Interesting Vasculitis Case Competition

2019 Winners

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Dr. Foizer Leite graduated from Medicine at UNIDERP (University for the Development of the State and Region of Pantanal) in Campo Grande - Brazil in 2014 and enlisted at the Brazilian Army as a general doctor during the following year. In 2018 she specialised as a Paediatrician at the Hospital of Mato Grosso do Sul Federal University, also in Campo Grande. Currently she is in her final year as a Resident Doctor in Paediatric Rheumatology at the Clinical Hospital of Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo.





Dr. Kumar completed his paediatrics in 2010 from the Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna University. He then completed a fellowship in Paediatric Nephrology in 2014 from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. He is currently a consultant Paediatrician, Neonatologist and Paediatric Nephrologist at the Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospitals in Lucknow, India. Dr. Kumar's area of research is currently nephrotic syndrome, paediatric glomerulonephritis, CAKUT and vasculitis in children. 

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Dr. Al-Omairi graduated from the Medical School at the Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. He then joined the pediatrics program under the Oman Medical Specialty Board. During his pediatric training, he obtained the Paediatric Arab Board, Saudi Board of Paediatrics and Royal College of Paediatrics and Childhood membership, RCPCH(UK). In spring of 2019, he moved to Edmonton, Alberta, to begin a paediatric nephrology fellowship.



The Calgary Vasculitis Symposium is committed to providing healthcare professionals with opportunities to learn, share, and discuss recent discoveries in clinical and translational research in caring for patients with vasculitis.

Prize (2 total to be awarded)

Update: one case from a Canadian institution will also be accepted for a total of 3. 

  1. Presentation of the most interesting vasculitis case at the 2019 Calgary Vasculitis Symposium on October 10, 2019 in Calgary, Canada. 

  2. Travel and accommodation expenses to and from the symposium.

(Includes return airfare, travel to/from Calgary International Airport, up to 3 nights accommodation at Hotel Alma, and meals.)



  • Eligible candidates are trainees or junior staff (within 5 years of finishing residency/fellowship). Medical students, medical and surgical residents and fellows, basic scientists in training, and allied health trainees are encouraged to apply

  • Submissions must be a patient case and have a paediatric vasculitis relevance

  • Submissions are to be no more than 250 words

Application Process


  • Submissions are to be made through the Submission Form

  • Application deadline is July 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm MST

  • Only applications that are received by the application deadline will be considered.

  • Prize announcements will follow and will be announced in advance of the symposium

Scoring & Review Process


  • All submissions will be reviewed and scored by the Calgary Vasculitis Planning Committee members and/or invited expert reviewers

  • The submission reviewers will be blinded to the authors name. The reviewers will be asked to consider relevance to vasculitis, and will score and rank each submission according to a standard scoring strategy

  • The top 2 ranked submissions  will be awarded, as stated above. If the winner is unable to attend the Calgary Vasculitis Symposium, the award will move to the next highest ranked submission.