APT Research Day – Timeline

APT Research Day – Past Events

Research Day is an annual event held in May every year.


APT Research Day: May 14, 2024

Research Day Awards 2024

Oral Presentations

Name Title
Dallas Genereaux Feasibility of multi-domain data acquisition in patients at risk for hypoxic-ischemic brain injury following cardiac arrest: a cohort study (ACQUIRE).
Nicholas Ledlie Addressing the environmental impact of nitrous oxide emissions from BC Women’s Hospital
Ryan Loke Beyond neuroimaging: A bottom-up approach to unraveling pain mechanisms in the brain

Lightning Talks

Name Title
Nikunj Patel Impact of Skin Pigmentation on Cerebral Regional Saturation of Oxygen Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: A Systematic Review
Zeren Sun The respective contribution of circulating cholesterol and triglycerides to chronic muscle wasting: friends or foes?
Ola (Alexandra) Lemanowicz Is scoring pain useful?
Caelie Stewart Anticipated difficult airway management and multidisciplinary approach to a high-risk pregnancy: a case report
Innes Zuna Pediatric Transfusion Camp: Applying Kern’s Six-Step Curriculum Development to create and implement a national pediatric transfusion medicine curriculum
David Olmstead Development and implementation of a web-based resident logbook for tracking clinical experiences. (Poster Presentation)

APT Research Day: May 30, 2023

Research Day Awards 2023
Section Group Name Title
PCTH 1st place Aileen Hsieh (Doctoral student) Mucus Plugged Airways in Asthma are Marked by Prominent Airway Remodeling
ANAE 1st place Karim Narsingani (Resident) From Garbage to Green: A Soft Plastic Recycling Initiative in the Anesthesia Department of Royal Columbian Hospital
PCTH runner up Keith Wu (Undergraduate) Resolving the Pathobiology of Vascular Remodeling in COPD using High-resolution MicroCT Imaging

Lightning Talks

Section Name Title
PCTH John Lim (Masters student) Aging causes changes in endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) localization and the caveolin-1-eNOS interaction in mouse pulmonary arteries
PCTH Himali Bergeron-Vitez (Masters student) Neuropathic pain-related pharmacotherapy and the multiple sclerosis prodrome: A population-based matched cohort study
ANAE Jacob Pelling (Resident) Severe intraoperative hyperkalemia after low-dose mannitol in a healthy neurosurgical patient
ANAE Eleen Yang (Undergraduate) Characterization of the neurophysiologic differences between phenotypes of traumatic brain injury: An historical cohort study

APT Research Day: May 26, 2022

Research Day Awards 2022

Oral Presentations

Name Title
Kingsley Nwozor Effect of cigarette smoke exposure on airway epithelial barrier function in never-smokers and ex-smokers with and without COPD
Christina Fokkens Development of a tool to communicate postoperative pain risks of children to families – results of a second round of clinicain and family co-design

Lightning Talks

Name Title
Stephanie Alexis A streamlined preoperative screening process can successfully identify patients with modifiable risk factors and can be used to coordinate patient optimization before surgery
James Taylor (runner-up) Impact of near-miss pediatric intraoperative adverse events on anesthesiology residents

APT Research Day: May 25, 2021

Research Day Awards 2021
Section Group Name Title
ANA 1st place Parker Nann Rates and variability of opioid prescription after common orthopedic and abdominal surgeries in British Columbia
ANA runner up Ryan Hoiland Secondary brain hypoxia is associated with de novo neuronal and astroglial injury, and neuroinflammation in humans with hypoxicischemic brain injury following cardiac arrest
PCTH 1st place Kimia Ziafat Patterns of post-discharge opioid dispensing following caesarean delivery in British Columbia: analysis of trends from 2004-2019

Lightning Talks

Name Title
Michael Jew (winner) Noise in the Operating Room duringEmergence
James Taylor (runner-up) Impact of near-miss pediatric intraoperative adverse events on anesthesiology residents

APT Research Day: May 26, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Research Day 2020 was held online without invited speakers.

Research Day Awards 2021
Section Group Type Name
Anest 1 st place oral presentation Dr Ryan Hoiland
Anset runner up oral presentation Marie Johns
PCTH 1st place oral presentation Desmond Fung
Anest 1st place poster presentation Elena Vowels
PCTH 1st place poster presentation Emmanuel Osei
Anest runner up poster presentation Kai Zhu
PCTH 1st place runner up Elodie Sauge


Name Title
Dr. Tillie Hackett: Defective Fibrillar Collagen Organization by Fibroblasts Contributes to Airway Remodeling in Asthma
Dr. Simon Whyte Effects of Dexmedetomidine on Myocardial Repolarization in Children Undergoing General Anesthesia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

APT Research Day: May 16, 2019

Keynote Speaker – Dr. William A. Catterall Read more… poster


APT Research Day: May 18, 2018

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Steven Shafer Read more… Research Day Awards


APT Research Day: May 11, 2017

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Orlando Hung Read more… Research Day Awards


APT Research Day: May 12, 2016

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Greg Hare Read more… Research Day Awards


APT Research Day: May 5, 2015

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Ronit Lavi Read more… Research Day Awards


APT Research Day: May 8, 2014

Research Day Awards.


APT Research Day: May 10, 2014

Research Day Awards..