Health Sciences Research Trainees Day 2018
This year marks the twenty first anniversary of the Annual Scientific Meeting for Health Sciences Research Trainees. This year we had over 140 attendees celebrating the research accomplishments of trainees at Queen’s. There were 85 abstracts submitted for presentation. From these, 13 submissions going across multiple disciplines were selected for oral talks, with the remaining 72 abstracts presented as posters in separate morning and afternoon sessions. Trainees who presented during the meeting were undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical students and residents from the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Science. The Keynote Speaker this year was Dr. Anne Ellis, who was the recipient of the 2017 Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Health Research. As was the case in previous years, the poster sessions were organized and adjudicated by Graduate students. Thirty Graduate students participated in the adjudication process, and identified 12 posters for awards. The oral talks were adjudicated by 3 Postdoctoral Fellows. Winners of the prizes for oral and poster presentations are listed below:
Dean’s Award for Best Oral Presentation: Byron Hunter, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, for his talk entitled: Defining the molecular basis of microtubule length regulation in candida albicans. The runner up award went to Jeff Mah, Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, for his talk entitled: Association between hospital teaching status and survival following transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS): a population-based study. Honorable mention went to Vanessa Kay, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, for her presentation entitled: Intervening in the postnatal period in a mouse model of preeclampsia-induced offspring: Cognitive and neuroanatomical alterations.
Best Poster Award recipients were: Christie Boswell-Patterson, DBMS, Trent Holmes, DBMS, Kyle Seaver, DBMS, Chloe Soutar, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Ryan Marks, DBMS, Ahmed Elharram, DBMS, Kathleen Harrison, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Megan Dickson, DBMS, Ana Nikolovska, DBMS, Jared Tschirhart, DBMS, Nicole Protopapas, DBMS, Karalyn McRae, DBMS.
Video of the day
Key note speaker Dr. Anne Ellis
Previous meetings for Health Sciences Research Trainees:
HSRT Day June 13, 2018