2019 Research Day Agenda

Note: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 6.25 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Time Item Room
8:30 – 9:00 Coffee/Networking Foyer
9:00 – 9:05 Opening Remarks: Drs. Marc Carrier and Robin Parks Imperial Room
9:05 – 9:55 Full Presentations Session 1: Blood Imperial Room
9:55 – 10:45 Full Presentations Session 2: Quality & Education Imperial Room
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee/Networking, Foyer
11:00 – 12:00 Short Summary Presentations Session:

  1. Neurology
  2. Kidney & Endocrinology
  3. Hematology
Imperial Room
Adriatic Room
Agora Room
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Service Foyer
12:30 – 12:35 Vision for the Department of Medicine – Dr. Phil Wells Imperial Room
12:35 – 1:00
Keynote Speaker:
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Dr. Dariush Dowlatshahi
Division of Neurology
Experience: the name we give our mistakes.
 Common pitfalls encountered by junior researchers.”
Imperial Room
1:00 – 1:30 Dragons’ Den Imperial Room
1:30 – 2:20 Full Presentations Session 3: Infectious Diseases Imperial Room
2:20 – 3:10 Full Presentations Session 4: General Medicine Imperial Room
3:10 – 3:30 Coffee/Networking Foyer
3:30 – 4:30 Short Summary Presentations Session:

  1. Quality & Education
  2. Cardiology & Neurology
  3. Immunology
Adriatic Room
Imperial Room
Agora Room
4:30 – 5:30 Cocktails/Networking

Awards and Adjourn

Foyer

Full Presentations Session 1 – Blood

  1. Delayed Calculation of Multiple Intracerebral Hemorrhage Scores Outperform Baseline Scoring in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage
    Clinical Research | Ronda Lun | PGY2 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Adult Neurology (ANEU)

  2. Outcomes of an Emergency Department Rapid Referral Anemia Program at The Ottawa Hospital
    Clinical Research | Anthony Grieco | PGY4 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Hematology (HAEM)

  3. Preclinical studies of MSC-derived extracellular vesicles to treat or prevent graft versus host disease: a systematic review of the literature
    Clinical Epidemiology / Systematic Review | Manika Gupta | PGY4 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Hematology (HAEM)

  4. Building Capacity for Relapsed/Refractory ALL patients needing CAR-T cells: How do we prepare?
    Clinical Research | Roy Khalife | PGY5 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Hematology (HAEM)

Full Presentations Session 2 – Quality & Education

  1. Proactive geriatric consultation in older adult trauma patients over 1 year: patient demographics, delirium incidence, length of stay and discharge destination
    Patient Quality and Safety Research | Bradley Godwin | PGY2 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

  2. Involvement of palliative care with patients requesting medical assistance in dying at The Ottawa Hospital
    Clinical Research | Anna Romanova | PGY5 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | General Internal Medicine (INMG)

  3. Differences in Endocrinology clinical questions received through fax versus eConsults
    Patient Quality and Safety Research | Nicole Pun | PGY2 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

  4. Entrustment and the Objective Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE): bridging the gap towards competency-based medical education
    Education Research | Angel Yi Nam Fu | PGY3 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

Full Presentations Session 3 – Infectious Diseases

  1. Immunoglobulin treatment for prevention of recurrent acute exacerbations in COPD (IPRAC): A pilot randomized-control study
    Clinical Research | Sara Abdallah | 5th year | PHD | Exercise Science

  2. Patient-initiated testing strategies for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in men who have sex with men (MSM): A scoping study
    Clinical Research | Mariah Hughes | PGY2 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

  3. Improving the Management of Cutaneous Drug Eruptions Using a Novel Clinical Tool
    Patient Quality and Safety Research | Reetesh Bose | PGY3 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Dermatology (DERM)

  4. A three year investigation into HIV nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis (nPEP care) following hospital-based sexual assault cases
    Clinical Research | Lolade Shipeolu | 2nd year | Undergraduate | Medicine

Full Presentations Session 4 -General Medicine

  1. Analysis of the effect of initiatives aimed at improving perioperative glycemic control and preoperative HbA1C monitoring on post-surgical nosocomial infection and surgical wound infection rates in an academic centre
    Clinical Research | Omar Ramadan | 3rd year | Undergraduate | Medicine

  2. Comparing outcomes following 1 year of dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with high and low PRECISE-DAPT scores
    Clinical Research | Rene Boudreau | PGY2 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

  3. Whole-body motion correction in cardiac PET/CT using Positron Emission Tracking: a phantom validation study
    Basic Research | Spencer Manwell | 4th year | PHD | Medical Physics

  4. MiR-486-5p Protects against ischedmia-reperfusion acute kidney injury in male and female mice
    Basic Research | Matt Spence | 2nd year | Masters | Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Dragons’ Den

  1. Safe and appropriate medications for patients admitted with parkinson’s disease
    Patient Quality and Safety Research | Laurel Charlesworth | PGY3 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Adult Neurology (ANEU)

  2. Pre- and Intra-Arrest Prognostic Factors Associated with Survival Following In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Clinical Epidemiology / Systematic Review | Shannon Fernando | PGY5 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Adult Critical Care Medicine (AICU)

  3. Social determinants of health among residential areas with a high tuberculosis incidence in a remote Inuit community
    Clinical Research | Elaine Kilabuk | PGY4 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | General Internal Medicine (INMG)

  4. The Impact of Local Health Professions Education Grants – Is it Worth the Investment?
    Education Research | Kyle Walker | PGY5 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Adult Rheumatology (ARHE)

Short Summary Session 1 – Neurology

  1. Evolution of Motor and Non-Motor Manifestations in Prodromal Parkinsonism
    Clinical Research | Seyed-Mohammad (Sam) Fereshtehnejad | PGY1 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Adult Neurology (ANEU)

  2. Exploration of oligodendrocyte morphological inhibition by chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans and the push to overcome the remyelination block in Multiple Sclerosis
    Basic Research | Sarah Cummings | 5th year | PHD | Regenerative Medicine

  3. Fingolimod Withdrawal Causing Severe Rebounds in Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
    Clinical Research | Michelle Laneuville | PGY5 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Adult Neurology (ANEU)

  4. Investigation of Neurofilament Light Chain, Tau, and UCHL-1 as Potential Blood Biomarkers for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
    Basic Research | Aoife Reilly | 1st year | Masters | Cellular and Molecular Medicine

  5. Long term MS clinical outcomes predicted by baseline serum neurofilament light levels
    Clinical Research | Mohammad Abdoli | PGY2 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Adult Neurology (ANEU)

  6. MiR-145-5p regulates oligodendrocyte differentiation – insights into remyelination failure and myelin regeneration in progressive multiple sclerosis
    Basic Research | Samantha Kornfeld | 5th year | PHD | Cellular and Molecular Medicine

  7. Pilot testing of the Integrated Parkinson’s Disease Care Network: Feasibility, efficacy outcomes, and cost description analysis.
    Clinical Research | Julia Shen | 3rd year | Undergraduate | Medicine

  8. Validation of the PREDIGT Score for the Incidence Rate of Parkinson disease
    Clinical Epidemiology / Systematic Review | Juan Li | 2nd year | PDF | Neuroscience Program

  9. Evaluating gastrointestinal morphology and enteric nervous system viability in the dystonia musculorum mouse model of hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type VI
    Basic Research | Anisha Lynch-Godrei | 5th year | PHD | Neuroscience

  10. Serum Neurofilament, GFAP and Tau in Patients with Aggressive Multiple Sclerosis Before and After Bone Marrow Transplant
    Translational Research | Simon Thebault | PGY3 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Adult Neurology (ANEU)

Short Summary Session 2 – Kidney & Endocrinology

  1. Analysis of podocyte- and tubule-derived microparticles in experimental models of chronic kidney disease
    Basic Research | Thalia Medeiros | 1st year | PHD | Cellular and Molecular Medicine

  2. Assessment of Circulating Microparticles in Pregnant Women with Type 1 Diabetes
    Clinical Research | Akram Abolbaghaei | 2nd year | PHD | Cellular and Molecular Medicine

  3. Facility variation and predictors of do not resuscitate orders of hemodialysis patients in Canada: DOPPS
    Clinical Epidemiology / Systematic Review | Danielle Moorman | PGY3 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

  4. Introduction of a Novel Clinical Decision Support Tool to Improve Extubation Decision-Making in the ICU: The Extubation Advisor
    Clinical Research | Katina Zheng | 2nd year | Undergraduate | Medicine

  5. Papillary thyroid cancer incidence and mortality in Canada: A comprehensive population-based study
    Clinical Epidemiology / Systematic Review | Elysia Grose | 2nd year | Undergraduate | Medicine

  6. Predictors of icodextrin induced hyponatremia
    Clinical Research | ANKUR GUPTA | 3rd year | Clinical Fellowship Program | Nephrology

  7. Sex differences in platelet microparticles on hemodialysis
    Basic Research | Fengxia Xiao | 5th year | PDF | Chronic Disease

  8. Whole-Body CT Plane Classification: Development & Comparison of Alternative Methods
    Basic Research | Odai Salman | 2nd year | PHD | Systems & Computer Engineering

  9. Determinants of Poor Diabetic Control in the Kidney Transplant Population
    Clinical Research | Daniel Chan Chun Kong | 3rd year | Undergraduate | Medicine

  10. Frailty in Patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease on Dialysis
    Clinical Research | Ryan Chan | PGY1 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

Short Summary Session 3 – Hematology

  1. A registry of real-world clinical practice on the use of FOLFIRINOX (FFX) in advanced pancreatic cancer (aPC) patients in Canada
    Clinical Research | Joanna Gotfrit | 1st year | Clinical Fellowship Program | Medical Oncology

  2. A systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy and safety of low molecular weight heparins as an anticancer therapeutic in animal models and patients
    Clinical Epidemiology / Systematic Review | David Ripsman | 2nd year | Undergraduate | Medicine

  3. Assessing efficacy in controlled clinical studies using umbilical cord blood transplantation for regenerative therapy: heterogeneity in study design and variability in outcome reporting remain key barriers
    Clinical Epidemiology / Systematic Review | Joseph Aziz | PGY1 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

  4. Bleeding and ischemic outcomes in patients on concurrent warfarin or direct oral anticoagulants with P2Y12 inhibitor post percutaneous coronary intervention: findings in a real world cohort
    Clinical Research | Angel Yi Nam Fu | PGY3 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

  5. Comparison of Weight ­Based and Lymphocyte Count­ Based Dosing of Anti­ Thymocyte Globulin in Matched Unrelated Donor Stem Cell Transplantation
    Clinical Research | Francine Heelan | 3rd year | Undergraduate | Medicine

  6. Complications and toxicities associated with autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for Severe Autoimmune Diseases in Ottawa
    Clinical Research | Shona Philip | PGY3 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Hematology (HAEM)

  7. A dose escalation study of total marrow irradiation and autologous stem-cell transplantation for relapsed multiple myeloma patients
    Clinical Research | Amarilis Figueiredo | 4th year | PDF | Hematology

  8. A retrospective review of outcomes of primary CNS lymphoma (pCNSL) treated at the Ottawa Hospital
    Clinical Research | Mohammad Jay | 3rd year | Undergraduate | Medicine

  9. Safety of using Direct Oral Anticoagulants as opposed to Low Molecular Weight Heparins during diagnostic work-up in outpatients suspected of acute venous thromboembolism
    Clinical Research | Maddie Stephen | 3rd year | Undergraduate | Medicine

Short Summary Session 4 – Quality & Education

  1. “Do Everything”: Patient Wishes and Interests in the Archive of the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board
    Clinical Epidemiology / Systematic Review | Holly Yim | 3rd year | Undergraduate | Medicine

  2. A role for geriatric medicine consultation and improved medication reconciliation practices in optimizing the outcomes of geriatric trauma patients.
    Patient Quality and Safety Research | Alden Morgan | 2nd year | Undergraduate | Medicine

  3. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: A Qualitative Improvement Study of Adult Patient Care
    Patient Quality and Safety Research | Erin Miller | PGY5 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Adult Endocrinology & Metabolism (AENM )

  4. End-stage Cirrhosis: Exploring the Perspectives of Patients and their Caregivers
    Clinical Research | Sowmya Sharma | PGY2 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

  5. Evaluating the chest pain evaluation protocol at The Ottawa Hospital
    Clinical Research | Angel Yi Nam Fu | PGY3 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

  6. Interprofessional education program can improve resident attitudes towards interprofessional collaboration
    Education Research | Krista Whitney | PGY4 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Geriatric Medicine (GERM)

  7. Medical Assistance in Dying – A Structured postgraduate elective to build awareness and capacity for Canadian patients
    Education Research | Genevieve Casey | PGY5 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Geriatric Medicine (GERM)

  8. Review of a Nurse Specialist-led clinic in the care of patients with chronic inflammatory arthritis
    Patient Quality and Safety Research | Angela Arisz | PGY2 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

Short Summary Session 5 – Cardiology & Neurology

  1. Appropriate verses inappropriate de-escalation of P2Y12 inhibitor therapy post percutaneous coronary intervention: a retrospective cohort study.
    Clinical Research | Quinton Barry | PGY2 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

  2. Extracellular vesicles and the quest for molecular biomarkers in ALS
    Basic Research | Charlotte Manser | 1st year | Masters | Biochemistry

  3. Myocardial blood flow response to revascularization therapies in patients with diabetes mellitus
    Clinical Research | Jason Yao | 2nd year | Undergraduate | Medicine

  4. Safety of intrathecal administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents – A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Clinical Epidemiology / Systematic Review | Mihilkumar Patel | 2nd year | Undergraduate | Medicine

  5. Segmental arterial mediolysis: A rare cause of hypertension
    Clinical Epidemiology / Systematic Review | Jieqing Xu | PGY1 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

  6. The Prevalence of Non-Adherence in Patients with Resistant Hypertension: A Systematic Review
    Clinical Epidemiology / Systematic Review | Gabrielle Bourque | PGY1 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

  7. The role of peptidylarginine deiminase 4 and neutrophil extracellular traps in vascular and renal function in hypertensive diabetic mice
    Basic Research | Chloé Landry | 1st year | Masters | Cellular and Molecular Medicine

  8. Variations in Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trial Design: Insights from the Patient-Centered Care Transitions in Heart Failure trial
    Translational Research | Rudy Unni | PGY1 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

  9. New and Expanding Ventricular Hemorrhage Predicts Poor Outcome in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage
    Clinical Research | Vignan Yogendrakumar | PGY5 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Adult Neurology (ANEU)

Short Summary Session 6 – Immunology

  1. Characterization of BPTF in developing murine forebrain
    Basic Research | Gerardo Zapata | 1st year | Masters | Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology

  2. CMV positive BAL of immunocompromised patients does not appear to be clinically significant.
    Clinical Research | Joshua Bowdridge | PGY1 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

  3. Diagnosing Zebras: Epigastric Pain Caused by Cytomegalovirus Gastritis and Gastric Sarcoidosis
    Clinical Research | Kristel Leung | PGY3 | Postgraduate Medical Specialty/Sub-specialty Program | Core Internal Medicine (INMC)

  4. Quantitative imaging biomarkers of cardiac sympathetic innervation and perfusion using C-11-metahydroxyephedrine and N-13-ammonia PET in ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Clinical Research | Jean Wang | 2nd year | Undergraduate | Medicine

  5. The effect of liver fibrosis on CD8 T cell and responses to cancer
    Clinical Research | Jood Madani | 1st year | Masters | Microbiology and Immunology

  6. Toxoplasmosis in the effective HIV treatment era
    Clinical Research | Chloe Thabet | 3rd year | Undergraduate | Medicine