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It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts, we announce the cancellation of the 15th World Congress of Intensive and Critical Care.


15th World Congress of Intensive and Critical Care 

Dear colleagues,

Following the decision earlier this year to host the 15th World Congress as a virtual-only event, the host organizations have now completed a further comprehensive review of all the parameters that are necessary to deliver a viable World Congress of Intensive and Critical Care in 2021. The Canadian Critical Care Society, Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care announce with deep sadness and heavy hearts that the event planned for September 11-15, 2021 has been cancelled.

We have not made this decision lightly but given the outcome of our viability review, all the indicators show it is right. In deciding to cancel we attach great weight to the continuing uncertainty of the global pandemic, the challenges of attracting sponsorship for a virtual congress, and the commitment and focus of colleagues to continue delivering care in their local institutions.

The WFICC Council has taken responsibility for identifying and evaluating the options for future World Congresses and when this review has been completed, a further announcement will be made.

Read the full statement here.


Claudio Martin, MSc MD FRCPC
Chair, 15th World Congress of
Intensive & Critical Care
  Janice Zimmerman, MD, MCCM, MACP
President, World Federation of
Intensive & Critical Care