Funding for this award is through a bequest of a former patient of a CSS member. Debbie Scarlett faced her illness and multiple surgeries with great courage and dignity, touching the lives of all she came in contact with. Her family is grateful for the opportunity to remember her through this award.
The winner of this award is determined by the CSS Program Committee and one member at large as selected by the Program Committee Chair. All judges are members of the Canadian Spine Society. One paper is selected each day for the three days of scientific presentations at the annual conference and the winner is then selected from these top three papers. The award is presented on the final day of the conference each year.
2016 Debbie Scarlett Award Winner
2015 – Dr. Mohammed Shamji
Use of Neuropathic Pain Questionnaires in Predicting the Development of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome following Lumbar Discectomy for Radiculopathy
2009 – Dr. Samuel Bederman
Understanding Patient and Physician Preferences for Surgery on the Degenerative Lumbar Spine