• Canadian Critical Care Trials Group
    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.
  • Canadian Critical Care Trials Group
    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.
  • Canadian Critical Care Trials Group
    The Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG) is a national organization of more than 300 individuals with research interests in the management of the critically ill patient.
  • Canadian Critical Care Trials Group
    Endorsement by the CCCTG communicates our full commitment to ensure that the work is undertaken in a rigorous and ethical manner, and communicated in a timely and effective way.

Career Development & Mentorship

The next Research Career Development Day will take place in conjunction with the CCCTG Spring 2022 Scientific Meeting in Montréal.

The CCCTG Career Development & Mentorship subcommittee consists of CCCTG members and other clinician educators from across Canada who are responsible for coordinating the content of the annual Residents Research Day (see below).

Career Development & Mentorship Subcommittee members:

Dominique Piquette (Chair)
Mema Briseida
Jenny Foster
Elaine Gilfoyle
Ronald Gottesman
Jamie Hutchison, Past Chair, CCCTBG Representative
Aleksandra Leligdowicz, Trainee Representative
Keren Mandelzweig
Kusum Menon
Orla Smith, CCCRCG Representative
Maude St-Onge

Research Career Development Day

The CCCTG hosts an annual Research Career Development Day to promote research education for all critical care trainees across Canada. The day consists of talks geared to trainees from CCCTG members on research-related topics such as:
  • Career planning
  • How to write a grant and manuscript
  • The role of the Research Ethics Board
  • Etc.
In addition, trainees have the opportunity to present their research projects for feedback from the CCCTG membership on issues such as methodology, statistics, and patient recruitment.

The next Research Career Development Day will take place on May 30, 2022 in conjunction with the CCCTG Spring Scientific Meeting in Montréal.

Following the Research Career Development Day on May 30, trainees are invited to present their ongoing research (when applicable) at the CCCTG Spring 2022 Scientific Meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 31.


How to Register

Any interested trainee can attend the Research Day by completing the registration form. If you wish to present (encouraged, but not mandatory), please also include a 1-page abstract with your form. 

To be considered for a travel grant, please submit the Education Travel Award application form in addition to you registration form and 1-page abstract. Details about the Education Travel Award can be found here.

Registration deadline: Monday, April 18, 2022

For further information, please contact Dominique Piquette.
  •  View the agenda from last year's Research Career Development Day: PDF


Career Development & Mentorship Funding Opportunities

For CCCRCG Funding Opprortunities, please visit the CCCRCG page.

The Deborah J. Cook Mentorship Award

The Deborah J. Cook Mentorship Awards are given out to emphasize the importance of mentors in developing Canada's next generation of critical care researchers. The Awards will honour persons who have made exceptional contributions to the promotion of critical care research among Canadian fellows, graduate and post-graduate students, young investigators, research coordinators and allied health care providers.

As funding permits, the CCCTG hopes on one award annually of $500 each.

View the call for nominations for the Deborah J. Cook Mentorship Award 2022.  

For further information about this Award, please contact Dominique Piquette.

The Education Travel Award

Through this Education Travel Award, the CCCTG seeks to emphasize the importance of developing Canada's next generation of critical care researchers and to encourage critical care trainees to attend the Research Career Development Day.

As funding permits, the total amount available for this funding opportunity is $5,000 per year.  The CCCTG hopes to provide up to 10 awards annually. 

Read the Education Travel Award 2022 program description and click here for the application form. The application deadline for the Education Travel Award is Monday, April 18, 2022.  

For further information about this Award, please contact