Western residents swept the podium with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes at the 2018 MacWestern resident research competition!
Matt Chong took 1st place with his presentation - 'Perineural Versus Intravenous Dexamethasone as an Adjuvant for Peripheral Nerve Blocks: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', supervised by Dr. Indu Singh. Zameer Pirani won 2nd prize with his RCT ' The Role of Intravenous Lidocaine in the Management of Chronic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain- A Randomized Controlled Trial', supervised by Dr. Dwight Moulin. Dr Zach Hynes took the final spot on the podium with his pilot study 'Finding The Dose Of Protamine Required To Neutralize Heparin In Cardiac Surgery Using Act, Anti-Iia, And Anti-Xa Activity – Results Of A Pilot Study', supervised by Dr. Ravi Taneja.
All the presentations from both Universities were of very high quality and did great credit to the supervisors and residents involved. Particular thanks also go out to the judges - Dr. Karen Raymer, Dr. Harsha Shanthanna, Dr. Tim Turkstra, Dr. Jason Chui.
Thanks also to Dr. Homer Yang who gave a fascinating and thought-provoking lecture, 'Perioperative Medicine: time to move to the home front?'
We very much look forward to continuing this competition next year.