Thank you to all abstract submitters for their contribution!

Abstract Acceptance Notification: Abstract acceptance or rejection notifications will be sent to the abstract submitter by Monday, September 23, 2013.
Early submissions: For abstracts submitted by July 31, 2013, the presenting author will be offered a $100 discount toward their registration (accumulative with registration Early Bird rate).
For submissions received after July 31, no discount will apply.
NOTE: The Presenting Author must register for the conference in order to present. Upon abstract acceptance, the presenting author will receive the code for the $100 discount, should the abstract have been submitted by July 31.

Oral & Poster Presentations

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations have been submitted under the following categories:
MD/PhD Track (includes all physicians and surgeons, all PhDs, undergraduate Health Sciences, undergraduate medicine, graduate students in Medical Sciences, Health Research or Epidemiology):

  • Basic/Translational Science
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement
  • Case Report
  • Retrospective Chart Review
  • Clinical Trial/Survey
  • Systematic Review/Metanalysis

Allied Health (includes Nursing, Advanced Practice Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Dietitian, and Physician Assistants):

  • Scientific
  • Clinical/Quality improvement

Oral Presentations:
The top six MD/PhD abstracts by trainees chosen for the Canadian Critical Care Society’s oral presentation session on Monday, November 11 were:

13:55-14:10 Banoei, Mohammad Using Metabolics for H1N1 Pneumonia Diagnosis and Prognosis
14:10-14:25 Payne, Eric Increased Electrographic Seizure Burden Among Critically Ill Children is Associated with a Decline in Neurologic Function at Hospital Discharge
14:25-14:40 Amatullah, Hajera Targeted Deletion of DJ-1 Attenuates Morbidity and Mortality in Experimental Sepsis Through Improved Bacterial Clearance
15:55-16:10 Prescott, Hallie Obesity and One-Year Outcomes in Older Americans with Severe Sepsis
16:10-16:25 Gunz, Anna C. Identifying Significant and Relevant Events During Pediatric Transport: A Modified-Delphi Study
16:25-16:40 Zhou, Dun Informed Target Discovery for Gene and Stem Cell Therapy in Acute Lung Injury

All presentations will take place at the at the Sheraton Hall E (Lower Concourse)

Poster Viewing:

There will be dedicated poster viewing sessions throughout the symposium. The presenting author is expected to be present at the poster during the following poster viewing times below, and should be prepared to facilitate discussion with delegates.
Sunday, November 10th in the Poster area:

13:30-15:00 Interactive Poster-Abstract Discussions
15:30-17:00 Interactive Poster-Abstract Discussions

Poster Competition:
Only accepted posters presented by trainees are eligible to enter the poster competition. The presenting author is expected to be present at the poster during judging times listed below, and should be prepared to provide a brief 3 minute oral summary of the poster to facilitate discussion and judging.
Poster judging times:
Sunday, November 10th in the Poster area:

13:30-15:00 Poster Judging (Part 1) – Interactive Poster-Abstract Discussions
15:30-17:00 Poster Judging (Part 2) – Interactive Poster-Abstract Discussions

Poster size:
Maximum poster dimensions are 45”high (vertical) X 91”wide horizontal. Push pin receptive or velcro only. Push pins and velcro will be provided onsite.


We are pleased to announce the Critical Care Canada Forum 2013 award winners:

Presenter Title of presentation Award
Hajera Amatullah – St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Targeted deletion of DJ-1 attenuates morbidity and mortality in experimental sepsis through improved bacterial clearance The Garner King Award (1st place)
Eric Payne –
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.
Increased electrographic seizure burden among critically ill children is associated with a decline in neurologic function at hospital discharge. Alan Spanier Award (2nd Place)
Anna C. Gunz –  Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottowa. Identifying significant and relevant events during pediatric transport: A modified-Delphi study Special Merit Award (3rd Place)
Jason Macartney – The Hospital for Sick Children , Toronto Comprehensive Oral Care as a VAP Reduction Initiative in Pediatric Critical Care Best clinical/quality improvement poster (Allied Health Track)
Marilyn Steinberg –  Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto A National Survey of Critical Care Physicians’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs Best scientific poster (Allied Health Track)
Ian Hanney –  McMaster University, Health Science, Hamilton. Consent in pediatric critical care RCTs: A systematic review Best Clinical Study Poster (MD/Phd track)
Beata Mickiewicz –  University of Calgary, Calgary. Metabolic profiling of serum samples by 1H NMR spectroscopy as a potential diagnostic and prognostic approach for adult septic shock patients Best Basic Science Poster (MD/Phd track)
Zeev Mordechai Eini – The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. The use of troponin in pediatric myocarditis Honourable mention

Congratulations to all!

Abstract publication:

Authors of all accepted abstracts will have the option of publishing their abstract on-line at the CCCF website. Top abstracts will also have the option of publishing their abstract in the Canadian Respiratory Journal.