CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 398  |  July 29th 2019

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The latest addition to the CCR20 programme


I'm delighted to announce the latest addition to the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2020 programme - Howard Bauchner, Editor-in-Chief of JAMA, will explore clinical trials from the perspective of the journals. In an in-depth discussion with Prof Marion Campbell, Prof Bauchner will present "The Editor's View" of clinical trials and the contemporary issues surrounding them. He will also participate in the "Trial Interpretation" panel discussion, contributing his thoughts on how to judge the results of complex interventional trials.

With seven trials already confirmed, once again we will discuss the best critical care trials of the preceding year with their chief investigators. For those interested in staying current with the latest evidence and understanding the science that underpins our practice, #CCR20 is the meeting for you. Registration is open, so don't delay and miss out.

This week's Topic of the Week is based on an Intensive Care Medicine Experimental series on the Proceedings from the Third International Symposium on Acute Pulmonary Injury and Translational Research, starting with a paper on mechanical power to minimize ventilator-induced lung injury in today's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on echocardiographic assessment of the right ventricle .



Review Articles



CCR20 Meeting

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Now in it's 8th year, the Critical Care Reviews Meeting brings the chief investigators for the best critical care trials of the previous year to Titanic, Belfast, to discuss their studies. We aim to decide whether these trials are sufficiently robust to support their findings and if we should consider changing practice on the basis of them. To help in this endeavour we invite world leading experts to provide independent editorial overviews and have panel discussions to delve deep into the specifics of each trial. In addition, we also have detailed discussions on research methodology, to encourage critical thinking about the scientific findings which form the basis of our clinical practice. It's not just about specific trials though; for 2020, we have a distinguished panel of trialists, methodologists, statisticians and clinicians provide insight into the mysteries of clinical trial interpretation. We also have the annual honorary John Hinds Trauma Lecture, and finish the meeting with the incredibly popular "Informal Chat", where the faculty and delegates congregate in the bar and an enormous, meandering discussion about all things critical care takes place.

Based on our feedback from last year, we've reverted to keeping everyone on the same floor during breaks. In addition, we will also provide a sleeping area for those post-call to rest for a few hours as needed. As before, we are offering free childcare and a baby feeding area, where the meeting will live streamed. All dietary requirements are catered for also. Please get in touch if you have any specific needs. We sold out last year, so please don't delay if you want to attend. As usual, CPD points will be applied for in due course.

CCH Journal

Critical Care Horizons is a fresh new voice in the critical care literature, offering thought-provoking, cutting-edge commentary and opinion papers, plus state-of-the-art review articles. The journal is free to publish with and free to read, opening authorship opportunity to all. The energetic editorial board consists of a deliberate mix of clinicians active in social media and world renowned academics, all driven by a desire to improve the care we offer our patients, and operate without financial gain or incentive.  If you have an idea for a paper, and can say it in an engaging manner, please get in touch. We also need peer reviewers.

COI - I am the editor-in-chief of this new journal, but work in a voluntary capacity, as do all the editors.

I hope you find these links useful.

Until next week


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