McNally Project Senior Fellow Polly Ford-Jones was selected as the winner of the “Best Canadian Research” at the Paramedic Research Symposium at PACE 2019 last week in Winnipeg. Polly will now go on to present her research at the 2019 International Scientific Symposium at EMS World Expo in New Orleans in October! This robust scientific program aims to highlight the most important EMS research of the year from across the globe. EMS providers at all levels present original peer-reviewed posters and oral abstract sessions. This was made possible through the McNally Project’s strategic link with the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA. The award was presented to her by PCRF Associate and McNally Project Senior Fellow Alan Batt. Established in 1992, the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) is dedicated to the promotion, creation, and dissemination of prehospital research, and has 33 Associates worldwide. Congratulations Polly!

McNally Project Senior Fellow Matthew Leyenaar was presented with his award as winner of the 2019 PAC Award of Excellence for Innovation and Research at the annual Awards Ceremony at the PACE 2019 conference in Winnipeg last week. The Award of Excellence for Innovation and Research recognizes those who have made an outstanding contribution in the field of research, innovation or have solved a problem or successfully leveraged an opportunity that has served to enhance the field of paramedicine, EMS systems, paramedic safety, or to expand the use of paramedics into non-traditional roles. “Research” may include the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, humanities, or a related discipline. “Innovation” may involve technology or equipment, but may also include innovative approaches or techniques. Congratulations Matt!

Double honours for McNally Project Senior Fellows at PACE2019