• 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
    Better treatment strategies for critically ill patients and the potential impact for the healthcare system

    The results of the PROTECT Trial and the recent corresponding cost-effectiveness study showed better health outcomes and overall, lower health care costs when using low molecular weight heparin dalteparin for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in the ICU.

  • Focus on
    Ebola Outbreaks - CCCTG Members at the Front

    Critical care clinicians François Lamontagne and Rob Fowler have made several trips to West Africa as part of the World Health Organization and Médecins sans Frontières.  Read their perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine on what constitute the primary barrier to efficient intervention and care.

  • 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.

  • Focus on
    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.

  • Focus on
    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...

  • Focus on
    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.

  • Mentorship

    Call for nominations for the Deborah J. Cook Mentorship Award 2015, deadline to submit nomination package is December 31st, 2014.

  • CCCRCG Grant

    Request for applications for the CCCRCG Research Grant Competition 2015.  The submission deadline is Thursday, March 19, 2015 at midnight EST.

  • CCCTG Funding

    The CCCTG receives funding from the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health Community Development Program.

  • 2015 Meeting

    The CCCTG Winter 2015 Scientific Meeting will be held at the Lake Louise Inn, Lake Louise AB January 26-29.

  • CICU 2014

    Celebrate the Canadian Intensive Care Week October 26 - November 1 2014.  The Intensive Care Team - there for you in critical moments.

  • Quality of Care

    The CCCTG Quality of Care Focus Group 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.