Dr. Ahmad Amine Alaoui: “The Effect of Dietary Supplementation with Inulin Prebiotic on Colonic Healing and Surgical and Oncological Outcomes Following Colorectal Surgery: A Pilot Study”


Dr. Olivia Monton: “The Feasibility of an Artificial Intelligence Platform for the Management of Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: A Prospective Pilot Study”


Dr. Natasha Caminsky: “Early Ileostomy Closure (EIC) for Rectal Cancer Patients : A North-American Multi-Centre Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)”


Dr. Elizabeth Clement: “Graphic narrative to supplement consent for low anterior resection”


Dr. Anu Ghuman: “The relationship between the microbiome and the development of low anterior resection syndrome (the LARS-Microbiome study)”


Dr. Jessica Holland and Dr. Marylise Boutros: “Transanal Irrigation for the Management of Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS): A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial”


Dr. Jenny Moon and Dr. Marylise Boutros: “Interactive Online Informational and Peer Support Application for Patients with Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial”


Dr. Tyler McKechnie and Dr. Cagla Eskicioglu: “The Effect of Preoperative Very Low Energy Diet on Mesorectal Volume in Rectal Cancer Patients: A Prospective Pilot Study”


Dr. Carole Richard and Dr. Roy Hajjar:  “The Relation Between the Gut Microbiota and Colorectal Cancer”.


Dr. Fahima Dossa and Dr. Nancy Baxter: “Endoscopist Experience and Colonoscopy-Related Complications: A Population-Based Study”.


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: ” 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”.