Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society

2015 Recipients – Research Operating Grants & Awards

Career Scientist

CAS Career Scientist Award in Anesthesia

Dr Sylvain Boet
• The Ottawa Hospital – Anesthesiology
• University of Ottawa
• Ottawa, ON

Enhancing Perioperative Patient Outcomes through Education and
Knowledge Translation

New Investigator Awards

Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Research Award

Dr Nader Ghasemlou

• Queen’s University – Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
• Kingston General Hospital
• Kingston, ON

Inflammatory Mechanisms Controlling Circadian Rhythms of Neuropathic Pain

New Investigator Research Award

Dr Thomas Mutter

• University of Manitoba – Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
• Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
• Winnipeg, MB

Effect of Dexamethasone Dose and Route on Duration of Interscalene
Brachial Plexus Block for Outpatient Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery –
A Randomized Controlled Trial

Subspecialty Awards

CAS Research Award in Neuroanesthesia in memory of Adrienne Cheng

Dr Lakshmikumar Venkat Raghavan

• Toronto Western Hospital – Anesthesia
• University of Toronto
• Toronto, ON

Effect of Sumatriptan on the Postoperative Quality of Recovery After Elective Minimally Invasive Craniotomy

Dr Earl Wynands Research Award in Cardiovascular Anesthesia

Dr James O’Leary

• Hospital for Sick Children – Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
• University of Toronto
• Toronto, ON

Risk Stratification for Children with Repaired or Palliated Congenital
Heart Defects Undergoing Non-cardiac Surgery: A Population-based Cohort Study.

Open Awards

The Canadian Journal of Anesthesia Research Award

Dr Beverley Orser

• University of Toronto – Anesthesia
• Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
• Toronto, ON

Repurposing Anesthetic Drugs for the Treatment of Depression

Dr R A Gordon Research Award for Innovation in Patient Safety

Dr Daniel McIsaac

• University of Ottawa - Anesthesiology
• The Ottawa Hospital
• Ottawa, ON

Optimizing the Care of Frail Elderly Patients in the Perioperative
Period (Phase 1): A Population-based Analysis of Structures and Processes of Care to Inform the Design of a Perioperative Surgical Home for Frail Elderly Patients

Residents’ Research Award

Ontario's Anesthesiologists - CAS Residents' Research Grant

Dr Josh Bell

• University of Toronto – Anesthesia
• St Michael’s Hospital
• Toronto, ON

A Pilot Study of Sub-anesthetic Ketamine Infusion for Neuroprotection after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Effects on White Matter Integrity, Inflammatory Biomarkers, and Neurocognitive Outcome



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