Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • identify and describe treatment approaches to advanced heart failure and cardiogenic shock;
  • identify and treat common, critical dysrhythmias;
  • better understanding on the use of non-invasive ventilation in the Cardiac ICU.


The CANCARE Cup has become a staple of CCC over the last few years. By 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. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, basic knowledge in Critical Care has become foundational to cardiovascular clinicians.

The game show will be divided into quarters, with a summary of key learning points highlighted at end of each quarter. We will build from last year’s feedback by better structuring and organizing our questions and answers, as well as improving audience participation and having live audience Q & A spread throughout the event. In addition, 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.

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 the assessment or care of these critically ill patients.