Awards & Grants

This page provides information about the various awards and grants available to CAPM&R members.

Summary of Awards, Grants, and Essay Contests

Paper of the Year Award
Award: The award recipient will be invited to speak on the topic of their paper at the CAPM&R Annual Meeting.
Deadline:
Meridith Marks Award for Excellence in Education
Award: The award recipient will be announced at the CAPM&R annual meeting and be presented with a plaque. They will be invited to give a 30-minute oral
presentation at the annual meeting on a topic relevant to medical education. The award recipient’s conference registration, travel and hotel costs will be covered by the CAPM&R (restrictions apply).
Deadline:
Award of Merit
Award: Recognizes members with outstanding and exemplary contributions to the field of physiatry
Deadline:
Visiting Professorship Program
Award: $2000
Deadline:
The Resident Research Contest
Award: $200, a certificate, airfare & accommodation for one to the upcoming CAPM&R Annual Scientific Meeting to present during the upcoming year’s Scientific Program. An abstract of the winning submission will be published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Deadline:
The Resident Essay Contest
Award: $200, a certificate, airfare & accommodation for one to the upcoming CAPM&R Annual Scientific Meeting to present during the upcoming year’s Scientific Program. An abstract of the winning submission will be published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Deadline:
The Medical Student Essay Contest
Award: $500 and a certificate. An abstract of the winning submission will be published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Deadline: March 2
The Medical Student Research Contest
Award: $500 and a certificate. An abstract of the winning submission will be published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Deadline:
International Rehabilitation Award for Canadian Physiatrists
Award: maximum of $1000 (awarded for the period of to , the year the funding was awarded).
Deadline: (of each year prior to the funding period)
International Rehabilitation Award for International Physiatrists
Award: maximum of $1000 (awarded for the period of to , the year the funding was awarded).
Deadline: (of each year prior to the funding period)
Resident Quality Improvement Award
Award: $200.00 and a commemorative plaque. (The cash prize can be divided amongst the recipients if there are multiple resident authors). An abstract of the winning submission will be posted on the CAPM&R website and published in the American Journal of PM&R. The winner will be invited to present the work at the meeting’s scientific session (15 minute presentation).
Deadline: (of each year prior to the funding period)

For more information, contact : info@capmr.ca

Award Details

Paper of the Year Award

Criteria:

  1. The author must be a CAPM&R member; open to medical students, residents, fellows, or faculty.
  2. The paper must have been published in the calendar year preceding the CAPM&R meeting.
  3. Author must sign the following disclaimer: I am the principal investigator/author/contributor to this paper.
  4. If the applicant is not the principal investigator/author/contributor, a signed letter stating participation must be submitted for consideration.
  5. Only one submission per author.
  6. To qualify, the paper must have been published in a peer-reviewed Journal.
  7. Content of the paper can be original research, reviews, meta-analysis or other publications.
  8. The winner of the Paper of the Year Award will be expected to speak on the topic of his/her paper at the CAPM&R Annual Meeting.
  9. The winner of the Paper of the Year Award will not be considered for the other awards for work on a related topic.
  10. Prize need not to be awarded.
  11. Submit here: https://capmr.myabstracts.ca/

Award Recipients

Year First Name Last Name Title of Paper
2021
(Tied)
Mark Campbell Flexion contracture is a risk factor for knee osteoarthritis incidence, progression and early arthroplasty: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative
Julio Furlan Age as a determinant of inflammatory response and survival of glia and axons after human traumatic spinal cord injury
2020
(Tied)
Jamie Fleet Risk of rhabdomyolysis with donepezil compared to rivastigmine or galantamine: A population-based cohort study 
Sean Dukelow Comparing CST Lesion Metrics as Biomarkers for Recovery of Motor and Proprioceptive Impairments after Stroke 
2019 Jacqueline Hebert Restoring Movement Sensation To Improve Motor Control Of Prosthetic Hands
2018 Meiqi Guo Medical Safety Huddles In Rehabilitation – A Novel Patient Safety Strategy
2017 Mark Campbell Mesenchymal Stem Cell Alterations In Bone Marrow Lesions In Patients With Hip Osteoarthritis
2016 Sean Dukelow Examining Difference In Patterns Of Sensory And Motor Recovery After Stroke With Robotics
2015 Eldon Loh Cadaveric Study Of Sacroiliac Joint Innervation: Implications For Diagnostic Blocks And Radiofrequency Ablation
2014 Robert Teasell Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation In Ontario: Are Dedicated Units Better?
2013 Robert Teasell Time To Rethink Long-Term Rehabilitation Management Of Stroke Patients
2012 Deanna Quon A Qualitative Study Of Factors Influencing The Decision To Have An Elective Amputation
2011
2010 Ming Chan Brief Post-Surgical Electrical Stimulation Accelerates Axon Regeneration And Muscle Reinnervation Without Affecting The Functional Measures In Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patients
2009 Joy Wee Comparing Consequences Of Right And Left Unilateral Neglect In A Stroke Rehabilitation Population
2008 Robert Teasell Specialized Stroke Services: A Meta-Analysis Comparing Three Models Of Care
2007 Ming Chan
2006
2005
2004 Guy Trudel Measurement Of Articular Cartilage Surface Irregularity In Rat Knee Contracture

How to apply:

Review process:
  • The chair of the Research Committee will select 3-5 reviewers among, but not limited to, Research Committee of the CAPM&R, CAPM&R members at-large.
  • The reviewers will rank the papers submitted to the chair of the Research Committee.
  • The paper with the highest average rating is the winner.
  • The reviewers will not rank papers in which they have a conflict of interest.

Meridith Marks Award for Excellence in Education

The Meridith Marks Award for Excellence in Education was developed by the CPRDF and CAPM&R to recognize excellence in education among physiatrists. The Award is named in honour of Dr. Meridith Marks to acknowledge her significant contributions to medical education in Canada.

The award recipient will be announced at the CAPM&R annual meeting and be presented with a plaque. They will be invited to give a 30-minute oral presentation at the annual meeting on a topic relevant to medical education. The award recipient’s conference registration, travel and hotel costs will be covered by the CAPM&R (restrictions apply).

Donations

The call for pledges initiated at the CAPM&R 58th Annual Scientific Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba had successfully generated $22,150, with the majority of individual donations pledged in the amount of $1,000 – $2,000. While this was a tremendous start, we have not reached our goal! Through the charitable support of individuals and university programs, our goal is to raise $250,000 towards this initiative. Please give generously.

Charitable tax receipts will be issued on eligible donations.

For further information about the Meridith Marks Award for Excellence in Education, please contact the CPRDF office. Thank you for your support!

Criteria:

The recipient of this award will be a CAPM&R member in good standing who has contributed to education within the CAPM&R, as well as to medical education at a local and national level. A maximum of one award per year will be given, based on the quality of applications received.

Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2021
2020 Dr. Andrei Krassioukov
2019 Dr. Audrey Yap
2018 Dr. Nancy Dudek
2017 Dr. Jennifer Yao
2016 Dr. Gaetan Tardif
2015 Dr. Lalith Satkunam
2014 Dr. Denyse Richardson
2013 Dr. Suzan Dojeiji

Award of Merit

In a spirit of recognition for achievement, contribution, and character, the CAPM&R introduces the Award of Merit:

In past years, members with outstanding and exemplary contributions to the field of physiatry were recognized by an Honorary Lecture, held during the Association’s Annual Scientific Meeting. In 2008, CAPM&R Executive Committee elected to resurrect the award, renaming it the CAPM&R Award of Merit. Our Association members are no ordinary citizens; with valuable contributions to both the art and science of medicine, mentoring, advocacy, humanitarianism, research, and education. The deadline for nominations for the Award of Merit is of each year. The Executive of the CAPM&R will select the recipient.

Criteria:

  • Must be a member in good standing with the CAPM&R (any category).
  • Must have contributed to the activities of the CAPM&R and/or CPRDF
  • Must not be a current member of the CAPM&R Executive Committee.
  • Must be nominated by peers, at least one who is a CAPM&R member.
  • Has made a contribution to the field of Physiatry, through research, education, advocacy, medical care, humanitarianism, mentorship, or the advancement of our field.
  • Must provide current CV

Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2021 Dr. Paul Winston
2020
2019
2018 Dr. Timothy J. Doherty
2017 Dr. B. Catharine Craven
2016 Dr. Gaetan Tardif
2015 Dr. Colleen O’Connell
2014 Dr. Mark Bayley
2013 Dr. Thomas A. Miller
2012
2011 Dr. Meridith Marks
2010 Dr. Robert W. Teasell
2009 Dr. John Latter
2008 Dr. Lalith Satkunam
Honorary Lectureship
Year Recipient
2003 Dr. Lorna Bellamy
2002 Dr. Ron Bowie
2001 Dr. Ronald Kirby

Visiting Professorship Program

The purpose of the Visiting Professorship Program is to provide funds ($2,000) to a Canadian Centre to help finance the visit of an out-of-town physician.

Objectives:
  1. Promote knowledge of the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation;
  2. Encourage research and education in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation;
  3. Enable centres that might otherwise not be able to afford it, the opportunity to bring in a guest speaker.

Criteria:

  • Every member in good standing may apply to the Education Committee for an award from the Association.
  • The funding year is to . The application deadline is October 15 of each year. In the event that there are no successful submissions we reserve the right to hold a spring competition.
  • All applicants must submit an application form to the CAPM&R office at info@capmr.ca.
  • All submissions will be reviewed and an award announced within two weeks of this deadline. Applicants will be notified in writing of their status. The decision of the committee is final.
  • The Visiting Professorship Program will not make an award to the same applicant or locale in two consecutive years unless other suitable applicants have not applied.
  • The applicant forfeits the professorship award if not used before October 15 of the year following the awarding of the professorship.
  • One award of $2000 will be awarded for the period to .
  • A completed evaluation form summarizing the visiting professor’s program must be submitted with receipts for reimbursement to the Education Committee within 30 days of the visit.

Address inquiries to: (613) 507-0480 | info@capmr.ca

How to apply:

Submissions must be submitted before October 15th of each year. All submissions will be reviewed and an award announced within two weeks of this deadline. In the event that there are no successful submissions we reserve the right to hold a spring competition.

Submit your Application Here

Resident Research Contest

Awards a cash prize of $200.00, a commemorative plaque, airfare for one and three nights single accommodation at the site of the CAPM&R Annual Scientific Meeting,
allowance for meals and two tickets to the CAPM&R Annual Dinner. An abstract of the winning paper will be posted on the CAPM&R website and published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. The winner will be invited to present the paper at the meeting’s scientific session (15 minute presentation). Any resident enrolled in a Canadian residency program, and fellow-in-training,
in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the time of the contest deadline can apply.

Criteria:

  • An original investigative work in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation done by residents/fellows will be eligible. In the case of published works or works submitted for publication, the resident must be the primary author or major
    investigator. A major investigator is expected to design and write up the project. This includes the literature search and construction of the project.
  • Submissions should be written in a style suitable for submission to the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine and be accompanied by an abstract of not more
    than 200 words.
  • The CAPM&R will accept submissions in either French or English. However, in order to meet the guidelines for publication in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine,
    authors are required to submit an English translation of the accompanying abstract by
    July 31. Authors who do not provide an English translation may still present at the CAPM&R conference, but their abstract will not be forwarded to
    the Journal for publication. All submissions should be approved by the research or program director of that resident. In some cases, a letter may be requested from the research or program director stating that the resident has done the major
    amount of the work.

Award Recipients

Year First Name Last Name Paper Title
2021 Alexander Gasser  The impact of the CGRP receptor antagonist erenumab on quality of life for episodic migraine: A systematic review 
2020 Jason Liang Peripheral neuropathies in the lower extremities of individuals with spinal cord injury or disease: A retrospective case series 
2019 Beatrice Deschenes St-Pierre  Mesenchymal Stem Cells Injection As A Therapy In A Rat Model Of Collagenase-Induced Tendinopathy
2018 Alison Anton  Validity Of The Comprehensive High-Level Activity Mobility Predictor (Champ) In A Heterogenous Civilian Population Of Men And Women With Lower Extremity Amputations 
2017 Ida Cavaliere Optimizing Processes For Reporting Stroke Rehabilitation Inpatientsã‚‚¬Â„¢ Driving Status At Toronto Rehabilitation Institute: A Lean Quality Improvement Project 
2016 Arezoo Azadi  The Efficacy Of Botulinum Toxin Type A In The Treatment Of Allodynic-Type Neuropathic Pain In People With Spinal Cord Injury 
2015 Heather MacKenzie Screening adherence for depression post stroke: evaluation of outpatients, a London experience(sad people)
2014 Lauren Reid Going places: does the two – minute walk test predict the six – minute walk test in lower extremity amputees?
2013
2012 Mark Campbell Gene Expression in Patients With Severe Knee Osteoarthritis: Comparing Those With to Those Without Contracture
2011
2010 Alexander Lo Predictive Value of the AlphaFIM Instrument for Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes
2009
2008 Scott Weibe Using modified rankin scores to evaluate stroke rehabilitation: a functional independence measure derivation
2007 Ryan Skrabek A Randomized Double – Blind Placebo Controlled Trial Assessing the Effect of the Oral Cannabinoid Nabilone on Pain and Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromyalgia
2006 Nasim Amirjani Randomized Controlled Trial of Post Surgical Electrical Stimulation to Promote Nerve Regeneration in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
2005 Corrie Graboski Botulinum Toxin A versus Bupivicaine Trigger Point Injections for the Treatment of Myofascial pain Syndrome: A randomised double blind crossover study
2004 Nancy Dudek Dermatological Conditions Associated With Use of a Lower Extremity Prosthesis Running Head: Dermatological Conditions in Amputees
2003 Russell O’Connor National Survey of Canadian Physiatrists 2: Continuing Professional Development, Perceived Usefulness, and Learning Needs
2002 Ben Meikle Interruptions to Amputee Rehabilitation
2001 Noorshina Virani Using EMG Guidance to Localize Compartment Pressures in the Lower Leg
2000 Martin Lamontagne Évaluation du comportement des disques intervertébraux lombaires en position assise à la résonance magnétique à champs ouverts (IRMCO) chez les patients avec lombalgie chronique
2000 Timothy Doherty Decomposition – based Quantitative Electromyography(DQEMG): Methods and Preliminary Normative Data
1999 Colleen O’Connell Access and Impact of Amputation Rehabilitation in Mozambique
1998 Carmen Tuchak Quadriceps Muscle Oxygenation in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury During Incremental Exercise Using Functional Electrical Stimulation
1997 Marshall Stitz The Accuracy of Blind versus Fluorscopically Guided Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections
1996 Mark Crossman Non-Neurological Hand Pain Versus Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Do Psychological Measures Differ?
1995 Mark Crossman Factors Influencing Medical Students in the Selection of a Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1994 Shawn Marshall Determination of Attentional Deficits for Stroke Patients in a Dual Visual Task Experiment
1993 Thomas Miller A Comparative Study of Sleep in Patients with Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome

How to apply:

All entries must be submitted using the online abstract module found under the ‘Annual Meetings’ tab. For additional information: (613) 507-0483 or info@capmr.ca

PLEASE NOTE: Contest and Abstract submissions are reviewed separately. Non-winning contest submissions are not automatically accepted for poster presentation at the conference. Separate abstract submissions are required to be considered for poster presentation.

Resident Essay Contest

Awards a cash prize of $200, a commemorative plaque, airfare for one, three nights single accommodation at the site of the CAPM&R Annual Scientific Meeting, an allowancefor meals and two tickets to the CAPM&R Annual Dinner. An abstract of the winning essay will be posted on the CAPM&R website and published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. The winner will be invited to present the paper (15 minute presentation) at the current annual
meeting’s scientific session. Any resident enrolled in a Canadian residency program and fellows-in-training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the time of the essay deadline can apply.

Criteria:

Failure to follow the following requirements for submission of an essay will result in a 10% penalty being applied to the average score awarded your essay. To maximize your opportunity of being awarded the prize, follow the guidelines as outlined. The essay should review a topic relevant to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The submission will be graded according to content, originality, thoroughness of the literature review, style and organization. The essay, in either of Canada’s official
languages, should not exceed 4,000 words (excluding references) and be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 200 words.

Requirements for Submission of an Essay
The Essay/Review
Not to exceed 4000 words (excluding abstract and references). The manuscript may include an unlimited number of tables or figures. However, the allowable word count will be reduced by 400 words for each table or figure included. For example the
allowable word count for a manuscript with two figures will be 3200 words. Case reports will be considered in the essay contest. Meta-analyses and systematic reviews should be submitted to the CAPM&R Research Contest.
Abstract
Include an abstract of no more than 200 words.
Language
The CAPM&R will accept submissions in either French or English. However, in order to meet the guidelines for publication in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine,
authors are required to submit an English translation of the accompanying abstract by
July 31. Authors who do not provide an English translation may still present at the CAPM&R conference, but their abstract will not be forwarded to
the Journal for publication.
Figures
Each figure should be presented on a separate page with a legend. Figures are to be cited in numeric sequence in the text. Figures are to be presented in the manuscript following the references. Do not include figures in the body of the manuscript.
Tables
Type each table on a separate page with a title. Tables should be cited in numeric sequence in the text. Tables should be presented at the end of the manuscript, following the references and figures. Do not include tables in the body of the manuscript.
References
Number references consecutively in the order which they are first mentioned in the text of the manuscript. Use the format outlined in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. You can find a copy of this
document at the Medical Writing Centre on the Canadian Medical Association web-site. This is also the format of references used by the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Deadline for Submissions
Submissions must be electronically as per the online abstract module deadlines.
Review Process
Each essay will be reviewed by four Physiatrists. The guidelines the reviewers use in marking the essays is attached. You will receive a copy of written comments from each reviewer on the strengths and areas for improvement noted in your essay.
Questions
Should be directed to the Chair of the Education Committee.
Guideline for Scoring of Resident/Medical Student Essays
  1. Content (20%)
    • Reviews major and relevant articles for topic
    • Current
    • Accurate
    • Thorough; sufficient detail to understand issues being discussed
    • Articles included because they contribute to the discussion
  2. Organization (15%)
    • Title reflects content of paper
    • Presence of an abstract and summary
    • Abstract is reflective of the paper; not simply a repeat of the introduction
    • Introduction includes statement of what will be covered in the essay
    • Sections follow each other in a logical order with use of headings and sub-headings
  3. Critical review (30%)
    • Critique of methodology used in studies cited
    • Assess quality of study and compares to population of interest
    • Presents differing views; compares and contrasts
  4. Style (20%)
    • Formal scientific writing style
    • Easy to read and follow line of thought: Uses plain English, good sentence length, and good use of paragraphs
    • Avoids unnecessary jargon
  5. Literature Review(15%)
    • Thorough and pertinent
    • Synthesis of data presented
    • Clear recommendations with clinical and/or research implications; outlines bottom line conclusions – what should do in practice
    • Conclusions are based on critique
    • If expresses a personal opinion clearly states it as such.

Award Recipients

 

Year First Name Last Name Paper Title
2021 Ronelle Calver Sexual activity after total hip arthroplasty: What should we tell our patients?
2020 Paul Adamiak Mobility after spinal cord injury: A narrative review of mobility device prescription patterns and novel mobility assistance technologies. 
2019 Jacqui Stone  Physiatry At A Crossroads: New Frontiers In The Age Of Regenerative Medicine
2018 Janine N. Reid  Perspectives Of Indigenous Peoples In Canada On Medical Rehabilitation: A Scoping Review 
2017 Alexander Whelan Post-Concussion Syndrome: Pathophysiology And Treatment 
2016 Adam Kassam  What’s In A Name? A Historical And Geographical Perspective On Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Nomenclature, And Why It Matters
2015 Pamela Joseph Impact of pre-surgical exercise on pre- and post-bariatric surgery outcomes in patients with obesity
2014 Michael Berger Sympathetic skin responses and autonomic dysfunction in spinal cord injury
2013
2012 Jordan Raugust Does Barefoot Running Reduce the Likelihood of Chronic Injury in Runners? A Discussion of Biomechanical Principles
2011
2010
2009
2008 Gaurav Gupta The slap map: how to diagnose superior labral anterior posterior (slap) lesions
2007 Anita Fan Review of Special Tests For Knee Meniscal Injuries
2006 Corrie Graboski Exercise Prescription During Pregnancy
2005 Michael Payne Rehabilitation Following Space Flight
2004 David Flaschner Pharmacotherapy for Prophylaxis of Neurogenic Heterotopic Ossification
2003 David Flaschner Botulinum Toxin A for Focal Hand Dystonia: A Systematic Review of the Randomized Controlled Literature.
2002 Heather Finlayson Implications of Cardiac Disease for Aerobic Training in Stroke Rehabilitation
2001 Dihren Naidu Thermoregulation in Spinal Cord Injury
2000 Jennifer Yao Perspectives on Medical Marijuana in Rehabilitation
1999 Ed Hanada Autonomic Dysreflexia in the Pregnant Patient with Spinal Cord Injury
1998 Jeff Blackmer Ethical Issues in Rehabilitation Medicine
1997 Cathy Craven Osteoporosis in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury: an Emerging Clinical Challenge
1996 Jeff Blackmer Orthostatic Hypotension in Spinal Cord Injured Patients
1995 Lalith Satkunam Understanding and Managing Adult Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction in a Rehabilitation Setting
1994
1993 Shawn Marshall The Neglect Syndrome in Stroke
1992 Meridith Marks

How to apply:

All entries must be submitted using the online abstract module found under the ‘Annual Meetings’ tab.

PLEASE NOTE: Contest and Abstract submissions are reviewed separately. Non-winning contest submissions are not automatically accepted for poster presentation at the conference. Separate abstract submissions are required to be considered for poster presentation. Plagiarism Policy

Medical Student Essay Contest

Awards a cash prize of $500.00 and a commemorative certificate. An abstract of the winning essay will be posted on the CAPM&R website and published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Any medical student enrolled in a Canadian Medical School at the time of the essay deadline can apply.

Criteria:

Failure to follow the following requirements for submission of an essay will result in a 10% penalty being applied to the average score awarded your essay. To maximize your opportunity of being awarded the prize, follow the guidelines as outlined.

The essay should review a topic relevant to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The submission will be graded according to content, originality, thoroughness of the literature review, style and organization. The essay should not exceed 4,000 words and will be accepted in either of Canada’s official languages.

Requirements for Submission of an Essay
The Essay/Review
Not to exceed 4000 words (excluding abstract and references). The manuscript may include an unlimited number of tables or figures. However, the allowable word count will be reduced by 400 words for each table or figure included. For example the allowable word count for a manuscript with two figures will be 3200 words. Case reports will be considered in the essay contest. Meta-analyses and systematic reviews should be submitted to the CAPM&R Research Contest.
Abstract
Include an abstract of no more than 200 words.
Language
The CAPM&R will accept submissions in either French or English. However, in order to meet the guidelines for publication in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, authors are required to submit an English translation of the accompanying abstract by July 31. Authors who do not provide an English translation may still present at the CAPM&R conference, but their abstract will not be forwarded to the Journal for publication.
Figures
Each figure should be presented on a separate page with a legend. Figures are to be cited in numeric sequence in the text. Figures are to be presented in the manuscript following the references. Do not include figures in the body of the manuscript.
Tables
Type each table on a separate page with a title. Tables should be cited in numeric sequence in the text. Tables should be presented at the end of the manuscript, following the references and figures. Do not include tables in the body of the manuscript.
References
Number references consecutively in the order which they are first mentioned in the text of the manuscript. Use the format outlined in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. You can find a copy of this document at the Medical Writing Centre on the Canadian Medical Association web-site. This is also the format of references used by the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Deadline for Submissions
All entries must be submitted using the online abstract module and referring the deadlines posted on that page.
Review Process
Each essay will be reviewed by four Physiatrists. The guidelines the reviewers use in marking the essays is attached. You will receive a copy of written comments from each reviewer on the strengths and areas for improvement noted in your essay.
Questions
Should be directed to the Chair of the Education Committee.
Guideline for Scoring of Resident/Medical Student Essays
  1. Content (20%)
    • Reviews major and relevant articles for topic
    • Current
    • Accurate
    • Thorough; sufficient detail to understand issues being discussed
    • Articles included because they contribute to the discussion
  2. Organization (15%)
    • Title reflects content of paper
    • Presence of an abstract and summary
    • Abstract is reflective of the paper; not simply a repeat of the introduction
    • Introduction includes statement of what will be covered in the essay
    • Sections follow each other in a logical order with use of headings and sub-headings
  3. Critical review (30%)
    • Critique of methodology used in studies cited
    • Assess quality of study and compares to population of interest
    • Presents differing views; compares and contrasts
  4. Style (20%)
    • Formal scientific writing style
    • Easy to read and follow line of thought: Uses plain English, good sentence length, and good use of paragraphs
    • Avoids unnecessary jargon
  5. Literature Review(15%)
    • Thorough and pertinent
    • Synthesis of data presented
    • Clear recommendations with clinical and/or research implications; outlines bottom line conclusions – what should do in practice
    • Conclusions are based on critique
    • If expresses a personal opinion clearly states it as such.

Award Recipients

 

Year First Name Last Name Paper Title
2021
2020 Tiffany Got Treatment of hiccups in stroke rehabilitation with gabapentin: a case series and focused clinical review 
2019 N/A
2018 Tracy Mah  History Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation Education In Canada And Its Changing Landscape 
2017 Alexandre McDougall  The Ketogenic Diet And Traumatic Brain Injury: A Scoping Review 
2016 Andrew Round  An Evaluation Of The International Standards To Document Remaining Autonomic Function After Spinal Cord Injury (Isafsci): Input From The International Sci Community 
2015 Jacqui Stone Myostatin in aging in disease: a promising therapeutic target
2014 Jordan Farag Challenges for physically disables populations in low-resource regions
2013
2012 Shane Hoeber Short Induced Concussion: A Clinically Focused Review
2011
2010
2009
2008 Michael Berger Considering the role of quadriceps muscle weakness in knee osteoarthritis
2007 Jordan Raugust Are Prophylactic Supports of the Ankle Effective Due to their Enhancement of Proprioception and Sensorimotor Control?
2006 Maleen Mendis The Use of Botulinum-A Toxin for the Treatment of Neurogenic Bladder
2005
2004 Anne Conlin Chronic Low Back Pain: A Review of Evidence-Based Approaches to Treatment
2003 Anne Conlin Perimesencephalic Non-Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Precipitated by Sit-Up Exercises Performed on a Swiss Ball: A Case Report and Review of Literature
2002 Michael Payne The Role of Post-Operative Dressings in Trauma for Lower Extremity Amputees
2001 Michael Payne Stroke Rehabilitation: tPA’s Neglected Big Brother
2000 David Flaschner Effectiveness of Botulinum A Toxin in the Treatment of Focal Hand Dystonia
1999
1998 Renatta Varma The Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
1997 Seana Minnett Post-polio Syndrome and the Role of Exercise in its Management- A Review
1996 Denise Koh Sexuality, Fertility, Pregnancy, and Motherhood in the Spinal Cord Injured Woman: A Literature Review
1996 Adam Clark A Review of Heterotopic Ossification in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

How to apply:

All entries must be submitted using the online abstract module found under the ‘Annual Meetings’ menu.

PLEASE NOTE: Contest and Abstract submissions are reviewed separately. Non-winning contest submissions are not automatically accepted for poster presentation at the conference. Separate abstract submissions are required to be considered for poster presentation. Plagiarism Policy

Medical Student Research Contest

Awards a cash prize of $500 and a commemorative certificate. An abstract of the winning paper will be posted on the CAPM&R website and published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Any student enrolled in a Canadian university or medical school at the time of the contest deadline can apply.

Criteria:

  • An original investigative work in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation done by students will be eligible. In the case of published works or works submitted for publication, the student must be the primary author or major investigator. A major investigator is expected to design and write up the project. This includes the literature search and construction of the project. All submissions should be approved by the research or program director of that student. In some cases, a letter may be requested from the research or program director stating that the student has done the major amount of the work.
  • Submissions should be written in a style suitable for submission to the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine and be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 200 words.
  • The CAPM&R will accept submissions in either French or English. However, in order to meet the guidelines for publication in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, authors are required to submit an English translation of the accompanying abstract by July 31. Authors who do not provide an English translation may still present at the CAPM&R conference, but their abstract will not be forwarded to the Journal for publication.

Award Recipients

 

Year First Name Last Name Paper Title
2021
2020 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. 
2019 Andrew Jamroz Prednisone For Acute Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Retrospective Case Series
2018 Michael Poscente  Robotic Assessment Of Upper Limb Position Sense In A 2-Dimensional Workspace; The Effect Of Body Proximity In Stroke. 
2017 Alexandre McDougall  The Ketogenic Diet And Traumatic Brain Injury: A Scoping Review 
2016 Peter Chehade Return To Sport And Work Following Nerve Injuries In The Proximal Arm And Shoulder
2015 Jason Liang Exploring the barriers to physical activity in adults with spina bifida cystica with myelomeningocele
2014 Alvin Ip A novel way of detecting intrathecal baclofen withdrawal in post-operative patients
2013 Alvin Ip Applying resistance against the stronger leg to improve walking symmetry in people with stroke: a pilot study
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007 Vivien Tang Prognostic Indicators in Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression: Using functional independence measure and Tokuhashi scale to optimize rehabilitation planning?
2006 Isaiah Day Can Topical Anesthetic Reduce the Discomfort Associated with Interventional Zygapophysial Joint Block/Injections?
2005 Alun Ackery A Global Perspective on Spinal Cord Injury Epidemiology
2005 Farah Mateen Pleiotropic Effects of Antiplatelet Medications and the Role of the Endothelium
2004 Anne Conlin Treatment of Whiplash-Associated Disorders: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review
2003 Anita Mountain The Wheelchair Skills Test: Validity of an Algorithm Based Questionnaire Version
2002 Denise Koh Sexuality, Fertility, Pregnancy, and Motherhood in the Spinal Cord Injured Woman: A Literature Review
2002 Michael Payne A Retrospective Analysis of Peripheral Nerve Injury Associated With Shoulder Trauma

How to apply:

All entries must be submitted using the online abstract module found under the Annual Meetings menu.

PLEASE NOTE: Contest and Abstract submissions are reviewed separately. Non-winning contest submissions are not automatically accepted for poster presentation at the conference. Separate abstract submissions are required to be considered for poster presentation.

International Rehabilitation Award for International Physiatrists

The purpose of the International Rehabilitation Award for International Physiatrists is to provide funds to an International physiatrist to help finance the cost of educational opportunities within Canada.

Objectives:
  • To provide educational funding assistance for an international physiatrist wishing to obtain PM&R medical education in Canada.
  • To promote knowledge dissemination of PM&R in Canada at an international level;
  • To develop international collaborations in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation;

Criteria:

  1. An international physiatrist in good standing may apply to the CAPM&R for funding.
  2. The funding year is to . The application deadline is of each year prior to the funding period. Applications received after this date will NOT be accepted.
  3. The applications shall be reviewed by the International Rehabilitation Special Interest Group and the Awardee shall be selected by the Executive Committee. Applicants will be notified in writing of their status. The decision of the committee is final.
  4. The International Rehabilitation Award for International Physiatrists will not make an award to the same applicant more than once.
  5. The applicant forfeits the award if not used before of the year following the notification of funding.
  6. One award of up to maximum of $1000 will be awarded for the period to , in the ‘year’ the funding was awarded.
  7. A completed evaluation and summary of the visit, summarizing the outcome is required. The summary should highlight the benefits to the recipient and to their community that was served. The receipts and summary must be submitted for reimbursement to the executive director of CAPM&R within 30 days of the visit.
  8. The award is supported by the CPRDF.

How to apply:

All applicants must submit an application form to the CAPM&R office at info@capmr.ca.

International Rehabilitation Award for Canadian Physiatrists

The purpose of the International Rehabilitation Award for Canadian Physiatrists is to provide funds to a Canadian physiatrist or physiatry resident to help finance volunteer rehabilitation work outside of Canada and the US.

Objectives:
  • To provide funding assistance for the delivery of physiatry care in low resource areas of the world.
  • To promote knowledge of the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation internationally;
  • To develop international collaborations in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation;

Criteria:

  1. An Active Member or Resident Member in good standing may apply to the CAPM&R for funding.
  2. The funding year is to . The application deadline is of each year prior to the funding period. Applications received after this date will NOT be accepted.
  3. The applications shall be reviewed by the International Rehabilitation Special Interest Group and the Awardee shall be selected by the Executive Committee. Applicants will be notified in writing of their status. The decision of the committee is final.
  4. The International Rehabilitation Award for Canadian Physiatrists will not make an award to the same applicant more than once.
  5. The applicant forfeits the award if not used before of the year following the notification of funding.
  6. One award of up to maximum of $1000 will be awarded for the period September 1st to August 31st, in the ‘year’ the funding was awarded.
  7. A completed evaluation and summary of the visit, summarizing the outcome is required. The summary should highlight the benefits to the recipient as well as to the individuals/group that was served. The receipts and summary must be submitted for reimbursement to the executive director of CAPM&R within 30 days of the visit.
  8. The award is supported by the CPRDF.

How to apply:

Applicants must submit the application form to the CAPM&R office at info@capmr.ca.

Resident Quality Improvement Award

Awards a cash prize of $200.00 and a commemorative plaque.  The cash prize can be divided amongst the recipients if there are multiple resident authors.  An abstract of the winning submission will be posted on the CAPM&R website and published in the American Journal of PM&R. The winner will be invited to present the work at the meeting’s scientific session (15-minute presentation).

Any resident(s) enrolled in a Canadian residency program, and fellow(s)-in-training, in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the time of the contest deadline may apply.

Criteria:

  1. Applicant(s) enrolled in a Canadian residency program, and fellow(s)-in-training, in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the time of the contest deadline.
  2. An original QI or Patient Safety work in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, done by residents/fellows and not previously published or presented, will be eligible.
  3. The resident(s) should have taken a leading role in the design, implementation and write-up of the project.
  4. Quality Improvement report submissions should be written following the SQUIRE guidelines, in either English or French, should not exceed 4000 words (excluding references) and be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 200 words.  Members of the QIPS SIG will review the submissions and select the recipient.

How to apply:

All entries must be submitted using the online abstract module found under the “Annual Meetings” tab.