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 academe, 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.


42nd Annual Research Day

The 42nd Annual Shields Research Day will be virtual on May 7, 2021!

  • Call for Abstracts: Friday, March 5, 2021
  • Registration Opens: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • Deadline for Abstract Submissions: Monday, April 5th (at 12 noon)
  • Decision of Abstract Submissions Announced: Friday, April 23, 2021

 

2021 Shields Research Day poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

     Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
     University of Toronto
     123 Edward St, 12th floor
     E: anesthesia@utoronto.ca

 

 


 

 

Program

  • Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
  • Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
  • Platform: Zoom

You can view the program online by logging on to ExOrdo

Welcome, Opening Remarks and Land Acknowledgement:

  • Dr. Sheila Riazi, Chair, Shields Planning Committee
  • Dr. Trevor Young, Dean, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
  • Dr. Beverley Orser, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Dr. Brian Cuthbertson, Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

8:00 – 8:30

Faculty Awards - Education and Clinical Excellence

Trainee Awards – Alan K. Laws Travel and Alan W. Conn Graduate Award 

  • Dr. Brian Cuthbertson, Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Dr. Ahtsham Niazi, Vice-Chair of Education, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

8:30 – 9:00

“The Anesthesiologist as Translational Scientist”

Dr. George Mashour, MD, PhD
Robert B. Sweet Professor and Chair, Anesthesiology
Co-Director, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research
Scientific Director, Center for Consciousness Science
University of Michigan Medical School

9:00–9:45

“Speak Up, Reach Out, Look Within”

Dr. Matthew Wixson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Chair for Diversity
University of Michigan Medical School

9:45 – 10:05

"A Resident’s Perspective on Clinician-Scientist Training"

Dr. John Peel, MD
Postgraduate Year –  3
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

10:05 – 10:15

BREAK

10:15 –10:30

Oral Presentation Session A

10:30–11:40

Oral Presentation Session B

11:40 –12:50

Special Announcement

Dr. Beverley Orser, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

12:50 –1:00

LUNCH

1:00 – 1:30

Research and Education Updates

Dr. Beverley Orser, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

1:30 –1:40

Shields Day Awards Presentations

Clinical Research, Basic Science and Quality Improvement/Education Research

Dr. Yasmine Hoydonckx, Shields Planning Committee

1:40 – 1:50

Closing Remarks

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

1:50 –2:00

Keynote Speakers

George Mashour

 

 

 

"The Anesthesiologist as Translational Scientist"

 

Dr. George A. Mashour, MD, PhD
Robert B. Sweet Professor and Chair, Anesthesiology
Co-Director, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research
Scientific Director, Center for Consciousness Science

M. Wixson

"Speak Up, Reach out, Look within."

 

Dr. Matthew C. Wixson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Chair for Diversity
University of Michigan


 


 

Event Information


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

 

REGISTRATION -  As the event will be completely virtual, we ask that you please register on the event portal and on zoom.

  1. Register for the event HERE !
  2. Get your unique zoom link for the event HERE

    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.