Pediatric Grand Rounds (Schedule & Recordings)

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Grand Rounds

Presentations 2017/2018

Click here to view presentations (if available) – select BC Children’s Hospital, then Pediatrics, then Grand Rounds.

Date Division & Presenter Track Type

Developmental Pediatrics

“Hot Topics in Developmental Pediatrics”

Presented by Dr. Nancy Lanphear

 Grand Rounds

 BC Children’s Hospital Biobank

“Giving  Patients A Voice In Pediatric Biobanking”

Presented by Dr. Suzanne Vercauteren

 Grand Rounds

 BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

“Meta-analyses: Can We Trust Them, Can We Improve Them?”

Presented by Dr. John Ioannidis

 Grand Rounds


“Are You My Mentor? Successful Mentorship In Academic Medicine”

Presented by  Dr. Orlee Guttman

 Grand Rounds

Adolescent Medicine

“Bridges to Care for Vulnerable Youth”

Presented by :

Dr. Tatiana Sotindyo

Dr. Dzung Vo

Dr. Badri Narayan

Ms. Caroline Chivers



“Precision Medicine for Childhood Onset Heart Disease”

Presented by: Dr. Seema Mital

 Grand Rounds

 BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

“Making our Research Meaningful to Patients through an Innovative Knowledge Translation Platform”

Presented by Dr. Shazhan Amed

 Grand Rounds

 BC Pediatric Society

“Running on Empty:  Our Stories “

Presented by: Dr.  Jane Hailey and Dr. Megran Grant

 Grand Rounds

 Biochemical Diseases

“Value of Gen(omic) Diagnosis in Biochemical Genetics and Beyond. A Pediatrician’s Perspective”

Presented by:  Dr. Sylvia Stockler

 Grand Rounds 


“Generation Rx.  The Illness Industry – Over-diagnosis and Over-treatment Amongst N American Children”

Presented by: Dr. Mike Seear

 Grand Rounds 

Infectious Diseases

“Reproductive Health and Pregnancy Outcomes among Adolescent in Post- Conflict Northern Uganda”

Presented by  :

Dr. Gina Ogilvie

Dr. Ashley Roberts

Dr. Patricia Spittal

Grand Rounds 


“New Pediatric Blood Pressure Guidelines: Improving the Recognition of Elevated Blood Pressure”

Presented by  :

Dr. Janis Dionne

Dr. Kevin Harris

 Grand Rounds 


“Repairing the brain of sick newborns: Is that possible?

Presented by : Dr. Pia Wintermark

 Grand Rounds 

Developmental Peds

“Autism from Genomics to Treatment: Lost in Translation”

Presented by  : Dr. Paul Wang

Grand Rounds 


Holiday Break – No Session




Holiday Break – No Session




Holiday Break – No Session




“Menstruation: A Challenge for Young Girls with Developmental Issues Or with Seizures and for their Parents”

Presented by  :

Dr. Sarah Riedlinger

Dr. Anita Datta

Dr. Debra Miller

Dr. Jean Pierre Chanoine



” Are You  Culturally Competent or Just Racially Stereotyping ?” 

Presented by  : Dr. Gurdeep Parhar, Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Partnerships and Professionalism

Grand Rounds 

General Pediatrics

“Stemming the Tide of Resistant Gram Negative Bacteria”

Presented by  : Dr. Peter Tilley  (with Dr. Kris Kang)


Grand Rounds 

Allergy & Immunology

“Penicillin “Allergy” in the Pediatric Population”

Presented by  : “Dr. Tiffany Wong and Dr. Ashley Roberts”

Grand Rounds 

 Physician Medical Staff Wellness Group

 ““Flourishing at Work: Mindful Lessons for Clinicians and Leaders”

Presented by Dr. Ronald Epstein

Grand Rounds

Hematology / Oncology

 “Difficult Conversations When Prognosis is Guarded”

Presented by :

Ms. Camara Van Breeman

Dr. Lanna Olson

 Grand Rounds


 “Percuataneous  Rehabilitation  of the Failing RVOT: State of the Art and Future Directions”

Presented by : “Dr. Mounir Riahi “




 “See the Light: Standardizing the Management of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia 

Presented by :

Dr. Deepak Manhas

Dr. Anish Pillai



Celebrate Research Day Special Presentation

“Moving Child Health Research From Knowledge to Action “

Presented by :

Dr. Christine Chambers

 Grand Rounds


 “”Personalized Medicine for Juvenile Arthritis: The right medication for the right child at the right time””

Presented by :

Dr. Jaime Guzman

Grand Rounds

Developmental Pediatrics

 “Sharing the News: A Case of Delayed Development and Multiple Minor Anomalies –   Recognizing the many Facets and Faces of 22q11.2 Deletion: International Guidelines for Diagnosis and Care”

 Presented by :

Dr. Amina Benlamri

Dr. Christine Loock

Dr. Katherine Blood

Dr. Esther Lee

Dr. Kyla J. Hildebrand



Good Friday – No Session




“DKA In Children and Cerebral Injury: State of the Art and the PECARN FLUID Trial “

Presented by :

Dr. Nathan Kuppermann

Dr. Nicole Glaser

 Grand Rounds 

General Pediatrics

 “Topic TBA”

Presented by :

Dr. Gabrielle Bibas

Dr. Robynn Geier

Dr. OdionKalaci


Critical Care

 “Diphtheria in the  21st Century”

Presented by :

Dr. Srinivas Murthy

Grand Rounds 


 “Developing Screening in High Risk Children”

Presented by :

Dr. Lionel Carmant

Grand Rounds 

CFRI –  Healthy Starts Theme

 “Developmental Origins of Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes “

Presented by :

Dr. Dana Dabelea

Grand Rounds 


 “Cerebrovascular and Cardiovascular Control during Infant Sleep”

Presented by : Dr. Flora Wong

Grand Rounds 

Adolescent Medicine

 “Adolescents, Overdose & Addictions:  Is it time for Secure Care in BC?”

Presented by :

Dr. Curren Warf

Dr. Grant Charles

Dr. Tom Warshawski

Grand Rounds 

 Hematology / Oncology

 “The Mystery of the Unfortunate Pale & Regressing Toddler”

Presented by :

Dr. John Wu

Dr. Vanessa Masson

Dr. James Lee

Dr. Kathy Selby

Dr. Ramona Salvarinova

01-Jun -2018


Miracle Weekend – No Session



Emergency Medicine

 “Medical Images – Climbing the Learning Curve to Competency”

Presented by :

Dr. Kathy Boutis

Grand Rounds 


 “Feel the Thunder? This Spot Diagnosis is a real Adrenaline Rush!”

Presented by :

Dr. Linda Huh

Dr. Micheline Lagace

Dr. Robert Humphreys

Dr. Brendon Graeber


General Pediatrics

 “When Perfect isn’t Good Enough”

Presented by :

Dr. Dianna Louie

Dr. Andrew Clarke

Grand Rounds


Residents “Reach for the Top”

Hosted by the Pediatric Chief Residents


Special Event

 “Child Health and the Sustainable Development Goals: What Can Pediatricians Do?”

Presented by :

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta

Grand Rounds

General Surgery

 “Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation: What’s Next?”

Presented by : Dr. Hannah Piper

Grand Rounds 

Presentations 2016/2017


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Date Division & Presenter Track Type

Canadian Center for Child Protection

“Child Sexual Abuse and Technology”

Presented by Noni Classen

Grand Rounds

Adolescent Medicine

“Global Challenges and Social Determinants of Health for Adolescents”

Presented by Dr. Evelyn Eisenstein

Grand Rounds


“Eczema — Which Oral Immunosuppressive Agent and When?”

Presented by Dr. David Orchard

Grand Rounds

“An ‘Anomalous’ Case of a Fluid-Filled Chest”

Pediatric Associate Chiefs

GR: Advances in Pediatrics

General Pediatrics

“Let Them Eat Dirt: Raising Children With Their Microbes”

Presented by Dr. Brett Finlay

Grand Rounds


“Suicide in Children”

Presented by Dr. Tyler Black

Grand Rounds

BCPS Conference

“Advocacy for Pain Prevention and Treatment in Children”

Presented by Dr. Gary Walco

Grand Rounds

Hematology Oncology

“When Parents and Providers Disagree: Understanding and Responding to Conflicts in the Care of Children”

Presented by Dr. Doug Diekema

Grand Rounds – Special Speaker
4-Nov-16 Guest Speaker – Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Grand Rounds
11-Nov-16 Remembrance Day – No Session

Peds Adol HIV (Oak Tree Clinic)

“HIV/AIDS From Its Origins to the Future”

Presented by Dr. Ariane Alimenti

Grand Rounds

Guest Speaker (CFRI)

“A Decade of Research and Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence: A Surgeon’s Perspective”

Presented by Dr. Mohit Bhandari

Grand Rounds

Allergy and Immunology

“To Inject or Not to Inject, That is the Question”

Presented by Dr. Hannah Roberts

GR: Advances in Pediatrics


“Next Generation Regulatory T-cell Therapy for Autoimmunity and Transplantation”

Presented by Dr. Megan Levings

Grand Rounds


“Pediatric Surgery: ‘There Are No Facts…'”

Presented by Dr. Geoffrey Blair

Grand Rounds
23-Dec-16 Holiday Break – No Session
30-Dec-16 Holiday Break – No Session
6-Jan-17 Holiday Break – No Session


“Crowdsourcing, ‘Friending’ and Googling Your Patient: Ethical Considerations in Social Media in the Healthcare Context”

Presented by Dr. Alice Virani and Dr. Nina Preto

Grand Rounds

Developmental Pediatrics

“Let’s Put It Into Context: Assessment of Atypical Social Behaviours in Children with Global Developmental Delay”

Presented by Dr. Armansa Glodjo, Dr. Ram Mishaal, Marilyn Noort and Danielle Little

GR: Advances in Pediatrics


“Magnesium Sulfate for Neuroprotection to Prevent Cerebral Palsy (MAG-CP): A Managed Knowledge Translation Project to Implement Guidelines in Canada”

Presented by Dr. Anne Synnes and Dane De Silva

Grand Rounds


“From Basic Science to Clinical Care: The Good, The Bad and the Challenging in Spinal Muscular Atrophy”

Presented by Dr. Kathryn Selby

Grand Rounds


“Sepsis Syndrome and Septic Shock”

Presented by Adela Matejcek, Caron Strahlendorf, Dr. Leejin Koh & Heather Bray

GR: Advances in Pediatrics

Biochemical Diseases

“Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Diet or Genetics”

Presented by Dr. May Al Malki, Dr. Liezl duPlessis, Dr. Michael Sargent, Dr. Hilary Vallance, Dr. Ramona Salvarinova

GR: Advances in Pediatrics


“Social Deprivation and Child Health in British Columbia: Your ZIP Code is More Important Than Your Genetic Code”

Presented by Dr. Michael Seear

Grand Rounds

Infectious Diseases

“Bocavirus: Culprit or Innocent Bystander”

Presented by Dr. Jocelyn Srigley

Grand Rounds

Celebrate Research Day Special Presentation

“The Journey of a Pediatric Translational Researcher”

Presented by Dr. Bonnie Ramsey

Grand Rounds


“Getting to the Heart of Dysautonomia”

Presented by Dr. Katey Armstrong, Astrid De Souza, Dr. Penny Sneddon

GR: Advances in Pediatrics


“What’s Hot in Status Epilepticus:  FIRES and other Burning Questions”

Presented by Dr. Mary Dunbar, Dr. Linda Huh & Dr. Peter Skippen

GR: Advances in Pediatrics

Emergency Medicine

“Concussion: Recent Trends in Acute Management” -A Q & A Forum

Presented by Dr. Paul Korn, Dr. Bruce Bjornson, Dr. Garth Meckler, Dr. Ashwin Hegde, Dr. Shelina Babul, Catherine Chan, Robyn Littleford,  & Dr. Jacqueline Purtzki

GR: Advances in Pediatrics


“When A Fever Keeps Coming Back”

Presented by Dr. Lori Tucker, Dr. Amieleena Chhabra, & Dr. Kelly Brown

GR: Advances in Pediatrics
14-Apr-17 Good Friday – No Session

BCACDI 2017 Paediatric Update Symposium

“Autism Spectrum Disorders and Differential Diagnosis: Overlaps with Intellectual Disabilities and Neuropsychiatric Conditions”

Presented by Dr. Vikram Dua

Grand Rounds


“Global Pediatric Endocrinology:  Issues & Challenges in the Asia Pacific and African Regions”

Presented by Dr. Margaret Zacharin, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Grand Rounds

Plastic Surgery

“What’s New in Birth-Related Brachial Plexus Injuries”

Presented by Dr. Cynthia Verchere

Grand Rounds


“Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)”

Presented by Dr. Stacey Ishman

Grand Rounds

 Guest Speaker

“Using Quality Improvement to Improve Discharge Efficiency”

Presented by Dr. Christine White

Grand Rounds


“Update on Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity”

Presented by Dr. Collin Barker

Grand Rounds
2-Jun-17 Miracle Weekend – No Session

Allergy and Immunology

“Prevention of Peanut Allergy:  New Guidelines, Ongoing Controversies & What To Tell Your Patients”

Presented by Dr. Elissa Abrams & Dr. Kyla Hildebrand

Grand Rounds


“The Canadian Cannabinoid Conundrum”

Presented by Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles

Grand Rounds


“Rapid Genetic Diagnosis in Neonates:  Why its actually a long road”

Presented by Dr. Jonathan Wong, Dr. Nicholas Williams, Dr. Linlea Armstrong, Dr. Alice Virani & Anne Swenerton

GR: Advances in Pediatrics
30-Jun-17 Residents Reach for the Top Grand Rounds


“The Post-Mortem Investigation of Sudden Death:  Finding our way to a diagnosis”

Presented by Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani, Dr. Laura Dewar & Kirsten Bartels

Grand Rounds


“Acute Kidney Injury in 2017: What Pediatricians Need to Know”

Presented by Dr. David Askenazi

Grand Rounds


“Food Sticking:  What are you Thinking?”

Presented by Dr. Vishal Avinashi, Dr. Edmond Chan & Dr. Jonathan Bush

GR: Advances in Pediatrics


Presentations 2015/2016 

Click here to view presentations (if available) – select BC Children’s Hospital, then Pediatrics, then Grand Rounds (archive).

Date Division & Presenter Title
June 10, 2016 Gastroenterology Biliary Atresia: Best Strategies to “De Liver” Care in Canada
June 3, 2016 Chief Residents Residents Reach for the Top
May 27, 2016 Hematology/Oncology – Dr. Peter Adamson Development of Targeted New Agents for Children with Cancer
May 20, 2016 Respirology – Dr. Connie Yang Lessons Learned from Pediatric Asthma Deaths in British Columbia
May 13, 2016 Tide BC – Dr. Clara van Karnebeek TIDE-BC @ 5 years: Global change in paradigms for treatable intellectual disability
May 6, 2016 Rheumatology – Dr. Mercedes Chan Exploring Professional Identity Formation in Doctors who Pursue Additional Training
Apr 29, 2016 Biochemical Diseases – Dr. Gordon Francis New Developments in Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia in Children
Apr 22, 2016 Radiology – Dr. Alan Daneman The Role of Sonography in the Evaluation of Neonates with Suspected or Known NEC
Apr 15, 2016 Ethics – Dr. Nina Preto Tensions in Truth Telling in the Pediatric Context
Apr 8, 2016 Physiotherapy – Dr. Kishore Mulpuri Caring for Family and Child with Cerebral Palsy: A Team Approach
Apr 1, 2016 Nephrology – Dr. George Schwartz Progress in Fighting Pediatric CKD Progression: New AGE findings for Old AGE risk factors
Mar 11, 2016 Psychology – Dr. Tyler Black Cutting is not Suicidal: Self Injury in Adolescents
Mar 4, 2016 Infectious Diseases – Dr. Deborah Money Zika Virus in Pregnancy: More Questions Than Answers
Feb 26, 2016 Endocrinology Artificial Pancreas, shortly close to home?
Feb 19, 2016 Adolescent Medicine – Dr. Gilles Julien Vulnerable children: The Approach of Community Social Pediatrics
Feb 12, 2016 Neurology – Dr. Elaine Wirrell The Auto-Immune Epilepsies
Feb 5, 2016 Developmental Pediatrics – Dr. Tammie Dewan C4: Centralized Collaborative Complex Care: Care Redesign using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim
Jan 29, 2016 Neonatology – Dr. Pascal Lavoie Immune Development During Ontogeny And Its Impact On Newborn Health
Jan 22, 2016 Cardiology – Dr. Shreya Moodley Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome – Fetal Life and Beyond
Jan 15, 2016 Emergency Medicine – Dr. Garth Meckler, Dr. Alexandra Faber Pediatric Migraine
Jan 8, 2016 CFRI – Dr. Alexander Beristain Placenta-maternal Interaction in Pregnancy: How Obesity Affects the Maternal-fetal-interface
Dec 11, 2015 Adolescent Medicine – Dr. Pei-Yoong Lam, Dr. Jennifer Coelho Putting Together the Pieces of the Puzzle – Pathways of Care for Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders
Dec 4, 2015 Adolescent Medicine – Dr. Margaret Colbourne Our Duty to Report – Challenges with Vulnerable Youth and Families
Nov 27, 2015 Centre for International Child Health – Dr. Melanie Murray A Novel Strategy for Promoting Adherence in HIV+ Youth
 Nov 20, 2015 General Pediatrics – Dr. Tom Kosatsky
Dr. Bruce Lanphear
BPL: Little Things Matter: Impact of toxins on the Developing Brain
Nov 13, 2015 BC Pediatric Society – Dr. Douglas Matsell
Dr. Cherry Mammen

Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome: The Clinical Pathway

Nov 6, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Dr. Manish Sadarangani
Dr. Andrew Steer

“Development of a Novel Meningococcal B Vaccine: From Bench to a Phase 1 Trial and Beyond” and “The Challenges of Developing a Group A Streptococcus Vaccine”

Oct 30, 2015 Neurology – Dr. Michelle Demos

Genetics of the Epilepsies: Past, Present and Future (presentation made unavailable by non-consent)

Oct 23, 2015 Allergy & Immunology – Dr. Matthew Greenhawt, Dr. David Fleischer, Dr. Edmond Chan Life after LEAP: How Should Advice to Introduce Peanut Early in Infancy be Implemented?
Oct 16, 2015 Gastroenterology – Dr. Kevan Jacobson Changing Incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Lessons Learnt from the BC Pediatric IBD Population
Oct 9, 2016 General Pediatrics Making Good Care Even Better: Best Practices in Provider/Parent Interactions
Oct 2, 2015 Critical Care – ICU – Dr. Peter Skippen Critical Care Progress: Less is More, More or Less
Sep 25, 2015 Neonatology – Dr. Anne Synnes Improving the Lives of the Child Born Very Preterm: Fifty Years of Neonatology
Sep 18, 2015 Biochemical Diseases – Dr. Sylvia Stockler Orphan Drugs for Rare Diseases. A Review from a Pediatrician’s Perspective
 Sep 11, 2015 Emergency Medicine – Dr. Quynh Doan, Dr. Alison Lee Pediatric Mental Health in the Emergency Department
Jul 3, 2015 Special Presentation – Dr. Charles P. Larson MD Global Maternal and Child Health: Progress, Challenges and Engagement of C & W
Jun 26 2015 Dr. Kamal Abdulwahab, Dr. Steven Rathgeber Reach for the Top Jepoardy: Residents vs Fellows vs Staff
Jun 19 2015 Hematology – Dr. Jacob Rozmus MD Dysregulated B Cell Development: Insights from Rare Disease Research
Jun 5, 2015 Cardiology – Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani, MD : Dr. Glen Tibbits, PhD : Dr. Cici Chenliu, MSc Student : Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi, MD Shedding Light on the Most Complex Affairs of the Heart
May 22. 2015 Gastroenterology – Dr. Sally Lawrence MD Safety of Immunomodulators and Biologicals in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
May 15, 2015 Infectious Diseases – Dr. David Goldfarb What’s New in Number 2? Update on Childhood Diarrheal Disease from a Global Perspective
May 8, 2015 Allergy & Immunology – Dr. Kyla Hildebrand Food Allergy Epidemiology
May 1, 2015 Psychiatry/Psychology – Dr. Tyler Black The Moral Panic over Video Games and Children: What do we Know?
Apr 24, 2015 Nephrology – Dr. Tom Blydt-Hansen MD Establishing a Kidney Transplant Research Clinic- Exploring Silos and Synergies
Apr 17, 2015 Chronic Pain Team – Dr Leora Kuttner, Dr. Dzung X. Vo Where the Mind Meets the Body – Mindfulness and Hypnosis–Increasing the Field of Awareness
Apr 10, 2015 General Pediatrics – Dr. Ron Remmick MD
Dr. Paul Thiessen MD
Exercise as Medicine
Mar 20, 2015 Neonatology – Amir Lahav ScD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Early Sound Exposure in the NICU: Effects Maternal Womb Sounds on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes
Mar 13, 2015 Child & Family Research Imaging Facility (CFRIF) – D Bruce Bjornson, MD Mapping Atypical Brain Language Networks in Children with Epilepsy: Functional MRI, Connectomes and Neurosurgical Planning
Feb 27, 2015 Respirology – Dr. Connie Yang, MD Dr. David Wensley, MD and Dr. Marie Wright, MD

How Do We Improve The Diagnosis & Management of Childhood Pneumonia in Developing Countries? From Smart Phone Oximeters to Multi-Centre Clinical Studies in India, Local Research Leads the Way

How Do We Improve The Diagnosis & Management of Childhood Pneumonia in Developing Countries? (Slides version)

Feb 20, 2015 Emergency Medicine – Dr. Shan Yin, MD Synthetic Drugs of Abuse
Feb 6, 2015  Dr. Niranjan “Tex Kissoon, MD Sepsis Deaths: The Dance of Inequity, Imagination and Advocacy
Jan 23, 2015 Tide BC – Dr. Clara van Karnebeek, MD PhD and Dr. Maja Tarailo-Graovac, PhD Translational Genomics: It Takes a Village
Jan 16, 2015  Peds Adol HIV – Dr. Laura Sauve and Dr. Ariane Alimenti Pediatric HIV/Aids: Entering the 4th Decade
Jan 9, 2015 Developmental Pediatrics – Dr. Tamara Zagustin, MD The Use of Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy in Children
Dec 12, 2014 Endocrinology – Dr. Shazhan Amed, MD, Dr. Tom Warshawski, MD and Arlene Cristall, Msc British Columbia’s Vision –
Working Together to Raise a Generation of Healthy Kids
Dec 5, 2014 Critical Care – ICU – Dr. Srinivas Murthy, MD Ebola Virus: the 2014 Outbreak
Nov 28, 2014 Hematology/Oncology – Dr. Rebecca Deyell, MD Clinical Trials in Pediatric Oncology- Past, Present and Future
Nov 21, 2014 Ethics – Dr. Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD Ethical & Policy Issues in Newborn Screening: Case Studies from Around the World
Nov 14, 2014  Dr. Shimi Kang, MD The Dolphin Way-Motivating Your Toughest Patients & Their Parents  Without Turning Into A Tiger
Nov 7, 2014 Developmental Pediatrics – Dr. Tim Oberlander, MD Effects of In utero exposure to SSRIs: Clues into the Origins of Emotional Regulation in Childhood
Oct 31, 2014  Dr. Byron Joyner, MD Building a Better Professional: Iconoclasts and Idiosyncrasies
Oct 24, 2014 Cystic Fibrosis – Dr. Mark Chilvers, MD From Ciliopathies to Channelopathies
Oct 17, 2014 Adolescent Medicine – Dr. Thom Garfat and Dr. Roger Tonkin Making Moments Meaningful: How Everyday Encounters can Change an Adolescent’s Life
Oct 10, 2014 Dr. Judith Hall and Dr. Michael Whitfield The Trajectory of a Pediatric Career: How to get the most out of each stage
Oct 3, 2014 BC Pediatric Society – Dr. Annie Simpson, Phd, RPsych Introduction to Selective Mutism: Characteristics, Assessment, and Treatment
Sept 26, 2014 Biochemical Diseases – Dr. Orly Elpeleg, MD Exome Analysis in Pediatrics
Sept 19, 2014 General Pediatrics – Dr. Hilary Rowe, PharmD, ACPR Drug Therapy in Breastfeeding Mothers – A Clinical Toolkit
Sept 12, 2014 Neurology – Dr. Jan Friedman, MD, PhD I want to know what’s in Pandora’s Box: Using Genomics to find Rare Disease Genes
June 20, 2014 Dr. Gregor Reid, PhD The Immunology of Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
May 23, 2014 Dr. Linda Casey Is Nutrition a Specialty? Food for Thought
May 16, 2014 Dr. S. Bryn Austin, ScD An Argument for Eating Disorders Screening in School & Clinical Settings from Epidemiologic, Social Equity & Economic Perspectives
May 9, 2014 Dr. Alice Virani, PhD and Dr S. Rod Rassekh MD, MHSc Do your genes hold the key?
May 2, 2014 Joseph A Majzoub MD Clinical Issues in Water Balance
April 25, 2014 Jill Zwicker, PhD, OT(C) The ABC’s of DCD (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
April 11, 2014 Cherry Mammen, MD, FRCPC, MHA Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Surviving Episodes of Acute Kidney Injury: Should we be worried?
April 4, 2014 Andrew Pollard PhD, FRCPCH Meningococcal disease prevention
Mar 28, 2014 Michael Seear, MBcBH

From Alma Ata to MDG4:
The long and very rocky road towards health for all small children – not just the rich ones

Mar 21, 2014 Anita Datta, MD Epileptic Spikes – More than Just Seizures?
Mar 14, 2014 Ken Offit MD, MPH Leukemia & Lymphoma Susceptibility
Mar 7, 2014 J.P. Collet, MD, PhD Celebrate Research Day 2014
Feb. 28, 2014 Dr. Lori d’Agincourt-Canning, Clinical Ethicist, and Alice Virani PhD Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Obesity: Weight bias and Neglect
Feb. 21, 2014 Ran Goldman, MD  From N. Rockwell to J. Gutenberg and The Pediatric Online Health Revolution
Feb. 14, 2014 Libby Sherwin, MD Valentine’s Day Ode to Electrophysiology: Curing Skipped Beats and Palpitations
Feb. 7, 2014 Laura Sly, PhD Serenshipity: SHIP’s role in Crohn’s Disease
Jan. 31, 2014 Brian McCrindle, MD, MPH The Evolution of Obesity: Are Behavioral Strategies Futile?
Jan. 24, 2014 Ross Petty, MD It must be ONE of your diseases, Reflection of a Pediatric Rheumatologist
Jan. 10, 2014 Wade Watson, MD The Burden of Food Allergy
Dec. 6, 2013 Wyeth Wasserman, PhD. Discovery of a novel human primary immunodeficiency at BCCH: application of whole exome sequencing combined with functional immunological interrogation
Nov. 29, 2013 Peter Skippen, MD Grains, Scruples & Drachms? – The Evolution of Modern Fluid Therapy
Nov. 22, 2013 Asuncion Mejias, MD Severity and Outcomes of Respiratory Syncytial Viral Infections: Is it the Host or the Pathogen…or both?
Nov. 15, 2013 James Swain, MD Neurobiology of Parent – Infant Attachment – Perspectives in Health, Psychopathology, and Interventions Toward Healthier Families
Nov 8, 2013 Robert J. McMahon, PhD Family Based Interventions for young Children with Conduct Problems : What Works and Future Directions
Nov. 1, 2013 Ana Laura CIF, MD, PhD Deep Brain Stimulation in Pediatric Movement Disorders
Oct. 25, 2013 Dr. Caron Strahlendorf Ewing’s Sarcoma – The Art and Science (Mason Bond Memorial Lecture)
Oct. 18, 2013 Louise Kuhn, BA,MA,MPH,PhD Beyond eMTCT: Risks to children born to HIV-infected mothers
Oct. 11, 2013 Dr. Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg Advances in the Treatment of Inborn Errors of Metabolism – The Hypophosphatasia Story
Oct. 4, 2013 Dr. Anne Junker New Approaches to Rare Diseases: A Global Agenda
Sept. 20, 2013 Ken Ginsburg, MD, MSEd Resilience in Action: Addressing Adolescent Risk Behaviours by Building on Their Strengths
Sept. 13, 2013 Leora Kuttner, PhD Film Screening of “Dancing with Pain” – Youth with Chronic Pain
July 5, 2013 Dr. Susan P. Etheridge LQTS in the Fetus, Newborn & New Mom
June 7, 2013 Frances Jones, Coordinator, BCW Lactation Services & Milk Bank Milk Banking and Milk Sharing
May 24, 2013 Dr. Mark Chilvers, Maggie McIlwaine, Amy Schellenberg CF: Is it time for a cure to be found?
May 17, 2013 Dr. Douglas Diekema Eyes Wide Open: Physicians and Relationships with Industry
May 10, 2013 Dr. Michael Shevell The What, Who and How of Cerebral Palsy: Background Perspectives, Clinical Manifestations and Outcomes
April 26, 2013 Dr. Lori Tucker Run, Jump and LEAP: Why Physical Activity is Important for Healthy and Chronically Ill Children
April 19, 2013 Dr Sheila Pritchard Don’t put all your eggs (or sperm!) in one basket”: Fertility preservation in Pediatric and Adolescent Oncology
April 12, 2013 Dr. Douglas G. Matsell, Dr. Jasper Jobsis Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome: An Exercise in Clinical Pathway Development
April 5, 2013 Dr. Connie Yang Preschool Wheezing: From Epidemiology to Bedside
Mar 22, 2013 Dr. Tammie Dewan The Case of the Medically Complex: The Patients, The Problems, The Possibilities
Mar 15, 2013 Dr. Clara van Karnebeek, Dr, Wyeth Wasserman, Dr. Jan Friedman Genomics as tool for the discovery of treatable inborn errors of metabolism
Mar 8, 2013 Dr. David Speert Children as our Teachers: Lessons learned from experiments of nature (presentation made unavailable by non-consent)
Mar 1, 2013 Dr. Heather Mefford Gene Discovery in the Pediatric Epilepsies
Feb 22, 2013 Dr. Sandy Whitehouse, Mary Paone, Dr. Dewey Evans, Dr. Tania Culham, Dr. Lynn Straatman, Kyla Brophy Addressing a Complex Issue with Simple Solutions: Improving transition and transfer for youth moving on from pediatric care
Feb 15, 2013 Dr. David Scheifele Immunization: Recent Developments
Feb 8, 2013 Dr. Kevin Harris The Melody Valve: A Minimally Invasive Approach to Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Children
Feb 1, 2013 Dr. Susan Albersheim Relationship of the Paediatrician and Industry: How Cozy is too Cozy?
Jan 25, 2013 Dr. M. Clifford Fabian, Dr. Dawn DeWitt UBC MD Curriculum Renewal: An Overview
Jan 11, 2013 Dr. Jean-Paul Collet Integrating Evidence and Wisdom for High Quality Health Services: Basis for a Research Program
Jan 4, 2013 Dr. Shazhan Amed A New Year’s Resolution: Taking lasting steps to improve the care of children and youth with diabetes in BC
Dec 7, 2012 Dr. Kevin Eva, Dr. Leslie Sadownik, Dr. Mary Bennett, Dr. Laura Sauve, Dr. Ashley Roberts How Did I Do?: The Critical Role of Evaluation and Feedback in Medical Education
Nov 23, 2012 Dr. Colin Ross New Drug Safety Solutions Using Genomics
Nov 16, 2012 Dr. Chris Loock, Dr. Curren Warf, Dr. Ashley Roberts, Dr. Eva Moore, Dr. Judith Lynam Hope in the Shadows: Richer Approaches to Health Care Delivery for Vulnerable Children and Youth
Nov 2, 2012 Dr. Osman Ipsiroglu, Dr. Judith Owens Nighttime Orphans – Challenging ADHD & Behavioural Insomnia Through Personalized Medicine
Oct 26, 2012 Dr. Richard B. Colletti Innovative Approaches to Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Oct 19, 2012 Dr. Quynh Doan Pediatric Emergency Department Crowding: Old Problem, New Approaches
Oct 5, 2012 Dr. Derryck Smith Medical Legal Report Writing for Pediatricians
Sept 28, 2012 Dr. Donna Wall Medical Tourism for Cellular Therapy: A Stem Cell Primer
Sept 21, 2012 Dr. John Dean Peanut Allergy – Can It Be Prevented?
Sept 14, 2012 Dr. Dzung Vo, Dr. Jake Locke Mindfulness-Based Interventions to Promote Resilience in Adolescents
June 15, 2012 Dr. Donald L. Batisky Hypertension in Children and Adolescents: A review of the latest guidelines & trends.
May 25, 2012 Dr. Peter Watson, Dr. Suzanne Vercauteren Overview on Biobanking… the BC and Canadian Context + Biobanking at Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia: Where we are at and where we want to be!
May 18, 2012 Dr. Hal Siden If Our Patients Need Palliative Care, Why Don’t We Provide It?
May 11, 2012 Dr. John Briere PTSD and Adolescents
May 4, 2012 Dr. Michael Seear, Dr. David Wensley, Dr. Sal Denny Managing the Modern Epidemic of Children with Technological Needs: British Columbia Leads the Way.
Apr 27, 2012 Dr. Shimi Kang Youth Addictions 2012: Trends & Tools
Apr 20, 2012 Dr. Joan Arvedson Pediatric Dysphagia: Oral Feeding Decisions with Aspiration Risks
Apr 13, 2012 Dr. Vishal Avinashi Diagnosis & Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Pediatric Patients
Mar 30, 2012 Dr. Jan M. Friedman Practicing Clinical Genomics
Mar 23, 2012 Dr. Celia Rodd Sunshine Vitamin: A Question of Over-Exposure?
Mar 16, 2012 Dr. David Rowitch New Clinical-Translational Research Approaches in Cerebral Palsy
Mar 9, 2012 Dr. Colette “Coco” Auerswald Yes We Can: Research with Homeless Children and Youth in San Francisco, CA & Kisumu, Kenya
Mar 2, 2012 Dr. Daniel K. Benjamin Jr. Drug Dosing, Safety, and the Pediatric Trials Network
Feb 17, 2012 Dr. Tyler Black Suicide Risk Assessment in Children and Adolescents: Using the Evidence
Feb 10, 2012 Dr. Peter Tilley Pathogen Detection for Acute Care: Newer Technologies to Improve Speed and Relevance
Feb 3, 2012 Dr. S. Evelyn Stewart Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Update on Research and Clinical Management
Jan 20, 2012 Dr. Sylvia Stockler, Dr. Clara van Karnebeek Individualized Treatment of Intellectual Disabilities: The Power of the Single Case
Jan 13, 2012 Dr. Osman Ipsiroglu, Dr. William McKellin, Dr. Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson Individualized Medicine: From Narratives to Videos. The Concept of Therapeutic Emplotment
Jan 6, 2012 Dr. Alfonso Solimano, Dr. Derek Human, Margaret Baker The BC RSV Prophylaxis Program – What Have We Learned?
Dec 9, 2011 Dr. Serena Counsell The Developing Preterm Brain: Insights from Quantitative MRI
Nov 25, 2011 Dr. Megan Levings Regulation of T Cell Responses in Autoimmunity and Transplantation
Nov 18, 2011 Dr. William MacKenzie The General Assessment and Management of Skeletal Dysplasias: Orthopaedic Management of the Lower Extremity in Skeletal Dysplasias Syndromes of Paediatric Orthopaedics
Nov 4, 2011 Dr. Sylvia Stockler, Dr. Hilary Vallance, Dr. Clara Van Karnebeek, Wyeth Wasserman Riding the TIDE: Innovating the Diagnostic Approach to Treatable Intellectual Disabilities
Oct 28, 2011 Dr. John Challis Prevention of Preterm Birth: More Than Just Yogurt
Oct 21, 2011 Dr. Heidi Feldman Using Neuroimaging to Understand Language and Reading Outcomes of Prematurity
Oct 14, 2011 Dr. Thomas Boyce A Biology of Misfortune: How Stratification, Sensitivity, and Stress Diminish Child Health and Development
Oct 7, 2011 Dr. Johannes Roth Point of Care Ultrasonography – Refining the Clinical Assessment
Sept 30, 2011 Dr. Charles Larson, Dr. Tex Kissoon Interrupting Pathways to Sepsis in Rural Bagladesh
Sept 23, 2011 Dr. Tex Kissoon From “Never Again” to Best Practice: The Quality Path
May 13, 2011 Dr. Anne Klassen Caring for Caregivers: Understanding the caregiving experiences of parents of children with cancer
April 29, 2011 Dr Kishore Mulpuri, Dr Stacey Miller Management of the Hip in Cerebral Palsy: The Need for Hip Surveillance
April 15, 2011 Dr. Janis Dionne Still Getting Report Cards: Key Health Indicators in Chronic Kidney Disease
April 8, 2011 Dr. Wingfield Rehmus At the Rainbow’s End: Health planning and dermatology in the Republic of Palau
April 1, 2011 Dr. Stacy Suskauer Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: progress toward the crystal ball
Mar 25, 2011 Dr. Stanley Zlotkin The use of science, innovation and partnerships to begin to control micronutrient deficiencies in 750 million children globally
Mar 18, 2011 Dr. Jaime Guzman Past, Present and Future of Clinical Research in Pediatric Rheumatology
Mar 11, 2011 Dr. Anita Ho, PhD Working with Families from Diverse Backgrounds
Feb 25, 2011  Dr. Chris Maxwell Assembly of microtubule roadways and the construction of cell division, differentiation and cancer
Feb 18, 2011 Dr. Geoffrey Blair Lights, Camera…Education
Feb 11, 2011 Dr. Shimi Kang Using Motivational Therapy to Help Change Problematic Behaviors
Jan 28, 2011 Dr. Felicia B. Axelrod A World Without Pain: Life of the HSAN child
Jan 21, 2011 Dr. Amir A Kimia Applying Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to clinical research and administrative reporting in Emergency Medicine
Jan 14, 2011 Dr. Liisa Holsti Does Sugar Help the Medicie Go Down? Managing Acute Pain in Preterm Infants in the NICU
Dec 3, 2010 Dr. Joan A. Fraser family centered rounds: a model of ‘partners in care’
Nov 26, 2010 Dr. Nancy Lanphear after the diagnosis – behavioral and developmental function in children with genetic disorders.
Nov 19, 2010 Dr. Laurence Greenhill controversies in pediatric psychopharmacology
Nov 12, 2010 Dr. Anthony James Bailey the neurobiology of autism
Oct 29, 2010 Dr. Gregory l. Holmes Catastrophic childhood epilepsies: causes, consequences, and treatment
Oct 22, 2010 Dr. Ian MacLusky, Dr. Michael Seear home ventilation program: the why’s, what’s,  and the how’s
Oct 15, 2010 Dr. Sylvia Stockler,
Dr. Clara Van Karnebeek
Revisiting treatable forms of intellectual disability in the iage
Oct 8, 2010 Dr. Robyn Cairns clinical information systems: dreams and realities
Oct 1, 2010 Dr. Michael D Resnick Resilience and Protective Factors in the Lives of Young People:  Clinical, Programmatic and Policy Applications
Sept 24, 2010 Dr. Terry Klassen Clinical Research: Optimizing care in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Sept 17, 2010 Dr. Jean-Pierre Chanoine Healthy Lifestyle in the 21st Century: Will our teens be lean and green?
June 25, 2010 Dr. Chinten James Lim, PHD chemotherapeutic resistance in leukemia: role of cell adhesion and the bm microenvironment
June 18, 2010 BCCH residents, fellows, staff Reach for the top
June 11, 2010 Dr. David P. Speert fever and inflammation in health and disease: why do some like it hot?
June 4, 2010 Dr. Judy Illes Critical questions (and some answers) for pediatric neuroethics
May 28, 2010 Dr. Mona Singal, Dr. Sandy Pitfield improving communication at morning rounds: strategies and pitfalls
May 21, 2010 Dr. Anton Miller Continuity of care and care coordination: noble concepts, gritty realities
May 14, 2010 Dr. Ashley Robinson perinatal imaging of posterior fossa anomalies
May 7, 2010 Dr.Shubhayan Sanatani Holding it together under stress
April 30, 2010 Dr. Vinay Nadkarni pediatric resuscitation – the next cycle’s key concepts
April 23, 2010 Dr. Elena Lopez the value of a genetic diagnosis for function in individuals with intellectual disability and/or autism. using the international classification of function (icf) framework
April 16, 2010 Dr. Joanna Bates, Dr. Tracy Scott, Dr. Luke Chen Research in medical education: what is ches?
April 9, 2010 Dr. Ann-Christine Duhaime Inflicted head injuries in children:  how do you tell, and what do you do?
Mar 26, 2010 Dr. Harvey B. Sarnat  Neural induction of craniofacial development and facial dysmorphisms
Mar 19, 2010 Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos First do no harm: promoting an evidence-based approach to atypical antipsychotic use in children & adolescents
Mar 12, 2010 Dr. Daniel Goldowitz A network of centres of excellence in brain development: neurodevnet.
Mar 5, 2010 Ms. Hilda Perry, Dr. Bob Adderley Attention to basic pathophysiology and using simple techniques helps keep neuromuscular patients from requiring mechanical ventilation
Feb 26, 2010 Dr. Mark Chilvers Porcupine quills, fruit stones and a respirologist; what is the missing link?
Feb 19, 2010 Dr. Andrew Steer Ending the heartache: the prevention of rheumatic fever in the developing world
Feb 5 , 2010 Dr. Curren Warf A tale of two cities: youth at risk in los angeles and Vancouver.
Jan 29, 2010 Dr. Orlee Guttman Neonatal hepatitis: a disappearing diagnosis.
Jan 22, 2010 Dr. Derek Human Monitoring outcomes in pediatric cardiac care.
Jan 15, 2010 Dr. Erik Skarsgard Towards outcome improvement in structural birth defects:the canadian pediatric surgery network (capsnet).
Jan 8, 2010 Dr. Hugo Lagercrantz MD, PHD Emergence of consciousness from fetal to neonatal life.

Presentations available by special request of the presenter

Mar 13, 2009 Dr. Eric Hassall GE reflux in flux: New definitions, new guidelines, new data on acid suppression in children.
Dec 8, 2006 Dr. AGF Davidson The Changing Face of Cystic Fibrosis.


Advances in Pediatrics


1 11-Sep-15 Respirology

Pediatric Health Care Versus Adverse Social Determinants – Which One is Winning in BC? Preliminary results from the C and W Joint Study of Health Determinants

2 18-Sep-15 Practice Quality Rounds

 C4: Centralized Collaborative Complex Care; Shaking the Foundation of Delivering Complex Care Using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Triple Aim Program

3 25-Sep-15 TBA
4 2-Oct-15 Clinical Ethics Services

Pushing at Boundaries: When Do We Say “No” To Patient & Family Requests?

5 9-Oct-15 TBA
6 16-Oct-15 Endocrinology

Growth Hormone, Muscle Strength and Sleep: Does it Matter in Prader Willi Syndrome?

7 23-Oct-15 Hematology/Oncology

“The Highs and the Lows”: When Our Pediatrics Patients Use Medical Marijuana

8 30-Oct-15 Rheumatology

ABC’s of HLH and MAS

9 6-Nov-15 Adolescent Medicine

Working to Assure Positive Outcomes: Transition and Transfer of Adolescent Patients to Adult Healthcare

10 13-Nov-15 Nephrology

Abdominal Pain in Nephrotic Syndrome: the Clot Thickens

11 20-Nov-15 Practice Quality Rounds

How Are You Doing? Does Comparative Performance Feedback Improve Quality of Care?

12 27-Nov-15 Cardiology

“My Right Ventricle Is Not Happy!”

13 4-Dec-15 Emergency Medicine

Fever 39
Neutrophils 0

14 11-Dec-15 Neonatology

Pink or Blue? An Approach to Disorders of Sexual Differentiation

18-Dec-15 ***CHRISTMAS BREAK***
25-Dec-15 ***CHRISTMAS BREAK***
1-Jan-16 ***CHRISTMAS BREAK***
16 8-Jan-16 TBA
17 15-Jan-16 Infectious Diseases

It’s Getting HOT in Here!

18 22-Jan-16 Developmental Pediatrics

From Neurons to Neighbourhoods: What You Need to Know About FASD and the New Canadian Guidelines

19 29-Jan-16 Endocrinology

An Unusual Abdominal Mass in an Infant: The Answer is in the STARs

20 5-Feb-16 Practice Quality Rounds

Introducing iPAD’s in the PICU to Improve Communication and Care Quality

21 12-Feb-16 Biochemical Diseases

Neonatal diarrhea.  Intermittent Hyperammonemia.  Can be linked to CP?

22 19-Feb-16 Adolescent Medicine

What to do with vulnerable children who have survived multiple traumatic experiences and losses

23 26-Feb-16 Respirology

The elements of Family Centred Care: Much discussed, occasionally defined, never studied.

24 4-Mar-16 Gen Peds CTU
25 11-Mar-16 Gastroenterology
26 18-Mar-16 Pediatric Research Day
 – 25-Mar-16 ***GOOD FRIDAY***
27 1-Apr-16 Allergy & Immunology

Understanding the Human Microbiome: How four gut bacteria decrease asthma in infants

28 8-Apr-16 Emergency Medicine

S.O.S. when dealing with G.B.S. in the ER

29 15-Apr-16 Hematology/Oncology

How low can you go – when is childhood neutropenia not benign?

30 22-Apr-16 ***NO SESSION***
31 29-Apr-16 Infectious Diseases

Thank you, Alexander Graham Bell: Telephone Consultations in a Digital Age

32 6-May-16 Nephrology

Too Much Pressure! A Rare Complication of Neuroblastoma

33 13-May-16 Practice Quality Rounds

Surgical Site Infection: A Formidable Challenge

34 20-May-16 Critical Care – ICU

ECMO and CRRT for DKA/HHS with AKI

35 27-May-16 Neurology

Truncal Weakness, Bulbar Weakness, No Rash and No Reflexes: A Diagnosis in Evolution

36 3-Jun-16 General Pediatrics

International Strength in the Diagnosis of Weakness