist at the Montreal Heart Institute Major interest includes right ventricular function, brain and somatic oximetry and bedside whole-body ultrasound.


Ken Parhar

Dr. Ken Parhar is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Calgary. Ken has completed fellowship training in General Internal Medicine and Critical Care 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 currently the medical director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit in Calgary.

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. 

Jan Friedrich

Jan Friedrich is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Medical Director of the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit and a practicing critical care physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He has a background in clinical epidemiology and research interests include treatment of acute renal failure in ICU patients.


Saturday, April 9, 2022


Laurent Brochard

Pr. Laurent Brochard is Director of the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada since 2014. He holds the Keenan Chair in Critical Care. He is Clinician Scientist, Critical Care, at St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto.

Laura Hawryluk

Dr. Hawryluck is a Professor of Critical Care Medicine in the IDDCM at the University of Toronto. Her academic focus has been on developing and improving the quality of critical care in low and middle income countries, improving the quality of end of life care in Canada and internationally and in improving the knowledge of medico-legal aspects of clinical practice in acute care medicine. She has been awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canada in End of Life Care, the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto Award for contributions to medicine and law and the University of Toronto IDDCM Humanitarian Award.

Ryan Zarychanski

Dr. Zarychanski is a Critical Care physician and Hematologist, at the University of Manitoba and CancerCare Manitoba. His research focuses on the hematologic aspects of critical illness where he leads national and international randomized trials in the fields of sepsis and anticoagulation and transfusion medicine, including anticoagulation COVID-19, and most recently Community Acquired Pneumonia. He also leads RCTs that evaluate plasma exchange in sepsis, and tranexamic acid in major non-cardiac surgery.

Julien Viau-Lapointe

Dr. Viau-Lapointe is an internist-intensivist trained in critical care at the University of Toronto. He is currently an associate professor at the University of Montreal in general internal medicine, critical care and obstetric medicine. 

Jack Rasmussen

Dr. Jack Rasmussen is an intensivist and plastic surgeon based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an interest in major burn care, trauma and wound healing. He completed his his residency training in Plastic Surgery in 2016 at Dalhousie University, and then completed a two year Critical Care fellowship, with a portion of his training spent working with the team at the Ross Tilley Burn Centre in Toronto. He serves as the director of the QEII Health Sciences Center Burn Unit.

Lisa Burry

Lisa is a Clinician Scientist & Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Mount Sinai Hospital & University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. She peer-reviews for multiple journals including BMJ, CMAJ, Crit Care Med, and Chest. She is currently the chair of Emergency and Trauma Medicine Editorial Board for Annals of Pharmacotherapy, and an editorial board member of Intensive Care Medicine. She is a cinical preceptor to numerous BSc, MSc, Doctor of Pharmacy students and pharmacy residents each year. Her research interest relate to pharmacotherapy in the ICU – in particular sedation, neuromuscular blockade, delirium and pain. She is a PI for a pilot drug intervention trial for delirium prevention in the ICU.

Wendy Sligl

Wendy Sligl is Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alberta. She practices in the ICU as well as General and Transplant Infectious Diseases.


Laura Duggan

I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

I'm an editor for the journal Anaesthesia and am a Royal College examiner for Anesthesiology (not Critical Care!).

I have written over 40 publications regarding airway management, including the Canadian Guidelines in 2013 and 2021.

Victoria McCredie

Victoria McCredie is an Assistant Professor in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Clinician Scientist at the University Health Network. Victoria’s clinical research program aims to improve the delivery of neurocritical care and outcomes in patients with acute brain injury.

John Marshall

John Marshall is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto, and an intensivist at St. Michael's Hospital. He is the Canadian PI of the REMAP-CAP trial of interventions for COVID-19, Co-chair of the WHO working group on the Clinical Characterization and Management of COVID-19, and chair of the International Forum for Acute Care Trialists (InFACT).

Bojan Paunovic

Dr. Bojan Paunovic is the Past President of the CCCS and a intensivist practicing in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

He has over twenty years of medical leadership including as the current University, Provincial and Regional Medical Lead for Adult Critical Care.

His areas of focus include system redesign, young leader mentorship and quality initiatives.

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 Professor and 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 an adjunct professor at the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at the Queensland University of Technology. 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 100 peer-reviewed publications, has been principal investigator on more than 25 peer-reviewed grants, and is a former Associated Medical Services Phoenix Fellow. His research interests include communication, decision-making and suffering for seriously ill patients and their families; Palliative Care for the Critically Ill; and Palliative Care for Noncancer Illnesses.


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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