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December 4 2020 Virtual Meeting

Excellence Award – Group 1 – Oral Presentations

1st price
Luis Alarcon-Martinez
, postdoctoral fellow, supervisor: Dr Adriana Di Polo 
Centre de recherche du CHUM (CRCHUM) – Université de Montréal
Title: Inter-pericyte tunneling nanotubes regulate neurovascular coupling
Authors: Luis Alarcon-Martinez, Deborah Villafranca-Baughman, Heberto Quintero, Benjamin Kacerovsky, Florence Dotigny, Keith K. Murai, Alexandre Prat, Pierre Drapeau, Adriana Di Polo

2nd price
Alexandre Abid
, PhD student, supervisor: Dr Christos Boutopoulos  
Centre de recherche de l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont – Université de Montréal
Title: Development of a miniaturized fiber optic probe coupled to a needle for intraoperative subretinal injections
Authors: Alexandre Abid, Renaud Duval, Christos Boutopoulos

3rd price
Michel Fries
, PhD student, supervisor: Dr Michel Cayouette
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal – Université de Montréal
Title: Transcriptional regulation establishes the contra- and ipsilateral fates of retinal projections during development
Authors: Michel Fries, Thomas Brown, Awais  Javed, Christine  Jolicoeur, Camille  Boudreau-Pinsonneault, Penelope  Abram, Michel Cayouette

Excellence Award – Group 2 – Poster Presentations

1st price – ex æquo
Ange Tchatchouang
, PhD student, supervisor: Dre Stéphanie Proulx 
Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec – Université Laval
Title: Expression de protéines matricielles dans la dystrophie endothéliale cornéenne de fuchs et leur impact sur l’adhésion cellulaire.
Auteurs: Ange  Tchatchouang, Mathieu  Thériault, Stéphanie  Proulx

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Harrison Watt
, MD student, supervisor: Dr Paul Harasymowycz  
McGill University
Title: Three-year outcomes of second-generation trabecular micro-bypass stents (iStent inject) with phacoemulsification in various glaucoma subtypes and severities
Authors: Harrison Watt, Ali Salimi, Paul Harasymowycz

2nd price – ex æquo
Marc-Antoine Millette
, PhD student, supervisor: Dr Christian Salesse
Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec – Université Laval
Title: La farnésylation du segment C-terminal de la rhodopsine kinase joue un rôle essentiel dans sa liaison membranaire
Authors: Marc-Antoine Millette, Christian Salesse

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Sarah Roy
, PhD student, supervisor: Dr Christian Salesse
Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec – Université Laval
Title: Affinité membranaire de segments de la lécithine rétinol acyltransférase
Authors: Sarah Roy, Olivier Gosselin, Stéphane M.  Gagné, Christian Salesse

3rd price
Clara Amillac
, MSc student, supervisor: Dr Aaron Johnson
École d’optométrie – Université de Montréal
Lucie Mathieu, MSc student, supervisor: Dr Judith Renaud
École d’optométrie – Université de Montréal
Title: L’impact d’une tâche cognitive sur le contrôle postural des personnes âgées, avec et sans déficience visuelle
Authors: Clara Amillac1, Lucie Mathieu, Alexander Lestage, Sophie Hallot, Stephanie Pietrangelo, Caitlin Murphy, Judith Renaud, Ross Clark, Karen Li, Aaron Johnson

January 29 2021 Virtual Meeting

Excellence Award – Group 3 – Oral Presentations

1st price
Sheetal Pundir,
MD student, supervisor: Dr Jean-Sébastien Joyal
Centre de recherche de l’hôpital Sainte-Justine – Université de Montréal
Titre de la présentation:
Metabolic shift to glycolysis leads to physiologic angiogenic revascularization
Auteurs:
Sheetal Pundir, Gael  Cagnone, Emilie Heckel, Jim Sung Kim, Candace Yang, Jean-Sébastien Joyal

2nd price
Natalina Martiniello, PhD, supervisor: Dr Walter Wittich
École d’optométrie – Université de Montréal
Title:
Exploring the influence of reading medium on the braille performance outcomes of younger and older adults using a case series approach
Authors:
Natalina Martiniello, Walter Wittich

3e prix ex æquo
Aliona Fezoua, MSc student, supervisor: Dre Pia Wintermark
Université McGill
Title:
Fractional anisotropy measurements along the visual pathway are correlated with visual evoked potentials in term asphyxiated neonates treated with hypothermia
Authors:
Aliona Fezoua, Suna Jung, Parissa Owji, Allison  Dorfman, Pierre  Lachapelle, Pia Wintermark

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Maeva Langouet,
post-doctoral fellow, supervisor: Dr Michel Cayouette
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal – Université de Montréal
Title: BCOR is a co-repressor of the retinal transcription factors OTX2/CRX associated with pediatric inherited retinal degeneration
Authors: Maeva Langouet, Christine Jolicoeur, Pierre Mattar, Awais Javed, Robert Koenekoop, Michel Cayouette

Excellence Award – Group 4 – Poster Presentations

1st price
Vanessa Soldano,
BSc student, supervisor: Dr Aaron Johnson
Concordia University
Title:
Validation of the International Reading Speed Texts in a Sample of Older (60+) Canadian Adults
Authors:
Vanessa Soldano, Elliott  Morrice, Cynthia Addona, Caitlin Murphy, Aaron Johnson

2nd price
Cynthia Addona
, MSc student, supervisor: Dr Aaron Johnson
Concordia University
Title: Determining optimal lighting conditions for reading in low vision
Authors: Cynthia Addona, Elliott  Morrice, Caitlin  Murphy, Vanessa Soldano, Walter Wittich, Aaron Johnson

3rd price ex æquo
Maxime Bleau,
MSc student, supervisor: Dr Maurice Ptito
École d’optométrie – Université de Montréal
Title: Is there a real advantage in using 3D printing to produce tactile maps for blind individuals?
Authors: Maxime  Bleau, Natalina Martiniello, Joe Nemargut, Maurice Ptito

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Caitlin Murphy,
post-doctoral fellow, supervisor: Dr Aaron Johnson
Concordia University
Title: Drusen of Low Reflectivity and Cognitive Impairment
Authors: Caitlin Murphy, Sophie Hallot, Stephanie Pietrangelo, Michael Kapusta, William Seiple, Aaron Johnson

 

March 26  2021 Virtual Meeting

Excellence Award – Group 5 – Oral Presentations

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May 21st Virtual Meeting

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