Mechanical Ventilation Course 2019

April 9 - 11, 2019 / Toronto

Mechanical Ventilation course 2019

From Physiology to Clinical Practice

Presented by: The Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto

organized by

CME Accreditation

Application for CME accreditation has been made with the University of Toronto.

Target Audience

Both experienced professionals and professionals-in-training will find this highly interactive course relevant and helpful to clinical practice.


  • Enhance ICU clinicians’ understanding of
 the physiological principles informing assessment and management of mechanical ventilation and strengthen their skills in assessing patient-ventilator interaction.
  • Increase awareness of
 the many relevant aspects of conventional and novel invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation techniques.
  • Enhance ICU clinicians’ knowledge of
 the management of specific clinical problems in mechanically ventilated patients: acute respiratory distress syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations, and difficult weaning from mechanical ventilation.

What you will learn

By the end of the course, participants will be able to…

Explain and assess basic physiological aspects of patient-ventilator interaction: respiratory mechanics, respiratory muscle action, patient-ventilator synchrony, and ventilator-induced lung and respiratory muscle injury.

Determine why and when mechanical ventilation can be a treatment, a supportive therapy or a source of complications.

Describe the optimal approach to liberating patients from mechanical ventilation and conduct a comprehensive clinical assessment to and treat causes of difficult ventilator weaning.

Deliver evidence-based management of acute respiratory failure using both non-invasive and invasive ventilatory techniques for the following conditions: acute respiratory distress syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and weaning from mechanical ventilation.


2019 course program will be posted soon

Download the 2018 program (pdf / 503KB)


Registration for the full 3-day course includes a light breakfast and lunch on each day.
Single-day registration is unavailable.


Early Bird

$1,200cad plus tax

$1,500 CDN after January 31

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RTs, Allied Health & Other

Early Bird

$800cad plus tax

$1,000 CDN after January 31

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$500cad plus tax

Regular rate only

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  • Refund / Cancellation Policy
    • An administration fee of $50 applies to all cancellations before March 29, 2019.
    • NO REFUND after March 29, 2019.
    • Replacement delegates are welcome at no additional charge.
    • 13% HST applicable (HST #86871 8149 RT0001).


Old Mill Toronto

21 Old Mill Road,
Toronto, ON M8X 1G5

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Old Mill Toronto

21 Old Mill Road,
Toronto, ON M8X 1G5

Check in

These special rates are available for conference attendees until Monday, March 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST.


Call 416-236-2641 Ext. 2 and state that you wish to book within the Mechanical Ventilation 2019 block.


If you are not staying at the Old Mill, it is available onsite at a rate of $12 per day.