Gurmeet Singh, MD MSc FRCSC
Associate Clinical Professor, Critical Care Medicine and Cardiac Surgery
Anique Ducharme, MD FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiologist
University of Montreal
Employing a unique team-based gameshow workshop format, 2 teams will pit their wits against the audience in an interactive fashion over the essentials of critical care cardiology. Each of the 2 teams will consist of 4 members, including 2 trainees. The prevailing side will be awarded the CANCARE CUP. Topic areas will fall under general categories emphasizing essential critical care principles. The broad faculty (Heart Failure Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Cardiac Surgery, Critical Care Cardiology, and Critical Care, with associated trainees) will help to generate germane questions. The gameshow will be divided into quarters, with a summary of key learning points highlighted at end of each quarter. An open question and answer period will also be incorporated so that the workshop faculty/presenters/participants can respond directly to the audience. This will engage audience members and emphasize relevant learning points, but also generate discussion. Based on audience feedback from last year's gameshow format, the content categories will be modified to feature and emphasize the critical care of cardiology patients. This is timely given the evolution of CICU patient demographics and care-delivery models in large academic centres. This will equally support the knowledge needs of community cardiologists with acutely-ill patients under their care. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a relevant overview and clinical highlights of critical care for the CICU cardiologist and other cardiovascular specialists engaged in assessment or care of these critically ill patients.