• Excellence

    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.

  • National

    The CCCTG is a national organization of more than 300 individuals with research interests in the management of the critically ill patient.

  • Research

    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.

  • Impact

    Endorsement by the CCCTG communicates our full commitment to ensure that the work is undertaken in a rigorous & ethical manner, and communicated in a timely & effective way to maximise impact.

  • Direction

    Leading Science, Saving Lives — 5-year Strategic Plan to further enhance the impact of the CCCTG in Canada and around the world.

  • Focus on
    Changes in Practice Reduces Need for Blood Transfusions

    Article in The New York Times reveals transfusions are down almost one-third.  One reason cited for declining demand is that recent studies have found many transfusions unnecessary, so patients are no longer getting expensive services that did them no good.

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    Minister of Health and CIHR Messages for CCCTG's 25th Anniversary

    The CCCTG receives messages from Hon. Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research congratulating the CCCTG on its 25th anniversary.

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    Spring Meeting : Stakeholders Outreach Event

    Dear members & invited guests: join us for the Stakeholders Outreach Event during the upcoming June meeting. The Event will be held at the Muséee Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal QC.

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    The OVATION Study Funded by CIHR and FRQS

    François Lamontagne and the OVATION team have received funding for this important multicenter clinical trial and parallel prospective observational study of blood pressure targets for vasopressors.

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    Severe Respiratory Illness Outbreaks in China and the Middle East: Increasing number of cases of Avian-Origin Influenza A (H7N9) in China

    The preliminary case studies have been reported and characterize patients of ages range from 4 to 87 years,  a presentation with fever, cough and dyspnea, evolving severe hypoxic respiratory illness and ARDS within approximately 7 days of the onset of symptoms. Read more...

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    OSCILLATE in the New England Journal of Medicine

    OSCILLATE trial shows High PEEP, Low Tidal Volume conventional ventilation as or more effective than High Frequency Oscillation - results published in the New England Journal of Medicine - www.nejm.org.

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    TBI-Prognosis Study Funded by CIHR

    Alexis Turgeon and the TBI-Prognosis team recently received funding for this multicenter prospective study aiming to develop a prognostic model and prediction rule following severe traumatic brain injury. The TBI-Prognosis Study involves researchers and trauma centers from across Canada.

  • Fall Meeting

    The CCCTG Fall 2014 Scientific Meeting will be held at the University Club of Toronto October 27-28.


    The CCCRCG Fall 2014 Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel October 29, 2014.

  • Dr. Cook

    Deborah Cook has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours.

  • CCCF 2014

    The Critical Care Canada Forum 2014 will be held in Toronto ON , October 29-November 1.

  • World Sepsis

    World Sepsis Day is on September 13, 2014.  Support this initiative led by the Global Sepsis Alliance.

  • Dr. Kho

    Michelle Kho receives a Canada Research Chair!

  • Dr. Lacroix

    Jacques Lacroix, member of the CCCTG, is the recipient of the prestigious Alan Ross Award.