Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society

2011 Recipients – Research Operating Grants & Awards

Career Scientist


Dr Ron George

Dalhousie University - Department of Women's & Obstetric Anesthesia, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Recipient: CAS Career Scientist Award in Anesthesia 

Enhancing analgesia and anesthesia for women and high-risk pregnancies

New Investigator Operating Grants


Dr Ki Jinn Chin

University of Toronto - Department of Anesthesia, Toronto, Ontario


Recipient: Abbott Laboratories New Investigator Award in Anesthesia

Can anesthesia trainees effectively use ultrasound imaging to facilitate the performance of spinal anesthesia in patients with poorly-palpable surface landmarks?


Dr Ahtsham Niazi

University of Toronto - Department of Anesthesia, Toronto, Ontario

Recipient: Baxter Corporation Canadian Research Award in Anesthesia

The use of an interactive 3D anatomic model to improve initial performance in ultrasound scanning of the spine


Dr M Dylan Bould

The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario – Anesthesiology, Ottawa, Ontario

Recipient: Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Research Award

Simulation-based assessment for pediatric anesthesiology: a prospective, multicenter study

Subspecialty Operating Grants


Dr Stuart McCluskey

Toronto General Hospital - Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto, Ontario

Recipient: Dr Earl Wynands/Fresenius Kabi Research Award

Intraoperative Fluid Therapy for Patients Undergoing Deceased Donor Renal Transplantation: A modifiable risk factor for delayed graft function.

Dr Francesco Carli

McGill University Health Center – Anesthesia, Montreal, Quebec

Recipient #1:  Dr R A Gordon Patient Safety Research Award

Oral Whey Protein to Improve Protein Metabolism and Attenuate the Inflammatory Response After Colorectal Surgery with Epidural Analgesia.

Dr Richard Hall

Dalhousie University – Anesthesiology, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Recipient #2:  Dr R A Gordon Patient Safety Research Award

Identification and Quantification of the Effects of a Surgery-induced Peripheral Inflammatory Response on Changes in Drug Efflux Transporter Function in the Brain


Dr Daniel Bainbridge

London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario

Recipient:  CAS/GE Healthcare Canada Research Award in Perioperative Imaging

Virtual reality with ultrasound guidance versus ultrasound guidance alone for central line insertion: A randomized trial.

Dr Alexis Turgeon

Université Laval - Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Quebec, Quebec

Recipient:  CAS Research Award in Neuroanesthesia in memory of Adrienne Cheng

Predictive value of biomarkers for prognosis in patients with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Dr Michael Zaugg

University of Alberta - Anesthesiology and Pain Med., Edmonton, Alberta

Recipient:  Canadian Research Award in Pain and/or Regional Anesthesia

Anti-proliferative Effects of Local Anesthetics on Mesenchymal Stem Cells: The Critical Role of Dipeptidyl Peptidase-2 (DPP-2) Implications for Perioperative Tumor Spreading and Wound Healing

Residents Research Grant

Dr Sinziana Avramescu

University of Toronto – Anesthesiology, Toronto, Ontario

Recipient:  CAS/Vitaid Residents' Research Grant

Does inflammation alter sensitivity to anesthetics?


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