Fetal Growth Meeting 2016
Trainee Awards for Oral Presentation ($500)
and Poster Tour Prizes ($250)
1. The Doppler Award ($500)
Winner: Dr. Melanie Audette, University of Toronto, CANADA
Abstract: Screening Healthy Nulliparous Women For Placental Disease In The Second Trimester
Supervisor: Dr. John Kingdom
This award is provided by Professor Ahmet Baschat, MD, Head of the Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy Program, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Johns Hopkins University, United States of America. The award will be given to the trainee with the highest scoring abstract for research involving the application of Doppler ultrasound, used in either a human subject or an animal research setting.
2. The Placenta Award ($500)
Winner: Dr. Samantha Benton, Ottawa University, CANADA
Abstract: Placental gene expression and histopathology reveals distinct subtypes of placental disease in pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction
Supervisor: Dr. Shannon Bainbridge
This award is provided by Professor John Kingdom, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Toronto, Canada. The award will be given to the trainee with the highest scoring abstract for research involving an understanding of the placenta in the pathogenesis of fetal growth restriction, in either a human subject or an animal research setting.
3. The Health Services Delivery Award ($500)
Winner: Ms. Shiery Dhillon, The University of Oxford, ENGLAND
Abstract: “My baby is growing small - help!” An exploration on Mumsnet of pregnant women’s experiences of carrying a small for gestational age fetus
Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Kennedy
This award is provided by Professor Jason Gardosi,MD CBE, and the Perinatal Institute, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. This award will be given for the the highest scoring abstract regarding best research into using clinical epidemiology tools to advance the clinical care of pregnancies affected by fetal growth disorders.
4. The Prediction and Prevention of FGR/Pre-Eclampsia Award ($500)
Winner: Dr. Eran Weiner, Tel-Aviv University, ISRAEL
Abstract: The role of placental histopathological lesions in predicting recurrence of preeclampsia
Supervisor: Dr. Michal Kovo
This award is provided by Professor Francesc Figueras, MD, Center for Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Barcelona, Spain. The award will be given to the trainee with the highest scoring abstract for research addressing improvements in the prediction and/or prevention of Fetal Growth Restriction (FGR) and/or pre-eclampsia.
5. The Labour & Delivery and the IUGR Fetus Award ($500)
Winner: Ms. Asya Mishory, Technion Institute of Technology American Medical School, ISRAEL
Abstract: Trial of Labour in Term and Near-Term IUGR Results in Improved Neonatal Outcomes
Supervisor: Dr Shay Porat
This award is provided by Professor Michael Geary, MD, Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Toronto, Canada. The award will be given to the trainee with the highest scoring abstract for research involving the management of the IUGR fetus during labour and delivery.
6. The Hospital for Sick Children Award ($500)
Winner: Dr. Emma Ingram, University of Manchester, ENGLAND
Abstract: Logistic Model of MRI Measures of Altered Placental Structure, R1 and R2*, and Oxygenation, dR1, in the Diagnosis of Fetal Growth Restriction
Supervisor: Dr. Edward Johnstone
This award is provided by Professor Mike Seed MD, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
7. The MSH Maternal Fetal Medicine Award ($500)
Winner: Ms. Stephanie Giza, Western University, CANADA
Abstract: A Quantitative Tool for the Study of Adipose Tissue Development in Utero: 3D Water-Fat MRI
Supervisor: Dr. Charles McKenzie
This award is provided by Professor Cindy Maxwell, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Toronto, Canada.
8. The Sunnybrook Clinical Trial Award ($500)
Winner: Dr. Rebecca Spencer, University College London, ENGLAND
Abstract: Prediction of Mortality for the Mid Trimester FGR Fetus Using Ultrasound and Angiogenic Markers
Supervisor: Professor Anna David
This award is provided by Professor Jon Barrett MD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Toronto, Canada. The award will be given to the trainee with the highest scoring abstract for research involving clinical trials or database abstraction in the field of ultrasound in obstetrics
Poster Tour Prizes (four prizes at $250 each)
These awards ($250 each) are provided by the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Toronto. The awards will be given to the top-scoring abstract for each of FOUR poster tours (Poster tours A and B on Thursday, and Poster Tours C and D on Friday).
To be eligible for these awards, the trainee is expected to stand at their poster at the designated time, to make a five minute presentation, then answer questions from the two touring faculty member, and from interested attendees taking the tour.
The awards will be based on a combination of the initial abstract peer-review, pre-meeting score and the mean score provided by the poster tour judges.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER…
(EST – Eastern Standard Time)
Friday October 14, 2016, 9 am EST
Abstracts may be submitted on a rolling basis at any stage (for consideration as a poster) until this deadline. A second wave of abstract peer-review will be done by email by the ISC. The results of the second wave of abstract will be sent by email on Friday October 21, 2016. Note: An exceptional "late-breaking" abstract may be offered an opportunity for an Oral Presentation.
Monday October 31, 2016 (anticipated date)
The abstract system will generate a meeting app (IPhone, Android or BlackBerry) for all trainee and course participants. Each registrant will be sent email instructions to download the app.
NOTE: Course participants are encouraged to download information before they attend the meeting so to avoid expensive data roaming charges in Canada.
NOTE: Free wifi will be available during the meeting on the Thursday/Friday but will not be available on the Saturday.