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2017 Meetings


 Event Date  Event Details 

  September 27, 2017                              
 

Dundas Valley Golf & Country Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Cheryl Chow, MS, PhD
An Update on Managing Children's Preoperative Anxiety


 

Dr. William Sanh, PGY3 & Dr. Dillon Horth, PGY2
Ultrasound guided Erector Spinae plane block versus intercostal nerve blocks in patients undergoing VATS lobectomy or wedge resections – a pilot randomized control trial

 February 16, 2017  The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

   Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD
The CONSORT extension to pilot trials

   Dr. Russell Brown, MDCM, MD
Sweeter than surgery: characterizing the effects of anesthetics on perioperative glycemic control

   Dr. Li Wang, PhD
Opioids for chronic pain non-cancer pain: systematic reviews and meta-analyses






2016 Meetings


 Event Date  Event Details 
 
December 14, 2016
 

Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

   Dr. Hsien Seow, BS, PhD, MD
The ICES-McMaster site: Opportunities for Anesthesia Research

   Dr. Jessie Ursenbach, MD PGY4 & Dr. Annemaria De Tina, MD
IIncidence of failure in re-sited epidurals in laboring parturients


 November 8, 2016                                The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda
  Dr. Jason Busse, DC, PhD
Challenges associated with industry-funded research: the TRUST Trial

  Dr. Urooj Siddiqui, MD and Dr. Andrew Syrett, MD
ICU versus OR Ventilation Study

  Dr. James Khan, MD
Pregabalin & Lidocaine to reduce persistent pain after breast cancer surgery: Result of the PLAN Pilot Trial

  Dr. Summer Syed, BSc, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Effectiveness of platelet inhibition on major adverse cardiac events in non-cardiac surgery after percutaneous coronary intervention: a prospective cohort study

  Dr. James Paul
Anesthesia Research: Looking at the past year(s) - 2015-16

  Dr. Turlough O'Hare, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Optimizing Pain and Rehabilitation after Knee Arthroplasty

  Dr. Taras Usichenko
Preliminary findings of cerebral responses on transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation on experimental heat pain

  Dr. Jason Busse
Predictors of Persistent Pain Following Breast Cancer Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies



 April 7, 2016 The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Natalie Lidster, MD and Dr. Tyler Oswald, MD
Standardized Post Operative Handovers in the PACU and ICU

  Dr. Jeff Overington, MD and Dr. William Sanh, MD
The effect of mobile device use on anesthesiology resident awareness of adverse intraoperative events in the simulation lab: a pilot study

  Dr. Scott McCusker, MD and Dr. Anthony Valente, MD
CVP in Laproscopic Liver Resection




2015 Meetings


 Event Date  Event Details 
 December 8, 2015                                 Dundas Valley Gold and Country Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda
  Dr. Sun Makosso-Kallyth, PhD
Statistical Methodology for a Clinical Trial Protocol

  Dr. Mohamed Nassef, MD
Neurological complications in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis surgeries, the role of Intraoperative neuromonitoring

  Dr. Sean Donald, MD and Dr. Michael Troncone, MD
Adductor canal block for total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review vs. other analgesic modalities



 September 9, 2015 
The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Yannick Le Manach, MD, PhD, MSc
Alternative statistic methods when randomization is not feasible

  Dr. Carine Wood, MD
The McMaster Anesthesia Checklists

  Dr. Rizq Alamri, MD
The effect of ketamine on patient with depression, disease and neuropathic pain



 April 22, 2015 
Dundas Valley Golf and Country Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Sai Fai, MD and Dr. Bosco Law, MD
Who are we looking for?: identifying the characteristics of successful applicants to anesthesiology residency programs in Canada

  Dr. Jessica Spence, MD and Dr. Yannick Le Manach, MD, PhD, MSc
  1. Measurements of adverse respiratory events by capnography among high-risk patients in the recovery room and 24 hours post-operatively
  2. Prediction of difficult spinal (PREDIS) scale
  3. Hemodynamic loop in goal directed fluid therapy
  Dr. Stefanie Smulski, MD and Dr. Emily Trenker, MD
Hydromorphone versus Morphine: A Retrospective Chart Review to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Post-Operative Analgesia in Elective Surgery Patients




2014 Meetings


 Event Date  Event Details 
 December 4, 2014                                 The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda
  Ms. Rachel Couban, MA
Strategies for comprehensive literature searching in health databases

  Dr. Leora Bernstein, MD
Perioperative Management of Children with Autism: a Pilot Study

  Dr. Sean Middleton, MD
Medication Compliance on the Day of Surgery for Patients seen at Anesthesia Pre-Op Clinics



 September 25, 2014    
Dundas Valley Golf and Country Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Ryan Smith, MD
Detection rate of cardiac and lung pathology using bedside clinical ultrasound in high-risk emergency non-cardiac surgical patients

  Dr. Joseph Fiorellino, MD
ContinuAtioN of meTformin to improve And KEep peri-operative glycemic control: a randomized, double-blinded placebo-controlled study (CAN TAKE)

  Dr. PJ Devereaux, MD
Why we need large trials: The fragility index



 July 17, 2014 
Dundas Valley Golf and Country Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD
The essentials of propensity score methods: An application to assess the effect of inotropic therapy in cardiac surgery

  Dr. Harsha Shanthanna, MD
Most Effective Opioid Analgesia in Ambulatory Surgeries: a randomized control, investigator blinded, parallel group with superiority design study of Morphine versus Hydromorphone

  Dr. Heung Kan Ma, MD and Dr. Wooheon Thomas Kim, MD
Predictors for early postoperative delirium in elective hip and knee arthroplasty



 May 7, 2014



Ancaster Old Mill - Anesthesia Annual Spring Retreat
Spring 2014 Anesthesia Research Retreat


 February 12, 2014  
The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Jason Busse, PhD
Strategies to Overcome English-Language Bias in Systematic Reviews

  Dr. Eshaq Alshaqaq, MD
Celiac Plexus Neurolysis With Repeated Ammonium Sulphate injection for the treatment of chronic non-cancer abdominal Pain under CT scan Guidance

  Cheryl Chow, MS
Managing Children's Preoperative Anxiety: Story-Telling Medicine




2013 Meetings


 Event Date  Event Details 
 October 30, 2013                                The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Natasha Cohen, MD
NSAIDS and Tonsillectomy: a Focus on Post-Operative Pain Control

  Dr. Heung Kan Ma, MD
Effect of sympathetic blockade on the success and survival of arteriovenous fistula

  Dr. Lisa Udovic, MD
Conus Medullaris Termination Study



 July 10, 2013
   
The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Jason Busse, PhD
Sub-Group Analysis in Randomized Controlled Trials

  Dr. Ali Zahran, MD
Ultrasound-Guided Pulse Radiofrequency for Occipital Neuralgia

  Dr. Harsha Shanthanna, MD and Dr. Dinesh Kumbhare, MD
Injection Therapy in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patients: Looking for Effectiveness through Quantitative Sensory Testing and Functional MRI Changes



 June 5, 2013 


Ancaster Old Mill - Anesthesia Annual Spring Retreat
Spring 2013 Anesthesia Research Retreat

March 27, 2013 
The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Aaron Lau, MD Candidate and Marko Erak, MD Candidate
The effects of post-operative patient administered music medicine on pain, anxiety, and patient satisfaction

  Dr. Kurt Domuracki, MD; Dr. Lori Olivieri, MD; and Dr. Lawrence Grierson, PhD
The Effect of Observation Practice on the Performance of Central Venous Catheter Insertion by Novice Medical Practitioners

  Dr. Heung Kan Ma, MD and Dr. Turlough O'Hare, MD
Continuous paravertebral block in the outpatient setting following VATS lobectomy: A pilot study






2012 Meetings


 Event Date  Event Details 
 November 1, 2012                                The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Jessica Spence, MD
Clinical predictors of duration of mechanical ventilation in the ICU: Review of the literature and study proposal

  Dr. Rafik Bolis, MB and Dr. John Centofanti, MD
Perioperative oral pregabalin in the prevention of chronic pain in total knee arthroplasty: A randomized, multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial



 May 2, 2012
   



Ancaster Old Mill - Anesthesia Annual Spring Retreat
Spring 2012 Anesthesia Research Retreat



 April 4, 2012

The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Kelly L. Dore, PhD
Medical Education Research at McMaster

  Dr. Bruno Borges, MD
Simulation Based Assessment for Pediatric Anesthesiology: a prospective, multicenter study

  Dr. Kurt Domuracki, MD
Process Engineering in Anesthesia Education



February 8, 2012 

The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Victoria Borg Debono
The quality of reporting of RCTs used within a postoperative pain management meta-analysis, using the CONSORT statement

  Dr. PJ Devereaux, MD
Update on POISE-2 and VISION Studies





2011 Meetings


 Event Date  Event Details 
 November 23, 2011                               LoPresti's at Maxwell's - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Mauricio Forero, MD and Dr. Claudia Gomez
A single shot femoral nerve block ultrasound-guided at the level of the inguinal crease for analgesia after hip arthroplasty                                                    

  Dr. David L. Sackett, MD
Testing for Blindness at the end of your RCT: don't? must? can't? needn't?



 October 19, 2011

Honey West Restaurant & Lounge - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Luis Michelangli, M. Eng and Ali Shahzada, M. Eng
Storytelling Based Medicine: Reducing Children's Anxiety in Hospitals

  Dr. Chuck Cunningham, PhD
Using Marketing Research Methods to Model Patient Service Preferences

  Dr. Louis Schmidt, PhD
On the nature, and nurture, of childhood shyness



 September 7, 2011

The C Hotel by Carmen's - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD
Common Writing Problems in Manuscripts: Part III

  Dr. Desigen Reddy, MD
Post-Operatie Recovery Following Spinal Correction: Home Experience (PORSCHE)

  Dr. Colin McCartney, MB, ChB
Local Infiltration Analgesia for Total Knee Arthroplasty



 June 16, 2011
LoPresti's at Maxwell's - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD
Common "misuse," "nonuse," and "abuse" of statistical language and concepts in manuscripts: Part II

  Dr. Sid Chudasama, MD and Dr. Manyat Nantha-Aree, MD
Comparison of Morphine, Hydromorphine and Fentanyl for Post-operative Pain Control in Patients Undergoing Open Bowel Surgery

  Dr. Conor McDonnell, MB
Opioids in Pediatric Practice - safe as houses or safety in numbers?






2010 Meetings


 Event Date  Event Details 
 September 22, 2010                               LoPresti's at Maxwell's - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD
Common "misuse," "nonuse" and "abuse" of statistical language and concepts in manuscripts: Part I                                                                      

  Dr. James Paul, MD
Vital sign monitoring with continuous pulse oximetry and wireless clinician notification after surgery

  Dr. Mauricio Forero, MD
Lumbar Transversus Abdominus Plane (TAP) Block: Does increasing the volume make a difference?



 June 17, 2010

The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. James Paul, MD
LMA PerfecTemp vs. Forced-air Warming

  Dr. Daniel Sessler, MD
Regional analgesia and cancer recurrence

  Dr. James McChesney, MD
The Effect of adding Intraoperative Regional Anesthesia on Cancer Recurrence in patients undergoing Lung Cancer Resection



 June 2010



1A4 Health Sciences - Research Rounds
Anesthesia Rounds - Research Update Presentation



 April 21, 2010



Ancaster Old Mill - Anesthesia Annual Spring Retreat
Spring 2010 Anesthesia Research Retreat



 March 24, 2010    

The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD
Synthesizing Evidence from Different Sources: Bayesian Meta-analysis

  Dr. Daniel Sessler, MD
Clinical Research Design and Outcomes Research Notes

  Dr. Turlough O'Hare, MD and Dr. Richelle Kruisselbrink, MD
Visual Reminders to increase Documentation of Critical Physiologic Variables during One-Lung Ventilation in Thoracic Anesthesia



 February 11, 2010

The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD
Adjusting for Channeling Bias in Observational Studies: A Comparison of Propensity Score-Based Methods

  Dr. Fred Baxter, MD
Does Interleukin predict Complications following Thoracotomy?

  Dr. Harsha Shanthanna, MD
Randomized controlled, partial blind (pilot) study - Comparing the efficacy of pain



 January 12, 2010

LoPresti's at Maxwell's - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD
Research in Anesthesia: Does this project need to go through research ethics approval?

  Dr. Brian Haynes, MD
Engaging in Knowledge Translation Research: Why and How?

  Dr. Yamini Murthy, MD
Knowledge Translation, Role in Clinical Anesthesia





2009 Meetings


 Event Date  Event Details 
 April 30, 2009                              


The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda
Spring 2009 Anesthesia Research Retreat
     
                                                                                                                              

 April 2009



1A4 Health Sciences - Research Rounds
Anesthesia Rounds - Research Update Presentation


 March 12, 2009

The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD
Subgroup and Post-hoc Analyses: benefits and Challenges                                                                                                                                                        

  Dr. Jorge Zamora, MD (Queen's University)
Post Thoracotomy Pain Study

  Dr. Mazen Faden, MD
Perioperative Management of Patient with Sleep Apnea: Implication of Local Practice Guidelines



 February 26, 2009

The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD
Combining Results from Multiple Studies Overview of Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

  Dr. Joseph Park, MD
Cervical Medical Branch Blocks







2008 Meetings


 Event Date  Event Details 
 April 30, 2008 

The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda
Spring 2008 Anesthesia Research Retreat
 

 February 20, 2008                                  

The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD
How to Report Statistics in Medical Research

  Dr. Summer Syed, MD
Prediction of post-operative thrombotic and bleeding complications in non-cardiac surgery using thromboelestography (TEG®) and Platelet Mapping Assay (PMA™)

  Dr. Mazen Faden, MD
The impact of early vs late fixation of hip fracture on short and long term morbidity and mortality: systemic review and meta-analysis of observational studies








2007 Meetings


 Event Date  Event Details 
 October 11, 2007                                   The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Robert M.K.W. Lee, PhD
An Overview of the Current Research on the Modulation of Blood Vessel Function by Perivascular Function                                                                                         

  Dr. Anne Wong, MD
A Case Study of Anesthesia Residency Training in Thailand



 June 13, 2007




Dundurn Castle Coach House - Anesthesia Annual Spring Retreat
Spring 2007 Anesthesia Research Retreat



 April 5, 2007

The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD
The Role of the Pilot Study

  Dr. James Paul MD (funded by CPSI)
Hamilton Acute Pain Safety Study



 January 11, 2007

The University Club - Interest Group Meeting Agenda

  Dr. Manyat Nantha-Aree, MD
Gapapentin Does Not Improve Analgesia Outcomes For Total Joint Replacement

  Dr. Dale Williams, MD
RCT of intra-articular bupivacaine for post-operative analgesia following total knee arthroplasty







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