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Conference Presentations

Our members regularly present their research at conferences. This list features conference presentations from January – June 2018 involving various department members.

Division of Geriatric Medicine

Title The Importance of Age, Sex and Frailty in Preclinical Studies of the Heart
Authors Howlett SE.
Presented York University, Toronto, Ontario. January 12, 2018 (invited presentation).
Title Biomarkers of Frailty: Can We Get It Together?
Authors Rockwood K.
Presented Canadian Frailty Network Biomarkers of Frailty Workshop (Toronto, ON). January 15, 2018 (Invited Presentation).
Title Overview of Biomarkers with Respect to Frailty
Authors Howlett SE.
Presented Canadian Frailty Network Biomarkers Expert Panel Workshop, Toronto, Ontario. January 15, 2018 (invited presentation).
Title The Pictorial Fit-Frail Scale
Authors Theou O, Squires E, McGarrigle L, Wallace L, Goldstein J, Andrew M, Rockwood K.
Presented International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (Miami Beach, FL). Mar 2018. J Frailty Aging, 2018; 7(S1): 116.
Title How Does Frailty Influence Who Gets Dementia?
Authors Wallace L, Theou O, Godin J, Andrew M, Rockwood K.
Presented International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (Miami Beach, FL). Mar 2018. J Frailty Aging, 2018;7(S1);77-78.
Title Frailty in Older People: Lessons from Canada
Authors Rockwood K.
Presented Sun-Life Symposium on the challenge of frailty for the Japanese people and health care (Nagoya, Japan). March 27, 2018 (invited presentation).
Title A Mouse Model of Frailty Based on Deficit Accumulation: Clinical Relevance and Applications for Basic Research
Authors Howlett SE.
Presented The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. April 9, 2018 (invited presentation).
Title Assessment of Ageing in Preclinical Models: Current and Future Models and Their Clinical Relevance
Authors Howlett SE.
Presented British Toxicology Society Congress, Newcastle, UK. April 17, 2018 (invited presentation).
Title Defining Clinically Important Differences in Frailty: Results from Community-Dwelling People and Emergency Department Patients.
Authors Eendebak RJAH, Theou O, van der Valk AM, Godin J, Rockwood K.
Presented 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (Montreal, QC). April 2018 (poster).
Title Relationship of Nutrients Intake, Blood Levels and Anthropometric Measurements with Frailty and Morality.
Authors Jayanama K, Theou O, Cahill L, Rockwood K.
Presented 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (Montreal, QC). April 2018 (poster).
Title Comparing the Ability of Three Frailty Tools to Predict Mortality in Emergency Department Patients Referred To Medicine
Authors Rockwood K, van der Valk AM, Lines K, Howlett S, Theou O.
Presented 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (Montreal, QC). April 2018 (poster).
Title Mapping the Literature of Frailty in Acute Care
Authors Theou O, Squires E, Mallery K, Lee J, Fay S, Goldstein J, Armstrong JJ, Rockwood K
Presented 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (Montreal, QC). April 2018 (poster).
Title Major Neurocognitive Disorders and Delayed Discharge.
Authors Plante J, Kröger E, Marcotte M, Nadeau S, Doyle E, Latulippe K, Rockwood K.
Presented 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (Montreal, QC). April 2018 (poster).
Title Twitter to Tenure, Blogging to Bold Action: Social Media for Education and Advocacy in Geriatrics
Authors Frank C, Rockwood K, Sinha S, Gardhouse A, Cheung B, Dr. Wong C (Chair).
Presented 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (Montreal, QC). April 2018 (workshop).
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Authors Mallery L.
Presented Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange, April 30 and May 1, 2018, Toronto, ON (invited presentation)
Title The Challenge of Dementia in Canada: Health Systems and Responses
Authors Rockwood K.
Presented The National Dementia Conference (Ottawa, ON). May 14, 2018 (invited presentation).
Title Studying Aging in China: A National Mission
Authors Rockwood K.
Presented Inaugural scientific address, The National Center for Gerontology of China (Beijing, China). May 18, 2018 (invited presentation).
Title Identifying Frailty in Older Adults at The Front Door: Screening and Initial Assessment
Authors Rockwood K.
Presented Chinese Geriatrics Society Annual Conference and Yellow River Geriatric Summit (Tiayuan, China). May 19, 2018 (invited presentation).
Title How Frailty and Sex Affect Heart Disease Risk and Expression in Ageing Humans and Mice
Authors Rockwood K.
Presented The International Society for Heart Research (Halifax, NS). May 31, 2018 (invited presentation).
Title Frailty and Ventricular Function: Sex Differences in the Results of Intervention Studies
Authors Howlett SE.
Presented International Society for Heart Research, Halifax, Nova Scotia. May 31, 2018 (invited presentation).
Title Development of a Novel Cellular Reporter Assay to Measure Anticholinergic Activity
Authors Trenaman SC, Andrew MK, Goralski K.
Presented Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Toronto, Canada). May 2018 (poster).
Title Age, Sex and Genetic Considerations in the Use of Anticholinergic Drugs in Geriatric Populations
Authors Trenaman SC, Goralski K.
Presented 2018 CADTH SYMPOSIUM: Managing Health Technologies: Supporting Appropriate, Affordable, and Accessible Care (Halifax, NS). April 2018 (poster).
Title Biomarkers of Frailty in a Naturally Aging Mouse Model
Authors Howlett SE.
Presented AGE Meeting 2018, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. June 29, 2018 (invited presentation).
Title Diabetes Educator Course
Authors Mallery L.
Presented Future Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 14 &15, 2018 (invited presentation).

Division of Medical Oncology

Title A Real World Multicenter Study of First (1L) and second (2L) Line Treatment Patterns and Outcomes in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer (APC)
Authors Yu IS, Spratlin JL, Tang PA, Lee-Ying RM, Goodwin RA, Meyers BM, Ramjeesingh R, Armstrong DW, Vickers MM, Zhang H, Kim C, Cheung WY.
Presented American Society of Clinical Oncology 2018 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 1st-5th 2018. J Clin Oncol 36, 2018 (suppl; abstr e18729).
Title The Impact of Palliative Care Consultation on Overall Survival and Aggressive Care at the End-Of-Life in Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer
Authors Lees C, Weerasinghe S, Younis T, Lamond N, Ramjeesingh R.
Presented American Society of Clinical Oncology 2018 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 1-5, 2018. J Clin Oncol 36, 2018 (suppl; abstr e18729).
Title Comparing Outcomes of Second Line Axitinib or Everolimus in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients: Results from the Canadian Kidney Cancer Information System
Authors Naveen S Basappa, Georg Bjarnason, Aaron Hansen, Daniel Heng, Anil Kapoor, Christian Kollmannsberger, Eric Lévesque, Austin Kalirai, Haocheng Li, Ranjena Maloni, M Neil Reaume, Denis Soulières, Lori Wood.
Presented Canadian Urological Association Annual Meeting, Halifax, NS, June 23-26, 2018. (poster presentation)
Title Cytoreductive Nephrectomy in Metastatic Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma: Results from the International Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Database Consortium (IMDC)
Authors Jeffrey Graham, Connor Wells, Frede Donskov, Jae-Lyun Lee, Anna Paola Fraccon, Felice Pasini, Camillo Porta, I. Alex Bowman, Georg A. Bjarnason, D. Scott Ernst, Sun Young Rha, Benoit Beuselinck, Aaron Richard Hansen, Scott A North, Christian K. Kollmannsberger, Lori Wood, Ulka N Vaishampayan, Sumanta K. Pal, Toni K Choueiri, Daniel Yick Chin Heng.
Presented Genitourinary Cancers (GU) American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), San Francisco, CA, February 8-10, 2018. (oral presentation)
Title Application of Canadian Hereditary Renal Cell Carcinoma Risk Criteria to a Population Database
Authors Igal Kushnir, Leah Kirk, Ranjeeta Mallick, Raymond Kim, Gail E Graham, Rodney H Breau, Jean-Baptiste Lattouf, Philippe Violette, Stephen E Pautler, Melanie Care, Anil Kapoor, Michael AS Jewett, Lori Wood, Simon Tanguay, Daniel Yick Chin Heng, Naveen S Basappa, Alan I So, Frederic Pouliot, M Neil Reaume.
Presented GU ASCO, San Francisco, CA, February 8-10, 2018. (poster presentation)
Title Impact of Tumor Size on Survival Outcome in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients (MRCC) Treated with Targeted Therapy
Authors Wanling Xie, Renzo DiNatale, A Ari Hakimi, Frede Donskov, Camillo Porta, M Neil Reaume, Naveen S Basappa, Aaron Richard Hansen, Brian I Rini, Benoit Beuselinck, Georg A Bjarnason, Sandy Srinivas, James Brugarolas, Sun Young Rha, Lori Wood, Aly-Khan A Lalani, Dominick Bosse, Audrey Duquette, Daniel Yick Chin Heng, Toni K Choueiri.
Presented GU ASCO, San Francisco, CA, February 8-10, 2018. (poster presentation)
Title Real World Outcomes of Nivolumab and Cabozantinib in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: Results from the International Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Database Consortium (IMDC)
Authors Igor Stukalin, J Connor Wells, Jeffrey Graham, Takeshi Yuasa, Benoit Beuselinck, Christian K. Kollmannsberger, D. Scott Ernst, Neeraj Agarwal, Tri Le, Frede Donskov, Aaron Richard Hansen, Georg A. Bjarnason, Sandy Srinivas, Lori Wood, Ajjai Shivaram Alva, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Simon Yuen Fai Fu, Ian D. Davis, Toni K. Choueiri, Daniel Yick Chin Heng.
Presented GU ASCO, San Francisco, CA, February 8-10, 2018. (poster presentation)
Title Increased Paired Basic Amino Acid-Cleaving Enzyme 4 (PACE4) Expression Correlates with Better Survival in Primary and Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Authors Ren KYM, Bocicariu A, Orr C, Song K, Maritan S, Peng Y, O’Callaghan C, Ramjeesingh R, Hammad N, Biagi J, Nicol C, Mulligan LM, Day R, Feilotter HE, Hurlbut D, Davey S.
Presented 2018 United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, March 17-23, 2018. Abstract# pending (poster presentation)
Title Isolated Tumor Cells in Sentinel Lymph Nodes for Primary Breast Cancer: A Cohort Analysis.
Authors Karkada MA, DeCoste RC, Barnes PJ, Rayson D, Bethune GC.
Presented Canadian Association of Pathologists’ annual scientific meeting, Quebec City, QC, July 7-10, 2018.
Title Incidence and Relevance of Isolated Tumor Cells in Primary Invasive Breast Cancer: A Cohort Analysis.
Authors Karkada MA, Bethune GC, DeCoste RC, Barnes PJ, Rayson D.
Presented Medical Science Program Research Day, Dalhousie.

Division of Palliative Medicine

Title A Feasibility Study of Home-Based Palliative Care Telemedicine in Rural Nova Scotia
Authors Robert Horton, Claire Slavin-Stewart (RIM student).
Presented Poster presentation. Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine conference, Toronto. May 31-June 2, 2018.
Title Bringing Residential Hospice to Nova Scotia – A Community Partnership in Action
Authors Robert Horton, Stephanie Connidis.
Presented Poster presentation. NSHA Quality Symposium.

DoM New Brunswick

TitleA Descriptive Analysis of the Effectiveness of Direct Acting Antiviral Therapies at Achieving SVR12 in Chronic HCV Patients with Various Comorbidities and Characteristics in NB
Authors Matthew Stewart, Daniel Smyth, Stefanie Materniak, Alyssa Margeson, Meaghan O’Brien, Duncan Webster.
Presented Poster Presentation. 7th Canadian Symposium on HCV & Canadian Liver Meeting. February 9-11, 2018. Toronto, ON.
TitleMental Health, Risk Behaviors and Substance Use Profiling of Patients Infected or At-Risk of Acquiring Hepatitis C Seen in Community and Hospital Care Settings in New Brunswick
Authors Samantha Bland, Daniel Smyth, Alyssa Margeson, Stephanie Materniak, Meghan O’Brien, Duncan Webster.
Presented Poster Presentation. 7th Canadian Symposium on HCV & Canadian Liver Meeting. February 9-11, 2018. Toronto, ON.