2019 Awards & Contests

2019 Meridth Mark’s Award

The Meridith Marks Award for Excellence in Education Recipient – Dr. Audrey Yap

The Meridith Marks Award for Excellence in Education 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.

The Award is named in honour of Dr. Meridith Marks to acknowledge her significant contributions to medical education in Canada.

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.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Audrey Yap is the 2019 award recipient. Join us in Gatineau and offer Audrey your congratulations and support.

Audrey Yap, MScCH (HPTE), M.D. FRCPC

Audrey is the PM&R Education Lead at
Bridgepoint Hospital, Toronto, ON.
She is one of the academic half-day coordinators for their Physiatry residency program and has made substantial changes to this program. Some of these changes have included case rounds, peer to peer clinical skills practice, and interactive teaching sessions. These changes have been well received by the residents.

She also has been working on her academic interests in the area of accessibility. She created a new seminar on this which she has presented to interprofessional students at Bridgepoint which has been highly rated.

Prior winners:

  • 2018 – Dr. Nancy Dudek
  • 2017 – Dr. Jennifer Yao
  • 2016 – Dr. Gaetan Tardif
  • 2015 – Dr. Lalith Satkunam
  • 2014 – Dr. Denyse Richardson
  • 2013 – Dr. Suzan Dojeiji

Annual Meeting Abstract, Awards and Contest Submissions

Friday May 31

Medical Student Research 0815-0830 FIRST PLACE Podium Presentation Andrew Jamroz PREDNISONE FOR ACUTE COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME: A RETROSPECTIVE CASE SERIES
Resident Research 0830-0845 FIRST PLACE Podium Presentation Beatrice Deschenes St-Pierre  MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS INJECTION AS A THERAPY IN A RAT MODEL OF COLLAGENASE-INDUCED TENDINOPATHY
Resident Research 0845-0900 SECOND PLACE Podium Presentation Lindsey Woodrow  PREDICTING MORBIDITY IN LOWER EXTREMITY AMPUTEES BASED ON DISCHARGE 2-MINUTE WALK TEST PERFORMANCE: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY
Resident Research 0915-0930 THIRD PLACE (TIED) Podium Presentation Travis Davidson  DO WE HAVE AGREEMENT? EXAMINING THE USE OF THE SIX-MINUTE WALK TEST TO MONITOR CARDIO-RESPIRATORY FITNESS RESPONSE TO CARDIAC REHABILITATION IN PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE
Resident Research 0930-0945 THIRD PLACE (TIED) Podium Presentation Alexander Wasserman  FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH COMMUNITY VERSUS PERSONAL CARE HOME DISCHARGES AFTER INPATIENT STROKE REHABILITATION: THE NEED FOR A PRE-ADMISSION PREDICTIVE MODEL.
Original Research 0945-1000 FIRST PLACE Podium Presentation Christine Yang RISK OF FALLING ON AN INPATIENT STROKE REHABILITATION UNIT: IS THE STROKE ASSESSMENT OF FALL RISK TOOL THE RIGHT ONE TO USE?
Original Research 1000-1015 SECOND PLACE Podium Presentation Thomas Miller REHABILITATION AND THE ANTERIOR INTEROSSEOUS NERVE TRANSFER FOR SEVERE ULNAR NEUROPATHY ELBOW
Original Research 1105-1120 THIRD PLACE Podium Presentation Lawrence Robinson THE IMPACT OF INTRODUCING A PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION CONSULTATION SERVICE TO AN ACADEMIC BURN CENTER
Reviews 1120-1135 FIRST PLACE Podium Presentation Carolyn Sawicki SECONDARY STROKE PREVENTION: ARE CANADIAN PATIENTS MEETING BLOOD PRESSURE TARGETS?
Quality Improvement 1135-1150 FIRST PLACE Podium Presentation Evan Kwong TIME IS FUNCTION: IMPROVING ACCESS TO INPATIENT STROKE REHABILITATION AT HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL
Case reports 1150-1205 FIRST PLACE Podium Presentation Jennifer McDonal TO BAKER AND BEYOND – AN UNUSUAL CASE OF POSTERIOR KNEE PAIN AND FLEXION RESTRICTION, A CASE REPORT
Resident Essay Contest 1205-1220 FIRST PLACE Jacqui Stone  PHYSIATRY AT A CROSSROADS: NEW FRONTIERS IN THE AGE OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Paper of the Year 1220-1235 FIRST PLACE Podium Presentation Jacqueline Hebert  RESTORING MOVEMENT SENSATION TO IMPROVE MOTOR CONTROL OF PROSTHETIC HANDS

Honorable Mentions

Medical Student Essay Contest Honorable Mention SECOND PLACE Tej-Jaskirat (Jessie) Grewal
CURRENT TREATMENT OPTIONS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANTI-NGF AGENTS FOR NON-SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIC PAIN
Resident Essay Contest Honorable Mention SECOND PLACE Alexander Whelan
CHRONIC PAIN: A PRACTICAL PHYSICIAN-LED APPROACH TO PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT