Research Awards 2016

Congratulations to all CCCF / CCCS 2016 Research Awards winners!

CCCF 2016 Awards Committee: Dr. Karen Burns, Dr. Louise Rose, Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud, Dr. Niall Ferguson, Dr. Brian Kavanagh, Dr. Rob Fowler

1. The Garner King Award – Best Clinical or Quality Improvement Study. 

The Garner King Award is presented annually by the Critical Care Canada Society for the best Clinical & Quality Improvement study presented by a trainee at the Critical Care Canada Forum.

Awarded abstract:
“IMproving PAtient Consenting Transparency: A Quality Improvement Project”

Tatham Kate1,2; Chimunda, Timothy2,3,4; Kumar, Bharath2; Telias, Irene2; Hamilton, Mika2; Kuhl, Andrew2; Marhong, Jonathan2; Amaral, Andre2.(The IMPACT-QI Group)

Section of Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, 369 Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH, United Kingdom;
University of Toronto Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, Toronto, Canada;
University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia;
Goulburn Valley Health, Victoria, Australia

Dr. Kate Tatham receiving the Award handed out by Dr. Karen Burns

2. Allen Spanier Award – Best Education Study

The Allen Spanier Award is presented annually by the Critical Care Canada Society for the best Education study presented by a trainee at the Critical Care Canada Forum.

Awarded abstract:
“Developing a Cross-Discipline Evidence-Based Palliative Care Curriculum for Pediatric, Neurology, Anesthesia and ICU Residents”

Stewart, SH1; Gofton, TE2; Schulz, V3; Sarpal, A1

Department of Paediatrics, Western University, London, Canada;
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western University, London, Canada;
Department of Anaesthesia, Western University, London, Canada

Samuel H. Stewart receiving the Award handed out by Dr. Karen Burns

3. Michael Ward Award – Best Basic or Translational Science Study

The Michael Ward Award is presented annually for the best basic & Translational Science study presented by a trainee at the Critical Care Canada Forum.

Awarded abstract:
“Impact of Initial Lactate Level on ED Management of Patients with Sepsis: A Multicentre Retrospective Cohort Study” 

Lo, Victor1Su, Helen (Haitong)1; Lam, Yuet Ming1; Willis, Kathleen2; Pullar, Virginia2; Hubner, Ryan3; Tsang, Jennifer LY1,2,4

Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, St. Catharines, Canada;
Niagara Health System, St. Catharines, Canada;
Undergraduate Medicine, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, United Kingdom;
Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Victor Lo receiving the Award handed out by Dr. Karen Burns

4. CCCF Outstanding Health Professional Abstract Award

This prize will be awarded for the best abstract from a submitting/first author from the disciplines of nursing, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, physio- or occupational therapy, nutrition, speech language pathology, social work or other allied health profession.

Awarded abstract:
“Sources and Impact of Strain on Intensive Care Unit Capacity: a Survey of Critical Care Providers”

Opgenorth, Dawn1,; Stelfox, Henry T.2,3,4; Gilfoyle, Elaine5; Gibney, R.T. Noel1; Meier, Michael1; Boucher, Paul2; Wickson,  Patty4; McKinlay, David1; Zygun, David A.1,4; Bagshaw, Sean M.1,4
 
1 Department of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
2 Department of Critical Care Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
3 Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
4 Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Canada
5 Section of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dawn Opgenorth receiving the Award handed out by Dr. Louise Rose

5. CCCF Outstanding Trainee Abstract Award.

This prize will be awarded for the best abstract from a submitting/first author from any discipline who is a trainee.

Awarded abstract:
“Are Changes in Diaphragm Thickness During Mechanical Ventilation Associated With Outcomes? A Prospective Multi-Centre Cohort Study”

Sklar, Michael C1; Fan Eddy2; Herridge, Margaret S2; Vorona, Stefannie2; Dres Martin2;  Rittayamai, Nuttapol2;  Lanys, Ashley2;  Brace, Debbie3;  Murray, Alistair3; Urrea, Christian3;   Tomlinson, George W2;  Reid, Darlene3; Rubenfeld, Gordon D2; Kavanagh, Brian P2;   Brochard, Laurent J2; Ferguson, Niall D2; Goligher, Ewan C2.

1 Department of Anaesthesia,
2 Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, the Department of Physiology, the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
3 Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Michael C. Sklar receiving the Award handed out by Dr. Karen Burns and Dr. Rob Fowler