eCritical Care Reviews Conference 2021

January 20th to 22nd


Move Online

Unfortunately, with coronavirus continuing to spread across the planet at an ever increasing rate, and with resurgences in countries which managed wave one well, it's sadly become clear that we lack the certainty necessary to plan for a physical international three day conference. We, like every other conference, face the decision of cancelling, postponing a physical meeting to a later date, or moving to an online format. 

Our usual mid January slot in the conference calendar suits our end-of-year review format perfectly. Additionally, we have major trial results to host, with these trial groups working on timelines for CCR21. And so, CCR21 will become eCCR21.

In keeping with our ethos of sharing and disseminating science, eCCR21 will be live-streamed in its entirety and will be completely free to view. We'll be keeping with same format as usual, as well as sticking to the same dates of January 20th to 22nd. We'll still be hosting our major trial results, reviewing the best critical care trials of 2020 with their investigators, and holding various discussions on trial methodology and interpretation. With the changes to everyone's work patterns, there is a chance some major trial results may be ready either before or after our January conference. If this happens, we aim to host these presentations in our usual way as stand alone events, again free to view.

We've already started planning for a physical CCR22 and have booked Titanic Belfast for January 19th to 21st. Our intended physical CCR21 plan will now transfer to CCR22, which means a 3 day conference, the social programme which was intended for CCR21, and another top class scientific programme packed full of trial results, trial reviews and methods talks.


Trials & Talks

Targeted Hypothermia (33C) Versus Targeted Normothermia (<37.9C) After Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest. A 1900 patient international multi-centre randomised controlled trial
Role of Active Deresuscitation After Resuscitation-2. A 180 patient multi-centre first-in-field phase II randomised controlled trial.

A 2x2 factorial randomized study evaluating balanced crystalloid solution compared with 0.9% saline, and rapid vs. slow infusion, in 11,000 critically ill patients

Handling Oxygenation Targets in 2928 Adults With Acute Hypoxaemic Respiratory Failure in the ICU: A Randomised Clinical Trial of a Lower (8kPa) Versus a Higher (12kPa) Oxygenation Target
Standard Versus Accelerated Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy in Acute Kidney Injury (STARRT-AKI): A Multi-Centre, Randomized, Controlled Trial in 3019 patients
Sedation and Weaning in Children Requiring Invasive Mechanical Ventilation. A Stepped wedge, cluster randomized stepped wedge clinical trial in 9520 patients
The John Hinds Lecture

The honorary John Hinds Lecture is delivered annually to mark the life of this remarkable clinician. This talk aims to capture the spirit of excellence, achievement and dedication which marked John's time with us.

How to Watch

We will be live streaming the entire three days of eCCR21 for free. Further details will be available on this webpage closer to the time. Registration will only be required for those wishing to obtain CPD/ME points. Again, this will be freely available.


The programme is still being formalised and won't be ready until closer to the conference, due to the likely addition of late breaking trial results. We have three streams - trial results, trial discussions, and trial methods and interpretation. As usual, our results sessions will last approximately 90 minutes and include the trial results presentation, independent editorial, questions and panel discussion. Discussions of the best critical care trials of the preceding 12 months last 40 minutes and include the trial presentation from the chief, or senior, investigator, an independent editorialist, and open questions. Methods and interpretation talks range from 30 to 90 minutes, and include statisticians and methodologists, who are key contributors to the success of the meeting. Check out the talks from our previous meetings here.