2023 ePoster Winners

Allen Spanier Award – Best Education Study
Irene Wong
(co-authors: Morales Casto, Diana; Panisko, Danny; Najeeb, Umberin; Douflé, Ghislaine)
Impact of a Simulator-Based Focused Transthoracic Echocardiography Training Course: Videos for Self-Directed Learning
From Toronto, ON

CCCF Outstanding Health Professional Abstract Award
Shiva Shahiri
(co-authors: Richebé, Philippe; Martel, Marc O.; Lavoie, Patrick; Gélinas, Céline)
Validation of the Nociception Level (NOL™) Index for Pain Assessment During Suctioning Procedure in Mechanically Ventilated Patients in Intensive Care Unit
From Montreal, QC

Michael Ward Award – Best Basic or Translational Science Study
Stephan Von Düring
(co-authors: Liu, Kuan; Munshi, Laveena; Kim, Joseph; Fan Eddy)
The Association Between Mechanical Power and Intensive Care Unit Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Adult Patients with Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure: A Registry-Based Cohort Study
From Geneva, Switzerland

The Garner King Award – Best Clinical or Quality Improvement Study
Erminio Santangelo
(co-authors: CANCOV Consortium Investigators)
CANCOV – Canadian Prospective Cohort of 3-Year Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 and Their Family Caregivers – Early Analysis of Determinants of ICU Mortality
From Toronto, ON

CCCF Outstanding Trainee Abstract Award
Alex Lepage-Farrell
(co-authors: Richard A, Pinard A M)
Perceptions of Interprofessional Collaboration Among Residents Rotating Through the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Needs Analysis and Recommendations for the Future
From London, ON

ePoster Presentations

The ePoster presentations are listed below, sorted by category:

Checking into Rehab

Moderators: Hayley Gershengorn, Jennifer Tsang, Jenna Spring

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
Clinical Frailty Scale at Intensive Care Unit Discharge: A Valuable Screening Tool for Predicting Readmission and Post-ICU Mortality Sei Won Kim
In-hospital Rehabilitation Interventions in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19: preliminary findings from a systematic review Joanna Semrau
A Quality Improvement Audit of a Prolonged-Ventilation Weaning Centre Teleconsultation Service Anthony Gilding
Characterizing Usual Care Physical Rehabilitation in Canadian ICU Patients: A Secondary Analysis of the CYCLE Pilot RCT Heather O’Grady
Case Report of a Family-Oriented Approach to Extubation Anmol Shahid


Connections and Liberations

Moderators: Stephen Lapinsky, Tom Stelfox, Dale Needham

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
Barriers to percutaneous tracheostomy in a Canadian ICU Kevin Telfer
Patient-Centered Outcomes after ICU Tracheostomy: A Historic Cohort Study Dominique Dundaru-Bandi
An Update on BC-AIR: BC’s Provincial Registry Tracking Emergency Intubations Regina-Veronicka Kalaydina
Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation in the Operating Room – A Systematic Review Megan Abbott
Magnitude and pattern of breathing effort after cardiac surgery – Preliminary Results of the EFFORT study Alice Grassi
Back to Basics: Incorporating the A2F ICU Liberation Bundle into Daily Rounds – a QI initiative in Critical Care Doris Liaw
Postoperative Pulmonary Complications in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients following Cardiac Surgery. Erminio Santangelo
Trends in tracheostomy utilization among critically ill adults requiring prolonged invasive mechanical ventilation for respiratory failure in Manitoba, 2010-2019: a descriptive analysis Rami Elzayat


Flow and Fidelity

Moderators: Dominique Piquette, Matthew Semler, Ivor Douglas

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
https://criticalcarecanada.com/wp-content/uploads/1-44-Shayan-Heybati-Outcomes-of-high-flow-versus-conventional-oxygen-therapy-in-adult-medical-and-post-surgical-oncology-patients-1.pdfOutcomes of high-flow oxygen therapy in adult medical and post-surgical oncology patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis Shayan Heybati
Exploring the accuracy of pulse oximetry in the ICU among adult patients with diverse skin tones: A scoping review Makaila Koshurba
Association between sex and race and ethnicity and the use of intravenous sedation in patients receiving invasive ventilation Sarah Walker
Influence of a Nasal Catheter on HFNC Performance: A Bench Study Fernando Vieira
Influence of intentional and unintentional leaks and mask design in the clearance of CO2 during non-invasive ventilation. A bench study Fernando Vieira
A new system for generating adjustable PEEP with high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy Yu Onodera


Kids One

Moderators: Matt Weiss, Melissa Parker, Guillaume Emeriaud

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
Follow Up Needs After Paediatric Critical Care: A Survey Study Oliver Venettacci
Critical care resource access for obstetric patients in Ontario: A province-wide survey Emily Liu
Evaluating inpatient ward and emergency department clinician experiences with a Pediatric Critical Care Response Team Taneille Johnson
Functional outcome assessment in Critically ill Children, a clinician-reported vs. patient-reported outcomes study Sarah Altamimi
Characterization of Canadian PICU infrastructure design and renovations: a national cross-sectional study Taneille Johnson
Epidemiology of organ support-free days (OSFD) in the PICU of CHU Sainte-Justine: a preliminary study for the OpTTICCA trial Ishak Tamani
Efficacy and safety of dexmedetomidine in mechanically ventilated children: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Jennifer Klowak


Kids Two

Moderators: Andrea Castellvi-Font, Irene Telias, Jeff Singh

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
Non-invasive Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NIV-NAVA) in infants with bronchiolitis is associated with reduced respiratory effort and low intubation rate. Alex Lepage-Farrell
Management of Pulmonary Hypertension for infants & children with cardiac arrest in the hospital setting – A Scoping Review Leandra Rech
Post-Cardiac Arrest Care During Transport from Community Hospitals to Tertiary Children’s Hospital Sughra Ali
Is the clinical impact of small volume of packed red blood cell (pRBC) unit (< 10 mL/kg) per transfusion different in critically ill children who are allocated to a lower versus a higher Hb threshold (70 vs 95 g/L)? Nadia Roumeliotis
A Quality Improvement review of local risks factors contributing to Unplanned Extubations in Paediatric Critical Care Lori Tuira
How death moves us – use of sentinel events for successful swift implementation of a rapid response system in a tertiary pediatric care centre, one year later Mariam Naguib
How children respond to respiratory muscle unloading during SBT: assessment of physiological variables and respiratory indexes Luca Marchetto


Matters of the Heart

Moderators: David Maslove, Ryan Perry, Dominique Piquette

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
Femoral Venous Pulsatility and Right Heart Dysfunction in Cardiac Surgery: An Observational Study Karel Huard
Hydroxocobalamin treatment for shock: a case series Liran Schechtman
Short- and Long-term Healthcare Resource Utilization and Costs Associated with Cardiogenic Shock Complicating Myocardial Infarction – A Population-Based Cohort Study Simon Parlow
Safe and Feasible Mobility Strategies for Complex Cardiac Surgery Patients with Impella 5.5 and Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring Raghad Said
Delayed takotsubo cardiomyopathy after electrical cardioversion requiring veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Karl Courchesne
CANCOV – Canadian Prospective Cohort of 3-year Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 and Their family Caregivers – Early Analysis of Determinants of ICU Mortality Erminio Santangelo


Nearing the End

Moderators: Terri Hough, John Muscedere, Deborah Cook

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
POCUS and End of Life Decision Making in the Acute Care Setting Erica Clarke Whalen
Understanding the use of the “Family Veto” to withdraw consent to organ donation: A scoping review Sarah Lazin
Intensive End of Life Care: Implementation of a guideline-based order set for the withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy in the Intensive Care Unit Alison Knapp
Deceased organ and tissue donation after medical assistance in dying and other conscious and competent donors: 2023 updated guidance for policy Kim Wiebe
Outcome of Obesity by Sex in Critically-ill Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study Mohammed Alqahtani
CANCOV – Canadian Prospective Cohort of 1-year outcomes in critically ill patients with COVID-19 and their family caregivers – Preliminary Report on Causes of Death in the ICU cohort Laura Dragoi
Donation Advisor: A Transformative Tool for Deceased Organ Donation and Transplantation – Initial Implementation Study Rashi Ramchandani
Spinal cord ischemic infarction after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in children: a report on two cases Ahmed AlKharusi



Moderators: Michael Sklar, Kirsten Feist, Lieuwe Bos

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
Validation of the Nociception Level (NOL™) Index for pain assessment during suctioning procedure in mechanically ventilated patients in intensive care unit Shiva Shahiri
Antipsychotics in the treatment of delirium in critically ill patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized-controlled trials Kallirroi Laiya Carayannopoulos
Implementation and patient-level costs of an early rehabilitation bundle in a pediatric intensive care unit Shira Gertsman
Chronic intensive care-related pain (CIRP), opioid use and misuse in critically ill survivors in Quebec: How are they doing at 3 and 6-month post-discharge? Céline Gélinas
Reducing the Use of Sedatives and Analgesic Infusions in Critical Care (ROSA): A Quality Improvement Initiative Cassandra Dirks
Pharmacokinetics of Recombinant Human Annexin A5 (SY-005) in Patients with Severe COVID-19 Aleksandra Leligdowicz



Moderators: Aleks Leligdowicz, Lisa Burry, Alberto Goffi

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
Prognostic value of antithrombin creatinine ratio: insights from clustering analysis of patients admitted to the ICU Kenya Yarimizu
Prevalence of Medications Which Require Dosage Adjustments in Critically Ill Paediatric Patients Receiving Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Winnie Seto
Substance use disorder and delirium risk in critical multisystem trauma Jenna Kroeker
Patient-Important Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the ICU: A Mixed Method Study of Patient and Family Perspectives Karla Krewulak
Effects of Multiple Intravenous Administrations of Phenylephrine on Scalp and Brain Blood Oxygenation: A Pilot Study with a Full-Head Coverage Time-Resolved Near-infrared Spectroscopy Device Farah Kamar
Anticholinergic Toxidrome as a Possible Explanation for Methylene Blue toxicity Saud Aldeghaither


Pulmonary Physiology

Moderators: Cara Agerstrand, Ewan Goligher

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
Does the same Driving Pressure always provide the same mean alveolar pressure? Role of decelerating versus square flow controlled mechanical ventilation. Mattia Docci
The association between mechanical power and intensive care unit mortality in mechanically ventilated adult patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: A registry-based cohort study Stephan von Düring
Pressure Opening with Electrical Impedance Tomography (POET study): a physiological study Vorokamol Phoophiboon
Relationship between non-invasive respiratory effort monitoring and the esophageal pressure swing in mechanically ventilated patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure Paweenuch Bootjeamjal
Prevalence and characteristics of pendelluft during spontaneous breathing in patients with moderate or severe acute hypoxemic respiratory failure Thiago Bassi


Research in Motion

Moderators: Cheryl Holmes, Bruno Ferreyro, Michael Detsky

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
High Noon: Fostering a culture of community, rapid quality improvement, safety, and research engagement – A Manitoba Critical Care Quality Improvement Initiative Carmen Hrymak
Assessing the Usability of a Study Website for Research Personnel: Preliminary findings Hibaa Hasan
Factors Influencing Canadian Community Intensive Care Unit Participation in Clinical Research: A Qualitative Descriptive Study Paige Gehrke
ICU Care Team’s Perception of Clinical Research in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): A Cross-sectional Study Karla Krewulak
Increasing Research Capacity in Canadian Community Hospitals: A Case Study Elaina Orlando
The research activities of Ontario’s large community acute care hospitals: a scoping review Jane Jomy
The Registered Nurse’s Role in Advancing Critical Care Through Research: The Innovation Pipeline Cassandra Dirks
Design Thinking in Critical Care: Engaging and co-creating human centered solutions Nicole Labine


Sepsis: the Micro

Moderators: Keith Walley, Alexandra Binnie, Taylor Kain

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
Legionella longbeachae: An emerging infectious disease Alexandre Beaulac
Continuous monitoring of microvascular function and perfusion in early onset of sepsis with non-invasive optical spectroscopy Rasa Eskandari
Impact of PAD4-deficiency on the host response to sepsis  in a murine model of fecal-induced peritonitis Erblin Cani
Impact of age on the host response to sepsis in a murine model of fecal-induced peritonitis Neha Sharma
Evaluation of the implementation and impact of piperacillin-tazobactam prolonged infusions in critically ill patients: A single-center retrospective chart review Kylie Landry


Sepsis: The Macro

Moderators: Fede Angriman, Fatima Sheikh, Michelle Kho

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
Using non-invasive central blood pressure devices to predict the presence of pressure gradient in critically ill patients David Prud-homme
Infectious Characteristics of Patients with Hematologic Malignancies Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Prospective Cohort Substudy Benjamin Gershkovich
Sepsis Policy, Guidelines, and Standards in Canada Fatima Sheikh
Impact of delays in blood sample processing  on plasma markers of inflammation, coagulation, and cell death Vanessa Gyorffy
A Survey and Environmental Scan of Sepsis Research in Canada Muhadisa Ali
Hospital-Acquired Bloodstream Infections in critically ill patients with cirrhosis from 101 centers: a post-hoc analysis of the EUROBACT-2 international cohort study Hannah Wozniak
Point-of-care ultrasound identified venous congestion in patients with septic shock: a pilot prospective multicenter observational study Kaan Balta


Staying Well

Moderators: Christie Lee, Fernando Zampieri

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
Exploring transition from simulation to clinical practice Liron Talmi
Introduction of a Universal Wellbeing Check-in Program for Clinical Faculty in the Department of Medicine: A Pilot Project Karen Bosma
Coping Strategies Used by Registered Nurses in Acute and Critical Care Settings: A scoping review protocol Amina Silva
Understanding Compassion Fatigue, Moral Distress, and Burnout Among Organ Donation Coordinators in Canada: Final Results of a Mixed-Methods Study Vanessa Silva e Silva
REGRET – A survey among ICU health care workers Hannah Wozniak
Rapid cycle deliberate practice-based simulation as a new training tool in critical care Bruno Manetti Previero


Teach Me Something

Moderators: Leon Byker, Julie Moore, Darryl Abrams

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
Perceptions of interprofessional collaboration among residents rotating through the pediatric intensive care unit: a needs analysis and recommendations for the future Alex Lepage-Farrell
Improving virtual training for outcome assessors in critical care research: a qualitative study Jen Hoogenes
Impact of a Simulator-Based Focused Transthoracic Echocardiography Training Course: videos for self-directed learning Irene Wong
The iTEACH Study – Interprofessional Technical Skills Coaching Needs Assessment in Acute Care: A Mixed-Method Study Raphaëlle Carignan
Team Training and Clinical Excellence (TTrACE) Academy: An Evaluation Study Karlie DeAngelis


The Noggin’

Moderators: Sheldon Magder, James Downar, Geert Meyfroidt

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
Microvascular autoregulation in skeletal muscle using near-infrared spectroscopy and derivation of optimal mean arterial pressure in the ICU: First-in-human description and comparison with cerebral NIRS Amirali Mirsajadi
Low tidal volume ventilation and mortality in patients with acute brain injury: a secondary analysis of an international observational study Doulia Hamad
Blood Pressure Management in Early Aneurysmal Subarachonid Hemorrhage: A Cross-sectional Survey of Canadian Clinicians Luke Terrett
Standardizing Classification of Radiographic Vasospasm Associated with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in a Randomized Controlled Trial: A Novel Adjudication Process. Jamie Ghossein
Intensive blood pressure management after endovascular thrombectomy and outcomes in patients with ischemic stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis Javier Mora
Effect of statins in traumatic brain injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis Charles Veillette
Potential influence of sedative and analgesic medications on the neurological determination of death: a scoping review on existing recommendations and evaluation of their supporting evidence Qi Li



Moderators: Tai Pham, Marlies Ostermann, Shaurya Taran

ePoster Title Presenting Author(s)
Characteristics of Rapidly Manufactured Ventilators: A Scoping Review Katie Mikkelsen
Ventilatory modes which have been compared in randomized controlled trials to facilitate liberation from mechanical ventilation: A systematic review Jasper Ho
Improving Rates of Spontaneous Breathing Trials at Toronto General Hospital Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit. A prospective Quality Improvement initiative. Manuel Tisminetzky
Identifying opportunities to improve evidence-based use of prone positioning in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Thomas Bodley
Hemodynamic changes during Pressure Support Ventilation as compared with Controlled Mechanical Ventilation Alice Grassi