As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded globally, a greater focus has been placed on the care of critically ill patients around the world. While critical care medicine has always held an important place in the management of medical and surgical patients worldwide, the recognition and role of the specialty during the current pandemic has been clear. For example, critical care clinicians have been deeply involved in decisions regarding best therapeutics, optimal management of supportive therapies (i.e., mechanical ventilation and renal replacement), and patient triage in the setting of resource constraints (Br J Anaesth 2020;125:e248-51). With this increased focus on the field of critical care medicine, it has become apparent that significant research is necessary to advance patient care above and beyond COVID-19 and to fill research gaps existing in both pragmatic and specialized areas throughout our subspecialty....

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