CanSAGE Awards Nomination Deadline is April 30


CanSAGE Members!
It’s Time to Recognize your Colleagues – 
We need your nominations!

 

We now have three awards to be awarded at CanSAGE2020 in Saskatoon:

  1. Award for Early Achievement in Minimally Invasive Gynecology

  2. Women’s Health Achievement Award

  3. CanSAGE Lifetime Achievement Award for Gynecologic Excellence

Successful candidates will receive:

  • Complimentary registration and social ticket for CanSAGE2020 Saskatoon.

  • Complimentary CanSAGE membership for one year.

  • An award at the Closing Ceremonies at CanSAGE2020 Saskatoon.

Criteria

Award for Early Achievement in Minimally Invasive Gynecology

  • The CanSAGE Award for Early Achievement in Minimally Invasive Gynecology recognizes a gynaecologist working in the surgical and/or medical management of benign gynecological conditions.

  • The recipient should demonstrate promise in either leadership, education or research in the area of women’s health.

  • Applicants must be within the first five years of practice.


Women’s Health Achievement Award

  • The CanSAGE Women’s Health Achievement Award recognizes an individual  who has distinguished themselves in the area of women's health.

  • Applicants can be from the following fields of expertise: allied health profession, basic science, health education, or clinical practice.

  • The recipient should exemplify outstanding contributions in clinical care, advocacy, leadership, education or research in the area of women’s health. 


CanSAGE Lifetime Achievement Award for Gynecologic Excellence

  • The CanSAGE Lifetime Achievement Award for Gynecologic Excellence recognizes a gynaecologist currently working or recently retired from practice in the surgical and/or medical management of benign gynecological conditions.

  • Applicants need to have made a significant contribution to their field of expertise on a national level through leadership positions, research, advocacy or education. 

Process

 

  1. the completed nomination form;

  2. a letter of intent in support of the candidate;

  3. the candidate’s CV;

  4. two (2) additional letters of support (300 word limit).

  • Nominations will be submitted to the CanSAGE Awards Committee for consideration.

  • Recipients will be contacted prior to the annual meeting and invited to attend.

  • Awards will be given out at the Closing Ceremonies at CanSAGE2020 Saskatoon.

Recipients will receive:

  • Complimentary registration and social ticket for CanSAGE2020 Saskatoon.

  • Complimentary CanSAGE membership for the following year.

Notes: Nominations and supporting documents may be submitted in French. Award will only be presented if nominations are received and meet all listed criteria.

CanSAGE Awards Committee

  • Catherine Allaire – President

  • Liane Belland – Vice-President

  • Sony Singh – Executive Director

  • Karine Lortie – 2020 Conference Chair / Member at Large

  • Neeraj Mehra – Member at Large

George A. Vilos Award

2016 – 2019

 

The George Vilos Award for Lifetime Achievement in Minimally Invasive Gynecology recognized a gynaecologist working in the area of MIG, the surgical and/or medical treatment of diseases of the female pelvis or the management of chronic pelvic pain.​

Recipients

2019 – Guylaine Lefebvre – Ottawa, ON

2018 – John F. Jarrell – Calgary, AB

2017 – Jacques-Émile Rioux – Québec, QC

2016 – George Vilos – London, ON

2019 Recipient
Guylaine Lefebvre – Ottawa, ON

Dr. Guylaine Lefebvre completed medical school and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Ottawa. She then completed a fellowship in advanced gynecologic surgery at the Mayo Clinic. After 10 years on staff at the Civic site of the Ottawa Hospital, she joined St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. At St. Michael’s she was chief of obstetrics and gynecology, and chaired the hospital’s medical advisory committee. Dr. Lefebvre was a member of the Board of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada for over a decade, serving as president in 2007–08. She has contributed to provincial and national education bodies including committees of the Medical Council of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Lefebvre received an honourary fellowship to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award for her work in women’s health. In August 2015 she returned to Ottawa, joining the Canadian Medical Protective Association as director of practice improvement within the safe medical care group.

2018 Recipient
John F. Jarrell – Calgary, AB

Dr. Jarrell is currently Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Calgary. He is also a member of the Calgary Health Region Chronic Pain Centre. He received a medical degree at Queen's University in 1972, Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at McMaster University and a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and M.Sc. in Pharmacology at McGill University 1977-79.

Dr. Jarrell was Director of the Fertility Clinic at McMaster University until 1988 when he became the Department Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Calgary. In 1994 he served as VP Medical for Foothills Hospital and the first Chief Medical Officer of the Calgary Health Region 1994-2000, subsequently returning to academic clinical practice in 2000 with a focus on pain.

2017 Recipient
Jacques-Émile Rioux – Québec, QC

Docteur Jacques-Émile Rioux entre à la Faculté de médecine de l'Université Laval en 1955. Après l'obtention de son diplôme en médecine, en 1960, il se dirige en chirurgie générale. Il se perfectionne au Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, puis au Hanneman Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia, de 1961 à 1963. Il choisit alors sa spécialisation en obstétrique-gynécologie. Il fait sa résidence au Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, au Union Memorial Hospital et au Hospital for the Women of Maryland. Docteur Rioux fait ensuite un séjour d'études à l'hôpital Broca à Paris où il apprivoise l'endoscopie et les secrets de la laparoscopie, technique qu'il est le premier à introduire au Canada. En 1976, il obtient un Master of Public Health de l'University of California à Berkeley. 

En 1968, monsieur Rioux débute sa carrière en enseignement, en recherche et en travail clinique comme professeur au Département d'obstétrique-gynécologie de l'Université Laval. Il y fonde le Département de gynécologie-reproduction.

Jacques-Émile Rioux est une sommité dans le domaine de l'endocrinologie de la reproduction et de l'infertilité. Avec son équipe, il étudie la reproduction in vitro et ouvre, en 1979, la première clinique de reproduction artificielle au Canada. Étant aussi très actif dans le domaine de l'endoscopie, il organise le premier cours de laparoscopie. Il met au point la pince bipolaire, qui élimine les problèmes causés lors de la stérilisation féminine par laparoscopie; la technique développée par monsieur Rioux est, encore aujourd'hui, la technique de stérilisation féminine la plus répandue aux États-Unis.

Grâce à son grand savoir et à ses habiletés de communication, il exerce un rôle de chef de file sur les plans national et international. Avec trois collègues américains, il fonde l'American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists, dont il est le président de 1978 à 1979. Il assure également la présidence de la Société canadienne de fertilité et il est très actif au sein de l'American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Il publie plus d'une centaine de livres, de chapitres de livres et d'articles scientifiques sur l'infertilité, la stérilisation, la laparoscopie, la biopsie ovarienne, l'utilisation du courant électrique en endoscopie, etc. Il donne des cours dans plus de 20 pays.

La communauté scientifique reconnaît sa grande valeur à plusieurs reprises. Parmi les distinctions qu'il reçoit, citons le prix d'excellence pour la qualité de son enseignement de l'Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, le prix de la Société canadienne de fertilité et d'andrologie pour sa contribution dans le domaine de la reproduction, le Distinguished Service Award de l'American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists et la médaille du mérite de l'Association des médecins de langue française du Canada.

La contribution de Jacques-Émile Rioux au domaine de la gynécologie-reproduction est majeure. Ceux et celles qui ont la chance de le côtoyer apprécient tant son savoir que ses grandes qualités personnelles. À la retraite depuis 2000, ce "globe-trotter de la recherche", comme l'a surnommé un journaliste médical, est responsable de l'Éducation médicale continue au Département d'obstétrique et de gynécologie de la Faculté de médecine de l'Université Laval. 
 

2016 Recipient
George Vilos – London, ON

Dr. Vilos was born in Tripoli, Greece & immigrated to Canada in 1964. He received degrees in Biophysics in 1970, Medicine in 1974 and Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1978; all from Western University. In 1980, he did a clinical fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the National Women’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand with Professor G.C. Liggins. From 1980 to 1982, Dr. Vilos spend an additional two years as a Research Fellow with the Medical Research Council Group in Reproductive Biology at Western with Professor J.R. Challis. He has been actively involved in continuing medical education and with international and national professional organizations such as the CanSAGE, SOGC, AAGL, ISGE, ASRM, ESGE, ESHRE and others. In 1995, Dr. Vilos saw the light at the end of a laparoscope, gave up his OB practice and immersed himself entirely to Gynecology. His clinical and research interests involve a variety of women’s health issues such as surgical infertility, uterine disorders, alternatives to hysterectomy, safe endoscopic surgery and surgical complications. In 1982, he introduced the use of lasers in laparotomy/laparoscopy in Canada and in 1988 endometrial ablation. He has mentored innumerable students, residents and fellows in Minimally Invasive Gynecology practice and has published over 150 manuscripts, book chapters,  and clinical practice guidelines. He has received several National & international awards. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and infertility at Western and served as Infertility Research Chair Professor at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2008 - 2013). He lives with his wife Emily, their two sons and four grandchildren in London, Ontario, Canada.