Annual Gary Johnson Anesthesiology Research Day
Since 1972, the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Ottawa has held an annual event to recognize and celebrate the research successes of residents, fellows and other trainees affiliated with our university department. Established as "Review Day" in 1972, this department research day was subsequently renamed Gary Johnson Research Day in honour of Dr. Gary Johnson, our first Anesthesiology Residency Program Director (1971-1987), as well as University of Ottawa Department of Anesthesiology Chair from 1975-1987.
The focus of Gary Johnson Research Day is trainee presentations. Currently, submissions are ranked through a competitive peer review process, with top abstracts granted podium presentations. Other submissions are recognized through brief presentations. Each year, the top three podium presentations receive awards based on the scientific and oratorical merits of their work. You may view past award recipients and topics on our website. Following research presentations, a presentation from a distinguished visiting professor provides a close to the research day’s events.
An evening gala provides a forum to celebrate department achievements across the spectrum of scholarly, clinical, and educational domains.