Neurocritical Care Masterclass 2022
Integrating Contemporary Neurocritical Care into the ICU

Registration: Physicians: $700.00 / all others: $375.00

Course Directors:

Victoria McCredie MD PhD FRCPC FNCS FRCPUK, University of Toronto and Jeffrey Singh MD MSc FRCPC FNCS, University of Toronto

Program Overview:

This pre-conference workshop will provide key updates in the rapidly moving area of neurocritical care. This year’s course will focus on the practical and emerging applications in neurophysiologic monitoring, advice for tough clinical situations, brain resuscitation, and a review of recent practice-changing neurocritical care publications.

This workshop will be delivered by international leaders in neurocritical care to ensure you receive high-quality updates that will impact your clinical practice. Our expert speakers will provide practical tips and relevant case examples that will make even the most challenging aspects of neurocritical care both clear and accessible. The workshop will put the latest research developments into clinical context to support your continued professional education and development needs.

New this year will be a “Meet the Experts” breakout session where you can discuss difficult cases and ask questions directly with the experts.  At the end of each session, there will also be time to have your questions answered by world-leading neurocritical care speakers. You’ll leave the day with updated clinical knowledge that will help you maintain and improve your daily practice, enhance patient confidence, and improve patient safety.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe how basic (blood pressure, oxygenation, ventilation, and osmolality) physiological care can be enhanced in a context-specific way during brain resuscitation after acute brain injury.
  2. Identify important cerebrovascular and advanced neurophysiologic concepts that can be considered in individualizing patient management and optimizing patient outcomes.
  3. Cite the best-pratices for tough clinical situations in neurocritical care, such as neuroprognostication, anticoagulation after intracranial hemorrhage, and management of refractory status epilepticus.
  4. Describe the current, evidence-based guidelines and recent clinical trials for acutely brain-injured patients.
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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

Registration: Physicians: $700.00 / all others: $375.00

Come and hear from experts on the role of extracorporeal support in critically ill patients – from basic concepts to the latest controversies – including time for simulation/demonstration of common clinical scenarios.


  1. To review the indications and evidence supporting the use of extracorporeal support in patients with cardiopulmonary failure
  2. To discuss current knowledge gaps/controversies and research in the use of extracorporeal support in patients with cardiopulmonary failure
  3. To discuss, review, and simulate/demonstrate common clinical scenarios encountered in the care of patients on extracorporeal support

Critical Care Fellows’ Day 2022

Registration: Fellows and residents only, free of charge

For this day, many of the top speakers in our profession come to the conference a day early to speak to (and interact with) residents and fellows from across Canada and abroad who are training in Critical Care Medicine. This is most generous on the part of the speakers, but makes the Fellows’ Day one of the best days of the meeting.

The audience at Fellows’ Day -aside from the speakers- is exclusively trainees and the talks are for and with trainees, making this unlike any other meeting, and the day is entirely funded by the CCCF. All of us involved are really proud of this wonderful tradition.

If you’re a CCM trainee, please register if you haven’t already … and if you’re not a trainee, well, this isn’t designed for you (but join us at the CCCF for the following three days).

Fellows’ Day is free of charge for residents and fellows (registration is an in-kind donation from the CCCF). Registration is required.