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Winner of the 2021 Palliative Medicine Resident Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jalal Ebrahim, from the University of Toronto, for winning the 2021 Palliative Medicine Resident Research Award. He was selected by audience vote, via webinar, for his presentation Improving Advance Care Planning for Patients Admitted to Cardiology with Congestive Heart Failure Exacerbations.

Congratulations to the other finalists too, for their excellent presentations about their scholarly projects: Dr. Samantha Lam from the University of Alberta, and Dr. Elizabeth Wu from the University of British Columbia.

A great deal of work took place to make this possible. Thank you to all residents who submitted abstracts; to Amit Arya, Aynharan Sinnarajah, and Caitlin Lees for reviewing the blinded abstracts; to the CSPCP members who attended the webinar; to the CSPCP admin team for organizing the virtual event; and to James Downar for leading everyone!

2021 Palliative Medicine Resident Research Award Competition – Congratulations to the Top 3 Finalists!

This award is for the best scholarly project by a resident enrolled in a palliative medicine residency program in Canada. Residents are invited to submit their abstract as an opportunity to share their work and build their presentation skills for a chance to win $1000.

The top three finalists are:

  • Dr. Jalal Ebrahim, University of Toronto
    Improving Advance Care Planning for Patients Admitted to Cardiology with Congestive Heart Failure Exacerbations
  • Dr. Samantha Lam, University of Alberta
    Sarcopenic Obesity as a Predictor of Dyspnea and Function in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Dr. Elizabeth Wu, University of British Columbia
    Prolonged Grief and Bereavement Supports within Caregivers who Transition through a Large Palliative Care Program


The abstracts were selected by a review team and scored based on: innovation, scholarship (e.g. evidence-based, use of theoretical framework/principles), relevance to palliative care, contribution of the work to the field, and the residents’ ability to transmit that knowledge in the abstract.

The competition will take place in September where CSPCP members will be invited to a webinar to listen to all three presentations and vote for the abstract they believe meets the criteria.

Congratulations to Dr. Jalal Ebrahim, Dr. Samantha Lam, and Dr. Elizabeth Wu on their successful submissions!