Annual Shields Research Day

General Information

The overall purpose of our Annual Shields Day event is to bring together our clinical faculty, fellows, residents and anesthesia assistants from the University-affiliated hospitals. Shields Research Day aims to provide a forum for updates on and stimulate further research into the frontiers of clinical science with regards to anesthesia and related topics (e.g., critical care management, obstetrical anesthesia, pain management, etc.). We have been growing in recent years!  

We aim to provide an excellent research and training opportunity for Anesthesia faculty, residents, fellows, graduate students and anesthesia assistants who wish to keep abreast of current research initiatives in the field. Our trainees (residents, fellows and graduate students) are provided with a unique opportunity to experience all the stages of presenting their peer-reviewed work at a scientific meeting, from the abstract writing and submission process to the poster design and oral presentation phase. The Annual Shields Research Day prepares trainees for a future role in academia, under the guidance of experienced faculty mentors.

The goal is to create synergies for collaborative research (both clinical and basic science) that will enhance the work and advance knowledge beyond what each investigator can accomplish independently.  The participants will have an opportunity to discuss topics of interest in the field of anesthesia and gain a better understanding of research methodologies.

  • Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 am - 3:40 pm (EST)
  • Location: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
    181 Wellington Street West - Grand Ballroom, Second Floor
    Toronto, ON M5V 3G7
  • Program: download it here

Event Information

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

REGISTRATION

Registration deadline in Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Cancellation fees have been waived until Wednesday, May 4 at 11:59 PM ET. Please let us know if illness or COVID-19 exposure prevents your participation.  

 

Keynote Speakers

Shields Day Lecture:
Philip J. Devereaux, MD, PhD
Salim Yusuf Chair in Cardiology
Director, Division of Cardiology and Scientific Leader of
the Anesthesiology
Professor, Department of Medicine and Health Research
Methods, Evidence, and Impact McMaster University

“Does Virtual Care With Remote Automated Monitoring (RAM) Technology Have The Potential To Represent A New Paradigm To Improve Surgical Safety?”
 

Early Career Professorship Lecture:
Dr. Neil Goldenberg, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

“Building a World-Class Pulmonary Hypertension Research Hub”

Program

  • 8:00 - 8:35
    Welcome, Opening Remarks and Land Acknowledgment
    Dr. Sheila Riazi, Chair, Shields Day Research
    Dr. Trevor Young, Dean, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
    Dr. Beverley Orser, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Dr. Brian Cuthbertson, Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
  • 8:35 – 9:00 AM
    Faculty Awards - Education and Clinical Excellence
    Teaching Awards

    Dr. Ahtsham Niazi, Vice Chair of Education, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Clinical Excellence Awards
    Dr. Andrew Baker, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
  • 9:00–9:40 AM
    Oral Presentation Session A
  • 9:40 – 10:20 AM
    Oral Presentation Session B
  • 10:20 – 11:10 AM
    Poster Presentation Session A & Break AM
  • 11:10 – 11:50 AM
    Oral Presentation Session C
  • 11:50 AM – 12:50 PM
    Shields Day Lecture:

    “Does Virtual Care With Remote Automated Monitoring (RAM) Technology Have The Potential To Represent A New Paradigm To Improve Surgical Safety?”

    Dr. Philip J. Devereaux, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)
    Salim Yusuf Chair in Cardiology
    Director, Division of Cardiology and Scientific Leader of the Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Surgical Research Group Population Health Research Institute
    Professor, Department of Medicine and Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University
  • 12:50 – 2:05 PM LUNCH
  • 2:05 – 2:35 PM 
    John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Early Career Professorship Lecture

    “Building a World-Class Pulmonary Hypertension Research Hub”

    Dr. Neil Goldenberg, MD, PhD, FRCPC
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
  • 2:35 – 3:10 PM
    Poster Presentation Session B
  • 3:10 – 3:20 PM
    Academic Appointments and Promotion
  • 3:20 - 3:30 PM
    Shields Day Awards – Trainees


    Oral and Poster Presentations
    Dr. Yasmine Hoydonckx, Shields Planning Committee

    Trainee Education Awards – Alan K. Laws Travel,
    Thomas Hammel, Evelyn Bateman
    Dr. Ahtsham Niazi, Vice Chair of Education, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    Trainee Research Award - Alan W. Conn Graduate Award
    Dr. Brian Cuthbertson, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
  • 3:30 – 3:40 PM
    Closing Remarks

    Dr. Beverley Orser, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Dr. Sheila Riazi, Chair, Shields Research Day

Awards

The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine recognizes the efforts of our educators and investigators, and supports the trainees to further their academic interests. The awards will be presented at the 43rd Annual Shields Research Day.

To submit a nomination for the 2021-22 Teaching and Clinical Excellence Awards click HERE.

To submit an application for the 2022 Trainee Awards - Dr. Alan K. Laws Travel and Dr. Alan Conn Graduate award, click HERE

Deadline for all awards is on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

CME Accreditation

The  Annual Shields Research Day is a University of Toronto accredited event held under the auspices of the Department of Anesthesia and Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Accreditation - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1:

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Participants may be eligible to claim 4.5 Section 1 hour.

To receive your certificate, please send an email to anesthesia@utoronto.ca.

Shields Day Poster 2022
43rd Annual Shields Research Day

43rd Annual Research Day Timeline

  • Call for abstracts:
    Monday, February 28, 2022

  • Event registration begins:
    Monday, March 14, 2022

  • Abstract Submission Deadline:
    Friday, April 8, 2022

  • Abstract Submissions Announcement:
    Friday, April 22, 2022

  • Registration Closes:
    Friday, April 30, 2022

  • Day of Event:
    Friday, May 6, 2022

Register for the event here: Shields Day Registration