Fellow's Best Paper Award - Etienne BourassaThe Fellow’s Best Paper Award is awarded annually at the Canadian Spine Society’s Annual Scientific Conference. The winner is awarded a $500 prize, funded by the Canadian Spine Society. The winners are 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.


2017 Fellow’s Best Paper Award Winner

Etienne Bourassa for his paper titled Sarcopenia, but not Frailty, predicts the occurrence of adverse events after emergent surgery for metastatic disease of the spinebtn_download


Past Winners:

2016 – Lindsay Tetreault
Is Preoperative Duration of Symptoms a Significant Predictor of Functional Status and Quality of Life Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Surgery for the Treatment of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy?


2015 – Lindsay Tetreault
The Minimal Clinically Important Difference of the modified Japanese Orthopaedic Association Scale in Patients with Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy undergoing Surgical Intervention

2014 – Kristine Haugo
The effect of alanyl-glutamine on epidural fibrosis in a rat laminectomy model

2013 – Christina Goldstein
Symptomatic Spinal Epidural Hematoma after Posterior Cervical Surgery: Incidence and Risk Factors

2012 – Dr. Mohammed Shamji
Supraspinal Modulation of Gait Abnormalities Associated with Non-Compressive Radiculopathy may be Mediated by Altered Neurotransmitter Sensitivity

2011 – Dr. Peter Lewkonia
Best Evidence in Patient Outcomes and Clinician Expectations Regarding Cervical Spine Trauma: What Should We Be Telling Patients?

2010 – Dr. Christian DiPaola
Surgeon-Industry Conflict of Interest: Survey of North Americans’ Opinions Regarding Industry Sponsored Educational Events and Surgeon Teaching