Dr. Robert Zhong Department of Surgery Research Day

General Information

The Dr. Robert Zhong Department of Surgery Research Day will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 at King’s University College, London. The poster session will take place in the morning before the commencement of Research Day. 

New this year the day will include a Surgical Dragon’s Den session and winners will be chosen by real time audience voting.  One winner will be selected in each of the four research node areas. The winner in each node will receive a $4000 research grant towards their research idea.

Research Day Registration Form

Guidelines for submitting pitches and abstracts are below. Call for Abstracts is now closed.

Call for Poster Abstracts

All poster presenters will be asked to prepare a two-minute pitch to provide an overview of their research. One winner will be selected in each of the four research categories.

The Department of Surgery Research Committee will adjudicate all abstracts.

Abstract Submissions are Open to:

  • Department of Surgery Residents
  • Department of Surgery Fellows
  • MSc in Surgery students
  • Graduate students working with a Department of Surgery member (clinical academic or scientist) OR a graduate student working with a member of a Department of Surgery Research Node

Abstract Research Categories:

  1. Big Data/ICES (examples: Population based outcome research, Health Services Planning & Evaluation etc.)
  2. Fundamental Sciences & Surgical Innovation (examples: Basic science laboratory or engineering work through proof of concept in animal studies, human pilot studies, other innovations, therapies, surgical samples for basic science descriptive analysis etc.)
  3. Patient Centered Research (examples: Prospective or observational studies involving patients or involving human participants as controls in a health care setting, patient related outcome measure development, patient surveys etc.)
  4. Surgical Education (examples: Education projects involving simulation, competency-based education, resident work hours, different teaching styles, education projects such as decision aid development, qualitative research projects etc).

Submission Details:

  • The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 18, 2019.
  • Only ONE abstract may be submitted per person

Please submit your abstract in the following format:

  • Abstract should be formatted in 11 point, Arial font, single-spaced, and be saved as a MS Word document
  • Maximum number of words: 250
  • First Line: Title in Bold
  • Second Line: Author(s) [i.e. Smith J, Turtle M]
  • Third Line: Division in Department of Surgery or Department if not Surgery
  • Fourth Line: Blank
  • Fifth Line: Begin Abstract [Introduction, Hypothesis, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions]
  • Abstracts must be text based only

How to Submit Your Abstract:

Indicate in the text of your email submission the following information about yourself:

  • Name:
  • Email Address:
  • Program and Year:
  • Supervisor:
  • Submission Category: (See list of abstract research categories)

Contact Information:

If you have any questions please contact Janice Sutherland at Janice.Sutherland@sjhc.london.on.ca or 519-646-6100 ext. 64304

Remember: The deadline to submit your abstract is Monday, March 18, 2019.

Call for Research Pitches - Surgical Dragon's Den

Selection

The Department of Surgery Research Committee will adjudicate all submissions and select the pitches that will be given in each node.  Pitches selected will require the staff surgeon or a PhD collaborator on the project team to provide a three minute pitch at Research Day which will be followed by two minutes for questions from the audience.  After all the pitches in a node are complete the audience will vote for the best research pitch by real-time audience voting.  The pitch that receives the most votes will be the winner.

Submissions are Open to:

  • Department of Surgery Clinical Academics

Research Node Areas:

  1. Big Data/ICES (examples: Population based outcome research, Health Services Planning & Evaluation, NSQIP etc.)
  2. Fundamental Sciences & Surgical Innovation (examples: Basic science laboratory or engineering work through proof of concept in animal studies, human pilot studies, other innovations, therapies, surgical samples for basic science descriptive analysis etc.)
  3. Patient Centered Research (examples: Prospective or observational studies involving patients or involving human participants as controls in a health care setting, patient related outcome measure development, patient surveys etc.)
  4. Surgical Education (examples: Education projects involving simulation, competency-based education, resident work hours, different teaching styles, education projects such as decision aid development, qualitative research projects etc).

Submission Details:

  • The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 18, 2019.
  • A minimum of three submissions must be received in a node area in order for a competition to go forward.  Projects chosen to present their pitch at Research Day will be contacted by April 19.
  • Only ONE project pitch may be submitted per person.

Please submit your pitches in the following format:

  • Format in 11 point, Arial font, single-spaced, and be saved as a MS Word document
  • Maximum number of words: 250
  • First Line: Title in Bold
  • Second Line: Author(s) [i.e. Smith J, Turtle M]
  • Third Line: Division in Department of Surgery
  • Fourth Line: Blank
  • Fifth Line: Begin Pitch [Introduction, Hypothesis, Materials and Methods]
  • Submissions must be text based only

How to Submit Your Abstract:

Indicate in the text of your email submission the following information about yourself:

  • Name:
  • Co-Investigators:
  • Node Category:

Contact Information:

If you have any questions please contact Janice Sutherland at Janice.Sutherland@sjhc.london.on.ca or 519-646-6100 ext. 64304

Remember: The deadline to submit your abstract is Monday, March 18, 2019.

  

Guest speaker: Dr. Toni Zhong, M.D., FRCS, MHS

ABOUT DR. ZHONG:

Research_Day_2019_Toni_Zhong_resized.jpgDr. Toni Zhong, M.D., FRCS, MHS is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, and the inaugural Belinda Stronach Chair in Breast Cancer Reconstruction at University Health Network (UHN). She is also the Clinical and Research Director for the Breast Reconstruction Program at UHN and Mount Sinai Hospitals, leading centres’ for advanced techniques in breast reconstruction in North America. She was recruited by University of Toronto in November 2008 from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. In 2011, she also obtained her Masters of Health Sciences in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

To complement her clinical expertise in the field of breast reconstructive surgery, her research aims to improve the access of women to optimized techniques of post-mastectomy reconstruction through clinical trials and health services research. In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious 2012 Career Development Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncologists. She holds a five-year Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) grant and leads a national team to examine barriers to breast reconstruction surgery across Canada. She was also awarded the highly competitive CIHR New Investigator Award in 2015. Recently, she was appointed as the Provincial Lead in the development of clinical guidelines to set new provincial standards for breast cancer reconstruction in Ontario. She currently has over 65 peer-reviewed publications in high impact oncology and surgical journals, holds 5 active national level research grants, and numerous Canadian and American Plastic Surgery Foundation Funds.

Dr. Zhong is also active in humanitarian activities. She is one of the founding members of WomenforWomen, a non-profit international humanitarian organization and annually leads international surgical teams overseas. She is a co-founder the UHN Helps Fund, a humanitarian fund to support patients from developing countries to receive their life-saving or life-enhancing surgeries at UHN. To recognize her volunteerism, she was awarded the Dean’s Alumni Award in Community Service from University Of Western Ontario in 2018.

 

 

 


Research Day 2018 Highlights

*Poster Presentations starting at 7:30 AM

*Node breakout sessions

 Thank you to all our industry sponsors for the day.