2018 CST Award Recipients

CST Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Shaf Keshavjee

Awarded to a well established transplant physician surgeon or scientist for their internationally recognized work in the field of transplantation and participation in the development of transplantation activities in Canada.

CST Clinician Recognition Award

Dr. Lorraine Bell

In recognition of exemplary commitment to the CST mission through excellence in front-line clinical innovation, program development, humanitarianism and/or education.

CST Research Excellence Award

Dr. Jag Gill 

In recognition of research achievement and excellence in the field of transplantation.

2017 Astellas CST Clinical Research Grant Program

Dr. Nazia Selzner

Title: Defatting Steatotic Human Liver Grafts During Normothermic Ex Vivo Liver Perfusion - A Novel Approach to Improve the Outcome of Liver Transplantation with Fatty Livers


        Dr Markus Selzner MD, Multi-organ Transplant Program, University Health Network, University of Toronto

        Dr Lakshmi Kotra PhD, Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network, University of Toronto

        Dr Oyedele Adeyi MD, Department of Pathology, University Health Network, University of Toronto

The Astellas CST Clinical Research Grant Program supports peer-reviewed research that addresses barriers in the field of transplantation, with the ultimate goal of advancing long-term health outcomes and quality of life for Canadian transplant patients. The primary focus of the Program is to support a clinical research project related to solid organ transplantation.


CST Allied Health Group, Research Grant

Dr. Diana Mager

Title: Lifestyle factors contributing to sarcopenia risk in in infants and young children pre-liver transplantation (LTx)

The Allied Health Group Research fund supports and promotes research excellence among its Allied Health membership across Canada by providing start-up funds, funding transplant related research projects related to improvements in patient care or satisfaction.

CST Lung Group, Dr. Joel D. Cooper Award

Dr. Lianne Singer

Recognition of a lung transplant professional who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of lung transplantation in Canada, either through innovation, outstanding clinical care or scientific achievement.

 CST Pediatric Group, Pediatric Transplant Trainee Research


Best Paediatric Transplant Abstract, Basic Science
Anne Halpin

Title: ABO antibody detection in the modern age: Bead-based assays to characterize ABO antibodies

Best Paediatric Transplant Abstract, Clinical Science
Mohit Kehar

Title: Living Donor Liver Transplantation is Associated with Improved Long-Term Patient and Graft Survival in Children in Comparison to Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation

CST Pediatric Group, Associate Member Travel Bursary

Kathryn Haubrich; Emily Ghen; Maria De Angelis

The intent of the Paediatric Group Associate Member Travel Award is to help facilitate the attendance of allied health professionals at the Annual CST Paediatric Special Interest Group Annual Dinner and Business Meeting who might not otherwise have the opportunity or resources to attend.

CST Pharmacist Group - Continuing Education Bursary

Ms. Anita Wong-Chan

The CST Pharmacist Group provides a Continuing Education Bursary to help support its members who have submitted an abstract with funds to help offset the costs of travel and attendance to the CST Annual Scientific Meeting.