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Critical Care Reviews Meeting

The best critical care trials in the world

CCR24     June 12th to 14th

Registration is now open!

You've heard the hype about the meeting, but not been before?

Check out this short video from the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2023. If you're interested in critical care trials, this is the meeting for you.

In June 2023, we hosted 7 major trial results - UK REBOA, PATCH-TRAUMA, OXY-PICU, TAME, CRYOSTAT-2, DEVICE and MERCY. Three trials were simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine and one in JAMA, with a further two since published in JAMA. This is a relatively small, intimate, niche meeting. In 2023, delegates attended from 25 countries and every corner of the globe. If you plan on coming, please book as soon as possible to avoid disapointment. As our venue capacity is fixed, when tickets are sold out, we're full!

Our Philosophy

The Critical Care Reviews Meeting is a truly unique event, where our aim is to share science rather than make money. For those who can't attend in person and don't require CPD points, we will be livestreaming the event for free. All talks are recorded and made freely available on the CCR website. Our annual book, summarising the best trials of the previous year, is given to delegates and a pdf copy made freely available for downloading. For those who do make it, we aim to have a minimal impact on our environment, with carbon offsetting in the form of tree planting, minimal plastics, and a focus on local food. We provide unrivalled on-site childcare at minimal cost, reduced maternity and paternity rates and a baby feeding area. We try to match scientific excellence with global equity and environmental responsibility. Critical Care Reviews is not-for-profit.

The Science

While we take pride in providing a culturally rounded event, the Critical Care Reviews Meeting is a scientific conference, highlighting the best critical care trials in the world. We host major trial results and review the best trials of the previous 12 months. Every trial result is allocated a full 90 minute session, including 30 minutes for the results presentation, 15 minutes for an independent editorial, 10 minutes open questions and a 30 minute expert panel discussion. Reviews of previously published trials get 40 minutes, again with an independent editorial. In the mornings, we host major trial results; in the early afternoon we review major trials published over the preceding year; and in the late afternoon, we change pace with expert panel discussions on various aspects of trial methodology, design, interpertation, dissemination and publishing.

The Atmosphere

The vibe of our Meeting is different too, with high class science presented and discussed in an open, friendly format. Our social programme matches our scientific programme, with superb night events, as well as early morning exercise options. Alternatively, take the time to explore our home city Belfast, which is remarkably vibrant and culturally rich. If you have time to stay for a few days or longer, get outside the city and explore the island - there are few more beautiful places in the world.

The Countdown has Begun


Additional Details

Further details on our scientific programme, faculty, social programme, hotels and travel will be available in the coming months. There are 2 airports in Belfast, with links across the UK and to Europe. Dublin airport is just a 90 minute drive and has extensive connections worldwide.

There are social events on both Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th. At the end of day 1, there will be a welcome wine reception for all delegates in Titanic Belfast. There is the option to follow this with a paid visit to the Titanic Exhibition, for up to 90 minutes. Later that evening, we will have our first live music event, at a venue to be confirmed. As always at the Critical Care Reviews Meeting, food and drink is included at our social events. On Thursday 13th, we return to the hugely popular Dark Horse bar for more craic agus ceoil (fun and music).

Meeting Facilities

Welcome to Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast is the home venue for the Critical Care Reviews Meeting. Opened in 2012 to coincide with the anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic, this incredible building is a physical match for the original ship, with bows projecting from each corner and standing the same height as the famous White Star ocean liner. Situated on the exact location where RMS Titanic was constructed, this iconic building overlooks the slipways where RMS Titanic and Olympic were launched into the Atlantic Ocean.

Please note the meeting is held in a self contained section of the building and there is no access to the Museum during the scientific programme.

Address:  1 Olympic Way, Queen's Road, Belfast BT3 9EP

Titanic Belfast & Belfast Harbour

Child friendly meeting

Child Friendly

We believe in equity of access for all, so having a little one isn't an obstacle to attending CCR24. We provide a range of services to make it easier for you to come to Titanic Belfast and if you want to bring your child into the meeting room, all the better. If you're still not able to attend, then watch the free livestream from home.

  • Reduced registration rates for those on maternity & paternity leave

  • Baby feeding area

  • Professional, on-site creche

Provision of the creche is dependent on adequate demand

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Reduced Registration Rates

We're delighted to offer reduced registration rates for those on maternity or paternity leave at the time of the meeting. This includes both our in person and virtual registration options.

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Onsite Childcare

Should you need to avail of childcare to attend the meeting, we are pleased to be able to offer this at minimal cost. This facility is provided by registered childcare professionals in a dedicated, secure room two floors below the conference. You will be able to pop down and see your little ones during the breaks and lunch and can also bring them into the meeting. We have a limited capacity to care for children so please book early. Further details are available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Provision of the creche is dependent on adequate demand

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Baby Feeding Area

A private baby feeding area is provided, including some equipment and a large screen from where you can watch the presentations live. Please let us know in advance if you would like to use this facility so we can prepare for the correct number of babies. You can do this by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Can We Help?

If there is anything else we can do to help you attend CCR24, or to make your attendance easier, please do get in touch by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can't promise we'll be able to fix your issue, but we'll certainly try.

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Luggage Storage

If you've come directly to Titanic Belfast from the airport or train station, or maybe are returning to either of these at the end of the day, then relax in in the knowledge that we can store your luggage on site whilst you attend the meeting.

Quiet Space

Should you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the meeting for a little while, we provide a quiet space for thought, prayer or reflection. It's on-site, so you will only miss as much of the meeting as you wish. If you think you would like to use this, please let us know in advance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you decide on the day to use it, that's fine too!

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