Virtual Academic Day - Friday, May 29, 2020 - 1200-1600 ET

This week, most of you would be traveling to Charlottetown for the CAPM&R Annual Scientific Meeting.  The local planning committee had such a fantastic program planned with amazing social events;  it was going to be a real Maritime celebration.  As we all are grieving for what should have been, join us on Friday, May 29 (1200-1600 ET) to congratulate our abstract and contest recipients!  This would have been the exact day, in the program, that we would have gathered, in the plenary, to applaud their successes.

Don't forget to view the awesome talent in all the recorded abstracts and cast your vote for the best recorded presentation.  The award recipient will be announced on Friday at the close of the academic day.

All first place recipients will be presenting live during the times noted below.  All honourable mentions and abstract submissions have been pre-recorded and available on the website.

1215-1300 Meridith Marks Award Andrei Krassioukov From a Student to a Rocket Clinician-Scientist: Secrets of an Old Supervisor
1300-1312 First Place Original Abstract & First Place Resident Research Contest Jason Liang  Peripheral neuropathies in the lower extremities of individuals with spinal cord injury or disease: A retrospective case series 
1312-1324 First Place Education Abstract Alice Kam  Perceptions of physiatry residents on blended learning in their education: a qualitative study 
1324-1336 First Place Medical Student Essay Contest Tiffany Got  Treatment of hiccups in stroke rehabilitation with gabapentin: a case series and focused clinical review 
1336-1348 First Place Medical Student Research Contest Shivani  Tauh  Attitudes of acute and rehabilitative care providers to potential broadening of eligibility for medical assistance in dying to patients with acute spinal cord injury: a qualitative study. 
1348-1400 First Place Paper of the Year (Tied) Jamie Fleet  Risk of rhabdomyolysis with donepezil compared to rivastigmine or galantamine: A population-based cohort study 
1400-1412 First Place Paper of the Year (Tied)  Sean Dukelow  Comparing CST Lesion Metrics as Biomarkers for Recovery of Motor and Proprioceptive Impairments after Stroke 
1412-1424 First Place Case Report Abstract & Third Place Honourable Mention Resident Research Contest (3-way tie) Ramona Neferu  Ultrasound-guided tendon fenestration and prolotherapy for bilateral insertional Achilles tendinopathy: A case report 
1424-1436 First Place Resident Essay Contest Paul Adamiak  Mobility after spinal cord injury: A narrative review of mobility device prescription patterns and novel mobility assistance technologies. 
1436-1448 First Place Quality Improvement Abstract & Third Place Honourable Mention Resident Research Contest (3-way tie) E. Ali Bateman  Teaching residents critical appraisal skills: An educational quality improvement initiative targeting journal club 
1448-1400 First Place Systematic Review Abstract & Third Place Honourable Mention Resident Research Contest (3-way tie) Stephanie Muise  Acupuncture for Pain after Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review 

Target audience: Physiatrists & Residents

CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert (the integrating role), Collaborator, Leader, Health Advocate, Scholar

Paul Winston, MD, FRCPC, @University of British Columbia
Larry Robinson, MD, FABPMR, Professor and Division Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, @Sunnybrook Research Institute
Ricardo Viana MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation @Western University
Eldon Loh MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor, Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program @Western University

The CAPM&R proudly announces that Dr. Andrei Krassioukov has received the prestigious 2020 Meridith Marks Award for Excellence in Education.  This award was developed by the Canadian Physiatrists Research and Development Foundation (CPRDF) and Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (CAPM&R) to recognize excellence in education among physiatrists in both the local and national level. The Award is named in honour of Dr. Meridith Marks to acknowledge her significant contributions to medical education in Canada.

Join us in congratulating Dr. Krassioukov for this achievement during the Virtual Academic Day!  (Prior winners)

From a Student to a Rocket Clinician-Scientist: Secrets of an Old Supervisor.

There isn't a magic formula for being a good teacher and academic supervisor. During this presentation I will share my personal experience of more than 30 years of training of young clinicians and scientists. It has to be recognised that power and authority granted to the supervisor are grounded in responsibility to shape the minds of future generation of clinicians and scientists.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Share knowledge about different roles of a Scientific Supervisor
  • List the challenges and rewards of being a Scientific Supervisor

Target audience: Physiatrists, Residents, Medical Students

CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert (the integrating role), Communicator, Collaborator, Leader, Health Advocate, Scholar, Professional

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, and approved by the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. You may claim a maximum of 4.0 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

Larry Robinson, MD, FABPMR
Professor and Division Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sunnybrook Research Institute


Dr. Andrei Krassioukov
Principal Investigator
M.D. (Volgograd State Medical School), Ph.D. (Ivan Pavlov Institute of Physiology), FRCPC (University of British Columbia)
Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Chair in Rehabilitation Research, ICORD
Associate Director, Rehabilitation Research, ICORD
Director, ICORD Autonomic Research Unit
Staff physician, Spinal Cord Program, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
Adjunct Professor, Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Western Ontario
Chair of International Autonomic Standards Committee, ASIA/ISCOS

Bio: Professor of Medicine and Endowed Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of British Columbia and a staff physician at the spinal cord injury program at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver. A clinician-scientist with research interest in spinal cord injury, autonomic dysfunctions and disability issues.