Call for Nominations – CIHR-ICRH/CCCS: Distinguished Lecturer Award in Critical Care Sciences

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) and the Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS) have established an annual Distinguished Lecturer in Critical Care Sciences Award in recognition of an individual's outstanding contribution to the advancement of critical care sciences in Canada. The award will be presented to the selected candidate at the 2017 Canadian Critical Care Forum (CCCF), to be held in Toronto, where the recipient will give a keynote lecture as part of the scientific program. The CCCF is Canada’s premier national meeting dedicated to the critical care profession and supports a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to promote research, education and patient care in Critical Care Medicine.

The selected candidate will be an outstanding scientist who has conducted the majority of his/her research in Canada and who has contributed to the advancement of critical care sciences. The individual may have conducted work in any one of a number of critical care disciplines and within any of the four CIHR research theme areas: Biomedical; Clinical; Health Systems and Services; and, Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health. The nominated candidate’s research should also be in a field of interest to the CCCS and attendees of the CCCF.

The award includes a $5,000 honorarium and coverage of all expenses (e.g., travel, accommodations, registration fee, etc.) for the recipient to attend the CCCF and to deliver a lecture on a research topic relevant to a largely clinical audience.

Please complete the attached nomination form and submit it to Laura McQuillan by e-mail at no later than March 15, 2017.

Please note that you are entitled to submit only one nomination form [ PDF (219 KB) ] per Distinguished Lecturer Award competition. Scientists who have received an ICRH partnered Distinguished Lecturer Award previously are not eligible for nomination.


Nominations will be assessed against the following evaluation criteria:

  1. Impact of nominee’s research on critical care sciences in Canada; extent to which the nominee has contributed significantly to the advancement of critical care sciences in Canada (e.g., important/key research results or findings) over the last ten years.
  2. Relevance/application/impact of nominee’s research to a clinical setting (i.e., translational research; “from bench to bedside”).
  3. Demonstrated strength and reputation of the proposed nominee in the field of critical care sciences in Canada and internationally.
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