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Mechanism Of Associated Injury – Toronto Ventilation Study Group


From: Brian Kavanagh & Laurent Brochard

To: All interested in the physiology of mechanical ventilation, mechanisms of ventilator-induced lung injury and pathophysiological complications induced by ventilation.

Invitation to What? We propose: i) a regular forum to discuss research projects that are at an early stage: i.e. a good idea, a hypothesis, or data at a pilot stage; ii) experts in the field and their trainees to attend regularly (there are lots in the city); iii) to help move ideas about the mechanisms and physiology of mechanical ventilation toward clinical testing; iv) to benefit from the high level of expertise that exists on these topics in Toronto from basic science to applied physiological research.

Who’s Invited? Everyone is welcome – each hospital and research institute has clinicians and scientists with special interest or expertise in mechanical ventilation or lung physiology.

Another Research Forum? Yes – we hope the MOAI sessions will contribute somehow to the overall CCM research endeavour in the city. There are two major CCM-focussed forums, in addition to the education program, and the MOAI will complement both. Critical Care Physiology Rounds is a forum focussing on the physiology of all systems related to CCM, in which seminars are presented in a formal manner. Clinical Research in Progress (CRIP) is an informal evening setting, where any CCM-related research (from physiology to population studies) is discussed. MOAI will differ in terms of format and topics. Some topics presented at MOAI, however, might subsequently be presented at CRIP in a different format.

Format: Presentations will be moderated by Drs. Kavanagh and Brochard
Slides are possible but not mandatory and limited – please reserve slides for where needed. A formal presentation is discouraged.
Whiteboard is encouraged

  • Premises and key concept (3-4 min), with questions for clarification as needed
  • study design (3-4 min), with questions for clarification as needed
  • preliminary data (5-10 min)
  • full discussion (20 min)

This format is not always intuitive – it may need to be 1st rehearsed

Subjects: Examples of suitable subjects include – preliminary laboratory or clinical data, an idea for a study, a new concept, or a research idea prompted by an important publication. Thus, Preliminary data or concepts are especially welcome.

Location: Seminars will be hosted St. Michael’s Hospital, Room TBD

Thursdays, Oct 22nd, Nov 12th and Dec 10th
Time: 2.30 - 4.00pm

Please forward to any potentially interested colleagues.

Please contact Dr. Kavanagh with suggested presentation topics, brian.kavanagh@utoronto.ca.

Confidentiality: Acceptance of this invitation confirms that unpublished ideas discussed at the forum will be developed only in conjunction with those who brought such ideas forward.


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