What makes our conference different? It’s casual & fun and we like to talk about things that you won’t hear at other conferences. We always feature a former patient who speaks about their experiences in the healthcare system. We also talk about things that make some people uncomfortable but need to be discussed. Registration is limited so that you will have the chance to interact with world renowned International faculty in an informal setting. Plus our event takes place in one of the most beautiful natural environments in the world!
Our mission is to deliver educational programs which address the needs of critical care physicians and other health care professionals from around the world. The conference promotes excellence and addresses the challenge of providing appropriate care in the most effective and efficient manner to the critically ill patient.
This conference is accredited for CME credits with the Royal College through the CAS. It is also accredited by AACME and the JFICM.
Learn as you ski. An amazing opportunity to ski with the experts as you explore high altitude mountain medicine as it relates to critical care - avalanche rescue, hypothermia, transport, Telemedicine. You will learn what to pack and even participate in a rescue on the mountain.
"Exceptional conference. I have never attended a critical care, anesthesia, or any other conference where I left with so much useful and actionable information"
"Love the “out of the box” topics that you always put in the conference. A lot of conferences are all about science, yours is about real life including things that we do not always like to talk about but we NEED to."
"The organization was flawless, the facilities were great, and the topics were of high calibre. I most certainly look forward to attending again in the future. Most of all, thank you for your hospitality and making me feel welcome."
"Its good to remember that not all of the audience is composed of full time ICU folks, some of us do it only part time. So we appreciate lectures that are not all "Ivory Tower" stuff but the distilled wisdom of the experts. Good sponsors, too, especially Masimo. Keep up the good work."
The conference is held at the Four Seasons Resort, located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. It is the only 5 Diamond Resort in Whistler. You can enjoy a luxurious room at an amazing rate of $289. Book your room here: http://www.fourseasons.com/whistler/canadian_critical_care_conference_2016.html
There are a number of rooms available at the Delta Hotel for $219/night. Please contact Zena for reservations
Whistler Backcomb is North America’s #1 rated ski resort. With 2 mountains, 200+ trails, 1,609 meters of vertical, and an average annual snowfall of 11.6 meters Whistler is hard to beat as a destination for a winter enthusiast. If playing in the snow isn’t your thing there’s still lots to do in the village including enjoying world class dining, shopping & spas. Find out more at http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com
You’ll fly into Vancouver International Airport and from there you’ll have a number of options for transfer to Whistler. Whistler is just 136km from the airport which amounts to about 1.5 hours by car. You can rent a car or travel by shuttle bus or private charter.
We recommend Perimeter: Perimeter offers our delegates a 15% discount, The discounted promo code is: CCC2016: www.perimeterbus.com/canadiancriticalcare or 1-888-717-6606.
Other options can be found here: http://www.whistler.com/getting-here.
Please note that pre-booking rates will only be available until February 18, 2016. Once you're here, there will NOT be an on-site discount option so book EARLY!View Discount Info
Four Seasons Hotel
4591 Blackcomb Way
A poster session will be held where the top 10 presenters will conduct a 5 minute oral presentation to a judging panel. The winner will have their poster reviewed by Dr Derek Angus and have a mentoring session aimed at converting your poster/abstract into a published paper. The top 10 will also present their poster at the plenary session.
Abstracts of original work are being accepted for review. Submit abstracts via e-mail to Zena.Davidson@vch.ca with the subject heading "CCCC Abstract." The body of the message should contain contact information (name, address, and e-mail address). The abstract should be submitted as a file attachment named after the first author. Authors submitting more than one abstract must make each file name unique.
The abstract must be in the form of a Microsoft Word Document with the following specifications:
The Scientific Committee renders final decisions on acceptance. Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail. Posters will be on display at a poster session. A panel 4 x 6 feet will be available for each presenter. Presenters must be at poster to present and answer questions during the panel review.