Annual Shields Research Day

Shields 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.

We invite you to see photos from our last successfull event !

41th Annual Research Day
Date: May 8, 2020
Time: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: The Ritz Carlton
Location and Map

Registration is now open, click HERE to register for the event and submit your abstract!

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early – registration is free if you register early.However, due to space limitations and increasing demand for this event, we may not be able to accommodate on-site or late registrations. Please also take note of our cancellation policy as listed on our website, the cancellation deadline is May 4,2020 at 5:00 p.m. and a late cancellation fee will apply to cancellations received after this date.

  • Registration opens and call for Abstracts: February 14
  • Deadline for Abstract Submissions: March 16
  • Decision of Abstract Submissions Announced: April 20
  • Registration Cancellation Deadline: May 4

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

     Department of Anesthesia
     University of Toronto
     123 Edward St, 12th floor
     P: 416-978-4306

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 hours.

To receive your certificate, please send an email to