This year's Queen's Ophthalmology Research Day took place in-person at the Donald Gordon Centre on Wednesday May 25th, with special guest Dr Cindy Hutnik delivering the RMH Pinkerton Lecture on work in "Innovations in Wound Modulation for Glaucoma Surgery."
The top prize for resident research was awarded to Dr Tiandra Ceyhan (PGY3) for her work on Vision Rehabilitation training across Canadian Ophthalmology residency programs. Dr Rachel Martin (PGY2) was awarded second place for her work on the comparative effectiveness of newer oral diabetes medications, and Dr Alison Banwell (PGY3) took home the third place prize for her survey of the utility of telemedicine in a cornea practice.
The day also featured talks from our Clinician Scientist and incoming Research Director Dr Jacob Rullo, two of his masters students in the school of biomedical and molecular sciences, Cassie Brand and Kabeer Thaker, as well as one of his collaborators, Dr Kimberly Dunham-Snary.
Dr Hutnik presenting
The winning resident research presentations: Dr Ceyhan (1st), Dr Martin (2nd) and Dr Banwell (3rd)
Drs Rullo and Hutnik
The resident cohort in attendance. Sadly, our PGY1s had to miss the day for a course, and most of our PGY5s were preparing for Royal College exams later in the week.
Outgoing Research Director Dr Rob Campbell making introductions.
Guest presenter from the department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Dr Kimberly Dunham-Snary.
Dr ten Hove asks some questions of a presenter.
Audience discussion on next steps for one of the presentations.
Dr Rullo's Graduate students, Cassie Brand (L) and Kabeer Thaker (R).
Guest Lecturer Dr Hutnik (L) with Research Director Dr Jacob Rullo (C), and Research Coordinator and event organiser Dr Newton Duarte (R).