Dr. Robert J. Ginsberg Resident Research Award

(For Top Podium Presentation)

In memory of Dr. Robert Ginsberg (1940 – 2003), this award was established in 2003 and is presented for the most outstanding resident research presentation given at the annual meeting. Dr. Ginsberg was a Canadian thoracic surgeon, who became one of the most recognized icons in thoracic oncology.  He was the instigator of clinical trials in thoracic surgery.


Dr. André Duranceau Resident Research Award

(For Top Poster Presentation)

This award was created in 2015 and named after Dr. Duranceau, when he presented the award at the CATS meeting in September 2016. Dr. Duranceau is among the pioneers in esophageal function studies.



Previous Resident Research Award Recipients

2021Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Dhruvin HirparaUniversity of TorontoStereotactic 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 GuptaUniversity of TorontoVariation in treatment patterns and outcomes for resected esophageal cancer at designated thoracic surgery centres
2020Meeting Cancelled
2019Ginsberg Resident Research AwardTehreem KhalidUniversity of AlbertaAutomatic referral of suspicious findings detected on thoracic CT scan decreases delays in care without compromising referral quality.
2019Duranceau Resident Research Poster AwardDr. Vaibhav GuptaUniversity of TorontoVariation in receipt of therapy and survival with provider-volume in non-curative esophago-gastric cancer: a population-based analysis.
2019People's Choice AwardDr. Fabrizio MinerviniMcMaster UniversityOutcomes of patients discharged home with a chest tube following anatomical lung resection: A multicenter cohort study
2018Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Danielle HyltonMcMaster UniversityThe 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 GuptaUniversity of TorontoTools for Individualized Survival Prediction in Esophageal and Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer
2017Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Peter MalikMcMaster UniversityIncentive Spirometry With Physiotherapy Vs. Physiotherapy Alone for the Prevention of Postoperative Pulmonary Complications: A Randomized Controlled Trial
2017Duranceau Resident Research Poster AwardDr. Danielle HyltonMcMaster UniversityBreaking Barriers to Preconditioning Trial in Thoracic Surgery
2016Ginsberg Resident Research AwardC. Mann, E. Vallieres, A.S. Farivar, R.W. Aye, B.E. LouieSwedish Medical Center and Cancer Institute, Seattle, Washington.Salvage resection after high-dose radiation therapy for NSCLC
2016Duranceau Resident Research Poster AwardDr. Vaibhav GuptaUniversity of TorontoPneumonectomy 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. ShargallMcMaster UniversityIncidence of pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis following major lung resection: a prospective multicentre incidence study
2015Duranceau Resident Research Poster AwardDr. Navjit DharampalUniversity of CalgaryHas the quality of reporting of randomized controlled trials in thoracic surgery improved?
2014Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. S. CoughlinWestern UniversityIs it safe to wait? The effect of surgical wait times on survival in non-small cell lung cancer.
2013Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. J. EdwardsUniversity of CalgaryA novel approach to thoracic surgery workforce planning: are we training too many or too few.
2013Duranceau Resident Research Poster AwardDr. Biniam Kidane Western UniversityUse of intraoperative steroids reduces major respiratory complications after pneumonectomy
2012Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. W.C. HannaUniversity of TorontoA new paradigm in the follow-up after curative resection for lung cancer
2011Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. L. LeeMcGill UniversityEstimating the risk of prolonged air leak after pulmonary resection using a simple scoring system.
2010Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. JD SpicerUniversity of MontrealThe role of neutrophils in lung cancer metastases: friend or foe?
2009Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Colin SchiemanUniversity of CalgaryCan preoperative computed tomography of the chest predict completeness of the major pulmonary fissure at surgery?
2008Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. D. AlshehabUniversity of OttawaRole Of Intrapleural Tissue Plasminogen Activator And Streptokinase In Management Of Complicated Pleural Effusions.
2007Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Maurice BlitzUniversity of CalgaryThe evolution of thoracic surgical literature.
2006Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Alexander LeeUniversity of Western OntarioVideo Assisted Thoracic Surgery Lobectomy
2005Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Patrick NechalaUniversity of CalgaryA Retrospective Analysis Of The Clinical Performance Of Anterior Mediastinoscopy.
2004Ginsberg Resident Research AwardDr. Dalilah FortinUniversity of Western OntarioEsophageal Perforation: A Twenty Two Year Experience.