IMS Brogan Recognizes Quebec Health Professionals for Their Contribution to the Appropriate Use of Medicines

Quebec's leading health professionals gather to honour 2014 recipients of the 16th IMS Brogan Awards

MONTREAL, April 29, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - IMS Brogan is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 IMS Brogan Awards, recognized at a ceremony in Montreal last night. Now in their 15th year, the awards recognize Quebec physicians and pharmacists for their contribution to the continuing education of their peers. The award recipients were recognized for their published works on the appropriate use of medications. In addition, scholarships were presented to medical students with the highest academic standing in pharmacology and to the top pharmacy students from each of the faculties of pharmacy in Quebec. A total of $30,000 was shared by the recipients of the IMS Brogan Awards.

The Selection Committee was comprised of members of the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec (FMSQ), the Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec (FMOQ), the Association québécoise des pharmacies propriétaires (AQPP) as well as members of the faculties of pharmacy and medicine from the Quebec universities. Representatives from each professional association on the Selection Committee as well as representatives from the Collège des médecins du Québec, the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec and the universities were on hand for the awards ceremony at the Mont Royal Club in Montreal. The winners of the 2014 IMS Brogan Awards are:


Dr. Michel Lapierre
Article: "Supplément de calcium…un peu…beaucoup, surtout ou…pas du tout ?"
Le Médecin du Québec, volume 49, number 11, November 2014

Dr. Mihaela Ionita
Article: "La fosfomycine : une nouvelle arme dans le traitement des cystites non compliquées"
Le Médecin du Québec, volume 49, number 6, June 2014


Dr. Francine M. Ducharme
Article:  "Diagnosis, management, and prognosis of preschool wheeze"
The Lancet 2014; 383: 1593-1604

Dr. Paul Brassard
Article: "Oral Coricosteroids and the Risk of Serious Infections in Patients With Elderly-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Diseases"
The American Journal of Gastroenterology 2014; 109:1795-1802


Ms. Caroline Sirois, Pharmacist
Article: "La polypharmacie"
Québec Pharmacie, Juin 2014

Ms. Christine Hamel, Pharmacist
Article: "Le traitement du syndrome de sécrétion inappropriée de l'hormone antidiurétique" Pharmactuel, Volume 47, number 3




(for distinction in their pharmacology studies)

(recognizes overall academic standing – a bursary is awarded for an internship outside of Quebec)

Université Laval

Université Laval

Ms. Évelyne Ruelland

Ms. Marie-Christine Sylvain

Université de Sherbrooke

Université de Montréal (co-winners)

Ms. Marie-Ève Émond-Boisjoly

Ms. Anabelle Gonzalez

Mr. Francis Charbonneau

McGill University

Mr. Luke Harrison

Université de Montréal (co-winners)

Ms. Andréanne Bissonnette

Mr. Gabriel Fortin


About IMS Brogan

IMS Brogan is a unit of IMS Health, a leading worldwide provider of information, technology, and services dedicated to making healthcare perform better. With a global technology infrastructure and unique combination of real-world evidence, advanced analytics and proprietary software platforms, IMS Health connects knowledge across all aspects of healthcare to help clients improve patient outcomes and operate more efficiently. The company's expert resources draw on data from nearly 100,000 suppliers, and on insights from 39 billion healthcare transactions processed annually, to serve more than 5,000 healthcare clients globally. Customers include pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer health manufacturers and distributors, providers, payers, government agencies, policymakers, researchers and the financial community. Additional information is available at



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