Call for Nominations for the 2021 CIHR-ICRH/CCCS Distinguished Lecturer Award in Critical Care Sciences

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (CIHR-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 2021 Canadian Critical Care Forum (CCCF), to be held in Toronto, December 5-8, 2021 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. In the event CCCF is delivered virtually, in full or part, the awardee travel claims will be carried over to attend CCCF in 2022

Please complete the attached nomination form and submit it to Dr. Helen Coe by e-mail at by 4:00 pm MST on September 10, 2021.

Please note that you are entitled to submit only one nomination form [ PDF (220 KB) ] per Distinguished Lecturer Award competition. Scientists who have received an ICRH partnered Distinguished Lecturer Award previously are not eligible for nomination.

Nominations for highly competitive candidates not selected will be carried forward for consideration up to three (3) consecutive years from the original nomination year.

Note: Nominations will be assessed against the following evaluation criteria:

  1. Impact of nominee’s research on and advancement of critical care sciences both in Canada and internationally (e.g. tool or a guideline) over the last ten years;
  2. Relevance/application/impact of the nominee’s research to a clinical setting (i.e. “research to practice to policy”);
  3. Demonstrated strength and reputation of the nominee in the field of critical care sciences in Canada and internationally; and
  4. Impact of the nominee’s mentorship and training environment on the development of young scientists and other highly qualified personnel in Canada and internationally
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