The UBC Obstetrics and Gynaecology 19th Annual Academic Day was held on May 8th, 2019 at the Chan Auditorium in the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Twenty trainees had the opportunity to present their work as a paper presentation, and twelve posters were presented and judged in a separate event on May 7th. Faculty abstracts were displayed to showcase the research published in 2018 by the department faculty.
The invited guest speaker was Dr. Ayman Al-Hendy, Professor and Director, Translational Research, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois @ Chicago, who gave the keynote presentation.
Academic Day Awards
Dr. Leanne Dahlgren presented the awards to the 2019 Academic Day Trainee Presentations. Our congratulations to the following award recipients for sharing their research!
Best poster (medical student) presentation – Ryan Yan
Best poster (resident/fellow) presentation – Ann Korkidakis
Best poster (graduate student) presentation – Madeline Mason
Best clinical paper presentation – Sarah Mah
Honourable mention clinical paper presentation – Brigid Dineley and Kiran Rikhraj
Best scientific paper presentation – Faten AbdelHafez Ahmed
Honourable mention scientific paper presentation – Lobna Abdellatif
Dr. Jag Ubhi presented the Best Publication by a Resident Award to Dr. Rachel Kim for the publication “Does MMR Status in Endometrial Cancer Influence Response to Adjuvant Therapy?”. Congratulations!
Dr. Catherine Allaire presented the teaching awards to the 2018 winners. Our congratulations to the following recipients for being honoured!
Mike Turko Surgical Teaching – Dr. Janice Kwon
CREOG Resident Teaching – Dr. Nadia Branco
Undergraduate Teaching – Dr. Jacqueline O’Connell
APGO Teaching – Dr. Caitlin Dunne
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology would like to thank our sponsors this year for their very generous support with educational grants: Allergan, AstraZeneca, Bayer, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute Research Education, Ferring, GE Healthcare, Hologic, Karl Storz, and the Women’s Health Research Institute!
Congratulations to our draw prize winners: Mannie Fan and Chelsea Elwood. All they had to do was complete an evaluation form and hand it in at the end of the day!
New this year! Attendees who visited the posters on the Wednesday and engaged with the presenters received tickets to enter the draw for a $50 coffee card (one each for the attendee and presenter). Congratulations to our winners: Aligholi Sobhani Sanjbad and Sunaina Sharma!
Program Completion Certificates
Dr. Leanne Dahlgren also announced and presented certificates to the 2018-2019 Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Graduates:
Jennet Baltayeva, MSc
Yao Shi, MSc
Lindsay Richter, MSc
Ahn Rhi (Annie) Lee, PhD
Hongjin (George) Zhao, PhD
Yinan Li, PhD
SAVE THE DATE – The 20th Annual Academic Day has been confirmed for:
Poster presentations – Tuesday May 5, 2020
Paper presentations – Wednesday May 6, 2020
If you have questions about Academic Day, please contact Kerrie at email@example.com