Annual Research Abstract Awards

CHS Annual

Research Abstract Awards

This program offers research awards to hematology trainees in Canada in the categories of:

PHD AND POSTDOCTORAL

RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS

Applicants must be a member in good standing of the Canadian Hematology Society.  Associate membership is complimentary.

Membership Information

Deadline:  October 29, 2021 @ 800h ET.

The John H. Crookston Award

The John H. Crookston Award is presented each year by the Canadian Hematology Society for the best paper given by a resident.

The award is named for the late John Hamill Crookston (1922-1987) who was the Laboratory Hematologist-in-Chief at Toronto General Hospital and a Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the University of Toronto from 1957 until his death in 1987.

The Stephen Couban Award is presented each year by the Canadian Hematology Society for the best abstract given by a Canadian resident in the area of leukemia or stem-cell transplantation.

The award was established in May of 2019 to honour the work of Dr. Stephen Couban who passed away in March 2019.  Dr. Couban was a hematologist (Department Head) at the QE II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia and served as President of the Canadian Hematology Society from 2012-2014.

CHS Research Abstract Award Winners

2020

  • 2020

    CROOKSTON AWARD

    Dr. Christopher Lemieux, Stanford University

    Outcomes after Autologous Stem Cell Transplant in Patients with Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

  • 2020

    STEPHEN COUBAN AWARD

    Dr. Robert Puckrin, University of Alberta

    Lack of Effectiveness of Intravenous High-Dose Methotrexate for Prevention of CNS Relapse in Patients with High-Risk DLBCL: A Retrospective Analysis from Alberta, Canada

2019

  • 2019

    CROOKSTON AWARD

    Dr. Joseph R. Shaw

    Enhanced VTE Risk Stratification in Ambulatory Patients with Cancer

  • 2019

    INAUGURAL STEPHEN COUBAN AWARD

    Dr. Elysha VanderVeer

    Oral Fludarabine and Intravenous Rituximab (FR) for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia(CLL): Long Term Outcomes and Secondary Malignancies in 673 Patients Treated in British Columbia

     

  • 2019

    PhD & POST-DOCTORAL AWARD

    Dr. Ryan N Rys, BSc, BA

    CD20 Is an Unstable Target in Primary-Refractory High-Grade Lymphomas

2018

  • 2018

    CROOKSTON AWARD

    Dr. Robert Puckrin

    University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Dr. Aaron Schimmer

  • 2018

    RESIDENTS & FELLOWS

    Dr. William Silverstein

    University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Cheung

  • 2018

    RESIDENTS & FELLOWS

    Dr. Tracy Murphy

    Princess Margaret Cancer Center
    Supervisor: Dr. Steven Chan

  • 2018

    PhD & POST DOCTORAL

    Dr. Qiang (Wayne) Liu

    Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
    Supervisor: Dr. Jean Wang

2017

  • 2017

    CROOKSTON AWARD

    Dr. Ciara Freeman

    Lymphoma Fellow, BC Cancer Agency
    Supervisor: Dr Laurie H. Sehn

  • 2017

    RESIDENTS & FELLOWS

    Dr. Daniel Sawler

    University of Alberta
    Supervisor: Dr. Lalit Saini

  • 2017

    PhD & POST DOCTORAL

    Dr. Samir Barghout

    Princess Margaret Cancer Center
    Supervisor: Dr. Aaron Schimmer

  • 2017

    PhD & POST DOCTORAL

    Dr. Elina Cook

    Queen’s University
    Supervisor: Dr. Michael Rauh

2016

  • 2016

    CROOKSTON AWARD

    Dr. Tanya Skamene

    Queen’s University
    Supervisor: Dr. Annette Hay

  • 2016

    RESIDENTS & FELLOWS

    Dr. Natasha Satkuman

    Queen’s University
    Supervisor: Dr. Paula James

  • 2016

    PhD & POST DOCTORAL

    Dr. Jesse Lai

    Queen’s University
    Supervisor: Dr. David Lillicrap

  • 2016

    PhD & POST DOCTORAL

    Dr. Vincent-Philippe Lavallée

    Université de Montréal
    Supervisor: Dr. Guy Sauvageau

2015

  • 2015

    CROOKSTON AWARD

    Dr. Ryma Ihaddadene

    University of Ottawa
    Supervisor: Dr. Marc Carrier

  • 2015

    RESIDENTS & FELLOWS

    Dr. Vincent-Philippe Lavallée

    Université de Montréal
    Supervisor: Dr. Josee Hebert

  • 2015

    RESIDENTS & FELLOWS

    Dr. Bertrand Routy

    University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Dr. Silvy Lachance

  • 2015

    RESIDENTS & FELLOWS

    Dr. Samantha A. Hershenfeld

    University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Dr. Aaron Schimmer

2014

  • 2014

    CROOKSTON AWARD

    Dr. Huburt Tsui

    University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Dr. Armand Keating

  • 2014

    RESIDENTS & FELLOWS

    Dr. Danielle H. Oh

    Tom Baker Cancer Centre
    Supervisor: Dr. Douglas Stewart

  • 2014

    RESIDENTS & FELLOWS

    Dr. Joanna Graczyk

    Tom Baker Cancer Centre
    Supervisor: Dr. Douglas Stewart

  • 2014

    PhD & POST DOCTORAL

    Dr. Daisuke Ennishi

    BC Cancer Agency
    Supervisor: Dr. Randy Gascoyn

2013

  • 2013

    CROOKSTON AWARD

    Dr. James Kennedy

    University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Dr. Jean Wang

  • 2013

    RESIDENTS & FELLOWS

    Dr. Malak Elbatarny

    Queen’s University
    Supervisor: Dr. Paula James

  • 2013

    JUNIOR FACULTY

    Dr. Anthea Peters

    University of Alberta
    Supervisor: n/a

  • 2013

    PhD & POST DOCTORAL

    Dr. David Twa

    BC Cancer Agency
    Supervisor: Dr. Christian Steidl

  • 2013

    PhD & POST DOCTORAL

    Dr. David Scott

    BC Cancer Agency
    Supervisor: Dr. Randy Gascoyne

2012

  • 2012

    CROOKSTON AWARD

    Dr. Annette E. Hay

    Queen’s University
    Supervisor: Dr. Ralph Meyer

  • 2012

    RESIDENTS & FELLOWS

    Dr. Tyler Smith

    University of BC
    Supervisor: Dr. Agnes Lee

  • 2012

    RESIDENTS & FELLOWS

    Dr. Oksana Prokopchuk-Gauk

    University of Calgary & University of Saskatchewan
    Supervisor: Dr. Kelsey Brose

  • 2012

    PhD & POST DOCTORAL

    Dr. Laura L. Swyston

    Queen’s University
    Supervisor: Dr. David Lillicrap

  • 2012

    PhD & POST DOCTORAL

    Dr. Fong Chun Chan

    University of BC
    Supervisor: Dr. Christian Steidl

2011

  • 2011

    CROOKSTON AWARD

    Dr. Mark Bosch

    University of Calgary
    Supervisor: Dr. Jan Storek

  • 2011

    RESIDENTS & FELLOWS

    Dr. Leslie Skeith

    London Health Sciences Centre
    Supervisor: Dr. Michael Kovacs

  • 2011

    JUNIOR FACULTY

    Dr. Christian Steidl

    BC Cancer Agency
    Supervisor: n/a

  • 2011

    PhD & POST DOCTORAL

    Dr. Erin Stebner

    University of Calgary
    Supervisor: Dr. Nizar Bahlis

  • 2011

    PhD & POST DOCTORAL

    Dr. David Scott

    BC Cancer Agency
    Supervisor: Dr. Randy Gascoyne

2010

  • 2011

    CROOKSTON AWARD

    Dr. Brent Williams

    University Health Network, Toronto
    Supervisor: Dr. Armand Keating

  • 2010

    RESIDENTS & FELLOWS

    Dr. Alina S. Gerrie

    Vancouver General
    Supervisor: Dr. Cynthia Toza

  • 2010

    RESIDENTS & FELLOWS

    Dr. Christopher P. Venner

    BC Cancer Agency
    Supervisor: Dr. Aly Karsan

  • 2010

    PhD & POST DOCTORAL

    Dr. Mahadeo A. Sukhai

    University Health Network, Toronto
    Supervisor: Dr. Aaron Schimmer

  • 2010

    PhD & POST DOCTORAL

    Dr. Lorri D. Martin

    Cancer Care Manitoba
    Supervisor: Dr. Linda Pilarski