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 19.5 MOC Section 1 study credits with the Royal College through University of British Columbia. It is also accredited by AACME and the JFICM.
"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."
"It's 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 $300. Book your room here: http://www.fourseasons.com/whistler/canadian_critical_care_conference_2018.html If you have any difficulty with booking online, call the hotel directly at 1 (604) 935-3400.
If your booking includes pre or post dates, the website link may show that rooms are not available. For bookings that include pre or post stays, it is best to call Reservations directly as these are confirmed based on availability.
Whistler Blackcomb 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: CCC2018: 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 prior to the conference. Once you're here, there will NOT be an on-site discount option so book EARLY!
All guests that are booking rental equipment are instructed to do so by following the link, http://www.rentskis.com/vangen2018, to process their reservation.
They make it easy for you to pre-register and pre-purchase the products that you need through their dedicated Reservation Call Centre (1.800.766.0449); please find the 2018 Winter Season rates and booking instructions here.
Call 1.800.766.0449 or subscribe to their newsletter: https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/about-us/email-signup
Four Seasons Hotel
4591 Blackcomb Way
A presentation session will be held where the ten (10) chosen abstracts will be presented to a judging panel. This will be a five (5) minute oral presentation including both presentation and question/answer period. The winner will have their presentation reviewed and provided feedback to assist with further exploration of their content/presentation.
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. Presentations will be made in the main lecture room. Presentations are to be accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation (maximum four slides, no exceptions). Presenters must be present and answer questions during the panel review.