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The health and safety of our attendees and communities is our top priority. The ongoing global coronavirus crises and uncertainty related to vaccine distribution and travel has convinced us that a virtual congress is the only prudent way to proceed.

Committee Members


Claudio Martin | Chair

Professor, Department of Medicine; Attending Physician, Critical Care
London Health Sciences Centre and Western University

I started practicing Critical Care in the previous millennium, an era when pulmonary artery catheters were standard, only two interleukins were known, and bed shortages existed (proving some things never change). I currently practice critical care medicine at the London Health Sciences Centre. I am a Professor in the Department of Medicine and recently completed an 8-year term as Chair of Critical Care Western and Medical Director of Critical Care, LHSC. I served as President of the Canadian Critical Care Society 2012-2015.

My research began in the lab with rat models of sepsis. I then became involved in quality improvement and clinical trials. The greatest pleasure has been to work with colleagues and teams from across the country. More recently, I have reduced my clinical work and focused on population health research with large databases.

My motto is to have fun at work and work at having fun, which includes sailboat racing and downhill skiing. Critical Care has always been an exciting area of healthcare. It is still fun coming to work with so many talented people, and to see them and their projects be successful