2019 AWARD WINNERS - Best Glaucoma Paper Award

  • Vinay Kansal - Student Category

  • Dr. Emily Mathieu - Graduate Student Category

  • Dr. Lucas Torres - Ophthalmologist-in-training category

tHE STEPHEN dRANCE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN GLAUCOMA RESEARCH

  • Dr. Saba Samet

AWARDS COMMITTEE, CANADIAN GLAUCOMA SOCIETY

SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES FROM JUNE 2018 - JUNE 2019

The “Best Glaucoma Research Paper Awards” were judged by Drs. C. Birt, S. Chen and L. Gould.

There were three submissions for the best student award.  The winner was Vinay Kansal who was supervised by Dr. C. Hutnik for the article “OCT for Glaucoma Diagnosis / an Evidence Based Meta-Analysis”. The article was published in PlusOne in 2018.

There were three submissions for the best Ophthalmologist in training award.  The winner was Dr. Lucas Torres who was supervised by Dr. Bal Chauhan for the article “Clinical Relevance of Protruded Retinal Layers in Minimum Rim Width Measurement of the Optic Nerve Head”.  The article was published in the BJO in 2018.

There were three submissions in the best Graduate Student award.  The winner was Dr. Emily Mathieu who was supervised by Dr. Y. Yucel for the article “Reduced Cerebral Spinal Fluid Inflow to the Optic Nerve in Glaucoma.  The article was published in IOVS in 2018.

The Drance Award was judged by Drs. K. Damji, C. Hutnik, D. Jinapriya, C. Lajoie, S. Schendel and C. Birt.  The winner was Dr. Saba Samet who was supervised by Dr. G. Trope for the presentation of “Intra and Inter Hemispheric Processing during Binocular Rivalry in Early Glaucoma”.

The winners were introduced at the annual CGS dinner on June 15, 2019 and they were given their award.

The committee made some small tweaks to the French and English Awards Document which was sent to the CGS members.  The committee received feedback for next year to consider creating a rubric to facilitate the judging for the Drance Award.

Respectfully submitted,

Oscar Kasner

Awards Committee - Chair