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 an 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 endeavours 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 the CAG National Office.

 

2022 Award Recipient

Dr. Lawrence Hookey, Queen's University

Kingston, ON

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2022 CAG Visiting Clinical Professor

LAWRENCE HOOKEY, MD FRCPC

Professor of Medicine

Chair, Division of Gastroenterology, Queen’s University

Medical Director for Endoscopy, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

 

Dr. Hookey completed medical school training at Memorial University of Newfoundland, followed by Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at Queen's University. He then spent two years between Free University of Brussels in Belgium and the Paoli Calmettes Centre in Marseille, France completing a clinical research fellowship in advanced therapeutic endoscopy and clinical trials (CIHR-CAG-Solvay fellowship). Upon return to Kingston and Queen's University in 2005 he established a clinical research program focussing on endoscopy quality, outcomes, and education. He was the Program Director for the GI training program for 7 years, has served as Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) Endoscopy lead and Vice President, Clinical Affairs, is a Fellow of CAG, and is now CAG president elect. He has served as Chair of the Division of Gastroenterology since 2016, and as Medical Director of the Endoscopy units at Kingston Health Sciences Centres for over 10 years.

 

Potential topics of presentation:

  • Pancreatitis: sub-topics:
    • a) How far to investigate the elusive idiopathic AP,
    • b) Managing complications of AP,
    • c) Prevention of post ERCP pancreatitis,
    • d) Diagnosis and management of Chronic pancreatitis
  • Quality in your endoscopy unit:
    • a) Applying guidelines to your practice and unit,
    • b) Preparation for colonoscopy- will there ever be a magic bullet?
    • c) Recognition and management of post-pandemic wait time and burn out issues.
  • Education:
    • a) My journey as an educator to education researcher and the challenges within,
    • b) Teaching in endoscopy- a science in itself,
    • c) Reference letters for residency- can’t we do better?

 

Selected publications:

 

1. Bielawska B, Hookey LC, Sutradhar R, Whitehead M, Xu J, Paszat LF, Rabeneck L, Tinmouth J. Anesthesia Assistance in Outpatient Colonoscopy and Risk of Aspiration Pneumonia, Bowel Perforation, and Splenic Injury. Gastroenterology. 2018 Jan;154(1):77-85.

 

2. Hookey L, Louw J, Wiepjes M, Rubinger N, Van Weyenberg S, Day AG, Paterson W. Lack of benefit of active preparation compared with a clear fluid-only diet in small-bowel visualization for video capsule endoscopy: results of a randomized, blinded, controlled trial. Gastrointest Endosc 2017;85(1)187-193.


3. Melicharkova A, Flemming J, Vanner S, Hookey L. Low residue breakfast improves patient tolerance without impacting quality of low volume colon cleansing prior to colonoscopy: a randomized trial. Am J Gastroenterol 2013;108(4):1551-1555.


4. Colonoscopy Trainers Experience Greater Stress During Insertion than Withdrawal: Implications for Endoscopic Curricula. Lemke M, Banwell A, Rubinger N, Wiepjes M, Ropeleski M, Vanner S, Hookey L. J Can Assoc Gastroenterol. 2019 Nov 23;4(1):15-20.

 

 

 

Please submit this form if you are interested in having Dr. Hookey 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

Please note that any submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

Nominators and Nominees must be CAG members in good standing for at least 3 years.

Submission Tips

PLEASE NOTE that you must submit the online application form INCLUDING uploading 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 the 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 OPEN

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