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Winners of the 2018 CSCRS Awards

2018 CSCRS Special Anniversary Research Grant ($35,000)

Dr. Richard Garfinkle and Dr. Marylise Boutros                                                                                                                                        “Patient Activation for Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial

2018 Research Grant ($10,000)

Dr. Ramzi Helewa                                                                                                                                                                                         “Enhancing Communication and Reducing the Need for Repeat Endoscopy between Gastroenterologists and Surgeons, A Mixed-Methods Analysis

Winners of the 2017 CSCRS Awards

2017 CSCRS Research Grant

Dr. Michael Laffin & Haili Wang
In Individuals with Diabetes Undergoing Elective Colorectal Surgery, Is Carbohydrate Loading Preoperatively Safe? A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

2017 Podium Winner: CSCRS-05

Basheer Elsolh
Comparison of Conflict of Interests between Robotic and Non-Robotic Surgery Studies in Colorectal Surgery: A Case-Control Study

2017 Poster Winner: CSCRS 12

Nathalie Wong-Chong
Right sided colectomies for diverticulitis have worse outcomes compared to left sided colectomies for diverticulitis: An ACS NSQIP Analysis of predictors and outcomes

PAST award winners

2015 Robin McLeod Podium Award: Definitive Management of Fistula-in-ano Using Draining Setons. O. Daodu, J. O’Keefe, J. Heine. From the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

2015 Best Paper Award: Diverticular Abscess Managed by Long Term Definitive Non-operative Intent Is Safe by R. Garfinkle

Winners of the 2014 CSCRS Awards Announced

2014 Research Award: Operating Grant Competition: The CSCRS is proud to announce that Dr. Lara J. Williams and Dr. Eric Hyun are the recipients of this Award for their paper entitled: “A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effect of Metronidazole on Postoperative Pain and Early Complications after Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM).”

2014 Best Paper Award: Congratulations to Dr. Richard Garfinkle for winning the best paper podium prize for 2014 entitled: “Tumor budding predicts recurrence after curative resection for T2N0 colorectal cancer.”

2014 Best Poster Award: Congratulations to Dr. Christine Keng for winning the best poster prize for 2014 entitled: “Rate of positive circumferential radial margins in rectal cancer is dependent on pathologist and surgeon performance, and on the definition of a positive CRM: data from Local Health Integration Network 4”.



Employment opportunity: Colorectal Surgeon

Eastern Health invites applications for the position of Colorectal Surgeon available immediately. This fee for service position will be located in St. John’s, Newfoundland with the selected candidate joining an established group in an academic setting. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the call schedule. Candidates should hold Canadian specialty certification in Colorectal Surgery or the equivalent and be eligible for licensure in Newfoundland and Labrador. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. For more information regarding Eastern Health and practicing in Newfoundland and Labrador please visit the following websites: and For more information about Memorial University please visit

Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae and the names of three references to:

Sherri-lynn Crouse, Regional Physician Recruitment Coordinator
300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John’s, Newfoundland A1B 3V6
Fax 709 777-2180, Email