Competitions and Awards regulations


Accepted abstracts for the CAS Annual Meeting may be designated for entry in the Residents' Oral Competition or the Richard Knill Research Oral Competition. All accepted abstracts may be eligible for a best paper in their specified category (unless stated otherwise).

Awards are provided for best paper in:
  • Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Obstetric Anesthesia (anesthesiologists)
  • Obstetric Anesthesia (residents/medical students)
  • Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain
  • Education and Simulation in Anesthesia
  • Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic
  • Neuroanesthesia
  • Perioperative
  • Chronic Pain
  • Patient Safety
  • Critical Care Medicine Award
 
Awards, certificates and/or plaques will be awarded to the presenting author only. Co-authors will not be eligible to receive the award, certificate and/or plaque.

RESIDENTS' ORAL COMPETITION

The objective of the Residents' Competition is to encourage scientific excellence in those physicians training in the specialty of Anesthesia in Canada.

ELIGIBILITY

Candidates MUST BE a Resident at the time of the competition and must have occupied the position of resident in a Canadian department of anesthesia when the research was done. Residents training at the master's or doctoral level at any year will be eligible, provided they are concurrently enrolled in an anesthesia residency training program in Canada. The work must have been carried out in Canada and completed within the preceding 18 months (August 3, 2019 - February 3, 2021). Previous winners of the Residents' Competition may submit, provided the work is not directly related to research that has been previously awarded.

Abstracts not selected for the Residents’ Oral Competition remain eligible for all other categories.  

Case reports/series will not be considered.

REQUIREMENTS

Only one abstract per resident is permitted for presentation in the Residents' Competition. In the event that more than one abstract from the same resident meets the selection criteria, the resident may choose which abstract should be included in the competition.

JUDGING

The Scientific Affairs Sub-Committee will be responsible for the details of the conduct of the competition and will select the best abstracts submitted to the Annual Meeting. The score of each selected abstract will constitute 50% of the final score.

The authors of the five abstracts receiving the highest scores will be invited to give oral presentations at the Annual Meeting. Presentations in the Residents' Competition may be given in French, providing the accompanying visual aids are in English.
 
At the Annual Meeting, the chairs of Canadian university departments of anesthesia (or their delegates) will act as judges, scoring each candidate for the remaining 50% of the final score.

Three plaques will be awarded, at the discretion of the judges, to the residents deemed to have presented the three best papers at the meeting. Each of the presenters in the Residents' Competition will receive a certificate of participation.

RICHARD KNILL RESEARCH ORAL COMPETITION

All other abstracts (non-resident) accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting will be entered into the Richard Knill Research Competition, however candidates MUST BE Members of CAS at the time of the competition. Only one abstract per study will be considered. The work must have been completed within Canada in the preceding 18 months (August 3, 2019 - February 3, 2021). The authors of the five papers receiving the highest scores will be invited to give oral presentations at the Annual Meeting.
Case reports/series will not be considered.

The Scientific Affairs Sub-Committee will be responsible for the details of the conduct of the competition and will select the best abstracts submitted to the Annual Meeting. The score of each selected abstract will constitute 50% of the final score.
           
Presentations in the Richard Knill Research Competition may be given in French, providing that the accompanying presentation is in English.

At the Annual Meeting, final judging of these six papers will be conducted by members or designates of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, who will score each candidate for the remaining 50% of the final score.

A plaque will be awarded, at the discretion of the judges, to the author deemed to have presented the best paper at the meeting. Each of the presenters in the Richard Knill Research Oral Competition will receive a certificate of participation.

Unless stated otherwise, all abstracts submitted for the CAS Annual Meeting in the areas listed below will be considered for the applicable award. The presentation will be made to the winner during the awards ceremony at the Annual Meeting.

Award for Best Paper in Ambulatory Anesthesia

The Ambulatory Anesthesia Section of CAS offers a prize for the best abstract in the area of Ambulatory Anesthesia.

CVT Raymond Martineau Prize

The Cardiovascular and Thoracic Section of CAS offers a prize for the best abstract in the area of cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesia excluding those abstracts selected for either the Residents’ Oral Competition or the Richard Knill Oral Competition. The abstract will be judged based on the written submission and the oral presentation.

Award for Best Paper in Obstetric Anesthesia

The Obstetric Section of CAS offers a prize for the best abstract in the area of obstetric anesthesia.

Award for Best Paper in Obstetric Anesthesia (resident/medical student)

The Obstetric Section of the CAS offers a prize for the best abstract submitted by a resident or medical student in the area of obstetric anesthesia.

Award for Best Paper in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain

The Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Section of the CAS offers a prize for the best abstract in the area of regional anesthesia and acute pain management.

Award for Best Paper in Education and Simulation in Anesthesia

The Section on Education and Simulation in Anesthesia of the CAS offers a prize for a paper in the area of Anesthesia Education and/or Simulation excluding those abstracts selected for either the Residents’ Oral Competition or the Richard Knill Oral Competition. This paper can be based on research in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing education. All abstracts in this area will be considered for this award. The abstract will be judged based on both the written submission and the oral presentation.

Award for Best Paper in Pediatric Anesthesia

The Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society offers a prize for a paper in the area of Pediatric Anesthesia. This paper can be based on research, education or quality improvement in pediatric anesthesia, excluding those abstracts selected for either the Residents’ Oral Competition or the Richard Knill Oral Competition. The abstracts will be judged based on both the written submission and the oral presentation.

Award for Best Paper in Perioperative

The Section on Perioperative Medicine of the CAS offers a prize for a paper in the area of Perioperative Medicine. All abstracts may be considered for this award.

Award for Best Paper in Neuroanesthesia

The Section on Neuroanesthesia of the CAS offers a prize for a paper in the area of Neuroanesthesia.

Award for Best Paper in Chronic Pain

The Chronic Pain Section of the CAS offers a prize for the best abstract in the area of chronic pain management (basic and clinical).

Ian White Patient Safety Award

The Patient Safety Committee of the CAS offers a prize for a paper in the area of Patient Safety. This paper can be based on research in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing education. All abstracts pertaining to patient safety may be considered for this award at the authors’ request - and must be indicated at the time of submission. This award is only available to research conducted in Canada.

Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Critical Care Medicine Award

The Critical Care Medicine Section of the CAS offers a prize for the best abstract in the area of Critical Care Medicine.
 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please contact:

Daniela Nogueira
2021 CAS Virtual Annual Meeting
Email: abstracts@casmeeting.com
Phone: 1.888.527.3434 / +1.519.263.5050 / +1.519.263.6003 (direct line)