• 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.


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Deborah Cook

Deborah Cook practices critical care medicine at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. At McMaster University, she is Professor of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Academic Chair of Critical Care Medicine.

Her multi-method multi-disciplinary research interests include life support technology, risk factors for critical illness, prevention of ICU-acquired complications, end-of-life choices, and research ethics.  Her methodologic work has helped to improve the design, implementation and reporting of randomized trials and systematic reviews.  Supported by a Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation, Dr. Cook has published over 500 peer-review articles and has supervised many research trainees and junior faculty.  She has received numerous awards for her research excellence and devoted mentorship.  From 2000-2008, Dr. Cook was privileged to be Chair of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group and has been an enthusiastic member of the executive ever since.