Interest Group Meetings

2007 Interest Group Meetings

January 11, 2007 - The University Club


Dr. Manyat Nantha-Aree, MD

Gapapentin Does Not Improve Analgesia Outcomes For Total Joint Replacement


Dr. Dale Williams, MD

RCT of intra-articular bupivacaine for post-operative analgesia following total knee arthroplasty



April 5, 2007 - The University Club


Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

The Role of the Pilot Study


Dr. James Paul, MD (funded by CPSI)

Hamilton Acute Pain Safety Study



June 13, 2007 - Dundurn Castle Coach House

Spring 2007 Anesthesia Research Retreat



October 11, 2007 - The University Club


Dr. Robert M.K.W. Lee, PhD

An Overview of the Current Research on the Modulation of Blood Vessel Function by Perivascular Function


Dr. Anne Wong, MD

A Case Study of Anesthesia Residency Training in Thailand

2008 Interest Group Meetings

February 20, 2008 - The University Club


Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

How to Report Statistics in Medical Research


Dr. Summer Syed, MD

Prediction of post-operative thrombotic and bleeding complications in non-cardiac surgery using thromboelestography (TEG®) and Platelet Mapping Assay (PMA™)


Dr. Mazen Faden, MD

The impact of early vs late fixation of hip fracture on short and long term morbidity and mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies



April 30, 2008

Spring 2008 Anesthesia Research Retreat

2009 Interest Group Meetings

February 26, 2009 - The University Club


Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Combining Results from Multiple Studies Overview of Systematic Review and Meta-analysis


Dr. Joseph Park, MD

Cervical Medical Branch Blocks



March 12, 2009 - The University Club


Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Subgroup and Post-hoc Analyses: benefits and Challenges


Dr. Jorge Zamora, MD (Queen's University)

Post Thoracotomy Pain Study


Dr. Mazen Faden, MD

Perioperative Management of Patient with Sleep Apnea: Implication of Local Practice Guidelines



April 2009 - 1A4 Health Sciences

Research Rounds - Research Update Presentation



April 30, 2009 - The University Club

Spring 2009 Anesthesia Research Retreat

2010 Interest Group Meetings

January 12, 2010 - LoPresti's at Maxwell's


Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Research in Anesthesia: Does this project need to go through  research ethics approval?


Dr. Brian Haynes, MD

Engaging in Knowledge Translation Research: Why and How?


Dr. Yamini Murthy, MD

Knowledge Translation, Role in Clinical Anesthesia



February 11, 2010 - The University Club


Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Adjusting for Channeling Bias in observational Studies: A comparison of Propensity Score-Based Methods


Dr. Fred Baxter, MD

Does Interleukin predict Complications following Thoracotomy?


Dr. Harsha Shanthanna, MD

Randomized controlled, partial blind (pilot) study - Comparing the efficacy of pain



March 24, 2010 - The University Club


Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Synthesizing Evidence from Different Sources: Bayesian Meta-analyses


Dr. Daniel Sessler, MD

Clinical Research Design and Outcomes Research Notes


Dr. Turlough O'Hare, MD and Dr. Richelle Kruisselbrink, MD

Visual Reminders to increase Documentation of Critical Physiologic Variables during One-Lung Ventilation in Thoracic Anesthesia



April 21, 2010 - Ancaster Old Mill

Spring 2010 Anesthesia Research Retreat



June 2010 - 1A4 Health Sciences

Anesthesia Rounds - Research Update Presentation



June 17, 2010 - The University Club


Dr. James Paul, MD

LMA PerfecTemp vs. Forced-air Warming


Dr. Daniel Sessler, MD

Regional analgesia and cancer recurrence


Dr. James McChesney, MD

The Effect of adding Intraoperative Regional Anesthesia on Cancer Recurrence in patients undergoing Lung Cancer Research



September 22, 2010 - LoPresti's at Maxwell's


Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Common "misuse," "nonuse" and "abuse" of statistical language and concepts in manuscripts: Part I

Dr. James Paul, MD

Vital sign monitoring with continuous pulse oximetry and wireless clinician notification after surgery


Dr. Mauricio Forero, MD

Lumbar Transversus Abdominus Plane (TAP) Block: Does increasing the volume make a difference?

2011 Interest Group Meetings

June 16, 2011 - LoPresti's at Maxwell's


Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Common "misuse," "nonuse," and "abuse" of statistical language and concepts in manuscripts: Part II


Dr. Sid Chudasama, MD and Dr. Manyat Nantha-Aree, MD

Comparison of Morphine, Hydromorphone and Fentanyl for Post-operative Pain Control in Patients Undergoing Open Bowel Surgery


Dr. Conor McDonnell, MB

Opioids in Pediatric Practice - safe as houses or safety in numbers?



September 7, 2011 - The C Hotel by Carmen's


Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Common Writing Problems in Manuscripts: Part III


Dr. Desigen Reddy, MD

Post-Operative Recovery Following Spinal Correction: Home Experience (PORSCHE)


Dr. Colin McCartney, MB, ChB

Local Infiltration Analgesia for Total Knee Arthroplasty



October 19, 2011 - Honey West Restaurant & Lounge


Luis Michelangli, M. Eng and Ali Shahzada, M. Eng

Storytelling Based Medicine: Reducing Children's Anxiety in Hospitals


Dr. Chuck Cunningham, PhD

Using Marketing Research Methods to Model Patient Service Preferences


Dr. Louis Schmidt, PhD

On the nature, and nurture, of childhood shyness



November 23, 2011 - LoPresti's at Maxwell's


Dr. Mauricio Forero, MD and Dr. Claudia Gomez, MD

A single shot femoral nerve block ultrasound-guided at the level of the inguinal crease for analgesia after hip arthroplasty


Dr. David L. Sackett, MD

Testing for Blindness at the end of your RCT: don't? must? can't? needn't?

2012 Interest Group Meetings

February 8, 2012 - The University Club


Dr. Victoria Borg Debono, MD

The quality of reporting of RCTs used within a postoperative pain management meta-analysis, using the CONSORT statement


Dr. PJ Devereaux, MD

Update on POISE-2 and VISION Studies


April 4, 2012 - The University Club


Dr. Kelley Dore, PhD

Medical Education Research at McMaster


Dr. Bruno Borges, MD

Simulation Based Assessment for Pediatric Anesthesiology: a prospective, multicenter study


Dr. Kurt Domuracki, MD

Process Engineering in Anesthesia Education



May 2, 2012 - Ancaster Old Mill

Spring 2012 Anesthesia Research Retreat



November 1, 2012 - The University Club


Dr. Jessica Spence, MD

Clinical predictors of duration of mechanical ventilation in the ICU: Review of the literature and study proposal


Dr. Rafik Bolis, MB and Dr. John Centofanti, MD

Perioperative oral pregabalin in the prevention of chronic pain in total knee arthroplasty: A randomized, multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

2013 Interest Group Meetings

March 27, 2013 - The University Club


Aaron Lau, MD Candidate and Marko Erak, MD Candidate

The effects of post-operative patient administered music medicine on pain, anxiety, and patient satisfaction


Dr. Kurt Domuracki, MD, Dr. Lori Olivieri, MD, and Dr. Lawrence Grierson, PhD

The effect of Observation Practice on the Performance of Central Venous Catheter Insertion by Novice Medical Practitioners


Dr. Heung Kan Ma, MD and Dr. Turlough O'Hare, MD

Continuous paravertebral block in the outpatient setting following VATS lobectomy: A pilot study



June 5, 2013 - Ancaster Old Mill

Soring 2013 Anesthesia Research Retreat



July 10, 2013 - The University Club


Dr. Jason Busse, PhD

Sub-Group Analysis in Randomized Controlled Trials


Dr. Ali Zahran, MD

Ultrasound-Guided Pulse Radiofrequency for Occipital Neuralgia


Dr. Harsha Shanthanna, MD and Dr. Dinesh Kumbhare, MD

Injection Therapy in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patients: Looking for Effectiveness through Quantitative Sensory Testing and Functional MRI Changes



October 30, 2013 - The University Club


Dr. Natasha Cohen, MD

NSAIDS and Tonsillectomy: a Focus on Post-Operative Pain Control


Dr. Heung Kan Ma, MD

Effect of sympathetic blockade on the success and survival of arteriovenous fistula


Dr. Lisa Udovic, MD

Conus Medullaris Termination Study

2014 Interest Group Meetings

February 12, 2014 - The University Club (McMaster University)


Dr. Jason Busse, PhD

Strategies to Overcome English-Language Bias in Systematic Reviews


Dr. Eshaq Alshaqaq, MD

Celiac Plexus Nerolysis with Repeated Ammonium Sulphate injection for the treatment of chronic non-cancer abdominal Pain under CT scan Guidance


Cheryl Chow, MS

Managing Children's Preoperative Anxiety: Story-Telling Medicine



May 7, 2014 - Ancaster Old Mill - Anesthesia Annual Spring Retreat

Spring 2014 Anesthesia Research Retreat



July 17, 2014 - Dundas Valley Golf and Country Club


Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

The essentials of propensity score methods: An application to assess the effect of inotropic therapy in cardiac surgery


Dr. Harsha Shanthanna, MD

Most Effective Opioid Analgesia in Ambulatory Surgeries: a randomized control, investigator blinded, parallel group with superiority design of Morphine versus Hydromorphone


Dr. Heung Kan Ma, MD and Dr. Wooheon Thomas Kim, MD

Predictors for early postoperative delirium in elective hip and knee arthroplasty



September 25, 2014 - Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club


Dr. Ryan Smith, MD

Detection rate of cardiac and lung pathology using bedside clinical ultrasound in high-risk emergency non-cardiac surgical patients


Dr. Joseph Fiorellino, MD

ContinuAtioN of meTformin to improve And KEep peri-operative glycemic control: a randomized, double-blinded placebo-controlled study (CAN TAKE)


Dr. PJ Devereaux, MD

Why we need large trials: The fragility index



December 4, 2018 - The University Club


Rachel Couban, MA

Strategies for comprehensive literature searching in health databases


Dr. Leora Bernstein, MD

Perioperative Management of Children with Autism: a Pilot Study


Dr. Sean Middleton, MD

Medication Compliance on the Day of Surgery for Patients seen at Anesthesia Pre-Op Clinics

2015 Interest Group Meetings

April 22, 2015 - Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club


Dr. Sai Fai, MD and Dr. Bosco Law, MD

Who are we looking for?: identifying the characteristics of successful applicants to anesthesiology residency programs in Canada


Dr. Jessica Spence, MD and Dr. Yannick Le Manach, MD, PhD, MSc
  1. Measurements of adverse respiratory events by capnography among high-risk patients in the recovery room and 24 hours post-operatively
  2. Prediction of difficult spinal (PREDIS) scale
  3. Hemodynamic loop in goal directed fluid therapy


Dr. Stefanie Smulski, MD and Dr. Emily Trenker, MD

Hydromorphone versus Morphine: A Retrospective Chart Review to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Post-Operative Analgesia in Elective Surgery Patients



September 9, 2015 - The University Club


Dr. Yannick Le Manach, MD, PhD, MSc

Alternative statistic methods when randomization is not feasible


Dr. Carine Wood, MD

The McMaster Anesthesia Checklists


Dr. Rizq Alamri, MD

The effect of ketamine on patient with depression, disease and neuropathic pain



December 8, 2015 - Dundas Valley Golf and Country Club


Dr. Sun Makosso-Kallyth, PhD

Statistical Methodology for a Clinical Trial Protocol


Dr. Mohamed Nassef, MD

Neurological complications in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis surgeries, the role of Intraoperative neuromonitoring


Dr. Sean Donald, MD and Dr. Michael Troncone, MD

Adductor canal block for total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review vs. other analgesic modalities



2016 Interest Group Meetings

April 7, 2016 - The University Club (McMaster University)

Interest Group Meeting Agenda


Dr. Natalie Lidster, MD and Dr. Tyler Oswald, MD

Standardized Post Operative Handovers in the PACU and ICU


Dr. Jeff Overington, MD and Dr. William Sanh, MD

The effect of mobile device use on anesthesiology resident awareness of adverse intraoperative events in the simulation lab: a pilot study


Dr. Scott McCusker, MD and Dr. Anthony Valente, MD

CVP in Laproscopic Liver Resection



November 8, 2016 - The University Club (McMaster University)

Interest Group Meeting Agenda


Dr. Jason Busse, DC, PhD

Challenges associated with industry-funded research: the TRUST Trial


Dr. Urooj Siddiqui, MD and Dr. Andrew Syrett, MD

ICU versus OR Ventilation Study


Dr. James Khan, MD

Pregabalin & Lidocaine to reduce persistent pain after breast cancer surgery: Result of the PLAN Pilot Trial


Dr. Summer Syed, BSc, MD, MSC, FRCPC

Effectiveness of platelet inhibition on major adverse cardiac events in non-cardiac surgery after percutaneous coronary intervention: a prospective cohort study


Dr. James Paul, MD, FRCPC

Anesthesia Research: Looking at the past year(s) - 2015-16


Dr. Turlough O'Hare, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Optimizing Pain and Rehabilitation after Knee Arthroplasty


Dr. Taras Usichenko, MD, PhD

Preliminary findings of cerebral responses on transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation on experimental heat pain


Dr. Jason Busse, DC, PhD

Predictors of Persistent Pain Following Breast Cancer Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies



December 14, 2016 - Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club

Interest Group Meeting Agenda


Dr. Hsien Seow, BSc, PhD, MD

The ICES-McMaster site: Opportunities for Anesthesia Research


Dr. Jessie Ursenbach, MD (PGY-4) and Dr. Annemaria De Tina, MD

Incidence of failure in re-sited epidurals in laboring parturients

2017 Interest Group Meetings

February 16, 2017 - The University Club (McMaster University)

Interest Group Meeting Agenda


Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

The CONSORT extension to pilot trials


Dr. Russel Brown, MDCM, MD

Sweeter than surgery: characterizing the effects of anesthetics on perioperative glycemic control


Dr. Li Wang, PhD

Opioids for chronic pain non-cancer pain: systematic reviews and meta-analyses



September 27, 2017 - Dundas Valley Golf and Country Club

Interest Group Meeting Agenda


Dr. Cheryl Chow, MSc, PhD

An update on managing children's preoperative anxiety


Dr. William Sanh, MD (PGY-3) and Dr. Dillon Horth, MD (PGY-2)

Ultrasound guided Erector Spinae plane block versus intercostal nerve blocks in patients undergoing VATS lobectomy or wedge resections - a pilot randomized control trial

2018 Interest Group Meetings

February 21, 2018 - Farncombe Atrium (3rd Floor MUMC)

Interest Group Meeting Agenda


Dr. Emily Trenker, MD (PGY-5)

Hydromorphone versus Morphine: A retrospective chart review to evaluate the effectiveness of post-operative analgesia in elective surgical patients.


Dr. Sandra Monteiro, PhD

Introduction to research in medical education


Dr. Jeff Overington, MD (PGY-3) and Dr. Anthony Valente, MD (PGY-3)

Perioperative point-of-care ultrasound in Canadian anesthesia practice: a survey study


September 26, 2018 - Farncombe Atrium (3rd Floor MUMC)
Interest Group Meeting Agenda


Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Trial Reporting


Dr. Li Wang, MSc, PhD

Strategies for reporting and analyzing pain in systematic review and meta-analysis


Dr. Harsha Shanthanna, MD

HHS Neromodulation database: A Registry for Longitudinal Follow up of Patients with Dorsal Column Stimulation for Chronic Pain


2019 Interest Group Meetings

September 4, 2019 - Farncombe Atrium (3rd Floor MUMC)
Interest Group Meeting Agenda


Dr. Michael McGillion, Rn, PhD

Partnering with Industry for Clinical Research: Opportunities and Lessons


Dr. Behnam Sadeghirad, Pharm. D., MPH, PhD

Management of acute, non-back, musculoskeletal pain: a network meta-analysis of randomized trials


Betty Zhang, BHSc, MD Candidate, Rishi Sharma, BSc, MSc, MD Candidate

Does the perioperative use of cannabis improve or worsen outcomes?


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