• Canadian Critical Care Trials Group
    The Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG) is a highly collegial group that is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and advancement of critical care research in Canada.
  • Canadian Critical Care Trials Group
    The CCCTG has are more than 30 research programs underway and over 100 peer-reviewed publications to its credit, with direct impact on clinical practice in critical care.
  • Canadian Critical Care Trials Group
    The Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG) is a national organization of more than 300 individuals with research interests in the management of the critically ill patient.
  • Canadian Critical Care Trials Group
    Endorsement by the CCCTG communicates our full commitment to ensure that the work is undertaken in a rigorous and ethical manner, and communicated in a timely and effective way.

History

The Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG) was created in 1989 to improve the care of critically ill patients through investigator-initiated research, and to provide a national forum for continuing education about research methods.

The inaugural meeting of the CCCTG was an open-invitation conference funded by the Medical Research Council of Canada in Emerald Lake in September 1989 attended by approximately 25 people. Dr. Tom Todd became the first Chair and headed the group from 1989 to 1996 after which Dr. Deborah Cook took over till 2004.

The first project to be taken on by the group was the Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis Study and its first major publication “Risk factors for gastrointestinal bleeding in critically ill patients. Canadian Critical Care Trials Group” was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1994.

In the spring of 2000, additional MRC funding was received for a special pediatric CCCTG meeting in Montreal – an indication of the growing number of multicentre pediatric ICU trials. In 2002, Dr. Brent Winston started the Translational Biology subgroup of the CCCTG to further develop the link between basic science and clinical research.

Finally, in June 2004, Roxanne Ward founded the Canadian Critical Care Research Coordinators Group which has already held several highly successful workshops.

TO LEARN MORE about the history, activities, approaches, and challenges of the CCCTG, download the article published in the Critical Care Medicine Journal. Click on the image.


TO LEARN MORE about multi centre clinical research in adult critical care, download the article published in the Critical Care Medicine Journal (click on the image).