Scientific Presentations of the Critical Care Canada Forum 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016

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Opening Plenary
Moderators: B. KavanaghN. Ferguson
Grand East
8:00-8:25 40 Years of Thinking about Extra-Corporeal Support L Gattinoni
8:25-8:30 Discussion
ARDS – Ventilator-Associated Lung Injury
Moderators: G Bellani, C Dos Santos
Grand East
8:30-8:50 Mechanisms of VALI B Kavanagh
8:50-9:10 Lung stress and strain in ARDS L Gattinoni
9:10-9:30 Lung Protective Ventilation: beyond 6/kg G Rubenfeld
9:30-9:50 Setting Tidal Volumes in ARDS: PBW, DeltaP or Pes? R Brower
 9:50-10:00 Oral Abstract – Driving pressure is not associated with hospital mortality in patients without ARDS M Schmidt
End of Life – Decisions and Support
Moderators: R Fowler, R Kirsch
Grand Centre
8:30-8:50 Nudging intensivists: simple interventions to change end-of-life care S Halpern
8:50-9:10 Attitudes and beliefs about ICU-based palliative care C Cox
9:10-9:30 Bereavement and support J Downar
9:30-9:50 Spirituality at the end of life D Cook
9:50-10:00 Oral Abstract – Economic evaluation of the very elderly admitted to intensive care unit in Canada N Chin-Yee
Sepsis Definitions
Moderators: H Wong, A Fox-Robichaud
Grand West
8:30-8:50 New sepsis definitions: finally back to common sense JL Vincent
8:50-9:10 Surviving Sepis in the era of New Defintions P Dellinger
9:10-9:30 qSOFA in Sepsis-3: where are we now? C Seymour
9:30-9:50 Definitions: Do they help us? J Marshall
9:50-10:00 Oral Abstract – Impact of Initial Lactate Level on ED Management of Patients with Sepsis: A Multicentre Retrospective Cohort Study V Lo
10:00 – 10:30 BREAK
ARDS – Frontiers
Moderators: R Brower, K Bosma
Grand East
10:30-10:50 The role of continuous negative abdominal pressure in ARDS T Yoshida
10:50-11:10 RV protective ventilation in ARDS A Vieillard-Baron
11:10-11:30 Stem cell therapies for ARDS J Laffey
11:30-11:50 The Michael Ward Memorial Lecture: ARDS Endotypes – Differential Response to Fluid Therapy T Thompson
11:50-12:00 Discussion
End of Life – Choices & Conflicts
Moderators: J Downar, C Cox
Grand Centre
10:30-10:50 Intractable conflicts over end-of-life care after Rasouli G Rubenfeld
10:50-11:10 ICU care is not a buffet: problems with shared decision making R Kirsch
11:10-11:30 End of life care – are all Canadians equal? R Fowler
11:30-11:50 What you need to know when it’s time to withdraw ECMO D Brodie
11:50-12:00 Discussion
12:30 – 1:30 Canadian Critical Care Society – Annual General Meeting – All Welcome
Pick up your lunch in the Exhibit Hall and join us in Grand Centre
Sepsis Hemodynamics
Moderators: L McIntyre, C Seymour
Grand West
10:30-10:50 Beta blockade in sepsis- what is the evidence D Talmor
10:50-11:10 VA ECMO for Septic Shock? A Combes
11:10-11:30 Assessing ventricular function in sepsis and critical illness K Walley
11:30-11:50 Making Sense of Early Goal Directed Therapy A Kumar
11:50-12:00 Discussion
Plenary RCT
Moderators: S Mehta, B Cuthbertson
Grand East
12:00-12:15 The EUPHRATES Trial – Hemofiltration in Septic Shock P Dellinger
12:15-12:20 Editorial Comment T Thompson
12:20-12:30 Questions and Discussion
12:30-13:30 LUNCH
ARDS – Basics
Moderators: B Kavanagh, T Yoshida
Grand East
13:30-13:50 Current management of ARDS patients: the LUNG SAFE study G Bellani
13:50-14:10 Management of Severe ARDS – Current Canadian Practice E Duan
14:10-14:30 Lung recruitablity in ARDS: how to define and assess? L Chen
14:30-14:50 How I Use Ventilator Waveforms at the Bedside A Mercat
14:50-15:00 Discussion
ICU Teams
Moderators: D Cook, O Smith
Grand Centre
13:30-13:50 Families as part of the team to improve quality of care A Amaral
13:50-14:10 The rise of the “collaborative imperative” E Paradis
14:10-14:30 Rapid response systems and collective (in)competence S Kitto
14:30-14:50 Teamwork: Beyond the usual platitudes P Brindley
14:50-15:00 Discussion
Sepsis Outcomes
Moderators: J Marshall, W Lee
Grand West
13:30-13:50 Late Mortality After Sepsis Is Real J Iwashyna
13:50-14:10 The 10 elements that can improve outcome in sepsis JL Vincent
14:10-14:30 Impact of obesity on sepsis outcomes K Walley
14:30-14:50 Endotoxemia: Harmful or beneficial J Marshall
14:50-15:00 Discussion
All About the RV
Moderators: S Magder, E Goligher
Sheraton AB
13:30-13:50 RV failure J Granton
13:50-14:10 PEEP and the RV during mechanical ventilation J Hall
14:10-14:30 The RV during VV ECMO D Brodie
14:30-14:50 Heart-Lung interactions: applications at the bedside A Vieillard-Baron
14:50-15:00 Discussion
15:00-15:30 BREAK
ARDS – Under Pressure
Moderators: N FergusonN Adhikari
Grand East
15:30-15:50 Airway occlusion pressure : P0.1 A Mercat
15:50-16:10 Pes to Set PEEP – The American Approach D Talmor
16:10-16:30 Pes to Set PEEP – The Italian Approach L Gattinoni
16:30-16:50 Pes to Set PEEP – The (French) Canadian Perspective L Brochard
16:50-17:00 Discussion
Bench to Bedside
Moderators: J Hutchison, C dos Santos
Grand Centre
15:30-15:50 Lipoproteins and PCSK9 in sepsis K Walley
15:50-16:10 PCSK9 – Children are different H Wong
16:10-16:30 The mouse 9-1-1 – How novel animal models should inform sepsis trials C Seymour
16:30-16:50 Basic science and clinical medicine – a relationship on the rocks? W Lee
16:50-17:00 Discussion
Sedation & Delirium
Moderators: L Burry, M Detsky
Grand West
15:30-15:50 Improving sedation-analgesia quality using novel technology T Walsh
15:50-16:10 Has dexmedetomidine added anything to our approach to sedation? J Hall
16:10-16:30 Physical restraints and management of agitation in the ICU L Rose
16:30-16:50 Detection of iatrogenic opioid and benzodiazepine withdrawal in the ICU D Williamson
16:50-17:00 Discussion
Restarting and Supporting the Heart
Moderators: J FriedrichP Laussen
Sheraton AB
15:30-15:50 Echocardiography assisted cardiac arrest management R Arntfield
15:50-16:10 ILCOR Beyond 2015 – Point and Click Continuous Evidence Review L Morrison
16:10-16:30 Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump – When and How S Magder
16:30-16:50 Balloon Pump in VA-ECMO A Combes
16:50-17:00 Discussion
Plenary RCT
Moderators: T WalshH Wunsch
Grand East
17:00-17:15 EPOCH – A Cluster Randomized Trial of a Documentation-Based System of Care C Parshuram
17:15-17:20 Editorial Comment H Wong
17:20-17:30 Questions and Discussion