Program & Speakers

Join us for the 5th Annual Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting at the Banff Centre                                     CNPRM brochure June 2017

Confirmed plenary speakers

William Fraser, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Scientific Director, Centre de Recherche

Universite de Sherbrooke

Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Epidemiology


Moriah Thomason, PhD

Assistant Professor, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development and Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Director, Unit on Perinatal Neural Connectivity, Perinatology Research Branch


Bonnie Stevens, PhD

Associate Chief of Nursing, Research

Senior Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Studies

SickKids Research Institute

Professor, Faculties of Nursing and Medicine

University of Toronto


Tessa Roseboom, PhD Early life stress and later disease: lessons from the past: The Dutch famine 1944-45

Professor of Early Development and Health

Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam


Alan Jobe, M.D., PhD

Director, Division of Perinatal Biology, Cincinnati Children’s

Professor, Department of Pediatrics University of Cincinnati



Professor and Head, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Western Australia


Gordon Smith

Professor and Head of Department, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

University of Cambridge


Lucky Jain, MD, MBA

Professor and Executive Vice-Chair

Department of Pediatrics

School of Medicine

Emory University


Prakesh Shah, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Neonatologist and Clinical Epidemiologist, Mount Sinai Hospital

Associate Staff, Neonatology, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children

Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

CIHR Applied Research Chair, Reproductive and Child Health Services and Policy Research

Director, Canadian Neonatal Network


Rebecca Jones, PhD

Senior Lecturer (T&R), Division of Developmental Biology & Medicine, University of Manchester


Robin Steinhorn, MD

Senior Vice President, Center for Hospital Based Specialties, Children’s National Health System


Brenda Poindexter, MD, MS

Director of Clinical and Translational Research, Perinatal Institute

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati


Confirmed Concurrent and workshop speakers

Tracey Galloway, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

University of Toronto


Torah Kachur, PhD

CBC Radio personality 


More exciting details to come. For immediate inquiries about the program, sponsorship/donations, or other event details, please contact:
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