Research Day 2015

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 31st Annual Research Day took place on Friday, May 9, 2014 in Victoria College’s Northrop Frye Hall at the University of Toronto.

Below is a list of the poster presentations, oral presentations, and presentations from Collaboration Corner.

Collaboration Corner
Oral Presentations
Poster Group A - Gynaecologic Oncology I
Poster Group B - Maternal-Fetal Medicine I
Poster Group C - Placental Health and Preeclampsia
Poster Group D - Stem Cells I
Poster Group E - Education
Poster Group F - Paediatric and Urologic Gynaecology
Poster Group G - Preeclampsia, IUGR and Preterm Birth
Poster Group H -Fertility I
Poster Group I - Male Fertility
Poster Group J - Gynaecologic Oncology II
Poster Group K - Maternal-Fetal Medicine II
Poster Group L - Delivery and Mechanisms of Birth
Poster Group M - Stem Cells II
Poster Group N - Health Care Delivery
Poster Group O - Gynaecology/Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Poster Group P - Fertility II

 

Collaboration Corner

CC1: A Prospective Cohort & Cost-Effectiveness Study of Preimplantation Genetic Screening with In Vitro Fertilization   

Rhonda Zwingerman, Heather Shapiro, Nan Okun
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto

CC2: The Ontario Birth Study - A Collaborative Research Platform

Ryan Seeto (1), Mary-Jean Martin (2), Sheryl Hewko (2), Teresa Selander (1), Howard Berger (3), Nan Okun (4), Laura Anderson (5), Julia Knight (1), Jonathan Maguire (3), Leanne De Souza (3), Kellie Murphy (4), Stephen Lye (1), Alan Bocking (4)
(1) Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, (2) Mount Sinai Hospital, (3) St Michael's Hospital, (4) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, (5) Hospital for Sick Children

CC3: Does Medical Pre-treatment of Fibroids Affect the Surgical Experience at Myomectomy?   

Marta Wais, Sari Kives, Sabrina Lee, Grace Liu, Alice Pham
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto
 

CC4: AMPATH Reproductive Health - Collaboration Corner   

Rachel Spitzer, Alan Bocking, Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, Paula Braitstein
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto

 

Oral Presentations

O1: The Effect of Antenatal Corticosteroids on the Fetal Thymus   

Claire Jones (1), Sharon Adams (2), Louisa Loizides (2), Meredith Hood (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) St. Michael’s Hospital

O2: Molecular Evidence of Local and Functional Progesterone Withdrawal in Labouring Human Myometrium

Lubna Nadeem, Oksana Shynlova, Xuesen Dong, Stephen Lye
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

O3: JA Multi-center Retrospective Review of Clinical Characteristics of Uterine Sarcoma   

Marta Wais (1), Elissa Tepperman (2), Marcus Bernardini (1), Lilian Gien (1), Waldo Jimenez (2), Ally Murji (3)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other, (3) Mount Sinai Hospital

O4: Uterine Clear Cell Carcinoma: Does Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improve Outcomes?

Julie Nguyen (1),Geneviève Bouchard-Fortier (1),Marcus Bernardini (1),Guangming Han (2), Lilian Gien (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
 

O5: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Preimplantation Genetic Screening with In Vitro Fertilization 

Rhonda Zwingerman (1), Daniel Wagner (2), Heather Shapiro (1), Nan Okun (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other
 

O6:  Dietary L-Arginine Supplementation During Pregnancy Improves Birth Outcomes in Experimental Placental Malaria   

Chloe McDonald (1), Andrea Conroy (1), Lindsay Cahill (2), Adrienne Philson (1), John Sled (1), Kevin Kain (1)
(1) Other, (2) Hospital for Sick Children

O7: Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)   

Lynn Sterling (1), Jennifer Liu (1), Nan Okun (1), Anamika Sakhuja (2), Sony Sierra (1), Ellen Greenblatt (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other

O8: Neonatal Mortality and Morbidity in Very Preterm Twin based on Birth Order   

Elad Mei-dan (1), Greg Ryan (1), Prakesh Shah (2), Kellie Murphy (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Mount Sinai Hospital

O9: Effect of oral Lactobacillus rhamnosus, GR-1®/ L. reuteri, RC-14® on the vaginal microbiota and cervico-vaginal cytokines in low risk pregnant women   

Si wen Yang (1), Alan Bocking (1), John Challis (1), Gregor Reid (2), Gregory Gloor (2), Shannon Seney (2), Mary-Jean Martin (3), Maria Rocco (3), Elizabeth Asztalos (4)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other, (3) Mount Sinai Hospital, (4) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

O10:  Large Cohort Unsupervised Placental Microarray Analysis for the Assessment of Molecular Heterogeneity in Pathologies of Pregnancy   

Katherine Leavey (1), Shannon Bainbridge (2), Brian Cox (1)
(1) Department of Physiology, University of Toronto (Canada), (2) Other

O11: Exosomes from Normal and Pre-eclamptic Placental Villi are selectively Anti-angiogenic and reversed by Low Molecular Weight

Kalpana Pillai (1), Dora Baczyk (1), John Kingdom (2)
(1) Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, (2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto

O12: A Comparison of Survival Outcomes Between Two Canadian Centres in the Treatment of Advanced Stage Ovarian Cancer   

Kate Pulman (1), Robyn Comeau (2), Steven Narod (3), Ping Sun (3), Marcus Bernardini (1), Jason Dodge (1), Taymaa May (1), Joan Murphy (1), Stephane Laframboise (1), Sarah Ferguson (1), Prafull Ghatage (2), Barry Rosen (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other, (3) Women's College Hospital

O13: Prenatal Glucocorticoid Treatment Matures The Developing Blood-Brain Barrier (bbb) and Alters Responsiveness to TGF-β1      

Stephanie Baello (1), Majid Iqbal (1), Stephen Matthews (2), William Gibb (3)
(1) Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, (2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (3) Other

O14: Coagulopathy as a predisposing factor to endometriosis: Evidence from a bleeding questionnaire  

Anat Herscu Klement (1), Fredric Mitri (1), Alida Pokoradi (2), Yaakov Bentov (1), Paul Chang (1), Dan Nayot (1), Anne McLeod (3), Robert Casper (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other, (3) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

 

Poster Group A - Gynaecologic Oncology I

A1: Does the Initial Management of High-grade Serous Ovarian Cancer Predict Location of Recurrence?

Lauren Philp (1), Paulina Cybulska (1), Sarah Ferguson (1), Barry Rosen (1), Jaydeep Halankar (2), Dhivyamurthy Paravasthu (2), Clara Cheong (3), Ur Metser (2) 
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) University Health Network, (3) Other

A2: Does Volume of Ascites at the Time of Primary Surgery Influence Patterns of Recurrence in Advanced High Grade Ovarian Cancer? 

Ingrid Lai (1),Barry Rosen (1), Joan Murphy (1), Christine Massey (2), Tomer Feigenberg (1) 
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) University Health Network

A3: Early stage clear cell ovarian cancer and the effect of adjuvant radiation on survival.

Liat Hogen (1), Marcus Bernardini (1), Barry Rosen (1), Lisa Le (2), Dina Bassiouny (3), Danielle Vicus (1)
(1)Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) University Health Network, (3) Other

A4: A comparison of the toxicity and tolerability of two intraperitoneal chemotherapy regimens for advanced-stage ovarian cancer.   

Geneviève Bouchard-Fortier (1), Barry Rosen (1), Kate Pulman (1), Iryna Vyarvelska (2), Danielle Vicus (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) University Health Network

A5: High Soy Protein Consumption Does Not Stimulate Growth of the Endometrial Lining in Post-Menopausal Women

Caroline Brandon (1), Christine Derzko (2), Amy Strauss (2), Mark Messina (1), Dorothea Faulkner (3), Christine Ireland (3), David Jenkins (3)
(1) Other (United States), (2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (3) St. Michael's Hospital

A6: What’s age got to do with it? Clinical considerations for cervical cancer prevention in women aged 21-24.  

Vanessa Zannella (1), Joan Murphy (2)
(1) Other (Canada), (2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto

 

Poster Group B - Maternal-Fetal Medicine I

B1: Gestational diabetes and the Folate-Methionine Cycle

Eran Barzilay (1), Ashley Moon (1), Lesley Plumptre (1), Shannon Masih (1), Carly Visentin (1), Anna Ly (1), Kyoung-Jin Sohn (1), Andrea Lausman (1), Ruth Croxford (2), Deborah O'Connor (3), Young-In Kim (1), Howard Berger (1)
(1) St. Michael's Hosptial, (2) Other, (3) Hospital for Sick Children

B2: A Gut-wrenching problem: Hollow Visceral Myopathy in Pregnancy – A Case Report

Marian Leung (1), Howard Berger (2), Nirmala Chandrasekaran (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) St Michael's Hospital

B3: Is postpartum anaemia an independent risk factor for development of postpartum depression? 

Nirmala Chandrasekaran (1), Leanne De Souza (2), Robyn Bernick (1), Howard Berger (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) St Michael's Hospital

B4: Risk Factors for Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries in Twin Deliveries

Hadar Rosen (1), Jon Barrett (2), Rania Okby (2), Ori Nevo (2), Nir Melamed (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

B5: TGFβ and IL8 Co-operate to Polarize Neutrophil Differentiation Towards a Pro-Angiogenic Phenotype

Melissa Kwan (1), Caroline Dunk (1), Hagai Amsalem (2), Stephen Lye (1)
(1) Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, (2) Other

B6: Spontaneous Uterine Rupture and Repair at 21 Weeks Gestation: A Case Report and Literature Review

Lesley Hawkins (1), Deborah Robertson (1), Abheha Satkunaratnam (2), Helena Frecker (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto , (2) St. Michael's Hospital

 

Poster Group C - Placental Health and Preeclampsia

C1: Necroptosis in the Human Placenta 

Liane Bailey (1), Isabella Caniggia (2)
(1) Other (Canada), (2) Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute 
 

C2: Jumonji C Domain Containing Protein 6 (JMJD6) – A Novel Regulator of VHL in the Human Placenta

Sruthi Alahari (1), Isabella Caniggia (2)
(1) Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, (2) Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

C3: Mitochondrial Dynamics and Sphingolipid Metabolism in Preeclampsia

Jonathan Ausman, Isabella Caniggia
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

C4: 3D Sonographic Placental Assessment to Improve Algorithm-Based Screening for Adverse Perinatal Outcomes Associated with Placental Disease

Farshad Ghasemi (1), Emily Wright (1), Sarah Keating (2), Prakesh Shah (3), Michael Yampolsky (2), John Kingdom (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other (Canada), (3) Mount Sinai Hospital

C5: Expression of The ABC Transporter Superfamily in The Preterm and Term Human Placenta

Güínever Império (1), Mohsen Javam (1), Caroline Dunk (2), Enrrico Bloise (3), Stephen Lye (2), William Gibb (3), Tania Ortiga (3), Stephen Matthews (4)
(1)  Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, (2) Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, (3) Other, (4) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto

C6: Detecting Placental Pathology Based on Umbilical Artery Wave Mechanics

Anum Rahman (1), Yu-Qing Zhou (1), Lindsay Cahill (1), Mike Seed (1), John Kingdom (2), Christopher Macgowan (1), John G. Sled (1)
(1) Hospital for Sick Children, (2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto

 

Poster Group D - Stem Cells I

D1: microRNAs govern trophoblast stem cell fate via repression of embryonic gene regulatory networks 

Ursula Nosi, Brian Cox
Department of Physiology, University of Toronto

D2: Characterization of mesenchymal stromal cells derived from human umbilical cord

Vanessa Raileanu, Jennifer Whiteley, Ian Rogers
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto

D3: Generating Six2+ Renal Progenitors for Kidney Cell Therapy   

Manpreet Sambi (1), Jennifer Whiteley (2), Claudio Monetti (1), Mira Li (3), Qin Liang (1), Peter Tonge (3), Andras Nagy (2), Ian Rogers (2)
(1) Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, (2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (3) University Health Network

D4: iPSC-derived Thymic Epithelial Progenitors Differentiation for Development of Mice with Personalized Immune Systems   

Huijuan Yang, Ian Rogers, Andras Nagy
(1) Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, (2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto 

D5:  Improved Cardiac Function after Intra-Myocardial Injection of First Trimester Human Umbilical Cord-Derived Perivascular Cells in a Rat MI Model

Russell Yanofsky
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto 

D6:  Development of Local-acting Biologics for Combined Cell and Gene Therapy to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

Eric Neely (1), Andras Nagy (2)
(1) Other (Canada), (2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto 

 

Poster Group E - Education

E1:  Ultrasound Training and Competency Achieved During Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency in Canada

Mathew Leonardi (1), Ally Murji (2), Mara Sobel (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Mount Sinai Hospital
 

E2:  Incidence and Characteristics of Needlestick Injuries amongst Medical Trainees at a Community Teaching Hospital

Ben Ouyang (1), Melissa Tai (1), Lucy Dong Xuan Li (1), Joanne Mount (2), Marcus Law (2), Carmine Simone (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Toronto East General Hospital
 

E3:  Piloting Moodle in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology   

Ruaidhri McVey (1), Sergio Carmona (1), Eric Clarke (2), Joan Murphy (1), Rory Windrim (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2)  Other
 

E4:  Global Women's Health Education in Canadian Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Programs: A survey of program directors and senior residents.   

Heather Millar (1), Elizabeth Randle (2), Heather Scott (2), Dorothy Shaw (2), Nancy Kent (2), Amy Nakajima (2), Rachel Spitzer (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other
 

E5:  Can surgical "warm-up" with instructor feedback improve operative performance of surgical trainees?

Leslie Po (1), Jamie Kroft (2), Michael Ordon (3), Jason Lee (1), Richard Pittini (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, (3) St Michael's Hospital

E6:  Teaching patient and instrument selection for operative vaginal deliveries: a video-based masterclass in second stage labour assessments

Aparna Sarangapani (1), Andrea Simpson (1), John Snelgrove (1), Mary Higgins (2), Rory Windrim (3),Abheha Satkunaratnam (4)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other, (3) Mount Sinai Hospital, (4) St Michael's Hospital 

 

Poster Group F - Paediatric and Urologic Gynaecology

F1:  Dysglycemia Among Adolescents With Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome   

Kimberly Bremer (1), Nicole Coles (2), Jill Hamilton (2), Sari Kives (3)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Hospital for Sick Children, (3) St Michael's Hospital 
 

F2:  Autonomous Functional Ovarian Cysts and Precocious Puberty in Young Girls – 10 years of experience at a Canadian centre   

Ian Comeau (1), Sari Kives (2), Jill Hamilton (1), Lisa Allen (3)  
(1) Hospital for Sick Children, (2) St Michael's Hospital, (3) Mount Sinai Hospital 
 

F3:  A streamlined surgical technique of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for post hysterectomy vault prolapse treatment

Ashraf Dawood (1), Salomon Zebede (1), Danny Lovatsis (1), May Alarab (2), Harold Drutz (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2)  Mount Sinai Hospital
 

F4:  Predicting post-operative urinary retention (PUR) in women undergoing pelvic reconstructive surgery 

Adrienne Li (1), Patricia Lee (2) 
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
 

F5:  Effect of obesity on surgical complication rates in women undergoing vaginal hysterectomy

Chaula Mehta (1), Petrus Kruger (1), Patricia Lee (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

F6:  Local Estrogen Therapy: Potential Implications for the Improvement of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptoms in Postmenopausal Women 

Yvonne Leong (1), May Alarab (2), Harold Drutz (2), Oksana Shynlova (3)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Mount Sinai Hospital, (3) Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

 

Poster Group G - Preeclampsia, IUGR and Preterm Birth

 

G1:  Altered Angiogenesis in HIV-Infected Pregnant Women is Associated with Preterm Birth and Stillbirth: A Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Study in Uganda   

Andrea Conroy, Chloe McDonald, Paul Natureeba, Diane Havlir, Moses Kamya, Grant Dorsey, Kevin Kain
Other
 

G2:  Maternal Cardiovascular Effects of Placental Dysfunction in the 2nd Trimester   

Kelsey McLaughlin (1), Rohan D'Souza (2), Michelle Hladunewich (3), John Parker (1), John Kingdom (2)
(1) Mount Sinai Hospital, (2)  Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (3) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
 

G3:  The Quantitative and Qualitative Character of Decidual Natural Killer Cells in Preeclamptic Pregnancy

Jianhong Zhang, Caroline Dunk, Stephen Lye
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute 
 

G4:  Fetal MRI hemodynamic assessment compared with conventional Doppler parameters for the detection of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)   

Meng Yuan Zhu (1), Sarah Keating (2),Natasha Milligan (3), Rory Windrim (3), Sharon Portnoy (1), John Sled (2), Christopher Macgowan (1), John Kingdom (4), Mike Seed (1)
(1) Hospital for Sick Children, (2) Other, (3) Mount Sinai Hospital, (4) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto
 

G5:  Combining T1 and T2 Measurements for Evaluation of Fetal Blood Oxygen Saturation and Hematocrit 

Sharon Portnoy (1), Mike Seed (1), Meng Yuan Zhu (1), John Sled (2), Christopher Macgowan (1)
(1) Hospital for Sick Children, (2) Other

 

Poster Group H - Fertility I
 

H1:  The Impact of Body Image in Women with Infertility on their Quality of Life   

Julie Leising (1), Jan Silverman (2), Kevin Quach (2), Clifford Librach (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other
 

H2:  Complement Cascade Factors in Granulosa Luteinized Cells&Follicular Fluid Appear to Correlate with Ovarian Reserve in In Vitro Fertilization Patients   

Bahar Behrouzi (1), Esther Lau (1), Arshia Azizeddin (1), Shlomit Kenigsberg (1), Clifford Librach (2)
(1) Other, (2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto
 

H3:  Development of test protocol for direct FMR1 gene sequencing to determine CGG allele meiotic stability in sibling embryos   

Lih Yeen Tan (1), Clifford Librach (1), Rina Abramov (2), Tatiana Kalinina (3), Peter Ray (3), Valeriy Kuznyetsov (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other, (3) Hospital for Sick Children
 

H4:  Presence of Luteinizing Hormone Receptor in Exosomes Isolated from Human Follicular Fluid: A Potential Mechanism to Regulate Follicular LH Signaling   

Jennifer Power (1), Clifford Librach (2), Arshia Azizeddin (1), Shlomit Kenigsberg (1)
(1) Other, (2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto
 

H5:  Serum AMH Levels are Correlated with Aneuploidy in a Subpopulation of Women experiencing Infertility

Karen Wong (1), Basheer AlKudmani (1), Clifford Librach (1), Prati Sharma (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other

H6:  Morphokinetic and Metabolic Signatures of Human Pre-implantation Embryos Correlate with Embryo Competency During IVF Treatment    

Parshvi Vyas (1), Hanna Balakier (2), Clifford Librach (2)
(1) Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, (2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto

 

Poster Group I - Male Fertility

I1:  Sperm DNA Quality is Strongly Correlated With the Likelihood of Achieving a Pregnancy with Non-IVF Fertility Treatments     

Julia Brachtchenko (1), Sonja Swanson (1), Ekaterina Shlush (1), Larissa Kan-ool (1), Prati Sharma (1), Ari Baratz (2), Karen Glass (3), Clifford Librach (3), Sergey Moskovstev (3)
(1) Other, (2) Women's College Hospital, (3) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto
 

I2: In Vitro Testicular Niche: The Ratio of Spermatagonial Stem Cells (SSC) to Supporting Somatic Cells is Critical for Optimal SSC Proliferation    

Itai Gat (1), Leila Maghen (2), Ekaterina Shlush (3), Hanna Balakier (1), Andree Gauthier-Fisher (3), Kirk Lo (4), Clifford Librach (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, (3) Other, (4) Mount Sinai Hospital
 

I3:  The Anti-Apoptosis Related IL-7 Receptor is Expressed in Human Ejaculates and its Expression is Significantly Lower in Patients with Asthenozoospermia   

Ekaterina Shlush (1), Paula Mackie (2), Sergey Moskovstev (1), Melissa Felice (2) 
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other 
 

I4:  UTF-1 as a marker for human spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) and its application in the assessment of telomere length in azoospermic men    

Pamela Kurjanowicz (1), Clifford Librach (2), Sergey Moskovstev (2), Kirk Lo (3), Keith Jarvi (3)
(1) Department of Physiology, University of Toronto , (2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (3) Mount Sinai Hospital 

 

Poster Group J - Gynaecologic Oncology II

J1:  The First Prospective Study of Surgical Morbidity In A Canadian Tertiary Referral Academic Gynecologic Oncology Center   

Ruaidhri McVey (1), Iryna Vyarvelska (2), Marcus Bernardini (1), Jason Dodge (1), Stephane Laframboise (1), Taymaa May (1), Joan Murphy (1), Barry Rosen (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) University Health Network
 

J2:  VEPH1 Impedes SMAD2 Release from TGF-β Receptor I to Inhibit TGF-β Signaling  

Premalatha Shathasivam (1), Alexandra Kollara (1), Maurice Ringuette (2), Carl Virtanen (3), Jeffrey Wrana (4), Theodore Brown (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other, (3) University Health Network, (4) Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
 

J3:  Cost-Effectiveness of Sentinel Node Biopsy in Early Stage Cervical Cancer   

Harry Brar
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto 

J4:  Quality Indicators for a Sentinel Lymph Node Program for Early Stage Cervical Cancer   

Maria Cusimano (1), Marcus Bernardini (1), Barry Rosen (1), Joan Murphy (1), Stephane Laframboise (1), Jason Dodge (1), Al Covens (1), Patricia Shaw (2), Blaise Clarke (2), Marjan Rouzbahman (2), Ravi Mohan (2), Sarah Ferguson (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) University Health Network
 

J5:  All-organic nanovesicles for multimodal PET/CT and optical fluorescence assessment of lymphatic disseminations in gynaecologic cancers   

Michael Valic (1), Juan Chen (2), Wenlei Jiang (2), Marcus Bernardini (3), Gang Zheng (2)
(1) Other, (2) University Health Network , (3) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto

 

Poster Group K - Maternal-Fetal Medicine III

K1:  Algorithm for Efficient Analysis of Perinatal Samples: a Three-Year Prospective Study   

Karen Wou (1), Yong Hyun (2), David Chitayat (3), Karen Chong (1), Sarah Keating (3), Patrick Shannon (3), Elena Kolomietz (3)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Mount Sinai Hospital, (3) Other
 

K2:  Management of Interstitial Pregnancy

Ummi Habiba (1), Ally Murji (2), Atri Mostafa (3), Jacqueline Thomas (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Mount Sinai Hospital, (3) Other
 

K3:  Developing a Risk Score for Postpartum Thromboprophylaxis of Patients Undergoing a Caesarean Section

Joyce Lai (1), Isvarya Venu (1), Nadine Shehata (2), Shital Gandhi (2), Anne McLeod (3), Nusrat Zaffar (2), Ann Malinowski (4)
(1) Other, (2) Mount Sinai Hospital, (3) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, (4) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto
 

K4:  Predicting Maternal and Newborn Outcomes: Evaluating the Edmonton Obesity Staging System and Body Mass Index in the Assessment of Obese Pregnant Women     

Leeann Bellamy (1), Mark Osmond (1), Cynthia Maxwell (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Mount Sinai Hospital
 

K5:  "Surrounding endometrium sign” on ultrasound can Differentiate Eccentric Cornual Intra-uterine Pregnancies From Interstitial Ectopic Pregnancy   

Allison Grant (1), Ally Murji (2), Atri Mostafa (1)
(1) Other, (2) Mount Sinai Hospital

K6:  Peripartum Management of Anti-Coagulation Therapy: Assessing Variation in Practice

Sagar Rohailla (1), Shital Gandhi (2), Anne McLeod (3), Nadine Shehata (2), Ann Malinowski (4)
(1) St Michael's Hospital, (2) Mount Sinai Hospital, (3) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, (4) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto 

 

Poster Group L - Delivery and Mechanisms of Birth

L1:  In situ localization of matrix metalloproteinase expression and activity in the pregnant, labouring and post-partum rat myometrium  

Tina Tu-Thu Nguyen, Oksana Shynlova, Stephen Lye
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute 
 

L2:  Mode of Delivery of Infants in Breech Presentation at Borderline Viability   

Kirsten Niles (1), Jon Barrett  (2), Ori Nevo (2), Nir Melamed (2), Howard Cohen (2), Anne Berndl (2), Dini Hui (2), Noor Ladhani (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
 

L3:  The Likelihood of Change in Fetal Presentation during the Third Trimester in Twin Pregnancies

Jellena Wong (1), Hadar Rosen (1), Ori Nevo (2), Elizabeth Asztalos (2), Nir Melamed (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
 

L4:  Preterm premature rupture of membranes in twin pregnancy: Comparison between PPROM in presenting versus non-presenting twin        

Mark Osmond (1), Elad Mei-dan (1), Susan Pakenham (1), Eugene Ng (1), Green Jessica (1), Jon Barrett (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
 

L5:  Maternal Obesity Class as a Predictor of Induction Failure: a practical risk assessment tool

Stefania Ronzoni (1), Hadar Rosen (1), Nir Melamed (2), Shay Porat (3), Dan Farine (1), Cynthia Maxwell (4)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, (3) Other, (4) Mount Sinai Hospital 

L6:  The effect of red blood cell autoantibodies on pregnancy outcomes

Marie Coroneos (1), James Ahlin (2), Jon Barrett (3), Christine Cserti (4), Yulia Lin (3), Ann Malinowski (1), Katerina Pavenski (5), Nadine Shehata (6)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other, (3) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, (4) University Health Network, (5) St Michael's Hospital, (6) Mount Sinai Hospital 

 

Poster Group M - Stem Cells II

M1:  Antiangiogenic VEGF Sticky-traps and Lassos: more than meets the eye    

Sabiha Hacibekiroglu (1), Iacovos Michael (1), Peter Westenskow (2), Alissa Cohen Greenwald (1), Brian Ballios (2), Nikolaos Mitrousis (2), Toshihide Kurihara (2), Zhijie Li (2), Carmen Warren (2), Puzheng Zhang (1), Edith Aguilar (2), Laura Donaldson (2), Valentina Marchetti (2), Takeshi Baba (1), Samer Hussein (1), Hoon-Ki Sung (3), M Ireula-Arispe (1), James Rini (2), Derek van der Kooy (2), Molly Shoichet (2), Martin Friedlander (2), Andras Nagy (4)
(1) Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, (2) Other, (3) Hospital for Sick Children, (4) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto 
 

M2:  Identification of A Tightly-Controlled, Highly-Activatable, Doxycycline-Inducible Genomic Locus  

Qin Liang (1), Claudio Monetti (1), Iacovos Michae (2), Peter Tonge (3), Andras Nagy (4)
(1) Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, (2) Other, (3) University Health Network, (4) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto 
 

M3:  Testing Xeno-Free Conditions for the Expansion of Human Umbilical Cord Perivascular cells (HUCPVC) using Immunophenotyping and in vitro Potency Assays   

Matthew Librach (1), Peter Szaraz (2), Schreiber Pereira (2), Leila Maghen (2), Farwah Iqbal (2), Tanya Barretto (3), Katya Park (3), Andree Gauthier-Fisher (3), Clifford Librach (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, (3) Other
 

M4:  First Trimester Human Umbilical Cord Perivascular Cells (HUCPVCs) in Cardiac Repair: ECM Processing, Cell Retention and Functional Improvement post-MI

Peter Szaraz (1), Shlomit Kenigsberg (2), Matthew Librach (3), Leila Maghen (2), Jun Wu (4), Shu-Hong Li,  (4), Ren Ke Li (4), Clifford Librach (3), Andree Gauthier-Fisher (2)
(1) Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, (2) Other, (3) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (4) University Health Network
 

M5:  Human Umbilical Cord-derived Perivascular Cells (HUCPVCs) Expanded in Xeno-free Conditions Maintain their Angiogenic Properties   

Joseph Fish (1), Peter Szaraz (1), Clifford Librach (2), 
(1) Other, (2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto 

M6:  Human Umbilical Cord-Derived Perivascular Cells Demonstrate Greater Angiogenic Potential than Term or Bone Marrow MSCs Using a Novel Aortic Ring Assay   

Farwah Iqbal (1), Peter Szaraz (1), Andree Gauthier-Fisher (2), Clifford Librach (3)
(1) Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, (2) Other, (3) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto 

 

Poster Group N - Health Care Delivery

N1:  Obstetric pharmacokinetic studies; are we prescribing without evidence?    

Gali Pariente (1), Tom Leibson (2), Gideon Koren (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2)  Hospital for Sick Children
 

N2:  The Relationship Between Maternal Age and Knowledge of Prenatal Screening Options for Trisomy 21: A Pilot Study     

Kira Bensimon (1), Amanda Selk (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Mount Sinai Hospital
 

N3:  Predictors of Length of Stay after Vaginal Hysterectomy   

Petrus Kruger (1), Patricia Lee (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
 

N4:  Dr. Internet: Trends of Internet Use by Gravid Patients to Access Pregnancy Related Information 

Hadar Rosen (1), Adriana Dekirmendjian (2), Mahshid Mohseni (1), Dan Farine (1) 
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto , (2) Other
 

N5:  The Effect of an Early Pregnancy Centre on Surgical Intervention Rates Among Women with First Trimester Losses who use English as a Second Language     

Lucy Dong Xuan Li, Melissa Tai, Jennifer Bordin
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto 

N6:  Innovative Prenatal Care Partnerships for Medically Uninsured Pregnant Women  

Ashley Raeside (1), Monika Dalmacio (2), Manavi Handa (2), Rachel Spitzer (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other

 

Poster Group O - Gynaecology/Maternal-Fetal Medicine
 

O1:  Perioperative Blood Loss and Transfusion Risk Factors During Abdominal Myomectomy: The Creation of a Standardized Clinical Pathway   

Lesley Hawkins, Helena Frecker, Deborah Robertson
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto
 

O2:  Clinical Outcomes following Office-based Ultrasound-guided Hysteroscopic Septum Resection in the Infertile Population   

Sahaana Rangarajan (1), Basheer AlKudmani (1), Clifford Librach (1), Prati Sharma (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other 
 

O3:  The Role of Ethnicity in the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids with Ulipristal Acetate    

Rebecca Crosier (1), Ally Murji (2), Jodi Shapiro (1), Wendy Wolfman (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Mount Sinai Hospital
 

O4:  Awareness of Obstetrical Risk Associated with Advanced Maternal Age in Primiparous Women

Nicole Carpe (1), Amanda Selk (2)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto , (2) Mount Sinai Hospital
 

O5:  Antenatal Glucocorticoids lead to Multigenerational Programming of Behaviour via Paternal Transmission    

Vasilis Moisiadis (1), Alisa Kostaki (1), Stephen Matthews (2)
(1) Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, (2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto 

 

Poster Group P - Fertility II
 

P1:  Fertility & Patient Satisfaction After Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy- A Canadian Perspective

Carmen McCaffrey (1), Sari Kives (2), Guylaine Lefebvre (1)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2)  St Michael's Hospital
 

P2:  Utility of AMH levels as a biomarker of fertility during IUI and IVF procedures   

Chaula Mehta (1), Timothy Evangelista (2), Marjorie Dixon (3)
(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (2) Other, (3) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
 

P3:  The effect of physical activity on oocyte quality and mitochondrial activity    

Rosanne McQuaid (1), Taline Naranian (2), Igor Jurisica (3), Andrea Jurisicova (2)
(1) Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, (2) Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, (3) University Health Network
 

P4:  Pdss2 Deficiency in Preimplanatation Embryos Leads to Developmental Arrest   

Kyunga Kim (1), Andrea Jurisicova (2), Assaf Ben-Meir (2) 
(1) Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, (2) Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute 
 

P5:  Comparison of Hysteroscopic Microinsert Tubal Occlusion with Laparoscopic Tubal Occlusion/Salpingectomy in Management of Hydrosalpinges Prior to IVF        

Ritika Arora (1), Kevin Quach (2), Heather Shapiro (3), Kimberly Liu (3), Rebecca Arthur (3), Barbara Cruickshank (3), Ari Baratz (4), Karen Glass (3), Prati Sharma (2), Clifford Librach (3), Ellen Greenblatt (3)
(1) Mount Sinai Hospital, (2) Other, (3) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, (4) Women's College Hospital

P6:  Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss – A Canadian Perspective 

Akanksha Kulshreshtha
Other

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