OC3PR – From Polio to COVID-19: Lessons from the Past for the Future

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About this Event

Please join us for the next OC3PR where we will discuss where mechanical ventilation and ICUs came from and how epidemics have shaped critical care over the years.


  • Dr. Hannah Wunsch, Intensivist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


After attending the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand the impact of polio as a disease on medical care
  2. Describe the origins of mechanical ventilation and ICUs
  3. Understand the future threats to delivery of critical care

We invite all multidisciplinary ICU teams to participate and ask that you please share this invite with your colleagues who are involved with critical care. To further share key learning points highlighted during each webinar, we encourage teams to schedule time to debrief and discuss how the information will inform or be incorporated into practices in your hospital. The webinars will also be recorded and made available on the CCSO website along with supporting documentation.

If you have any questions that you would like to submit ahead of the webinar please send these to info@ccso.ca with the subject line “Clinical Webinar Series”.

We look forward to you joining us.


OC3PR Committee


May 11, 2023
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET



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