The 3rd Annual Child Health Trainee Research Day was held June 1st, 2011, to honour the contributions to child health research by medical students, pediatric residents, post-doctoral and clinical fellows and graduate students training in the clinical and academic programs at McMaster University and McMaster Children's Hospital.
The research projects covered a broad range of projects in Clinical, Health Services and Basic Science research. Dr. Raha and Dr. Choong chaired the oral presentations - five students gave outstanding presentations. There were a total of 21 posters presented. The students were supervised by 17 Pediatric faculty members - kudos to these supervisors for their excellent mentoring. Programs represented Pediatric Residents R2 = 4; R3 = 5; R4 = 1, Fellows =3 MSc = 8 PhD = 3 Medical student – 1. The Child Health Trainee Research Day includes awards for the highest ranked posters and oral presentations adjudicated by faculty researchers. Thank you to our judges Dr. Keith Lau, Dr. Christoph Fusch, Dr. Katherine Morrison, Dr. Jan Willem Gorter, Dr. Rajesh Ramachandran Nair, Dr. Jeffrey Pernica, Dr. Olaf Kraus de Camargo, Dr. Gabriel Ronen, Dr. Constantine Samaan, and Mr. Leslie Berry.
Each oral presentation was outstanding, followed by remarkable posters. Congratulations to the winners of the trainee awards for this year's event:
Ivan Stevic, PhD
Enhanced inhibition of platelet-prothrombinase by covalent antithrombin-heparin complex. Mentors - Dr. Anthony Chan and Les Berry.
Best Poster for Clinical research
A Tie between two posters!
- Dr. Sarah Khan and Graham Black - R2 Pediatric Residents
Increased incidence and morbidity of parapneumonic effusion in children during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Mentors - Drs. Giglia, Pernica and Walton
- Joyce Obeid - PhD candidate
Sedentary behaviour in your with cerebral palsy and age, gender and season-matched controls
Mentors - Dr. Brian Timmons and Jan Willem Gorter
Best Poster for Basic/Health Services
- Joell Gantioqui - MSc candidate
An in-vitro model to study the effect of anticoagulants on cot formation in platelet-enriched plasma
Mentors - Dr. Anthony Chan and Les Berry
The reception with food and beverages was well received by all attendees. This year's event took place in the Farncombe Atrium. Many thanks to the event coordinators - Elizabeth Almeida and Janice Penney - for the organization of the program and the lovely set up for this year's reception. To capture this year's event a binder containing the program, copies of the abstracts and pictures of the event is available in Dr. Atkinson's office for all who wish to have a look.
From Dr. Stephanie Atkinson and Elizabeth Almeida