Dr. David Stojdl, Senior Scientist at CHEO, discusses his research into developing new cancer therapeutics. Dr. Stojdl has been investigating the potential of using oncolytic (replicating) viruses to treat multiple cancer mutations.
"Sarah was an exceptional resident to work with – she balanced compassionate patient care with excellent leadership and teaching. I really enjoyed working with her – she always made the time to incorporate teaching no matter how busy the day and she was an excellent role model both in terms of her extensive knowledge base and her exceptional patient interactions."
The recipient of the Resident Spotlight Award is Dr. Krittika Bhende. Dr. Bhende is a third year pediatrics resident at CHEO. She moved to Ottawa after spending 8 years at McGill University, where she completed both her medical degree and a bachelor's degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology.
Dr. David Dyment, a clinician scientist at CHEO, discusses his research using next-generation genetic sequencing. Employing the sequencing method has allowed Dr. Dyment to identify the causal genes of severe seizures in young children, and has helped to reduce the number and severity of epileptic episodes.
Dr. Stephen Feder is the recipient of the Council Award from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. This award honours the outstanding Ontario physicians who have demonstrated excellence in the eight “physician roles” identified by the Educating Future Physicians of Ontario.
On November 25th, 2015, the Fourth Annual Global Health Day took place at CHEO. In line with recent global events and Canada’s response to Syrian refugee resettlement, “Migrant Health” was a popular topic of interest amongst the physicians and staff who attended the Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, as well as the representatives from 6 media outlets in attendance.
The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s new Chief of Staff designate, Dr. Lindy Samson, is a pediatric infectious diseases physician whose research focuses on children with HIV infection. She is an effective, experienced leader who has led many clinical, research and teaching initiatives at CHEO and helped develop educational programs for new doctors teaching them about health advocacy and leadership skills.
The Department of Pediatrics (DoP) has grown substantially over the past decade, with new faculty, trainees and programs that provide a greater degree of services and contributions that benefit children and their families within our region and beyond. To ensure we focus on the most essential, productive and enriching activities, the DoP began development of a strategic plan in late 2014.
The iLEARN-Peds Pediatric Digital Teaching File project provides an experiential, case-based learning approach for trainees to immerse themselves in a model clinical environment. Peer-reviewed clinical cases, which may include interactive elements such as videos, real imaging and audio clips of heart and lung sounds, mimic patient encounters and provide complementary learning experiences to address potential gaps during clinical rotations.
Healthcare professionals travelled from across Ontario and Quebec to attend the 40th Annual Pediatric Refresher Course which took place at the Ottawa Convention Centre on October 23 and 24. The Pediatric Refresher Course provides an opportunity for health care providers to learn about new developments in the care of children and youth.