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COVID-19 Network of Clinical Trials Networks

A durable infrastructure for Canadian acute care clinical trials and emergency research response

The COVID-19 Network of Clinical Trials Networks is creating capacity and collaboration to embed research into clinical care and support a learning health system.

Led by the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG), the COVID-19 Network of Clinical Trials Networks (Network of Networks) is a pan-Canadian partnership of over 400 inter-professional members - patient partners, clinical and translational scientists, health care professionals, research coordinators and trainees - at healthcare centres across Canada. As a national collaborative, we are already solidifying a dynamic, responsive, nimble and durable clinical trials network in acute care.

With 15 working groups of leading Canadian experts, the Network of Networks is building on 30 years of collaborations and a history of championing scalable, context-responsive research approaches.

About the Network

In January 2021, with support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG) established the COVID-19 Network of Clinical Trials Networks comprising ambulatory, acute and critical care, rehabilitation, and long-term follow-up networks and trials.

We have championed scalable, context-responsive research approaches, including the parallel evaluation of multiple therapies using adaptive platform clinical trials into which we have incorporated COVID-19 pandemic-relevant treatment arms and enrolled COVID-19 infected patients in Canada and, with international partner trials groups, around the world.

The COVID-19 Network of Clinical Trials Networks is strengthening, mentoring and supporting a growing system of existing and new trials, networks and partnerships to accelerate research on interventions to combat COVID-19 and create a durable infrastructure for Canadian acute care clinical trials and emergency research response.

 

Leadership

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Rob + Fowler Rob Fowler Chair Sunnybrook Research Institute
Kusum + Menon Kusum Menon Vice Chair Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Brenda + Lucas Brenda Lucas Executive Director CCCTG and the Network of Clinical Trials Networks

Strategic Advisory Committee

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Deborah J. + Cook Deborah J. Cook Academic Chair, Critical Care Medicine McMaster University
Pierre + Cossette Pierre Cossette Rector, Université de Sherbrooke Board director, Universities Canada
Malcolm + King Malcolm King Member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation; Scientific Director, SCPOR University of Saskatchewan
Kim + McGrail Kim McGrail Scientific Director Health Data Research Network Canada and SPOR Canadian Data Platform

Steering Committee

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Patrick + Archambault Patrick Archambault CHAU Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis Université Laval
Alexandra + Binnie Alexandra Binnie William Osler Health System
Michaël  + Chassé Michaël Chassé Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
Nick + Daneman Nick Daneman Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre University of Toronto
Kirsten + Fiest Kirsten Fiest University of Calgary
Emily + Gibson McDonald Emily Gibson McDonald McGill University
Michelle + Kho Michelle Kho McMaster University
François  + Lamontagne François Lamontagne Université de Sherbrooke
Patricia  + Liaw Patricia Liaw McMaster University
John + Marshall John Marshall St. Michael's Hospital University of Toronto
Dayre + McNally Dayre McNally Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario University of Ottawa
Maureen + Meade Maureen Meade Hamilton Health Sciences McMaster University
Sangeeta + Mehta Sangeeta Mehta Mount Sinai Hospital University of Toronto
Srinivas + Murthy Srinivas Murthy BC Children's Hospital University of British Columbia
Katie + O'Hearn Katie O'Hearn Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Dominique + Piquette Dominique Piquette Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre University of Toronto
Bram + Rochwerg Bram Rochwerg Juravinski Hospital McMaster University
May + Solis May Solis Patient & Family Partner
Jennifer + Tsang Jennifer Tsang Niagara Health McMaster University
Alexis  + Turgeon Alexis Turgeon CHU de Québec Université Laval
Krista + Wollny Krista Wollny Alberta Children's Hospital University of Calgary
Nicole + Yada Nicole Yada Health Data Research Network Canada
Ryan + Zarychanski Ryan Zarychanski CancerCare Manitoba University of Manitoba

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