Dr. Richard Garfinkle: ” Patient Activation for Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial”. (35th Anniversary Winner $35,000)
Dr. Ramzi Helewa: ” Enhancing Communication and Reducing the Need for Repeat Endoscopy between Gastroenterologists and Surgeons, A Mixed-Methods Analysis”.
Dr. Michael Laffin, for the protocol entitled: ” In Individuals with Diabetes Undergoing Elective Colorectal Surgery, Is Carbohydrate Loading Preoperatively Safe? A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial”.
Francois LeTarte, for the protocol entitled: “Moving Toward Day Surgery for Ileostomy Closure: A Multi-centre Randomized Controlled Trial”.
Claudya Morin, for the protocol entitled: “Prophylactic tamsulosin in prevention of post-operative urinary retention after a transanal endoscopic microsurgery: A multicentric randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial”.
Christine Keng, for the protocol entitled: “Qualitative Assessment of Patient Experiences on Transition Home from Hospital Following the Creation of a New Stoma“.
Dr. Lara J. Williams and Dr. Eric Hyun, for the protocol entitled: “A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effect of Metronidazole on Postoperative Pain and Early Complications after Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)”.
Dr. Jason Park, University of Manitoba
Dr. Husein Moloo, University of Ottawa
Dr. Carl Brown, University of British Columbia, for the protocol entitled: “A Randomized Clinical Trial of Open vs. Suture Closure in Patients with Rectal Lesions Excised Using Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery”.
Dr. Eisar Al-Sukhni, University of Toronto, for the protocol entitled: “A provincial audit to assess the quality of MRI for the staging of rectal cancer in Ontario”.
Dr. Devon Richardson, Dalhousie University, for the protocol entitled: “Canadian practice patterns in rectal cancer care”.
Dr. Guillaume Martel, University of Ottawa, for the protocol entitled: “Evaluating Surgical Outcomes: A Systematic Comparison of Evidence from Randomized Trials and Observational Studies in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery”.