The Ottawa Cardiovascular Research Day was held virtually on May 10, 2021.
The Ottawa Cardiovascular Research Day will celebrate the region’s research excellence through moderated oral presentations and poster sessions. It is an excellent venue for trainees to showcase their outstanding projects, hone their presentation skills, and network with faculty and colleagues.
This event is open to all cardiovascular research trainees in the Ottawa region and will be held in a virtual format.
We are very pleased to have Dr. Peter Macdonald, an international leader in cardiothoracic transplantation, donor organ preservation and donation after circulatory death, as the event’s keynote speaker.
Watch this year’s keynote.
Event prizes recognize the best oral presentations and posters, and includes:
Ottawa Region’s Cardiovascular Trainee of the Year
Congratulations to Adil Rasheed, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, selected as the Ottawa Region’s Cardiovascular Research Trainee of the Year!
Innovation Award Winner
Dr. Marcelo Muñoz, Postdoctoral Fellow (Supervisor: Dr. Emilio Alarcon), UOHI
Mending a Broken Heart on the Spot- with spray nanoparticles
- Dr. Yves Marcel Award for the Best Basic Science Oral Presentation
Mr. Saif Dababneh, BSc Candidate (Supervisor: Dr. Kyoung-Han Kim), UOHI
Delineating the Function of the Iroquois Homeobox Transcription Factor Irx1 in the Atrioventricular Conduction System
- Honourable Mention for a Basic Science Oral Presentation
Mr. Jerry Wang, MSc Candidate (Supervisors: Drs. Wenbin Liang and Rob Beanlands), UOHI
Wnt5a Causes Action Potential Prolongation in Adult Rat Cardiomyocytes
- Howard and Doris Polk Award for the Best Clinical Science / Bio-Behavioural & Population Health Oral Presentation
Dr. Pascal Thériault-Lauzier, Cardiology Resident (Supervisor: Dr. David Birnie), UOHI
Deep Learning Methods to Detect and Identify Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices in a Large Multi-Institution Dataset of Chest Radiographs
- Honourable Mention for a Clinical Science / Bio-Behavioural & Population Health Oral Presentation
Mr. Cole Clifford, MD Candidate (Supervisor: Dr. Derek So), UOHI
Delays in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Care During the COVID-19 Lockdown: An observational study
- Award for the Best Basic Science Poster
Ms. Sarah McLaughlin, PhD Candidate, (Supervisor: Drs. Erik Suuronen & Emilio Alarcon), UOHI
Recombinant Human Collagen Hydrogel Improves Cardiac Function and Reduces Methylglyoxal-Modified Collagen Two Days Post-Injection in a Mouse Myocardial Infarction Model
- Honourable Mention for a Basic Science Poster
Ms. Cassandra Locatelli, MSc Candidate (Supervisor: Dr. Erin Mulvihill), UOHI
Burning Fat and Preventing Plaque: Ketogenic Diet Intervention Improves Liver Fat and Atherosclerosis in Diet-Induced Obese Mice
- Award for Best Clinical Science / Bio-Behavioural & Population Health Poster
Mr. Yannick MacMillan, MD Candidate (Supervisor: Dr. Louise Sun), UOHI
IGFBP7 as a Pre-Operative Predictor of Congestive Acute Kidney Injury in Adults Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
- Honourable Mention for a Clinical Science / Bio-Behavioural & Population Health Poster
Dr. Robert Avram, Interventional Cardiology Fellow (Dr. Derek So), UOHI
CathAI: Validation of a Fully Automated Coronary Angiography Interpretation and Stenosis Detection Using a Deep Learning-based Algorithmic Pipeline