Over the last decade our department has grown from strength to strength with regard to quality and quantity of research and we are now recognized as one of the strongest departments across the country. Learn more about our Annual Gary Johnson Research Day.

Gary Johnson day will be held on Friday, May 24, 2024. Save the date in your calendar!

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. 

Dr. Gary Johnson
Dr. Gary Johnson

GJRD Award Recipients and Topics

Gary Johnson Research Day Visiting Professor List

Visiting Professor List
Date Presenter
May 19, 2023 Dr. Ahani Perlas, University of Toronto
May 13, 2022 Dr. Dolores McKeen, Memorial University of Newfoundland
May 14, 2021 No VP/Coronavirus Pandemic
May 15,2020 No VP/Coronavirus Pandemic
May 10, 2019 Dr. Mark Neuman, University of Pennsylvania
May 11, 2018

Dr. De QH Tran, McGill University

May 12, 2017 Dr. Mark Warner, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

May 6, 2016

Dr. Ramani Moonesinghe, University College London

May 8, 2015

Dr. Alain Deschamps, University of Montréal

May 9, 2014

Dr. Neal Badner, University of British Columbia

May 10, 2013

Dr. Jan Davies, University of Calgary

May 11, 2012

Dr. Andreas Laupacis, University Of Toronto

May 13, 2011

Dr. David Mcknight, University Of Toronto

May 14, 2010

Dr. Jerrod Lerman, Rochester Medical, Mn

May 8, 2009

Dr. Vincent Chan, University Of Toronto

May 9, 2008

Dr. Viren Naik, University Of Toronto

May 11, 2007

Dr. Peter Choi, University Of British Columbia

May 12, 2006

Dr. C. David Mazer, University Of Toronto

May 13, 2005

Dr. Ian Gilron, Queen's University

May 14, 2004

Dr. Brian Warriner, Univ. Of British Columbia

May 14, 2003

Dr. David Is Parsons, University Of British Columbia

May 15, 2002

Dr. David Mcknight, University Of Toronto

May 16, 2001

Dr. Neil Donen, University Of Manitoba

May 17, 2000

Dr. Ralph Yarnell, Tufts University

May 19, 1999

Dr. Tom Coonan, Professor And Chairman, Department Of Anaesthesia,Dalhousie Univeristy

May 20, 1998

Dr. Frank King, Department Of Anesthesia, Memorial University

May 20, 1997

Dr. Frances Chung, Department Of Anaesthesia, University Of Toronto

May 15, 1996

Dr. Peter Duncan, Professor And Chairman, Dept. Of Anaesthesia, Queen's University

May 17, 1995

Dr. Peter Duke, Professor, Dept. Of Anaesthesia, University Of Manitoba

May 18, 1994

Dr. John Murkin, Associate Professor, Dept. Of Anaesthesia, University Of Western Ontario

May 19, 1993

Dr. Richard Hall, Associate Professor, Dept. Of Anaesthesia, Dalhousie University

May 13, 1992

Dr. B. Finucane, Professor And Head, Dept. Of Anaesthesia, University Of Alberta

May 15, 1991

Dr. Robert Byrick, Associate Professor Of Anaesthesia, Univeristy Of Toronto

May 23, 1990

Dr. Pierre Tetrault, University Of Sherbrooke

May 17, 1989

Dr. Bruce Smith, Associate Professor, Mcgill University