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Annual Research Day

The 20th Anniversary of Emergency Medicine Research Day

The Emergency Department Annual Research Day was held on May 10, 2017 in the Commons Room at the Atlantica Hotel from 0800 to 1500. There were 24 presentations by residents, RIM Students, physicians, paramedics and staff.

We were honoured to welcome Dr. Eddy Lang as this year's "Dr. John Ross Distinguished Scholar".  Dr. Lang is the Academic Department Head and a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, and the Clinical Department Head for Emergency Medicine, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services.

The Dr. Doug Sinclair Resident Research Award was presented to The Dr. Doug Sinclair ResidentResearch Award was presented to Dr. Adam Harris for “ED Procedural Sedation in the Elderly”.

The Top Research Award was presented to Dr. Trevor Jain for “Comparison of UAV Technology versus no UAV Technology in Identification of Hazards at a MCI Scenario in Primary Care Paramedic Students”

Special thank you to our judges for the day: Dr. Sam Campbell, Dr. Michael Howlett and Dr. Andrew Travers.

The 19th Annual Research Day

The Emergency Medicine Annual Research Day was held on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 in Rooms 1613 A & B of the Veteran’s Memorial Hospital from 1000-1700. There were 20 presentations by residents, pharmacists, physicians and staff.

The Dr. John Ross Distinguished Scholar this year was Dr. Lisa Calder, MD MSC FRCP from the Department of Emergency Medicine Research in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.  Dr. Calder gave the keynote address entitled “Optimizing M&M Rounds for Patient Safety." 

The Dr. Doug Sinclair Resident Research Award was presented to two residents this year:  Jason Emsley for “Development and Assessment of an Interdisciplinary Simulation Curriculum for Managing Medical Emergencies on Psychiatry Inpatient Floors” and Kyle McGivery for “Emergency Department Ultrasound in the Early Diagnosis of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure:  A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis”. The Top Research Award was presented to Patrick Froese for “Assessment of the Need for Diagnostic Imaging in Extremity Injuries by Advanced Care Paramedics.”

Special thank you to our judges for the day: Dr. Lisa Calder, Dr. Stacy Ackroyd, Dr. Dominic Allain and Jacqueline Fraser. The day also featured a morning coffee social as well as a lunch-time electronic poster slideshow.

Past Research Day winners

Winners from the past five (5) years:

Resident
 

Dr. Doug Sinclair Resident Research Award

Tim Ruggles Top CAT Award

Top Emerg Research Project
 

2016 Dr. Jason Emsley "Development and Assessment of an Interdisciplinary Simulation Curriculum for Managing Medical Emergencies on Psychiatry Inpatient Floors" AND Dr. Kyle McGivery "Emergency Department Ultrasound in the Early Diagnosis of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure:  A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis" Not Awarded in 2016 Patrick Froese "Assessment of the Need for Diagnostic Imaging in Extremity Injuries by Advanced Care Paramedics"
2015 Dr. Allen Tran "Diagnosis and Emergency Department Length of Stay in Patients Admitted to the Internal Medicine Service"
Not Awarded in 2015 Dr. Paul Atkinson "Sonography in Cardiac Arrest: Real-Time Assessment and Evaluation with Sonography - Outcomes Network (REASON)"
2014 Not awarded in 2014 Not awarded in 2014  Dr. Judah Goldstein for, "The Validation of a Care Partner Derived Frailty Index Based on Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
 2013 Dr. Laurel Murphy for "Comparing the King Vision Video Laryngoscope with the MacIntosh Laryngoscope in Normal and Difficult Airway Simulations: A Cadaver and Manikin Study
 
Dr. Jane Hennessey for "Does the Use of Oral Corticosteroids in Combination with Nebulized Budnesonide Reduce Croup Score of Hospital Admission Time in Pediatric Patients?"
 
Dr. Chris Hinkewich for "The Impact of Etomidate on Mortality in Trauma Patients"  
2012
 
Dr. Osama Loubani for, "Challenging Medical Dogma: A Systematic Review of Peripheral Vasopressor Administration.
 
Dr. Tracy Meyer for "Does the Use of Commercially Available Probiotic Yogurt Help Prevent Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea?"
 
Dr. Osama Loubani for, "Challenging Medical Dogma: A Systematic Review of Peripheral Vasopressor Administration.