Abstract Award Winners

CAEP Abstract Awards are awarded annually by the CAEP Research Committee as part of the CAEP Abstract Competition.
The 2019 Awards Ceremony will take place Monday, May 27 and the Best of Canadian EM Research – The Top 4 Abstracts will take place Tuesday, May 28 at CAEP 2019 in Halifax.

CAEP 2019 Award Winners

Award   Awardee Abstract Title
Grant Innes Research Paper
and Presentation
1st Plenary Presentation Dr. Jeffrey J. Perry Prospective Multicenter Validation of the Canadian TIA Score for Predicting Subsequent Stroke within Seven Days
2nd Plenary Presentation Dr. Ian Stiell A Randomized, Controlled Comparison of Electrical versus Pharmacological Cardioversion for Emergency Department Patients
Top New
Investigator Abstract
3rd Plenary Presentation Dr. Kerstin de Wit Prevalence and clinical predictors of intracranial hemorrhage in seniors who have fallen
4th Plenary Presentation Dr. Simon Berthelot Comparison of the cost and the quality of the care provided to low acuity patients in an emergency department and a walk-in clinic
Top Resident Research Abstract Dr. Evan Russell Simulation in the continuing professional development of Canadian academic emergency physicians – a national survey
Top Pediatric Abstract Dr. Samina Ali Humanoid robot-based distraction to reduce pain and distress during venipuncture in the pediatric emergency department: A randomized controlled trial
Top QIPS Abstract Ms. Victoria Woolner Improving time to analgesia administration for musculoskeletal injuries in the emergency department
CAEP-CanVECTOR Research Abstract Ms. Vidushi Sawrup Identifying patient values and expectations for pulmonary embolism CT scanning in the emergency department
CAEP-CanVECTOR Research Abstract Dr. Leila Salehi Variability in utilization and diagnostic yield of Computed Tomography (CT) scans for pulmonary embolism among emergency physicians
Top Education Innovation Abstract TBC Top 3 EI abstracts presenters will compete for the award at the CAEP 2019 Education track (Wednesday, May 29).
Top Medical
Student Abstract
Mr. J. Colin Evans Assessing non-technical skills in prehospital ad hoc team resuscitation

 

Resident Research Abstract Awards
Dr. Erica Lee Exploring Emergency Physicians’ Ability to Predict Patient Admission and Decrease Consultation to Admission Time
Dr. Marie-Pier Lanoue Influence of fear of falling on return to emergency department and further falls in community-dwelling elderly presenting for minor trauma
Dr. Sachin Trivedi A national needs assessment on quality improvement and patient safety education in Canadian emergency medicine residency programs
Dr. Jake Hayward Unexplained variation in ‘To-Go’ opioid prescribing across Emergency Departments in a large Canadian cohort
Dr. Christopher Byrne The HEART score in predicting major adverse cardiac events in patients presenting to the emergency department with possible acute coronary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Dr. Jessica McCallum Solid organ donation from the emergency department – A death review
Dr. Scott Odorizzi Signal & Noise – Do Professionalism Concerns Impact Decision-Making of Competence Committees?

CAEP 2018 Award Winners

Award   Awardee Abstract Title
Grant Innes Research Paper and Presentation* 1st Plenary Presentation Dr. Jeffrey J. Perry Multicentre before-after implementation study of the Ottawa subarachnoid hemorrhage strategy
Top Pediatric Abstract 2nd Plenary Presentation Dr. Stephen Freedman Probiotic Regimen for Outpatient Gastroenteritis – Utility of Treatment (PROGUT) Study: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial
Top Medical Student Abstract 3rd Plenary Presentation Mr. Akram Mokhtari Prophylactic administration of diphenhydramine to reduce neuroleptic side-effects in the acute care setting: a systematic review and meta-analysis
4th Plenary Presentation Dr. Alyssa Ness Effectiveness of hospital avoidance interventions among elderly patients: a systematic review
Top Resident Research Abstract Dr. Shannon Fernando Necrotizing soft tissue infection: diagnostic accuracy of physical examination, imaging and LRINEC score – a systematic review and meta-analysis
Top New Investigator Abstract Dr. Krishan Yadav Predictors of oral antibiotic treatment failure for non-purulent skin and soft tissue infections in the emergency department
CAEP-CanVECTOR Research Abstract Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy Prevalence of pulmonary embolism among emergency department patients with syncope: a multicenter prospective cohort study
CAEP-CanVECTOR Research Abstract Dr. James Andruchow A randomized controlled trial of electronic clinical decision support to reduce unnecessary CT imaging for patients with suspected pulmonary embolism
Top Education Innovation Abstract Dr. George Mastoras Faculty Sim: a simulation-based continuing professional development curriculum for academic emergency physicians
Top QIPS Abstract Dr. Jennifer Thull-Freedman Improving the pain experience for children with limb injury: A city-wide quality improvement collaborative
 
Resident Research Abstract Award Dr. Bo Zheng Decision fatigue in the emergency department: how does emergency physician decision making change over an eight-hour shift?
Resident Research Abstract Award Dr. Erica Beatty Normal bedside ultrasound of growth plates in healthy children
Resident Research Abstract Award Dr. Alexis Cournoyer Création d’une règle de décision clinique pour le diagnostic d’un syndrome aortique aigu avec les outils d’intelligence artificielle : phase initiale de définition des attributs communs aux patients sans syndrome aortique aigu chez une population à risque
Resident Research Abstract Award Dr. Robert Suttie Can emergency physicians perform carotid artery ultrasound to detect severe stenosis in patients with TIA and stroke?
Resident Research Abstract Award Dr. Megan Fowler Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding opioid use in the pediatric emergency department
Resident Research Abstract Award Dr. Rajiv Thavanathan Does FAST change management of blunt trauma patients?
Resident Research Abstract Award Dr. Chantal Forristal Does utilization of an intubation safety checklist reduce dangerous omissions during simulated resuscitation scenarios?

CAEP 2017 Award Winners

Award   Awardee Abstract Title
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Grant Innes Research Paper and Presentation* 1st Plenary Presentation Dr. Ian Stiell Creation of the Canadian Heart Failure Risk Scale for Acute Heart Failure Patients
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2ndPlenary Presentation Dr. Audrey-Anne Brousseau Derivation and validation of a feasible emergency department specific frailty index to predict adverse outcomes
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3rdPlenary Presentation Dr. Christian Vaillancourt Implementation of the Canadian C–Spine Rule by paramedics: A safety evaluation
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 Top Resident Research Abstract 4th Plenary Presentation Dr. Shannon Fernando Necrotizing soft tissue infection: diagnostic accuracy of physical examination, imaging and LRINEC score – a systematic review and meta-analysis
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Top New Investigator Abstract Dr. Leila Salehi A descriptive analysis of ED Length of Stay of admitted patients ‘boarded’ in the emergency department
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Top Pediatric Abstract Dr. Amy Plint How safe are our pediatric emergency departments? A multicentre, prospective cohort study
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CAEP-CanVECTOR Research Abstract Dr. Sameer Sharif Optimizing the use of CT scanning for Pulmonary Embolism in the Emergency Department
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CAEP-CanVECTOR Research Abstract Dr. Eddy Lang Substantial variation in CTPE ordering patterns and diagnostic yield in a large group of specialty-trained emergency physicians
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Top Education Innovation Abstract Dr. Paula Sneath GridlockED: an emergency medicine game and teaching tool
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Top Medical Student Abstract Ms. Dana Stewart Are EMS offload delay patients at increased risk of adverse outcomes?
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Resident Research Abstract Award Dr. Michael Beyea Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the Emergency Department for Resuscitation of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Patients: A Systematic Review
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Resident Research Abstract Award Dr. Alexis Cournoyer For Patients Suffering from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest, is Survival Influenced by the Capabilities of the Receiving Hospital?
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Resident Research Abstract Award Dr. Adam Harris Emergency department procedural sedation in elderly patients
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Resident Research Abstract Award Dr. Sameer Masood Did the Choosing Wisely Canada Campaign Work? A Retrospective Analysis of its Impact on Emergency Department Imaging Utilization for Head Injuries
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Resident Research Abstract Award Dr. Allison McConnell Prehospital adverse events associated with nitroglycerin use in STEMI patients with right ventricle infarction
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Resident Research Abstract Award Dr. Luke Taylor Does point of care ultrasound improve resuscitation markers in emergency department patients with undifferentiated hypotension? The first Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department (SHOC-ED 1) Study; an international randomized controlled trial
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Resident Research Abstract Award Dr. Cristian Toarta Syncope Prognosis Based on Emergency Department Diagnosis: A Prospective Cohort Study

CAEP 2016 Award Winners

Award   Awardee Abstract Title
Grant Innes Research Paper and Presentation* 1st Plenary Presentation Dr. Andrew McRae Derivation of a 2-hour high-sensitivity troponin T algorithm for rapid rule-out of acute myocardial infarction in emergency department chest pain patients
2nd Plenary Presentation Dr. Samina Ali A randomized controlled trial on oral analgesic utilization for children presenting with a musculoskeletal trauma in the emergency department
3rd Plenary Presentation Dr. Alexander Leung Impact of process improvements on measures of emergency department efficiency
Top Resident Research Abstract 4th Plenary Presentation Dr. Sameer Masood A population-based analysis of outcomes in patients with a primary diagnosis of hypertension in the emergency department, using linked datasets
Top New Investigator Abstract Dr. Catherine Varner Text messaging research participants as a follow-up strategy to decrease emergency department study attrition.
Top Pediatric Abstract Dr. Samina Ali Ibuprofen or oxycodone? An observational cohort study of post-emergency department discharge management of children’s fracture pain.
Top Education Innovation Abstract Dr. Fareen Zaver ALiEM AIR-Pro Series: Identifying quality content from blogs and podcasts for the senior emergency medicine resident
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Top Medical Student Abstract Ms. Nicole Beckett Do combined electrocardiogram rhythm and point of care ultrasound findings predict outcome during cardiac arrest? The second Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department (SHOC-ED 2) Study
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Resident Research Abstract Dr. Audrey-Anne Brousseau Does head injury matter? Comparison of functional outcomes in elderly who have sustained a minor trauma with or without head injury: a prospective multicenter cohort study
 
Resident Research Abstract Dr. Nicholas Costain Colchicine in Acute and Recurrent Pericarditis: A Meta-Analysis
 
Resident Research Abstract
Dr. Alexis Cournoyer Predicting the return of spontaneous circulation using near-infrared spectroscopy monitoring: a systematic review and meta-analysis
 
Resident Research Abstract
Dr. Neil Dattani Association between emergency department chest pain volume and outcomes among patients presenting with chest pain
 
Resident Research Abstract Dr. Kyle McGivery Point of Care Ultrasound for lung B-lines in the early diagnosis of acute decompensated heart failure in the Emergency Department: A systematic review.
 
Resident Research Abstract Dr. Robert Ohle Clinical Exam for Acute Aortic Dissection: A systematic review and meta analysis
 
Resident Research Abstract
Dr. Cristian Toarta hort-Term Risk of Arrhythmias among Syncope Patients Presenting with Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter to Canadian Emergency Departments