Scientific Presentations of the Critical Care Canada Forum 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012

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Plenary RCT

Moderators: B. Kavanagh – D. Scales Osgoode East
8:00-8:15 J. Myburgh The CHEST Trial
8:15-8:20 JL. Vincent Editorial Comment
8:20-8:30 Questions & Discussion from the floor


ARDS – New Treatments

Moderators: J. Laffey – O. Gajic Osgoode East
8:30-8:50 A. Pesenti NAVA in ARDS patients
8:50-9:10 D. McAuley Novel pharmacotherapy in ARDS
9:10-9:30 J. Laffey Mesenchymal stem cells for ARDS: promise and pitfalls
9:30-9:50 A. Combes VV-ECMO for refractory ARDS
9:50-10:00 Discussion


Sepsis & Multi-Organ Failure I – Pathogenesis

Moderators: J. Marshall – JL Vincent Osgoode West
8:30-8:50 K. Walley Molecular mechanisms of sepsis: TLRs and innate immunity
8:50-9:10 M. Terblanche Identifying modifiable risk factors for acute organ failure
9:10-9:30 M. Singer Immunomodulation is a busted flush, we need to focus downstream (at mitochondria)!
9:30-9:50 J. Marshall Neutrophils in the pathogenesis of sepsis
9:50-10:00 Discussion


ICU Rehabilitation & Recovery

Moderators: M. Herridge – H. Wunsch Sheraton Hall AB
8:30-8:50 E. Fan ICU acquired weakness in survivors of critical illness
8:50-9:10 K. Koo Facilitators and barriers to acute rehabilitation in the critically ill
9:10-9:30 N. Adhikari Targeting depression after lung injury
9:30-9:50 M. Herridge Do lung Injured patients need a special rehabilitation program?
9:50-10:00 Discussion

10:00-10:30 – Break

ARDS – Diagnosis and Prevention

Moderators: A. Pesenti – M. Schultz Osgoode East
10:30-10:50 C. Guerin Open lung biopsy in ARDS patients
10:50-11:10 O. Gajic Prediction and prevention of acute lung injury
11:10-11:30 M. Schultz Lung Protective Mechanical Ventilation
11:30-11:50 N. Ferguson Exploring the Berlin Definition of ARDS
11:50-12:00 Discussion


Sepsis II – Therapies

Moderators: A. Kumar – M. Terblanche Osgoode West
10:30-10:50 J. Myburgh Development of a definitive RCT of steroids
10:50-11:10 A. Kumar The role of rapid source control in management of septic shock
11:10-11:30 JL. Vincent Vasopressor therapy today: the best choice
11:30-11:50 M. Singer Statins in sepsis – the fat lady can sing
11:50-12:00 Discussion


ICU Long-term Outcomes

Moderators: A. Adhikari – D. Zygun Sheraton Hall AB
10:30-10:50 B. Cuthbertson Critical Illness – a new co-morbidity?
10:50-11:10 J. Iwashyna Fixing other people’s problems: treatment of pre-existing conditions
11:10-11:30 S. Carson Predicting Outcomes
11:30-11:50 H. Wunsch Long-term mortality after critical illness
11:50-12:00 Discussion


Plenary Address

Moderators: N. Ferguson – A. Slutsky Osgoode East
12:00-12:30 J. Drazen Two hundred years of medical advances
12:30-12:40 Questions and Panel Discussion

12:00-13:30 – Lunch


Moderators: JL Vincent – B. Cuthbertson Osgoode East
13:30-13:50 S. Bagshaw Fluid accumulation in critical illness: less is more
13:50-14:10 L. McIntyre Hydroxyethyl starch for fluid resuscitation
14:10-14:30 J. Myburgh Fluid resuscitation in specific patient populations: sepsis and traumatic brain injury
14:30-14:50 B. Cuthbertson Fluid management during surgery- full, empty or just right?
14:50-15:00 Discussion


WJ Sibbald Symposium – Critical Care Capacity

Moderators: R. Fowler – D. Scales Osgoode West
13:30-13:50 J. Kahn ICU bed capacity – how does supply affect utilization?
13:50-14:10 N. Gibney Critical care unit capacity in Canada-have we failed to advocate adequately?
14:10-14:30 H. Wunsch The role of intermediate care for critically ill patients
14:30-14:50 O. Gajic Hospital of the Future
14:50-15:00 Discussion


Critical Care Haematology

Moderators: E. Azoulay – C. Parshuram Sheraton Hall AB
13:30-13:50 T. Walsh Red cell transfusion triggers for the sickest patients: are there unanswered questions?
13:50-14:10 R. Zarychanski Implementation of massive transfusion protocols to guide practice in severe bleeding – is your institution ready?
14:10-14:30 E. Azoulay Pulmonary involvement in hematology patients
14:30-14:45 Discussion


Critical Care Nursing – Communicating with Families; Protecting Patients

Moderators: O. Smith – C. Dale Sheraton Hall C
13:30-13:50 D. White Five Strategies to improve surrogate decision making in ICUs
13:50-14:10 S. Carson Communication with surrogate decision makers
14:10-14:30 L. Rose Restraint use in the ICU
14:30-14:50 M. Curley Maintaining skin integrity
14:50-15:00 Discussion


Meet the Professor – Intimate & Interactive

V.I.P. Room
13:30-14:10 S. Magder Guyton at the Bedside
14:10-14:15 Discussion


Meet the Professor – Intimate & Interactive

V.I.P. Room
14:15-14:55 F. Laghi Patient-ventilator interactions & respiratory muscle function
14:55-15:00 Discussion

15:00-15:30 – Break

FRSQ-CCCF Symposium

Moderators: Y. Skrobik – M. Herridge Osgoode East
15:30-15:50 Y. Skrobik ICU Delirium and sedation: understanding their role in long-term patient outcomes
15:50-16:10 M. Kho Just. Do. Something. Combating bedrest in the ICU through early rehab
16:10-16:30 A. Turgeon Functional outcomes and quality of life after TBI in patients and their families
16:30-16:50 A. Denault Cerebral saturation monitoring- what does it predict?
16:50-17:00 Discussion


Critical Care Systems – Staffing & Quality

Moderators: J. Kahn – H. Wunsch Osgoode West
15:30-15:50 C. Parshuram Enhancing communication on rounds
15:50-16:10 S. Halpern ICU readmissions are not in the causal pathway to bad outcomes: emerging evidence
16:10-16:30 A. Taenzer Reducing “rescue events” and ICU Transfers
16:30-16:50 A. Garland Reassessing Disparities in ICU access
16:50-17:00 Discussion


AC Bryan Physiology Symposium

Moderators: J. Granton – F. Laghi Sheraton Hall AB
15:30-15:50 J. Laffey Buffering a permissive hypercapnia – the evidence
15:50-16:10 S. Magder From P-V loop to starling curve
16:10-16:30 F. Laghi Auto-PEEP in respiratory failure
16:30-16:50 A. Slutsky Ventilation without breathing: physiological implications
16:50-17:00 Discussion


CCCF-CCCS – Resident Oral Abstract Presentations

Moderators: K. Burns – C. Dos Santos Sheraton Hall C
15:30-15:45 L. Mardini Impact of delayed critical care access on female mortality in the ICU
15:45-16:00 C. Barry Omission of Essential Information in ICU Attending Physicians’ Handovers: An Observational Study
16:00-16:15 A. Tung Comparing intubation times using Glidescope® videolaryngoscopy and a novel videolaryngoscope, the Glidescope®
16:15-16:30 S. Armstrong Influenza Infects Lung Microvascular Endothelium Leading to Microvascular Leak: Role of Apoptosis and Claudin-5
16:30-16:45 A. Mills Retrospective review of the Modified Early Warning Score in critically ill surgical inpatients at a Canadian Hospital
16:45-17:00 A. Shibata Characterization of glucocorticoid receptor expression in neutrophils and monocytes of critically ill children


Meet the Professor – Intimate & Interactive

V.I.P. Room
15:30-16:10 O. Gajic Approach to the critically ill patient with acute respiratory failure
16:10-16:15 Discussion


Meet the Professor – Intimate & Interactive

V.I.P. Room
16:15-16:55 A. Combes An ECMO Primer
16:55-17:00 Discussion


Plenary Session – Defining Death

Moderators: T. Stewart – JL Vincent
17:00-17:20 S. Shemie Concepts of death determination – a Canadian–WHO Consensus
17:20-17:40 S. Dhanani A prospective study of physiology & vital signs after withdrawal of life support in the ICU
17:40 – 17:50 Questions and Panel Discussion