2018 AWARD WINNERS

  • Dr. Simrenjeet Sandhu- BEST GLACUOMA PAPER AWARD FOR OPHTHALMOLOGIST-IN-TRAINING

  • Evan Michaelov - BEST GLAUCOMA PAPER AWARD FOR STUDENT

  • Emily Mathieu, BSc - BEST GLAUCOMA PAPER AWARD FOR GRADUATE STUDENT

  • Sunil Parapurum, MPhil, Phd - BEST GLAUCOMA PAPER AWARD FOR STAFF

  • Bill (Runjie) Shi - The Stephen drance award for Excellence in glaucoma research

 

AWARDS COMMITTEE, CANADUAN GLAUCOMA SOCIETY

SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES FROM JUNE 2017-JUNE 2018

For the Best Glaucoma Paper Award, there was one applicant for the student category, three applicants for the ophthalmologist in training category, one applicant for the staff member category and two applicants for the graduate student category. The papers were judged by the committee members, Drs. L. Gould, S. Chan and M. Hamid. The winners were presented at our annual dinner at the The Loft on June 2, 2018.

The winners for the Best Glaucoma Paper Award are:

1): Ophthalmologist in Training: Dr. S. Sandhu, British Journal of Ophthalmology. Compressed 3D and 2D digital images versus standard 3D slide film for the evaluation of glaucomatous optic nerve features Simrenjeet Sandhu,1 Chris Rudnisky,1 Sourabh Arora,1 Faazil Kassam,2 Gordon Douglas,2 Marianne C Edwards,1 Karin Verstraten,2 Beatrice Wong,3 Karim F Damji1

2): Undergraduate student: E. Michaelov, Journal of Glaucoma. Assessing the Methodological Quality of Glaucoma Clinical Practice Guidelines and Their Recommendations on Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery: A Systematic Review Evan Michaelov, Hon BSc,* James J. Armstrong, HBSc, MD, PhD,*†‡ Mary Nguyen, BSc,* Bridget Instrum, BSc,§ Tracey Lam, BSc,∥ James Denstedt, BSc,* and Cindy M.L. Hutnik, MD, PhD, FRCSC†‡

3): Graduate Student: E. Mathieu, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. Evidence for Cerebrospinal Fluid Entry Into the Optic Nerve via a Glymphatic Pathway Emily Mathieu,1–3 Neeru Gupta,1–4 Amir Ahari,1 Xun Zhou,1,2 Joseph Hanna,1–3 and Yeni H. Yucel ¨ 1–3

4): Staff Member: Dr. Parapuram, Nature. Com/ scientific report. TGF-β induces phosphorylation of phosphatase and tensin homolog: implications for fibrosis of the trabecular meshwork tissue in glaucoma Nikoleta Tellios1,2, Jillian C. Belrose1,3, Alexander C. Tokarewicz1, Cindy Hutnik1,2,5, Hong Liu5, Andrew Leask4, Michael Motolko1, Miho Iijima6 & Sunil K. Parapuram1,2,5

 

The Drance Award was judged by Drs. A. Toren, T. Chen and M. Nicolela.

The winner is Runjie B. Shi who presented Visual Field Testing in a Portable Virtual Reality Environment. The co-authors are Yvonne M. Buys, Teresa LY Fee, Yousaf J. Mahsood, Graham E. Trope, Moshe Eizenman.

Respectfully submitted,

Oscar Kasner,

Chairman, Awards Committe