More CANet Trainees to Watch

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William McIntyre isn’t the only CANet Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) trainee to have his work recognized recently!
Olivia Cook, from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), took part in the HQP training session at CANet’s Annual Scientific Conference in September. Olivia was also the recipient of the OHRI’s Dr. Goodman Cohen Summer Student Award (Senior) for her poster “Reasons for Referrals and Hospital Admissions among Emergency Department Syncope Patients”. More than 50 students participated in the competition, which was awarded based on evaluations from coordinators and their own peers.
Across the pond in Ireland, Alex Viau, who is studying at the University of Limerick, presented a poster at the University Hospitals Limerick (UHL) Annual Research Symposium. The poster – ‘Risk Factors for New and Clinically Important CT Head Abnormalities among Emergency Department Syncope Patients’ – describes research he is doing with more CANet HQP trainees: Muhammad Mukarram, Kirtana Arcot and Soo-Min Kim.
All of these HQP trainees are working under the supervision of Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy, whose program at OHRI focuses on how to manage syncope (fainting). Dr. Thiruganasambandamoorthy is a CANet Network Investigator, and a founding member of the Canadian Syncope Alliance.
CANet is excited to follow these trainees and their work! Check the blog regularly for updates on their progress, and that of the other HQP trainees and CANet Network Investigators.

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