CUA Astellas Award – Jun 25, 2012

Dr. Ben Chew with co-applicant Dr. Dirk Lange have received the CUA-Astellas Award for a laboratory research project to gain understanding of the signalling pathways in the kidney and ureter, in order to build a better and more comfortable stent.This award will help to improve the healthcare of many Canadians and also advance our knowledge of urology, particularly in the area of kidney stone disease treatment.

Endourology awards: Best Endourology Presentation 2009, Best Research Presentation 2010, and Best Paper 2011

pic endourology awardCongratulations to the Stone Centre team for their achievements! ,

The Endourological Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 by a group of international urologists specializing in stones disease to facilitate dialog, circulation of scientific literature, and surgical skill training courses/hands on laboratory sessions. Drs. Ben Chew and Dirk Lange were invited as key note speakers and educational courses at the annual meeting, World Congress of Endourology (WCE). Based on their past and current work, Drs. Chew and Lange are viewed as world experts particularly in the field of Ureteral Stent Biomaterial Design. For their work Drs. Chew and Lange with their team have been awarded many prestigious awards that recognize their quality and innovative work, including the following:

Best Endourology Presentation (2009): “Novel in Vitro Model For Studying Ureteral Stent-Induced Cell Injury” – D. Lange, C. Elwood, S. Seney, K. Summers, B. Chew, P. Cadieux – WCE in Munich, Germany.

Best Research Presentation (2010): for Understanding Oxalate Metabolism and the Role of Oxalobacter Formigenes As a Possible Treatment” – Dirk Lange, Chelsea N. Elwood, Ben H. Chew, at the WCE in Chicago, USA.

Best Innovation Paper (2011): A BIODEGRADABLE URETERAL STENT IN A YORKSHIRE PIG MODEL: DEGRADATION TIME AND BIOCOMPATIBILITY; Ben H Chew, Ryan F Paterson, Kenneth W Clinkscales, Shalaby W Shalaby, Dirk Lange, at the WCE in Kyoto, Japan.