Awards & Contests

CAPM&R Virtual Academic
Day – Friday, May 29, 2020, 1200-1600 ET

CAPM&R Virtual Academic Day Advanced Registration

Friday, May 29 – 1300 – 1500 PM ET
Join us on May 29 to congratulate our abstract and contest recipients! 
All first place recipients will be presenting live during the times noted below.  All honourable mentions and abstract submissions will be pre-recorded and accessible on our website here: https://capmrconference.ca/virtual-posters/
First Place Award Panelists:


1300-1312

First Place Original Abstract & First Place Resident Research Contest

Jason Liang, University of Toronto – Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

Peripheral neuropathies in the lower extremities of individuals with spinal cord injury or disease: A retrospective case series 

1312-1324

First Place Education Abstract

Alice Kam, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute 

Perceptions of physiatry residents on blended learning in ​their education: a qualitative study 

1324-1336

First Place Medical Student Essay Contest

Tiffany Got, University of Toronto 

Treatment of hiccups in stroke rehabilitation with gabapentin: a case series and focused clinical review 

1336-1348

First Place Medical Student Research Contest

Shivani  Tauh, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Saskatchewan 

Attitudes of acute and rehabilitative care providers to potential broadening of eligibility for medical assistance in dying to patients with acute spinal cord injury: a qualitative study. 

1348-1400

First Place Paper of the Year (Tied)

Jamie Fleet, McMaster University 

Risk of rhabdomyolysis with donepezil compared to rivastigmine or galantamine: A population-based cohort study 

1400-1412

First Place Paper of the Year (Tied) 

Sean Dukelow, University of Calgary

Comparing CST Lesion Metrics as Biomarkers for Recovery of Motor and Proprioceptive Impairments after Stroke 

1412-1424

First Place Case Report Abstract & Third Place Honourable Mention Resident Research Contest (3-way tie)

Ramona Neferu, McMaster University 

Ultrasound-guided tendon fenestration and prolotherapy for bilateral insertional Achilles tendinopathy: A case report 

1424-1436

First Place Resident Essay Contest

Paul Adamiak, University of British Columbia 

Mobility after spinal cord injury: A narrative review of mobility device prescription patterns and novel mobility assistance technologies. 

1436-1448

First Place Quality Improvement Abstract & Third Place Honourable Mention Resident Research Contest (3-way tie)

E. Ali Bateman, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University 

Teaching residents critical appraisal skills: An educational quality improvement initiative targeting journal club 

1448-1500

First Place Systematic Review Abstract & Third Place Honourable Mention Resident Research Contest (3-way tie)

Stephanie Muise, Western University 

Acupuncture for Pain after Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review 

Honourable Mentions (recorded abstract presentations):


Award

Name

Abstract Title

Abstract Category

Second Place Case Report Abstract

Lindsay 
Hubenig,
Glenrose Rehabiliation Hospital 

Coasters, cauda equina syndrome and juvenile discogenic disorder: a case report 

Case report 

Second Place Honourable Mention Education Abstract

Julian de Ciutiis, University of Saskatchewan 

An evaluation of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation skills days: A survey of medical students 

Education 

Second Place Honourable Mention Medical Student Essay Contest

John Fitterer, University of Victoria 

Quality of life and satisfaction in patients with post-stroke spasticity following treatment: A literature review. 

 

Second Place Honourable Mention Medical Student Research Contest

Wesley Tin, Schulich School of Medicine 

Impact of lower limb amputation on bone mineral density: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

Systematic Review 

Second Place Honourable Mention Paper of the Year

Paul Winston, Island Health  

Cryoneurotomy as a Percutaneous Mini-invasive Therapy for the Treatment of the Spastic Limb: Case Presentation, Review of the Literature, and Proposed Approach for Use 

 

Second Place Honourable Mention Quality Improvement Abstract

Arjun Ghuman, University of Alberta  

Urine screening on stroke rehabilitation inpatients: A quality improvement initiative 

Quality improvement 

Second Place Honourable Mention Resident Essay Contest

E. Ali Bateman, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University 

Resident research productivity in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Where are we now and where do we go from here? 

 

Second Place Original Abstract

Ainsley Kempenaar, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto 

The Toronto Concussion Study: The feasibility and effects of early prescribed aerobic exercise on recovery and post-concussive symptoms in adults – a pilot study 

Original research 

Second Place Systematic Review Abstract 

McKyla McIntyre, University of Toronto  

The role of sub-symptom threshold aerobic exercise for persistent concussion symptoms in patients with post-concussion syndrome: A systematic review 

Systematic Review 

Third Place Case Report Abstract

Lindsey Woodrow, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 

Hitting the sweet spot: Complications related to an intraarticular injection in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia (a case report) 

Case report 

Third Place Honourable Mention Medical Student Essay Contest

Syed Ibrahim, Queens’ University 

Etiology, presentation, and management of heterotopic ossification in patients with traumatic brain injury 

 

Third Place Honourable Mention Medical Student Research Contest (Tied)

Dion Diep, University of Toronto  

Benefits, safety, and adjunct modality prevalences of long-term botulinum toxin injections for cervical dystonia and myofascial neck pain: a retrospective cohort study 

Original research 

Third Place Honourable Mention Medical Student Research Contest (Tied)

Christopher Wavell, University of Western Ontario 

The SETPACE Trial: Stroke Survivors Impressions of the Education and Teaching Provided Regarding Physical Activity, and Patient Confidence Regarding Exercise 

Original research 

Third Place Honourable Mention Paper of the Year

Robert Simpson, University of Toronto  

Effects of Mindfulness-based interventions on physical symptoms in people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis 

 

Third Place Honourable Mention Quality Improvement Abstract

Emma Mauti, University of Toronto 

Improving access to prehabilitation in a vascular surgery population: A quality improvement project. 

Quality improvement 

Third Place Honourable Mention Resident Essay Contest

Alvin Ip, UBC 

Headaches following brain injury and stroke: a narrative review 

 

Third Place Original Abstract & Second Place Honourable Mention Resident Research Contest

Alvin Ip, UBC 

Canadian physician survey on practice patterns and perceptions on use of adjunct therapies following botulinum toxin injection for limb spasticity 

Original research 

Third Place Systematic Review Abstract 

Alyssa Komar, University of Toronto  

Reviewing the effectiveness of rTMS in the management of persistent post-traumatic headache 

Systematic Review