2020 Award Winners

2020 Award Recipients

  • Carter W. Lim, MD, BMSc – BEST GLAUCOMA PAPER AWARD FOR STUDENT
  • Nikoleta Tellios, BMSc, MSc – BEST GLAUCOMA PAPER AWARD FOR GRADUATE STUDENT
  • Dr. Lucas Antonio de Almeida Torres – BEST GLAUCOMA PAPER AWARD FOR OPHTHALMOLOGIST-IN-TRAINING
  • Cindy Hutnik, MD, PhD, FRCSC – BEST GLAUCOMA PAPER AWARD FOR STAFF
  • James J. Armstrong, PhD – THE STEPHEN DRANCE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN GLAUCOMA RESEARCH

Awards Committee Annual Summary 2020

The judges for the best paper awards were Drs. Oscar Kasner, Lisa Gould, Sylvia Chen, Catherine Birt, Susan Wakil and Paul McKenzie.

There were 5 submissions for the Student/Undergraduate Student Award.  The winner is Carter W. Lim who was supervised by Dr. C. Hutnik.

Effect of 6-week washout period on intraocular pressure following chronic prostaglandin analogue treatment: a randomized controlled trial, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 2019

Carter W. Lim, BMSc, Vlad Diaconita, MD, Eddie Liu, MD, Nicholas Ault, MD, Daniel Lizotte, PhD, Mary Nguyen, BMSc, Cindy M.L. Hutnik, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)

 

There were 2 submissions for the Graduate Student Award.  The winner is Nikoleta Tellios who was supervised by Dr. C. Hutnik.

Mechanical stretch upregulates connexin43 in human trabecular meshwork cells, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 2019.

Nikoleta Tellios MSc, Mary Feng MD, Nancy Chen MD, Hong Liu Dip Pharm, Vasiliki Tellios BSc, Mary Wang BMSc, Xiangji Li MD MSc, Caitlin A. Chang MD, Cindy Hutnik, MD PhD

 

There were 2 submissions for the Ophthalmologist in Training Award. The winner is Dr. Lucas Torres who was supervised by Dr. Jayme Vianna.

Influence of Bruch’s Membrane Opening Area in Diagnosing Glaucoma with Neuroretinal Parameters from Optical Coherence Tomography, American Journal of Ophthalmology, 2019

Lucas A. Torres, Glen P. Sharpe, Donna M. Hutchison, Camila S. Zangalli, Reinhard O. Burk, Alexandre S.C. Reis, Vital P. Costa, Marcelo T. Nicolela, Balwantray C. Chauhan and Jayme R. Vianna

 

There was 1 submission for the Staff Award. The winner is Dr. Cindy Hutnik.

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty versus Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty in Glaucoma Patients Treated Previously with 360 Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty a Randomized, Single-Blind, Equivalence Clinical Trial, Ophthalmology, 2019

Cindy Hutnik, MD, PhD, Andrew Crichton, MD, FRCSC, Bryce Ford, MD, FRCS(C), Marcelo Nicolela, MD, Lesya Shuba, MD, PhD, Catherine Birt, MD, FRCSC, Enitan Sogbesan, MD, FRCSC, Karim F. Damji, MD, Michael Dorey, MD, FRCSC, Hady Saheb, MD, MPH, Neil Klar, PhD, Hui Guo, MD, MSc, William Hodge, MD, PhD

 

The judges for The Stephen Drance Award were Drs. Ali Hafez, Cindy Hutnik, Caroline Lajoie, Eddie Moss and Jonathan Wong.

Seven trainees presented their research at the virtual COS in June 2020.   The winner is James Armstrong who was supervised by Dr. Cindy Hutnik for the following presentation:

Preserving the Subconjunctival Space:  Development of a Thermosensitive Hydrogel Drug Depot and in situ Bleb Forming Scaffold

James Armstrong, Richard Zhang, Mathew Fung, Anastasiya Vinokurtseva, Hong Liu and Cindy Hutnik

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Oscar Kasner, MD

Chairman, Awards Committee