OC3PR: Clinical Studies Enrolling Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

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How Clinical Studies Enrolling Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients from all ICUs Can Improve Care

About this Event

This webinar will focus on the crucial role of clinical research in improving the care of patients with COVID-19, and how every ICU in Ontario can contribute to that effort.


  • Dr John Marshall, Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto Attending Surgeon and Intensivist, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Dr Jennifer Tsang,Research Lead & Intensivist, Niagara Health; Associate Professor of Medicine, McMaster University.
  • Dr Alexandra Binnie, Intensive Care Physician and ICU Research Lead, William Osler Health System, Brampton, Ontario


After attending the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand the valuable contribution that each ICU in Ontario, whether community or academic, can make to clinical research that improves care for patients with COVID-19
  2. Appreciate the tools, tips, and practical help to enable an ICU new to research participate in research
  3. Apply the lessons learned in one busy community ICU that has become one of the most active clinical study sites in Canada

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 [email protected] with the subject line “Clinical Webinar Series”.

We look forward to you joining us.


OC3PR Committee

About the Ontario Critical Care Clinical Practice Rounds (OC3PR)

This webinar series is developed and informed by the OC3PR committee of critical care providers including Dr. Neill Adhikari, Dr. Bernard Lawless, Dr. David Neilipovitz, Dr. Josée Thériault and Dr. Michael Sullivan. Hosted by CCSO, the rounds will provide an opportunity for multidisciplinary critical care teams to come together to share best practices and engage in discussions with their colleagues, across Ontario’s critical care system, to inform the care of critically ill patients with an emphasis on COVID-19 patients. The series will be moderated by Dr. David Neilipovitz, a critical care intensivist in Ottawa with support from CCSO and the OC3PR committee.

Audience: Multidisciplinary critical care teams (including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, administrators and other team members involved in care of critical care patients suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19)

Goal: The goal will be to explore topics using the best available evidence to improve the care provided to critically ill patients.

Topics: The webinar will cover a broad range of topics. The first series running from November 2020 to March 2021 will be focused on COVID-19.

Format: The webinars will be scheduled through Zoom and will include a 20-minute presentation followed by a facilitated Q&A session.


February 4, 2021

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