Scientific Presentations of the Critical Care Canada Forum 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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Plenary RCT
Moderators: J Iwashyna, R Green
Grand East
8:00-8:15 The ICE-PACs Trial D Scales
8:15:8:20 Editorial Comment S Keenan
ECMO – Techniques & Outcomes
Moderators: A Mercat, AM Guerguerian
Grand East
8:30-8:50 Starting & Building an ECMO Program D Brodie
8:50-9:10 Mechanical Ventilation during ECMO E Fan
9:10-9:30 Oxygenation thresholds and mortality in ECMO L Munshi
9:30-9:50 Predicting Outcomes in ECMO Patients A Combes
9:50-10:00 Discussion
Quality – What to (not) do
Moderators: D Zygun, E Wilcox
Grand Centre
8:30-8:50 Variation in ICU Care: Why do Intensivist Practice Patterns Differ? A Garland
8:50-9:10 Cost-effective critical care delivery: What does it look like? S Halpern
9:10-9:30 Choosing Wisely Canada – 5 things NOT to do A Amaral
9:30-9:50 Protocols – Alignment and Attribution B Kavanagh
9:50-10:00 Oral Abstract – A Missed Opportunity? – The impact of witnessing CPR in shared hospital rooms on patients’ goals of care. J Spring
Sepsis Development
Moderators: A Kumar, D Karvellas
Grand West
8:30-8:50 New insights into the cause of sepsis J Boyd
8:50-9:10 The role of nosocomial infection in the pathogenesis of sepsis W Lee
9:10-9:30 What we’ve learned from sepsis endotypes H Wong
9:30-9:50 The pathogen in sepsis: worth it or a waste? C Seymour
9:50-10:00 Oral Abstract – Therapeutic Efficacy of Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cell-derived Extracellular Vesicles in pre-clinical Model of ARDS A Varkouhi
Moderators: J Granton, G Douflé
Sheraton AB
8:30-8:50 Monitoring – spontaneous breathing G Bellani
8:50-9:10 Monitoring – fluid requirements by echo A Vieillard-Baron
9:10-9:30 Monitoring – shock: current guidelines JL Vincent
9:30-9:50 Monitoring – extravascular lung water J Granton
9:50-10:00 Oral Abstract – Critical Care at the End of Life: A Population-Level Retrospective Cohort Study of Cost and Outcomes in Ontario D Chaudhuri
10:00 – 10:30 BREAK
ECMO – Specific Indications
Moderators: L Gattinoni, L Munshi
Grand East
10:30-10:50 ECMO for severe PH: an idea ahead of its time? D Brodie
10:50-11:10 ECMO for Refractory Hypoxemia N Ferguson
11:10-11:30 VA-ECMO for refractory cardiogenic shock & cardiac arrest A Combes
11:30-11:50 Outcomes from severe ARDS managed without ECMO R Brower
11:50-12:00 Discussion
Minimizing and Optimizing Ventilation
Moderators: K Burns, N Hill
Grand Centre
10:30-10:50 High-Flow Nasal Oxygen A Mercat
10:50-11:10 NIV for hypoxemic respiratory failure, does it still have a role? N Hill
11:10-11:30 Recognising patient-ventilator dyssynchrony D Georgopoulos
11:30-11:50 Proportional modes. What for? L Brochard
11:50-12:00 Discussion
Infections & Antibiotics
Moderators: F Van Haren, A Amaral
Grand West
10:30-10:50 The Potential of Microbiome Modification D Cook
10:50-11:10 Antimicrobial resistance in low and middle-income countries N Adhikari
11:10-11:30 Antibiotics: How long do we need to treat? R Fowler
11:30-11:50 Continuous vs intermittent dosing of antibiotics in critically-ill patients J Friedrich
11:50-12:00 Discussion
CFN/CCCF – Frailty, Aging & Critical Illness – I
Moderators: J Muscedere, S Goddard
Sheraton AB
10:30-10:50 Frailty: Pathobiology and Implications in the ICU – Are Chronic Critical Illness and Frailty the Same? J Muscedere
10:50-11:10 Missed Opportunities to Improve Care Transition for Elderly Frail Survivors of ICU M Herridge
11:10-11:30 How Can We Best Improve Short and Long-Term Outcomes for the Elderly or Frail Admitted to ICU? T Walsh
11:30-11:50 Coping, hope, resilience, optimism: new targets for ICU interventions C Cox
11:50-12:00 Discussion
Plenary Session
Moderators: S Shemie, B Kavanagh
Grand East
12:00-12:30 The Brain Death Concept- History and Controversies E Wijdicks
12:30-12:45 Questions and Discussion
12:45-13:30 LUNCH
Fundamentals of Deceased Donation 1
Moderators : JF Lize, G Isac
Grand East
13:30-13:45 Canadian and Provincial Deceased Donation Data Update S Beed
13:45-14:10 Diagnostic Errors in Brain Death E Wijdicks
14:10-14:50 Donation Support Physician On Call: What would you do? Chair: S Dhanani
Panelists: A Healey,
G. Isac, JF Lize and
S Beed
14:50-15:00 Discussion
Spontaneous or Controlled Breathing?
Moderators: N Hill, T Pham
Grand Centre
13:30-13:50 Spontaneous breathing in ARDS A Mercat
13:50-14:10 Spontaneous Ventilation – Risks/Benefits B Kavanagh
14:10-14:30 Do we have solutions to combine spontaneous and mechanical breaths? L Brochard
14:30-14:50 Balancing lung protection vs early mobilization J Hall
14:50-15:00 Discussion
Novel Clinical Trials
Moderators: T Thompson, E Duan
Grand West
13:30-13:50 Introducing the adaptive platform trial design F vanHaren
13:50-14:10 The Cluster RCT B Cuthbertson
14:10-14:30 Reporting heterogeneity of treatment effect in critical care trials T Thompson
14:30-14:50 International Collaboration for RCTs in the 21st Century J Marshall
14:50-15:00 Discussion
CFN/CCCF – Frailty, Aging & Critical Illness – II
Moderators: T Walsh, L Rose
Sheraton AB
13:30-13:50 Persistent Critical Illness J Iwashyna
13:50-14:10 Is Your ICU Elder or Frail Friendly? S Mehta
14:10-14:30 Frailty: What to Measure? When to Measure? Does It Add Any Value? S Bagshaw
14:30-14:50 Elderly in the ICU: Demographic Transition and Outcomes H Wunsch
14:50-15:00 Discussion
15:00-15:30 BREAK
Interactions between Donation Professionals, Staff, and Families 
Moderators: S Keenan, M Hartwick
Grand East
15:30-16:00 Communication and Resilience in End-of-Life Donation Discussions D Kuhl
16:00-16:25 Is Family Override Illegal? M Toews
16:25-16:50 Clinical Practice Guideline Development -A Pain in the Academic? Lessons Learned from Pediatric DCD M Weiss / B Rochwerg
16:50-17:00 Discussion
All About ECCO2R
Moderators: E Fan, D Brodie
Grand Centre
15:30-15:50 Extracorporeal CO2 removal to treat respiratory failure, where are we? N Hill
15:50-16:10 ECCO2R in acute exacerbations of COPD L Del Sorbo
16:10-16:30 Why ECCO2R might improve the outcomes of ARDS patients A Combes
16:30-16:50 ECCO2R – It Takes an Interprofessional Team O Smith
16:50-17:00 Discussion
Clinical Research
Moderators: A Seely, V McCredie
Grand West
15:30-15:50 The PETAL Network – Challenges and Opportunities R Brower
15:50-16:10 Clinically important outcomes in ICU research M Chasse
16:10-16:30 How Should Clinical Trials in Brain Injury Be Designed? A Turgeon
16:30-16:50 Pitfalls in Observational Studies in the ICU R Fowler
16:50-17:00 Discussion
Critical Care Nephrology
Moderators: S Lapinsky, J Friedrich
Sheraton AB
15:30-15:50 New Diagnostic Tests for AKI R Wald
15:50-16:10 Strategies for Initiating RRT in AKI S Gaudry
16:10-16:30 Renal function in septic shock A Kumar
16:30-16:50 Automated e-Alerts & Integrated Clinical Decision Support in AKI S Bagshaw
16:50-17:00 Discussion
Plenary Debate – Critical Care Education in Canada
Moderators: A Fox-Robichaud, R Fowler
Grand East
17:00-17:15 Critical Care Training in Canada Should Become Direct Entry S Dev
17:15-17:30 Critical Care Training in Canada Should Remain Subspecialty P Brindley
17:30-17:45 Discussion & Rebuttal
18:00 – 20:00 Welcome Reception – Everyone Welcome! 43rd floor