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Summer 2019 (Volume 29, Number 2)

Spotlight on the 2019 CRA Abstract Awards

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Ian Watson Award for the Best Abstract on SLE Research by a Trainee
Sponsored by the Lupus Society of Alberta
Winner: Dr. Alexandra Legge, Dalhousie University
Abstract Title: Constructing a Frailty Index as a Novel Health Measure in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Supervisor: Dr. John Hanly

Phil Rosen Award for the Best Abstract on Clinical or Epidemiology Research by a Trainee
Sponsored by the Arthritis Society – Phil Rosen Memorial Award
Winner: Dr. Lauren King, University of Toronto
Abstract Title: Determinants of Opioid Analgesic Use in Patients with Advanced Knee Osteoarthritis Referred for Consideration of Total Knee Arthroplasty
Supervisor: Dr. Gillian Hawker

Best Abstract by a Rheumatology Resident
Sponsored by the CRA
Winner: Dr. May Choi, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Abstract Title: Anti-NT5c1A Autoantibodies in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Supervisor: Dr. Marvin Fritzler and Dr. Ann Clarke

Best Abstract on Basic Science Research by a Trainee
Sponsored by the CRA
Winner: Ms. Remy Pollock, University Health Network
Abstract Title: Differential Expression of Human Endogenous Retroviruses in Psoriatic Disease
Supervisor: Dr. Dafna Gladman

Best Abstract by a Post-Graduate Research Trainee
Sponsored by the CRA
Winner: Ms. Carolina Muñoz-Grajales, University of Toronto
Abstract Title: Presence of Microparticle Containing Immune Complexes in Asymptomatic ANA+ Individuals Despite the Absence of Inflammation
Supervisor: Dr. Joan E. Wither

Best Abstract on Quality Care Initiatives in Rheumatology
Sponsored by the CRA
Tie for 1st place
1st Co-Winner: Dr. Cheryl Barnabe, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Abstract Title: Participant-Reported Effect of an Indigenous Health Continuous Professional Development Education Initiative
2nd Co-Winner:Dr. Ines Colmegna, McGill University
Abstract Title: High Dose Influenza Vaccine in Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Best Abstract by a Medical Student
Sponsored by the CRA
Winner: Mr. Leonardo Calderon, University of Ottawa
Abstract Title: Methotrexate for Giant Cell Arteritis
Supervisor: Dr. Nataliya Milman

Best Abstract by an Undergraduate Student
Sponsored by the CRA
Winner: Ms. Andrea Carboni-Jimènez, McGill University
Abstract Title: Caregiving Intensity and Perceived Burden Among Informal Caregivers of Persons with Systemic Sclerosis Compared to Other Chronic Medical Conditions
Supervisor: Dr. Brett D. Thombs

Best Abstract by a Rheumatology Post-Graduate Research Trainee
Sponsored by the CRA
Winner: Mr. Andre Luquini, University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Identifying Determinants of Presenteeism in Workers with Inflammatory Arthritis
Supervisor: Dr. Diane Lacaille

Best Abstract on Research by Young Faculty
Sponsored by the CRA
Winner: Dr. Bindee Kuriya, University of Toronto, University Health Network
Abstract Title: The Risk of Acute Mental Illness Service Use in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Population-Based Cohort Study

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