13th Annual Child Health Research Days

"Pathways to Equity: Better Health for All Children"

October 3 - 5, 2017

Agenda

Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Tuesday, October 3, 2017

4:00 pmTrainee Forum, “Dr. Goodbear’s Den”: MTS Classrooms ABC

Welcome: Dr. Terry Klassen, CEO & Scientific Director, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Head, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Oral presentations by the top trainee abstracts by level of training: Undergraduate, MSc, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, Resident, Research Associate

Chair: Laetitica Guillmette, CIHR PhD Candidate
6:00 pmReception for Trainees and Mentors: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation
6:30 pmOpen for Public Forum: MTS Foyer
7:00 pmPublic Forum, “Healing from Trauma”: MTS Classrooms ABC

Dr. Caroline C. Piotrowski, Director, Violence & Injury Prevention Research Group; Scientist, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Dr. Nancy Kassam-Adams, Associate Director for Behavioral Research, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Research Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr. Anne Kazak, Co-Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science, Nemours Children’s Health System, A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children; Co-Director of the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress; Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychologist.

Kathryn McBurney

Dawn Issac

 

Fort Garry Hotel – Wednesday, October 4, 2017

7:30 amRegistration and Breakfast: Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:15 amMorning Greetings: Grand Ballroom

Dr. Terry Klassen, CEO & Scientific Director, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Head, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Dr. Gary Glavin, Associate Vice-President (Research), University of Manitoba

Karen Cornejo, Chair, Board of Directors, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba
8:30 amMorning Keynote: Grand Ballroom

Advocacy in child health
Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
9:30 amConcurrent Sessions: Grand Ballroom/Assiniboine A/Assiniboine B

The Emergency Department Violence Intervention Program: Improving health for youth injured by violence
Carolyn Snider, Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Associate Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Staff Physician, Emergency Department, Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre

Epigenetic connections between early life environments and long term health
Meaghan Jones, Post-doctoral Fellow in Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia

Decolonizing research methodologies
Anna Huard, Mentoship Programs Coordinator, Ongomiizwin Research, Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, University of Manitoba
10:30 am – 12:30 pmResearch Trainee Poster Presentations – 1st Session: Grand Ballroom Mezzanine
11:30 pmBuffet Lunch: Grand Ballroom Foyer
1:00 pmAfternoon Greetings: Grand Ballroom

Dave Evans, Chair, Board of Directors, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
1:10 pmAfternoon Keynote: Grand Ballroom

Epigenetics of the stress response
Dr. Patrick O. McGowan, PhD; Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough; Cell and Systems Biology, Psychology, Physiology University of Toronto
2:15 pmConcurrent Sessions: Grand Ballroom/Assiniboine A/Assiniboine B

The relationship between mental health and inflammatory bowel disease
Charles Bernstein, Bingham Chair in Gastroenterology Research; Director, University of Manitoba Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical and Research Centre.

The effects of maternal separation and other stressors on immune responses to respiratory infections
Philip Griebel, Research Fellow, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO-Intervac); Professor, School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan

Mentorship matters: the case for graduate professional development
Reinhart Reithmeier, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto
3:15 – 5:15 pmResearch Trainee Poster Presentations – 2nd Session: Grand Ballroom Mezzanine
6:30 pmEvening Gala & Awards Ceremony: Provencher Ballroom
* Trainees must be in attendance to receive awards

Featured Presentations:

Kevin Chief, Vice-President, Business Council of Manitoba, “Creating environments where children can thrive: lessons from the North End”

Dr. Terry Klassen, CEO & Scientific Director, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Head, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Dr. Brian Postl, Dean, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; Vice-Provost (Health Sciences), University of Manitoba

Christina Weise, CEO, Research Manitoba

Lawrence Prout, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba

 

Fort Garry Hotel – Thursday, October 5, 2017

7:30 amBreakfast: Grand Ballroom Foyer, Fort Garry Hotel
8:00 amPediatric Grand Rounds: Grand Ballroom

Introduction: Dr. Terry Klassen, CEO & Scientific Director, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Head, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Dr. Nancy Kassam-Adams, Associate Director for Behavioral Research, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Research Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr. Anne Kazak, Co-Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science, Nemours Children’s Health System, A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children; Co-Director of the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress; Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychologist.
9:00 amKeynote: Grand Ballroom

The Navajo Birth Cohort Study: challenges and necessity of Indigenous inclusion in big science
Dr. Johnnye Lewis, Director and Founder of the Community Environmental Health Program, College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.
10:00 amRefreshments: Grand Ballroom Foyer
10:30 amConsecutive Sessions: Grand Ballroom

What works to reduce the gap in children’s health and development? Lessons learned from PATHS Equity for Children
Marni Brownnell, Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba; Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director of Research, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy

Diabetes during pregnancy and cardiometabolic disease in the offspring
Vern Dolinsky, Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba, Department of Pharmacology; Research Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Living with Youth Onset Type 2 Diabetes; Teachings from Patients and Clinical Cohorts
Allison Dart, Pediatric Nephrologist; Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health; Clinician Researcher at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Adjunct Scientist at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
12:00 pmClosing Session: Grand Ballroom

Dr. Terry Klassen, CEO & Scientific Director, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Head, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba