Welcome!

News Feed Item

CUA and Pfizer Canada Award Clinical Fellowships in Incontinence

Researchers Daniel Yanko, MD & Rahul Bansal, MBBS, MS, MCh are recipients of inaugural fellowship program

KIRKLAND, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 01/08/14 -- Two Canadian researchers have been awarded the first-ever Canadian Urological Association and Pfizer Canada Clinical Fellowship in Incontinence. With this funding, Alberta's Dr. Daniel Yanko and Ontario's Dr. Rahul Bansal will conduct new projects to improve support, education and treatment for Canadian patients with incontinence.

Paediatric Pilot Program

McMaster University and University of Toronto researcher Rahul Bansal has been awarded one of two grants under the program, for a project that is focused on studying the impacts of providing more comprehensive, supportive treatment options for pediatric urology patients. In particular, Dr. Bansal's research will look at the treatment outcomes on condition, emotional health and quality of life for a group of children diagnosed with nonneurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction. The study will evaluate outcomes for children who participate in a one-hour group interactive session, involving video teaching that will be shared with families - compared to children who receive standard individual urotherapy.

"While the need is growing, there is very little research involving the special needs of children who suffer from urological and incontinence symptoms," explains Dr. Bansal. "To ensure successful treatment, our hypothesis is that children may need a more engaging, teaching-oriented approach and that doesn't always fit within the traditional urology clinic appointment."

Overactive Bladder Registry Study

Dr. Daniel Yanko of Vesia (The Alberta Bladder Centre at the University of Calgary) earned a grant for its innovative pilot study to develop an anonymous, encrypted Registry of Overactive Bladder patients. The voluntary registry will track patient outcomes from a physical and quality of life perspective in the hopes that sharing the information will help advance treatment and care.

"Overactive bladder is more common as people age, and untreated, it can have a negative impact on quality of life - and even, in some cases, cause depression," explains Dr. Yanko. "At Vesia, we have a multi-disciplinary treatment model that combines urology, family medicine, nursing and physiotherapy all in one setting, so we hope that tracking richer data about our patient's experiences and quality of life, will help other researchers and physicians."

About the CUA/Pfizer Canada Clinical Fellowship in Incontinence

The Canadian Urological Association (CUA) and Pfizer Canada's fellowship program was created to provide support and funding for Canadian urological researchers. The fellowship is focused on advancing urological research and improving care for patients with incontinence. The partnership awards $120,000 per year in the form of two grants.

"The burden of urological disorders in Canada is growing. With these two awarded projects, the CUA and Pfizer are taking another step to ensure that Canadian urologists will continue to lead in terms of scientific discoveries and innovation in urology and specifically, the field of incontinence," says Dr. Ricardo Rendon, Chair of the Scientific Council of the Canadian Urological Association Scholarship Foundation (CUASF).

"Pfizer understands that experiences and challenges with incontinence differ from patient to patient," says Dr. Bernard Prigent, Vice-President of Medical Affairs, Pfizer Canada Inc. "Programs such as these will help improve the care and quality of life for people living with this condition. We are proud to support continued research and investment in this therapeutic area."

A second year with two new fellowships will take place in 2014-2015 (total $120,000). For more information on how to apply for 2014 grants, eligible research proposals, review criteria, notification dates and submission process please visit http://www.cua.org/training_and_scholarships_e.asp.

About Canadian Urological Association

The Canadian Urological Association represents and provides a voice for all Canadian urologists and fosters dedications of all members of the profession toward ensuring the highest possible standard of urologic care of Canadians. www.cua.org

About Pfizer Canada

Pfizer Canada Inc. is the Canadian operation of Pfizer Inc., one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies. Our diversified health care portfolio includes some of the world's best known and most prescribed medicines and vaccines. Historically, Pfizer Inc. has invested more than US$7 billion toward developing safe and effective medicines. Pfizer Canada is a major contributor to Canadian R&D, with investments totalling $89 million in 2012. To learn more about Pfizer Canada, visit pfizer.ca or you can follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/PfizerCA) or Facebook (facebook.com/Pfizer.Canada).

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Contacts:
Catherine Millar
Canadian Urological Association
[email protected]

Aidan Nguyen or Debra Quinn
Strategic Objectives
416-366-7735
Toll free: 1-866-366-7733
[email protected]
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
Sanjeev Sharma Joins June 5-7, 2018 @DevOpsSummit at @Cloud Expo New York Faculty. Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev's industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Sales leader, and Cloud Architect leader. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev is recognized at the highest levels of IBM's core of technical leaders.
Product connectivity goes hand and hand these days with increased use of personal data. New IoT devices are becoming more personalized than ever before. In his session at 22nd Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, Nicolas Fierro, CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions, will discuss how in order to protect your data and privacy, IoT applications need to embrace Blockchain technology for a new level of product security never before seen - or needed.
The 22nd International Cloud Expo | 1st DXWorld Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, to be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, brings together Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding busin...
Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve f...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone inn...
Digital Transformation (DX) is not a "one-size-fits all" strategy. Each organization needs to develop its own unique, long-term DX plan. It must do so by realizing that we now live in a data-driven age, and that technologies such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, the IoT, Cognitive Computing, and Blockchain are only tools. In her general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rebecca Wanta explained how the strategy must focus on DX and include a commitment from top management to create great IT jobs, monitor ...
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. Tha...
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive ov...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
You know you need the cloud, but you're hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You're looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you're concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies. What do you do?
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, discussed how they built...
Recently, WebRTC has a lot of eyes from market. The use cases of WebRTC are expanding - video chat, online education, online health care etc. Not only for human-to-human communication, but also IoT use cases such as machine to human use cases can be seen recently. One of the typical use-case is remote camera monitoring. With WebRTC, people can have interoperability and flexibility for deploying monitoring service. However, the benefit of WebRTC for IoT is not only its convenience and interopera...
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application p...
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...