Collins Surgical Day 2019

Collins Surgical Day Event

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 7:30 am – 4:15 pm
Visiting Professor: Dr. Michael West, Section of Neurosurgery, University of Manitoba
Presentation Title: TBA
Location: University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre
725 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4M9

Abstract Deadline: April 1, 2019 at 23:59 (no exceptions)
Abstract Notifications: End of April
RSVP Deadline for Collins Day & Evening Events: May 1, 2018
Website: www.collinsday.org

 

Collins Surgical Evening

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 18:30 – 19:30 for Reception & 19:30  for Dinner
Location: Chateau Laurier (Drawing Room and Foyer), 1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7

 

Collins Day 2019 Sponsors

Opportunities are available. Contact Jennifer Artz (jartz@toh.ca).

Collins Surgical Day 2018

Collins Surgical Day Event

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
Time: 8 am – 4:15 pm
Visiting Professor: Joseph Woo MD, Norman E. Shumway Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery Chair, Stanford University
Presentation Title: Researching and Designing the Next Generation of Surgical Therapy: Natural Reconstruction
Location: Foustanellas Auditorium, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4W7

 

Collins Surgical Evening

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
Time: 18:30 – 19:30 for Reception & 19:30  for Dinner
Location: Chateau Laurier (Drawing Room and Foyer), 1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7

Collins Day 2018 Sponsors

Collins Surgical Day 2017 Report

 

All 193 attendees were contacted after the event for their feedback. We have summarized the overall satisfaction with the events, presentations, and logistics. Collins Surgical Day 2017 Final DoS Report

Collins Surgical Day History

The annual residents’ research day for trainees in the University of Ottawa surgical programs, commenced in 1979.

In 1984, this memorable day become known as the Collins Surgical Day, named in honor of Dr. W. E. Collins, Emeritus Professor of Surgery and the first Coordinator of the Surgical Training Programs (1976-1984). His contributions to the University and to surgical education are remembered annually on this day. The Best Overall Research Presentation is named in his honor.

The Collins Day Best Translational Paper is named in the honor of Dr. John P. Collins on the occasion of his retirement in 2010.  At that time, Dr. John Collins, Division of Urology received a Lifetime Career Achievement Award from the Department of Surgery. He was Head of the Division of Urology, and then served as Director of the Department of Surgery Finance Committee for many years. His quiet resolve, class and wisdom imparted the Division of Urology with a style and cohesiveness. His contributions to the Department of Surgery have been invaluable.


La journée annuelle de recherche pour les résidents du département de Chirurgie à l’Université d’Ottawa a débuté en 1979.

En 1984, cette journée mémorable est devenue le « Collins Surgical Day » en l’honneur du premier coordonnateur des programmes de formation en chirurgie (1976-1984), le Dr. W.E. Collins, Professeur Émérite. Sa contribution à l’Université et à l’éducation est mise à l’honneur annuellement lors de cette journée.

Scientific Sessions

Goal

The Department of Surgery’s annual Collins Day has the goal of “promoting and sharing research and knowledge developed by residents in the Department, a showcase of excellence”

Objectives

Upon completion of the presentations the participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the findings of research developments and their applications
  • Describe the implications of the research projects specific to their service
  • Assess the challenges and advantages of project results
  • Identify and explore recent development in surgical/medical research
  • Discuss the findings of research developments and their implications of this research
  • Describe at least three recent innovations in medical research relevant to them
  • Describe new developments in surgical research
Visiting Professors

The honour of being the Collins Surgical Day Visiting Professor is extended to select leaders across all surgical specialties*. They actively participate in Collins Surgical Day by giving the plenary presentation, acting as an abstract reviewer, and assisting with the final selection of award winners.

YearCollins Day Visiting ProfessorLecture TitleHost Division
2018Dr. Joseph WooResearching and Designing the Next Generation of Surgical Therapy: Natural ReconstructionCardiac Surgery
2017Dr. Mohit BhandariSuccess in Surgical Research: The magic formula!Orthopaedic Surgery
2016Dr. Jean M. PannetonCurrent Management of Type B Aortic DissectionVascular Surgery
2015Dr. J. Curtis NickelBugs and Surgeons: Lessons from the Urinary TractUrology
2014Dr. Joe Putnam JrDrowning in Data and Starving for Information: A Personal Quest for Excellence in Thoracic Surgical OncologyThoracic Surgery
2013Dr. Susan MackinnonAdvances in Peripheral Nerve SurgeryPlastic Surgery
2012Dr. John Birkmeyer
2011Dr. Andres Lozano
2010Dr. Arvind Koshal
2009Dr. Nizar Mohamed
2008Dr. Jeff Barkun
2007Dr. Tom Lindsay
2006Dr. John Denstedt
2005Dr. Jaap Bonjer
2004Dr. Emil Schemitsch
2003Dr. Robin McLeod
2002Dr. Raymond Chiu
2001Dr. Richard J. Finley
2000Dr. John Marshall
1999Dr. Robert S. Bell
1998Dr. Yves Fradet
1997Dr. Jonathan L. Meakins
1996Dr. Bernard Langer gen
1995Dr. Donald R. Brown
1994Dr. Walter G. Waddell
1993Dr. James E. Devitt
1992Dr. Richard Heringer
1991Dr. Alan H. Irvine
1990Dr. Leslie P. Ivan
1989Dr. Gordon Armstrong
1988Dr. T. Keith Scobie
1987Dr. Fraser N. Gurd
1986Dr. Donald R. Wilson
1985Dr. W.H. Feindel
1984Dr. W. Edgar Collins
1983Dr. Margaret Beznak
1982Dr. Jacques G. Robichon

*The divisional rotation cycle for visiting professor is Division of Cardiac Surgery (2018), Neurosurgery (2019), General Surgery (2020), Plastic Surgery (2021), Thoracic Surgery (2022), Urology (2023), Vascular Surgery (2024), Orthopaedic Surgery (2025), and Division of Cardiac Surgery (2026).

Abstracts: Submission Instructions - UPDATED

Important notes and 2018 updates:

(*New*) Presenter contributions to the project: Authors will be asked to describe their contributions to the project (in free text form) upon submission.

  • This information will be available to all reviewers (with their abstract).
  • Any misrepresentation will result in a disqualification from the awards.
  • The author contribution will also be part of the oral presentation, and should be included and mentioned as part of the poster presentation.
  • Moderators and reviewers may ask presenters to further describe their roles in the project. The author contributions will be considered as part of the award review process.

(*New*) Selection of expert reviewers: At the time of submission, presenters will select whether they want an expert reviewer (whose scores rank at 2x or 50% of total score) from their own division or domain of research. Other reviewers (total 2 at 25% each) will make up the rest of the scoring.

Selection of oral presentations: The highest ranked abstract from each division will be given an oral presentation.

  • (*New*) Divisions may choose to select their own oral presentation submission (via the top award winner at their research day or other peer-review process)

(*New*) Award eligibility update: Eligibility for awards requires that the submitter also be the presenter. If the original submitter cannot present, their oral/poster presentation is not eligible for awards.

Conflict of interest: A disclosure of conflict of interest (COI) form must be uploaded with your abstract submission, if you have any COIs.

Questions: Jennifer Artz (jartz@toh.ca).

Abstract Information for Presenters

Oral Presentations

  • Acceptance of the oral presentation slot must be promptly confirmed, or the slot will be forfeited.
  • Oral presentations are 7 minutes long (allowing sufficient time for discussion and transition within a 15 minute slot).
  • Slides must be sent at least a week in advance for pre-loading by the AV team. Check your letter of acceptance for details.
  • Presentation times will be posted in late April.

Poster Presentations

  • Acceptance of the poster presentation slot must be promptly confirmed.
  • There are assigned times for poster viewing, and poster presenters must be present during these times to discuss with the viewers and adjudicators.
  • Posters must be a maximum of 1.2 m x 1.2 m (4 ft x 4 ft) to be accommodated on the poster boards.
  • Poster numbers and titles will be assigned to on-site poster boards. Display your poster in the assigned space.
Abstract & Teaching Award Information

The Abstract Awards include:

Oral Presentations

  • W.E. Collins Award for Best Research Presentation
  • Graeme Barber Award for Best Clinical Research Presentation
  • John P. Collins Award for Best Translational Research Presentation
  • Best Education Research Presentation

 Poster Presentations

  • Best Translational Research Poster
  • Best Clinical Research Poster
  • *NEW* Best Quality Improvement Poster
  • Best Education Research Poster
  • Best Student Research Poster

Teaching Awards*

  • Excellence in Teaching – Best Staff Teacher (x2)
  • Farid Shamji Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching

*Managed by the Office of Education, Department of Surgery


Instructions for Best Staff Teacher Awards

Chief residents are responsible for consulting residents within their division and agreeing on selections for the best staff teacher award. The Office of Education selects the two most frequently mentioned staff members that have not won the award (for at least 2 years) and are from different divisions.

The Office of Education asks that each chief resident and their respective residents as a group submit their top 3 choices for best staff teacher – one staff member can come from their own division, but the remaining two should be from other divisions.  Responses are due typically due mid-April, and awards are presented at Collins Surgical Day.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Gerridzen (lgerridzen@toh.ca) in the Office of Education.

Evaluation Processes - Slotting and Awards - UPDATED

Step 1: Review of Collins Surgical Day Abstracts

  • Abstracts received will be scored by at least three reviewers, including a content expert (whom the submitter selects either from the same division or domain of research). The content expert scores are weighted to 50% of the final score.
  • Abstracts will be assessed on their objective, method, reported data and interpretation, conclusion, impact, and presenter contribution.

Step 2: Assignment of Oral and Poster Presentation Slots

  • The highest ranked abstract from each division will be given an oral presentation.
    • Divisions may choose to select their own oral presentation submission (via the top award winner at their research day or other peer-review process)
  • The highest ranked abstract from each domain will be given an oral presentation.
  • The remaining oral presentation slots will be assigned by ranked score only.
  • After the oral slots are assigned, poster presentation slots will be assigned.
  • A maximum of one oral presentation per resident is assigned.
  • Medical students involved in surgical research are invited to present an abstract poster.
    • Medical students will have their own competition for Best Medical Student Research Award.
    • Students are not eligible for podium presentations on Collins Surgical Day.
    • There will be a maximum of 7 medical student presentations.
  • Graduate students are not eligible to present at Collins Surgical Day. Only residents and medical students are eligible to present.
  • Eligibility for awards requires that the submitter also be the presenter.

Step 3: Awarding Procedures

  • At the time of submission, presenters will select whether they want an expert reviewer from their own division or domain of research (and this score is 40% of the total). Other assigned reviewers (40%) and audience reviewers (20%) will make up the rest of the scoring.
  • Eligibility for awards requires that the submitter also be the presenter. If the original submitter cannot present, their oral/poster presentation is not eligible for awards.
  • Authors will be asked to describe their contributions to the project (in free text form) upon submission.
    • This information will be available to all reviewers (with their abstract).
    • Any misrepresentation will result in a disqualification from the awards.
    • The author contribution will also be part of the oral presentation, and should be included visually and mentioned as part of the presentation.
    • Moderators and reviewers may ask presenters to further describe their roles in the project. The author contributions will be considered as part of the award review process.

Abstract Judging Criteria

Abstracts will be scored by judging on the following elements as described, each scored from 0 – 100 (from “not acceptable” to “outstanding” using a scoring rubric).

Step 1 Criteria – For slotting abstracts:

  1. Hypothesis or objective is clearly outlined within the abstract.
  2. The methods are well described and appropriate to meet the objective.
  3. The analytical methods or statistics include descriptions of error, CI, significance, etc, as appropriate.
  4. The data are properly reported and interpreted in the results.
  5. The conclusion appropriately summarizes the study.
  6. What is your overall impression of the impact of the study? (2x)
  7. Rate the contribution of the presenter to this project.

Note: Mandatory reviewer feedback

Step 2 Criteria – Award competition:

  1. The methods are well described, and are appropriate to meet the objective.
  2. The data are properly reported and interpreted.
  3. What is your overall impression of the impact of the study? (2x)
  4. Rate the contribution of the presenter to this project.

Note: Mandatory reviewer feedback for assigned reviewers (and optional for audience)

Previous Abstracts & Award Winners

Previous full abstracts and schedule can be found at:  www.collinsday.org

Award winners from 2011 to current are searchable below:

YearAwardAwardeeTitle
2018W.E. Collins Award for Best Research PresentationDr. Ritesh KumarThe molecular subtype of Primary Glioblastoma cells correlates with response to therapeutic agents that induce apoptosis or senescence.
2018Graeme Barber Award for Best Clinical Research PresentationDr. Shira StraussUltrasound surveillance following carotid endarterectomy (CEA): Prudent or pointless?
2018John P. Collins Award for Best Translational Research PresentationDr. Andre MartelSurgical Stress Suppresses Natural Killer Cell IFNγ Release in Colorectal Cancer Patients
2018Best Education Research PresentationDr. Nada GawadAssessing decision-making skills in surgery: collecting validity evidence for the Script Concordance Test
2018Best Translational Research PosterDr. Luke WitherspoonArtificial Intelligence in manuscript analysis: using machine learning to automate the peer review process
2018Best Quality Improvement PosterDr. Alexandre TranPredictors of in-hospital mortality among surgical patients requiring rapid response team activation: Identifying opportunities for earlier transfer to higher acuity units
2018Best Education Research PosterDr. Andrew AdamczykImpact of program specific E-Learning modules on surgical skill and knowledge acquisition in the setting of a junior arthroplasty rotation: The University of Ottawa Experience
2018Best Clinical Research PosterDr. Laurence DufresneAnkle-brachial index measurement with an automated blood pressure device: Is it accurate?
2018Best Medical Student Research PosterAneesh KarirPelvic reconstruction with vertical rectus abdominis mycutaneous flap versus gracilis muscle flap: an outcomes analysis
2018Leadership AwardDr. Murray Allen Plastic Surgery
2018Leadership AwardDr. J Stuart Oake Urology (former Vice Chair - Education)
2018Leadership AwardDr. Shaheer Tadros General Surgery
2018Best Staff Teacher AwardDr. Prasad Jetty Vascular Surgery
2018Best Staff Teacher AwardDr. Maher Matar General Surgery
2018Farid Shamji Resident Teacher AwardsDr. Negar Ahmadi General Surgery
2018Farid Shamji Resident Teacher AwardsDr. Melissa Hanson General Surgery
2018Farid Shamji Resident Teacher AwardsDr. Kristen McAlpine Urology
2018Phoenix Award for Community OutreachDr. Caitlin Champion General Sugery
2017W.E. Collins Award for Best Research Presentation Dr. Lisa HowardEarly Healing Following Pre-operative Trephination: Results From a Randomized, Controlled Trial
Howard 2017 Presentation PDF
2017Graeme Barber Award for Best Clinical Research Presentation  Dr. Ivan KamikovskiInvestigating the Feasibility of Using Bacteriophages as a Potential Therapeutic Agent for Patients with Peri-Prosthetic Joint Infection
Kamikovski 2017 Presentation PDF
2017John P. Collins Award for Best Translational Research PresentationDr. Hadi ToegThe Effect of Ventriculo-Aortic Junction Dilatation on Aortic Insufficiency
Toeg 2017 Presentation PDF
2017Best Education Research Presentation Dr. Laurence DufresneBreak out of the classroom: The use of escape rooms as an alternative learning strategy for surgical education
Dufresne 2017 Poster PDF
2017Best Clinical Research PosterDr. Paul JamiesonA prospective cohort study assessing the development of cam femoro-acetabular impingement morphology
Jamieson 2017 Poster PDF
2017Best Quality Improvement Research PosterDr. Patrick T AndersonPotential for cost-savings through urologic medication prescribing habits in Ontario
Anderson 2017 Poster PDF
2017Best Education Research PosterDr. Akshay (Shay) SethLearning new skills in practice: How surgeons adopt and implement new procedures
Seth 2017 Poster PDF
2017Best Medical Student Research PosterKara NadeauRetaining smokers in a smoking cessation program: Implementation of a novel evidence based smoking cessation program in an outpatient surgery clinic
Nadeau 2017 Poster PDF
2017Farid Shamji Award for Best Resident TeacherDr. Laura BakerGeneral Surgery
2017Farid Shamji Award for Best Resident TeacherDr. Ian GrantGeneral Surgery
2017Farid Shamji Award for Best Resident TeacherDr. Joe SadekGeneral Surgery
2017Award for Best Surgical TeacherDr Paul HendryCardiac Surgery
2017Award for Best Surgical TeacherDr Patrick James VilleneuveThoracic Surgery
2016Best Clinical PaperDr. Janelle RekmanSafety and feasibility of phlebotomy with controlled hypovolemia to minimize blood loss in hepatic resections
2016Best Overall PaperDr. Sean BennettThe Ottawa criteria for the appropriate use of perioperative blood transfusions in liver resection: using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method
2016Best Translational PaperDr. Janet NguCusp interventions in aortic valve repair: Are all pericardial patches created equal?
2016Best Education PaperDr. Husain KhambatiDoes being in the hot seat matter? Effect of passive vs active learning in surgical simulation
2016Best Clinical PosterDr. Shamim LotfiLong-term outcomes of conservative management for large inoperable abdominal aortic aneurysms
2016Best Translational PosterDr. Ravin BastiampillaiAnatomic location of positive margins vary between surgeons during robotic radical prostatectomy
2016Best Education PosterDr. Igo RibeiroNational cardiac surgery boot camp: Pilot in transition to residency
2016Best Student PosterZach ZhangIdentifying per-operative predictors of prolonged length of stay following pulmonary resection with curative intent
2015W. E. Collins Award for Best Overall PaperDr. Ritesh KumarInhibition of glioblastoma tumor initiating cells (gtics) in response to ribonucleotide reductase inhibitors
2015Graeme Barber Award for Best Clinical PaperDr. Markian PahutaMetal ion levels are not a useful test for failed metal-on-metal hip implants: A systematic review and meta-analysis
2015John P. Collins Award for Best Translational PaperDr. Talal Al-AtassiImpact of aortic annular geometry on aortic valve insufficiency: Insights from a pre-clinical, ex-vivo, porcine model
2015Best Education PaperDr. Janelle RekmanDevelopment of the Ottawa Clinic Assessment Tool (ocat), a pilot project
2015Best Overall PostersDr. Nada GawadVideo assessment as a method of assessing surgical competence: The difference in video-rating skills after four years of residency
2015Best Overall PostersDr. John MorellatoAnatomical analysis of the syndesmosis using novel stress computed tomography in a cadaveric model
2015Best Overall PostersDr. Pranavi RavichandranHospital process redesign leading to wait-time improvements in delivery of stroke-prevention surgery to patients with symptomatic carotid artery stenosis
2014John P. Collins Award for Best Basic Science PaperDr. Ian MacNivenBiochemical evaluation of two suturing techniques for distal bicep tendon rupture repair
2014Graeme Barber Award for Best Clinical PaperDr. Anas AlshuhayebPrognostic role of standardized uptake value of PET scan in non-small cell lung cancer
2014W. E. Collins Award for Best Overall PaperDr. Tarek MalasThe use of visualization in surgical simulation training to evaluate performance of vascular anastomosis on a bench model
2014Best Poster PresentationDr. Janelle RekmanDeterming trauma quality indicators in pediatrics to improve outcomes
2014Award for Best Surgical TeacherDr. Karl-André LalondeOrthopaedic Surgery
2014Award for Best Surgical TeacherDr. Stuart Oake Urology
2014Farid Shamji Award
for Best Resident Teacher
Dr. Jean-Michel AubinGeneral Surgery
2014Farid Shamji Award
for Best Resident Teacher
Dr. Travis MarionOrthopedic Surgery
2014Farid Shamji Award
for Best Resident Teacher
Dr. Beverley ChanGeneral Surgery
2013Excellence in Teaching - Best Staff TeacherDr. Husein Moloo
2013Excellence in Teaching - Best Staff TeacherDr. Chris Morash
2013Outstanding Resident Teaching – Best Resident TeacherDr. Christopher ZappavignaUrology
2013Outstanding Resident Teaching – Best Resident TeacherDr. Amanda WilliamsonGeneral Surgery
2013Outstanding Resident Teaching – Best Resident TeacherDr. Reilly MusselmanGeneral Surgery
2013W.E. Collins Prize – Best Overall PaperDr. Hadi ToegCardiac Surgery
2013Graeme Barber Prize – Best Clinical PaperDr. Marie-France RancourtOrthopaedic Surgery
2013J.P. Collins Prize – Best Basic Science PaperDr. Amy Bazzareilli General Surgery
2013Best Poster PresentationDr. Ehab ElzayatUrology
2012Excellence in Teaching – Best Staff TeacherDr. J PollockOrthopedics
2012Excellence in Teaching – Best Staff TeacherDr. Richard MimeaultGeneral Surgery
2012Outstanding Resident Teaching – Best Resident TeacherDr. Dave HarveyUrology
2012Outstanding Resident Teaching – Best Resident TeacherDr. Sean SmithGeneral Surgery
2012Outstanding Resident Teaching – Best Resident TeacherDr. Kailey BirnGeneral Surgery
2012W.E. Collins Prize – Best Overall PaperDr. Hadi ToegCardiac Surgery
2012Graeme Barber Prize – Best Clinical PaperDr. Sasha CarsenOrthopaedic Surgery
2012J.P. Collins Prize – Best Basic Science PaperDr. Chris ZappavignaUrology
2012Best Poster PresentationDr. Luke LavalléeUrology
2011W.E. Collins Award for Best Overall PaperDr. Rashmi SethSurgical stress promotes the development of cancer metastases by a coagulation-dependent mechanism in a murine model. Rashmi Seth, Lee-Hwa Tai, Agnieszka Kus, Theresa Falls, John Bell, Marc Carrier, Harold Atkins, Robin Boushey, Rebecca Auer.
2011Graeme Barber Award for Best Clinical Paper

Dr. Tarek MalasA randomized evaluation of simulation training on performance of vascular anastomosis on a high-fidelity invivo model: the role of deliberate practice. Tarek Malas, Joel Price, Viren Naik, Munir Boodhwani, Tim Brandys, Paul Hendry, Buu-Khanh Lam
2011John P. Collins Award for Best Basic Science PaperDr. Talal Al-AtassiPre-clinical evaluation of biopolymer delivered endothelial progenitor cells in hibernating myocardium. Al-Atassi, Talal; Giordano, Céline; Thorn, Stephanie; Suuronen, Erik J; Boodhwani, Munir; Renaud, Jennifer; Zhang, Pingchuan; deKemp, Robert A; Beanlands, Rob SB ; Ruel, Marc.
2011Best Poster PresentationDr. Beverly ChanValidation of electronically derived short term outcomes in colo-rectal surgery. Beverley P Chan, John BP Armstrong, Robin P Boushey, Dean A Fergusson, Alan J Forster.
2011Best Surgical TeacherDr. Tim Brandys
2011Best Surgical TeacherDr. Steven Papp
2011Best Surgical TeacherDr. Sudhir Sundaresan
2011Best Resident TeacherDr. Malika Oberoi
2011Best Resident TeacherDr. Michael Creech
2011Best Resident TeacherDr. Mathieu Carriere