Duranceau Awards are given to the top-ranked resident poster presentation at our annual conference.

2023CATS Mission Project AwardGe Shi, Andrew Kokavec, Edward Ho, Ryan Waterman, Edward Wang, Kiera Harnden, Rahul Nayak, Richard Malthaner, Mehdi Qiabi:Mixed Reality Thoracic Surgery Atlas
2023CATS Research Grant:Dr. Anna McGuireA pilot study on the effect of high ambient air pollution exposure on lung age and EGFR mutation in never smokers with lung cancer
2023Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Adom Bondzi-Simpson (presentation by Tiago Ribeiro)Stage II/III Esophageal Cancer Patients With Complete Clinical Response Post Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy: A Markov Decision Analysis
2023Duranceau Resident Research Poster AwardDr. Uzair JogiatChanges in Sarcopenia Status Predict Survival Among Patients with Resectable Esophageal Cancer
2022Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Evan BarberOptimizing opioid prescribing practices following minimally invasive lung resections through a structured quality improvement process
2022Duranceau Resident Research Poster AwardDr. Gileh-Gol Akhtar-DaneshEffects of Virtual Postoperative Post-Discharge Care in Patients Undergoing Lung Resection During the COVID-19 Pandemic
2021Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Dhruvin HirparaStereotactic Body Radiotheraphy versus Surgery in Older Adults with NSCLC - A population-based, matched analysis of long-term dependency outcomes
2021Duranceau Resident Research Poster AwardDr. Vaibhav GuptaVariation in treatment patterns and outcomes for resected esophageal cancer at designated thoracic surgery centres
2020Meeting Cancelled
2019Ginsberg Resident Research AwardTehreem KhalidAutomatic referral of suspicious findings detected on thoracic CT scan decreases delays in care without compromising referral quality.
2019Duranceau Resident Research Poster AwardDr. Vaibhav GuptaVariation in receipt of therapy and survival with provider-volume in non-curative esophago-gastric cancer: a population-based analysis.
2019People's Choice AwardDr. Fabrizio MinerviniOutcomes of patients discharged home with a chest tube following anatomical lung resection: A multicenter cohort study
2018Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Danielle HyltonThe Canada Lymph Node Sonographic Score: National Validation of a Sonographic Score to Determine the Probability of Malignancy in Mediastinal Lymph Nodes at the Time of Endoscopic Ultrasound Assessment
2018Duranceau Resident Research Poster AwardDr. Vaibhav GuptaTools for Individualized Survival Prediction in Esophageal and Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer
2017Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Peter MalikIncentive Spirometry With Physiotherapy Vs. Physiotherapy Alone for the Prevention of Postoperative Pulmonary Complications: A Randomized Controlled Trial
2017Duranceau Resident Research Poster AwardDr. Danielle HyltonBreaking Barriers to Preconditioning Trial in Thoracic Surgery
2016Ginsberg Resident Research AwardC. Mann, E. Vallieres, A.S. Farivar, R.W. Aye, B.E. LouieSalvage resection after high-dose radiation therapy for NSCLC
2016Duranceau Resident Research Poster AwardDr. Vaibhav GuptaPneumonectomy outcomes at a level 1 thoracic surgery centre and community teaching hospital in Ontario
2015Ginsberg Resident Research AwardJ. Agzarian, L. Schneider, W.C. Hanna, C. Finley, C. Schieman, L.A. Linkins, M. Crowther, M. De Perrot, T. Waddell, Y. ShargallIncidence of pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis following major lung resection: a prospective multicentre incidence study
2015Duranceau Resident Research Poster AwardDr. Navjit DharampalHas the quality of reporting of randomized controlled trials in thoracic surgery improved?
2014Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. S. CoughlinIs it safe to wait? The effect of surgical wait times on survival in non-small cell lung cancer.
2013Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. J. EdwardsA novel approach to thoracic surgery workforce planning: are we training too many or too few.
2013Duranceau Resident Research Poster AwardDr. Biniam Kidane Use of intraoperative steroids reduces major respiratory complications after pneumonectomy
2012Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. W.C. HannaA new paradigm in the follow-up after curative resection for lung cancer
2011Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. L. LeeEstimating the risk of prolonged air leak after pulmonary resection using a simple scoring system.
2010Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. JD SpicerThe role of neutrophils in lung cancer metastases: friend or foe?
2009Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Colin SchiemanCan preoperative computed tomography of the chest predict completeness of the major pulmonary fissure at surgery?
2008Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. D. AlshehabRole Of Intrapleural Tissue Plasminogen Activator And Streptokinase In Management Of Complicated Pleural Effusions.
2007Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Maurice BlitzThe evolution of thoracic surgical literature.
2006Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Alexander LeeVideo Assisted Thoracic Surgery Lobectomy
2005Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Patrick NechalaA Retrospective Analysis Of The Clinical Performance Of Anterior Mediastinoscopy.
2004Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Dalilah FortinEsophageal Perforation: A Twenty Two Year Experience.