McMaster University

McMaster University

Research Roundtable Sessions

Sessions take place on the first and third Tuesday of every month in HSC-3A14.

Next Rounds:

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

|12:00 - 1:00 Pm | 3A14 |

Title 1:
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Research process in the Department of Pediatrics


About Research Roundtable

We are excited to announce this new Royal College accredited series in the Department of Pediatrics!

This hybrid of former Work-in-Progress and Research Seminars is an informal, interactive forum for researchers, trainees, allied health staff and research staff to share knowledge and exchange ideas. Some sessions will be project-focused, while others will focus on current research issues/topics; all sessions will provide a collaborative learning experience! Research Roundtable sessions are open to all in the Department of Pediatrics and will be held the first and third Tuesday of every month from 8-9 am in 3A14 unless otherwise communicated.

We want to hear from YOU! Interaction and knowledge sharing are key to the spirit of Research Roundtable, so bring your great ideas.

Stay Up-to-Date

Upcoming Research Roundtable sessions will be advertised in the Department Digest, on the Pediatrics website, and on the television in 3A, and postings in high-traffic hospital areas (e.g. near elevators). If you would like to receive Outlook meeting requests that populate the date, time, location, and topic of upcoming Seminars in your calendar, email Lindsay Akrong to be added to our distribution list.

Questions? Interested in presenting at a future Research Roundtable session? Contact Karen Choong.


Upcoming Sessions

For information about upcoming sessions please contact Karen Choong.

Previous Sessions:

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Title #1: Does Inadequate Parental Health Literacy Correlate with Adverse Clinical Outcomes in Children with Cystic Fibrosis?
Presenter: Dr. Jason McConnery, PGY-2

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Title #1: An Advanced Nursing Directive for Pediatric Appendicitis Imaging
Presenter: Mohamed Eltorki MBChB, FRCPC (PEM)

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Title #1: Systematic Review of Neonatal Portal Vein Thrombosis: Incidence, Risk Factors, Current Management, and Outcome
Title #2: Rheum for Kids: A Novel Transition Approach
Presenters: Muneera Alhaddad , PGY-2 & Jeanine McColl , PGY2

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Title #1: Factors Associated with Treatment Failure of High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) in Patients with Bronchiolitis
Presenter: Michelle D’Alessandro, PGY2

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Title #1: Characteristics of Canadian pediatric weight management programs participating in the CANadian Pediatric Weight management Registry (CANPWR): a descriptive report
Presenter: Kristen Zahn PGY 2

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Title#1: "Enhancing reproducibility of research: three common challenges in trials and suggested remedies"
Presenter: Lehana Thabane

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Title #1: "Long-term cardiovascular outcomes in children with Kawasaki disease: a population-based cohort study”
Presenter: Cal Robinson PGY 2

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Title #1: Do children at-risk for celiac disease have an intestinal microbial signature that can help predict their likelihood for developing celiac disease? A pilot, observational cohort study.
Presenter #1:Presenter: Sharandeep Kaur PGY 2

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Title #1: Incidence, Risk factors and Long-Term Outcomes of Neonatal Renal Vein Thrombosis in Ontario: A population-based cohort study 
Presenter #1:   Allison Oulette, M.D., Ph.D
Title #2: Long-Term Outcomes after Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Dialysis Among Neonates and Children in Ontario: A Population-Based Study 
Presenter #2: Rahul Chanchlani , M.B.B.S., M.D., MSc

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Title #1: Dental Health for Every Child: an RCC Screening Tool
Presenter #1: Sabrina Lue Tam, PGY2
Title #2: Spontaneous intestinal perforation and necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants < 32 weeks:risk factors and short term outcomes
Presenter #2: Dr. Mary Woodward, PGY2

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Title: Patient Engagement in Research: examples of sudies at CanChild
1. Jan Willem Gorter, MD, PhD. FRCP (C) , Director, CanChild
2. Dayle McCauley Research Development Officer, CanChild
3. Andrea Cross PhD Student
4. Sonya Strohm Research Coordinator, CanChild

Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Title: Effect of the Introduction of the Clinical Microsystems Care Model on Parent Stress and Satisfaction 
Speaker #1
: Dr. Luise Neuendorff, PGY3 (Supervisors: Dr. Christoph Fusch, Gerard Fusch)

Title: Marijuana and pregnancy: self-reported clinical knowledge of maternal and child healthcare providers 
Speaker #2:
Dr. Shamini Selvakumar, PGY2 (Supervisor: Dr. Lucy Giglia)

Date: Friday, June 8 2018
Speaker: Dr. Lotte Haverma, Clinical Pediatric Psychologist, Emma Children's Hospital
Title: Integrating the children's voice into daily clinical care using KLIK; a Patient Reported Outcomes tool

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Speaker #1: Dr. Paige Landy PGY2; Supervisor: Dr. Quang Ngo
Title #1: Parental Perceptions of Fidelity for Non Healthcare Simulation Based Education
Speaker #2: Dr. Aban Bahabri, PGY2; Supervisors: Drs. Anthony Chan and Ziad Solh
Title #2: Clinical Characteristics of pediatric patients with allergic transfusion reactions


Date: Tuesday May 15, 2018
Presenter: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Carlos A. Cuello (Supervisor: Dr. Karen Choong)
Title: Using Non-randomized (observational) studies in Evidence Syntheses: A familiar occurence in the pediatric field

Date: Tuesday Mary 1, 2018
Title #1: STI Screening in at-risk adolescents inpatients - are we doing our part?
Speaker #1: Brittany Anne Howson-Jan, PGY2 (Supervisor: Drs. Kristen Hallett & Allison Rodrigues)
Title #2: Lessons learnt from Family Engagement session - Facilitators and barriers to healthcare delivery of care in children with medical complexity: A quality improvement study
Speaker #2: Oyin Oyefeso, PGY2 (Supervisor: Dr. Audrey Lim)

Date: Tuesday April 17, 2018
Topic: The Effect of Exclusive Enteral Nutrition Therapy on the body composition of children with active Crohn’s disease 
Presenter: Dr. Muhanad Alruwaithi PGY 5 (Supervisor: Dr. Mary Zachos)

Date: Tuesday April 3, 2018
Topic #1
: Family physician reporting of suspected child maltreatment in Hamilton: a survey based study
Presenter #1: Dr. Melanie Tannenbaum, PGY2 (supervisor: Dr. Christine Wekerle)
Topic #2: Neonatal Outcomes in Inadequate Prenatal Care
Presenter #2: Dr. Ranu Malhi, PGY2 (supervisor: Dr. Andrea Hunter)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Speaker: Roxy Chen MSc. Student (Dr. Brian Timmons)
Title: Tacking of physical activity and fitness in children with chronic inflammatory condition: a research proposal

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Speaker #1: Dr. Kal Mungovan, PGY2 (Supervisor: Dr. Lucy Giglia)
Title #1:
Pediatric resident knowledge of early childhood caries: A quality improvement study
Speaker #2: Dr. Marija Kacar, PGY2
(Supervisors: Drs. April Kam and Adam Fleming)
Title #2:
Febrile Neutropenia: Threat and Error Management Model

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Speaker #1: Dr. Sarah Campos, PGY2 (Supervisors: Dr. Sarah Khan & Laura Weingarte)n
Title #1:
Influenza Management in the Emergency Room: A Quality Improvement Study
Is to determine if high risk patients with influenza-like illness are being appropriately identified and managed in the MUMC pediatric emergency department.
Speaker #2: Dr. David Zorko, PGY2
(Supervisor: Dr. Karen Choong)
Title #2:
Reporting and Measurement of Physical Rehabilitation Interventions in Pediatric Critical Care: A Scoping Review

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Topic: Short term neonatal outcomes in pregnancy induced hypertension
Speaker #1:
Dr. Abdul Razak, Peds Neonatology Clinical Fellow (Supervisor: Dr. A Mukerji)
Discuss study results and seek input

Date: January 2, 2018
Topic #1: Evaluation of Pediatric General Ward Rounds for Efficiency & Opportunities for Improvement 
Speaker #1:
Dr. Rey Wuerth, PGY2 (Supervisor: Dr. Moyez Ladhani)
Topic #2: An immersive Indigenous health experience for pediatric trainees: A pilot study 
Speaker #2:
Dr. Lisa Brown, PGY2 (Supervisor: Dr. Stacey Marjerrison)

Date: December 5, 2017
Speaker #1: Dr. Fahad Masud, PGY2 (Supervisor: Dr. Quang Ngo)
Topic: Using rapid cycle deliberate design in optimizing safer work space
Speaker #2: Dr. Ahmad Jaafar, PGY2 (Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Hunter)
Topic: Needs assessment of Arabic-speaking refugee families regarding child health promotion program

Date: November 22, 2017
Topic: CONSORT extension to pilot trials: What's new in the conduct and reporting of pilot trials
Presenter: Dr. Lehana Thabane, Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Date: November 7, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Joseph Oliver

Date: October 17, 2017
Topic: Data Quality Management in REDCap
Presenters: Pediatric Critical Care Research Teams

Date: September 19, 2017
Topic: Developing a research coordinator network in
maternal & child health

Date: June 20, 2017
Topic: Influence of antidepressants in pregnancy on the microbiome of the offspirng
Presenter: Dr. Katherine Prowse, PGY5 (Supervisor: Dr. Elyanne Ratcliffe)

Date: June 6, 2017
Topic #1: Adherence to Ontario DKA Emergency Treatment Guidelines among children admitted to the McMaster Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 
Presenter #1:
Dr. Jennifer Ann Klowak, PGY2 (Supervisor: Dr. Melissa Parker)
Topic #2: Outpatient intravenous antibiotic order set for the McMaster Emergency Department 
Speaker #2: Dr. Vidushi Khatri, PGY3 (Supervisor: Dr. Chris Sulowski)

Date: May 23, 2017
Topic: The Ontario Child Health Support Unit | Resources for child health researchers
Presenters: Dr. Stephanie Atkinson, Lindsay Akrong, and Drs. Nikhil Pai & Amit Mukerji

Date: May 2, 2017
Topic #1: Introducing the McMaster Children's Hospital parapneumonic effusion chest tube protocol
Speaker #1: Dr. Robin Mackin, PGY2 (Supervisors: Dr. Abdullah Saleh and Helen Flageole)

Topic #2:
Comparison of types of referrals seen in the pediatric resident continuity clinic at McMaster and community sites
Speaker #2:
Dr. Nadia Mansoor, PGY3 (Supervisors: Dr. Bojana Babic and Samara Chitayat)

Date: April 18, 2017
Topic: ICES McMaster and RDC@McMaster: Applicability to maternal and child health research
Speakers: Dr. Hsein Seow, Associate Professor, Oncology and Site Director, ICES-McMaster & Dr. Byron Spencer, Professor, Economics & Academic Director, McMaster RDC

Date: April 4, 2017
Topic: Effect of a new pediatric emergency medicine department on pedicatric presentations to local general emergency departments
Speaker: Dr. Madeline Burdick, PGY3

Date: March 14, 2017

Date: March 7, 2017 |8-9 am| HSC 3A14
Presentation 1: Providing an opportunity for feedback and discussion on decision making as well as clinical pearls via text messaging for junior pediatric residents after covering hematology and oncology inpatients overnight 
Speaker 1: Dr. Meredith Austin-Appleton, PGY Presentation 2: Engaging knowledge users: Usability testing of a Canadian Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan (AEP) 
Speaker 2: Dr. Abeer Hegazi, PGY2

Date: Feburary 7, 2017 | 8-9 am| HSC3A14
Topic: Surveying the chilhood disability research landscape: Bumps in the road separate researchers from patients
Speaker: Dr. Matthew Purser, PGY2 (Dr. Rosenbaum)

Date: February 21, 2017 | 12-1 pm| HSC3A14
Topic: The MacPEDS Resident Research Tracking ToolSpeaker: Dr. Lucy Giglia

Date: Tuesday January 17, 2017| 12-1pm| HSC 3A14 Topic: Application of propensity score methods in comparative effectiveness and safety of therapiesPresenter: Dr. Lehana Thabane, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact

Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Presentation 1: Assessing pediatricians' perceived comfort in pediatric and neonatal resuscitation Presenter: Dr. Kendra Komsa, PGY2(Dr. Quang Ngo)

Presentation 2: Applying the Threat and Error Model to the management of diabetic ketoacidosis in the emergency department
Presenter: Dr. Christine Tenedero, PGY2(Dr. April Kam)

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