The CIHR-ICRH/CAEP Mid-Career Lecturer Award in Emergency Medicine

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (CIHR-ICRH) and the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) have partnered on the CIHR-ICRH/CAEP Mid-Career Lecturer Award in Emergency Medicine to recognize an individual's outstanding contribution to the advancement of emergency medicine both in Canada and internationally at the mid-point of their career. The award will be presented to the selected candidate at the CAEP Annual Scientific Meeting, where the recipient will deliver a lecture as part of the scientific program.

2020

Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy – Recipient of the 2020 CIHR-ICRH/CAEP Mid-Career Lecturer Award in Emergency Medicine

Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy (‘Venk’) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa; emergency physician at The Ottawa Hospital; and a Scientist with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He is internationally recognized for his research on emergency department syncope. He is recipient of several peer reviewed grants from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). He also has won several excellence awards including National New Investigator Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. He is a co-author in several national and international guidelines and consensus/position statements for syncope. His other research interests include emergency department chest pain management, health systems research and machine learning.

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