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Resident Research

Dr. Jonathan Brookes, Resident Research Coordinator

Our trainees continue to pursue and work on high quality research projects which they have presented at both the national and international level. We are committed to supporting and encouraging resident research and provide administrative and financial support to all residents who are participating in research projects, including in-training Masters degrees.

2017

Anesthesia Residents Bring Home the Awards from the 2017 Midwestern Anesthesia Residency Conference (MARC).

MARC is an annual conference, sponsored by the Association of Midwest Academic Anesthesia Chairs (AMAAC). This year, Chicago welcomed 600 conference attendees, with representatives and residents from all 33 AMAAC institutions in attendance. Residents from each clinical-academic center participated in numerous research competitions during the conference.

Six of our residents presented six studies at this years’ Midwestern Anesthesia Resident’s Conference (MARC) and five studies were awarded prizes! This year’s tremendous success was as a result of the amazing effort put forth by our residents, Jill Belrose (PGY1), Sebastian Borowiec (PGY2), Matthew Chong (PGY3), Michael Chow (PGY4), TJ Leeper (PGY4), and Luke Jakobowski (PGY3), as well as the tireless efforts of our faculty advisors, Postgraduate Administration and Resident Research Team. 

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2016

McMaster-Western Research Day

Congratulations to all of our presenters for the 2016 McMaster-Western Research Day:

  • Dr. Matt Chong (First place award)
  • Dr. Ranko Bulatovic
  • Dr. Zach Davidson (third place award)
  • Dr. Alex Freytag
  • Dr. Nan Gai
  • Dr. Natalie Melton

This competition continues to be an enriching and rewarding opportunity for our residents to examine different research methods and presentation methods (oral presentation, poster, case reports) and gain a broader scope of research in Anesthesia.  Presentations were both interesting and diverse and everyone enjoyed Dr. Daniel Bainbridge’s keynote address on Novel Uses of Ultrasound Imaging.  Drs Will Schultz and Kyle Fisher also conducted an exciting and challenging noon hour trivia competition.

A special thank you to our Judges, Dr. Tim Tursktra and Dr. Ronit Lavi for all their hard work and to event organizer and Resident Research Director, Dr. Jon Brookes, for a great day!

MARC 2016

This year, Western University had the honor of jointly hosting the MARC conference with the Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seven of our residents presented eight studies at this years’ Midwestern Anesthesia Resident’s Conference (MARC) and every study won in the final competitions! This year’s tremendous success was a result of the amazing effort put forth by our residents, Ranko Bulatovic, Matthew Chong, Zach Davidson, Caitlin Gallagher, Danielle Lapierre, Hwa Lee, and Natalie Melton, as well as the tireless efforts of our faculty advisors, Postgraduate Administration and Resident Research Team.

Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Annual Meeting

This year’s annual meeting of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) was held in Vancouver, British Columbia from June 24-27.  Our Department was represented by four program residents.  One of our residents, Dr. Matthew Chong (PHY2) competed in the nation-wide CAS Resident Research Competition where he showcased his study entitled “The Vigilance Study: A Pilot RCT of Continuous Pulse Oximetry and Wireless Clinician Notification Post-Surgery.” Matt also lead a poster discussion on the project ‘transfusion triggers in critical care and surgery: a meta-analysis’.

Other resident presenters include: Lina Lee and Nan Gai, presenting the study ‘patent foramen ovale and delirium risk in elective hip or knee surgery’; Natalie Melton presented and discussed the poster ‘total shoulder arthroplasty same day discharge: ERAS Pilot project’; Hesham Youssef presented his poster ‘chronic post-surgical pain after mastectomy: systematic Review’.

2015

McMaster-Western Research Day

Congratulations to our residents, Dr. Farah Manji, Dr. Caitlin Gallagher, and Dr. Jordan Leitch (second place finish) for their outstanding presentations at this years’ Mac-Western Research Day. 

This competition continues to be an enriching and rewarding opportunity for our residents to examine different research methods and presentation methods (oral presentation, poster, case reports) and gain a broader scope of research in Anesthesia.

Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Annual Meeting

At this year’s Annual Meeting of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) in Ottawa, Ontario, from June 19–22, our department was represented by six program residents led by Dr. Jordan Leitch (PGY1), and Dr. Farah Manji (PGY4) who placed 2nd and 3rd respectively. Dr. Leitch’s project “FMRI of peripheral neuropathic pain in the human spinal cord and brainstem”. had already garnered a great deal of attention, placing second at the Mac-Western Resident Research Day competition on Friday June 12th.

MARC 2015

This has been a remarkable year for academic achievement on the part of our department residents. 

Drs. Hesham Youssef, Don Nguyen, Amanda Jasudavisius, Colin Phillips, and Jennifer Smallwood all presented outstanding research at MARC.  Dr. Jordan Leitch began a stellar competition year as she took home first place in the Pain section.

In 2017, we will have the honour of hosting this competition and look for an even more notable presence by our current cohort of trainees.