Visiting Clinical Professorship

The CAG Visiting Clinical Professorship award is offered annually to a member of CAG who is a proven educator and an outstanding clinician with interest in clinical research.

The recipient of this award will visit a minimum of six centres across Canada and depending upon their area of expertise, present education talks, engage in small group case-based discussions, demonstrate new endoscopic techniques or assist in quality assurance endeavors in the region. The CAG will support air travel and the host centres will be responsible for associated visit costs. The CAG Visiting Clinical Professor is available as a benefit to CAG members in the community.

For information on scheduling a visit to your centre please contact Joanne Ardron (CAG National Office).

 

2019-2020 Award Recipient

Dr. Alan Barkun, McGill University

Montréal, QC

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2018-2019 CAG Visiting Clinical Professor

Dr. Maitreyi Ramon, MD, MSc, FRCPC

 

Dr. Raman is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary, and Medical Director for Nutrition Services in the Calgary Zone. Since 2012, she has been the CAG Nutrition Lead.

Dr. Raman completed her MD degree at the University of Ottawa and then trained in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Dalhousie University. She then went on to complete a clinical nutrition fellowship at the University of Toronto, and MSc Medical Education at the University of Calgary. Dr. Raman is the Director for Alberta’s Center Excellence in Nutrition for Digestive Diseases (AsCEND), which has primary objectives of developing excellence in nutrition care processes in Gastroenterology relevant to clinical care, novel discovery and research, and knowledge translation.

Dr. Raman’s interests are in treating malnutrition in IBD and cirrhosis, researching the impact of anti-inflammatory dietary therapies in the management of IBD and cirrhosis, and managing Intestinal Failure.

 

Potential topics of presentation:

  • Nutrition for the Gastroenterologist
  • State of the Art Management of Intestinal Failure
  • Nutrition management of IBD
  • Malnutrition in Inpatient Gastroenterology
  • Nutrition Management for Cirrhosis

Selected publications:

Shommu N, Taylor L, Panaccione R, Tandon P and Raman M. Excellence in Nutrition Care in IBD – An urgent call for Action. Submitted


Eslamparast T, Tandon P and Raman M. Dietary Composition Independent of Weight Loss in the Management of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Nutrients 2017;9(8):800; doi:10.3390/nu9080800


Tandon P, Raman M, Mourtzakis M and Merli M. A practical approach to nutrition screening and assessment in cirrhosis. Hepatology 2017;65(3):1044-1057.


Marr KJ, Shaheen AA, Lam L, Stapleton M, Burak KW and Raman M. Nutritional status and the performance of multiple bedside tools for nutrition assessment among patients waiting for liver transplantation: A Canadian Experience. Clin Nutr ESPEN 2017;17:68-74.

 

 

Please submit this form if you are interested in having Dr. Raman visit your centre.

Please click on the "Submit" button to submit your visit request for the CAG Visiting Clinical Professor. Before submitting, please ensure you have filled out all of the mandatory fields are correct.

Upon successful submission you will be directed to a webpage that confirms the successful submission and within a short period of time you will receive an email from the CAG National Office confirming receipt of your submission.  If this does not occur, please contact the CAG National Office.

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Application Process

Step One: Nomination - Deadline is August 31 11:59 PM ET

Nominators are required to submit an online nomination form. Nominators must be CAG members.

Submission Tips

PLEASE NOTE that you must submit the online application form INCLUDING uploading of all required documents (in .pdf format), in one single step; you are not able to save your application and return to it at a future date, rather it must be completed all at one time.

During your completion of the nomination form you will be asked to upload required documentation; you must have these .pdf documents prepared, finalized, and ready to upload when you begin the online form.
1. Letter of Support
2. CV of the Nominee

Upon successful submission you will be directed to a webpage that confirms the successful submission and within a short period of time you will receive an email from the CAG National Office confirming receipt of your submission. If this does not occur, please contact the CAG National Office immediately.

 

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Nomination System is CLOSED

Step Two: Review

The CAG Education Affairs Committee will review the nominations and make recommendations to the executive, who will make the final decision regarding recipients.

Step Three: Approval

Only the award recipient will be notified via email. The award is presented at CDDW™.

Previous Award Recipients