Abstract Competitions

Abstracts were submitted in two categories: Resident/Fellow and Junior/Mid-Career. The top 5 in each category were presented orally and the remainder displayed as posters.

Resident/Fellow Oral Competition

First Place
Pavel Rashanov, McMaster University
Bleeding Impacting Mortality After Noncardiac Surgery: An International Prospective Cohort Study Establishing Diagnostic Criteria, Prognostic Importance, And Clinical Prediction Guides.
Co-Authors: John W Eikelboom, Mark Crowther, Vikas Tandon, Flavia K Borges, Clive Kearon, Andre Lamy, Richard Whitlock, Bruce M Biccard, Wojciech Szczeklik, Gordon H Guyatt, Mohamed Panju, Jessica Spence, Amit X Garg, Michael McGillion, Tomas VanHelder, Peter A Kavsak, Justin de Beer, Mitchell Winemaker, Daniel I Sessler, Yannick Le Manach, Deborah Seigal, Tej Sheth, Jehonathan H Pinthus, Lehana Thabane, Marko R I Simunovic, Ryszard Mizera, Sebastian Ribas, and P J Devereaux, on behalf of the VISION Investigators.

Second Place
Emmanuelle Duceppe, McMaster University
Biomarkers To Predict Sepsis After Noncardiac Surgery: A Case-Control Study
Co-authors: Mark Loeb, Diane Heels-Ansdell, Dominik Mertz, Alison Fox-Robichaud, PJ Devereaux

Junior/Mid Career Faculty Oral Competition

Karim Ladha, University Health Network
The Association Between Preoperative Heart Rate and Postoperative Myocardial Injury: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Co-Authors: Gordon Tait, Scott Beattie, Duminda Wijeysundera

Research Poster Competition

First Place (Tie)
Justyna Bartoszko, University of Toronto
Comparison of Two Major Perioperative Bleeding Endpoints For Cardiac Surgery Trials: Universal Definition of Perioperative Bleeding (UDPB) In Cardiac Surgery Versus European Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Bleeding (E- CABG) Severity Grade Definitions
Co-authors: Duminda N. Wijeysundera, Keyvan Karkouti

Louis-Antoine Mullie, McGill University
CoreSlicer, a Web-Based Interface for Body Composition Analysis
Co-author: Jonathan Afilalo

Second Place
Nada Gaward, University of Ottawa
The Transition to Residency: Successful Development and Implementation of a Non-Clinical Elective in Perioperative Management
Co-authors: Isabelle Raiche, Fraser Rubens, Heather McDonald