• 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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Ellen McDonald

Ellen is working as the National Platform Research Coordinator for the CCCTG.

Ellen graduated form Mohawk College School of Nursing in 1985. She has worked as a critical care nurse, at the bedside in the Middle East and Canada. Ellen has worked for 12 years as a critical care transport nurse for a land based program and as an international air medical transport nurse for 5 years. For the past 25 years, Ellen has enjoyed working as a Critical Care Research Coordinator for McMaster University, based at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ontario. As a Research Coordinator, Ellen’s work involved academic research around risk factors for critical illness and prevention of complications associated with ICU admissions. Ellen has a special interest in Research Coordinator Activities and the factors that Motivate research coordinators in Critical Care.