The primary objectives of the meeting are to foster collaborative research in Canada and help train research leaders for tomorrow. Practitioners, research investigators and trainees learn about the latest discoveries in maternal, fetal and newborn health research for application to maternal and newborn care and policy.
This year’s program promises to be a unique mix of interdisciplinary collaboration as well as an opportunity for discipline-specific sub-groups to share the latest developments in their own fields. Our conference boasts outstanding national and international guest speakers and provides considerable time for oral and poster presentation of original work from attending participants.
10 reasons to attend the Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting
1. Room and board are provided free to all trainees whether or not presenting a paper.
2. Physicians will earn Continuing Medical Education credits.
3. The scenery at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello is stunning.
4. The reviewers of your Canadian grant applications will likely be attending; it’s the perfect opportunity to promote your work.
5. The food and rooms are first-class.
6. World-class, leading international speakers will be presenting.
7. Thematic sessions highlight the latest advances in specialized areas of perinatal health.
8. Learn about the future of perinatal research in Canada from the Director of the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health.
9. Excellent opportunity to meet your colleagues from across Canada, to discuss current ideas in perinatal health and to set up new collaborations.
10. This is YOUR Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting and it needs your support.
CNPRM 2017 Organizing Committee
The Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting relies on the excellent guidance and assistance provided by our organizing committee. Representing a wide variety of fields within perinatal research, medicine and care, they ensure the conference provides a well-rounded perspective. Thank you for all you do!
Co-chair: Timothy Regnault, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Western University
Co-chair: Deborah Sloboda, Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University
Po-yin Cheung, Department of Pediatrics/Pharmacology & Surgery, University of Alberta
Thierry Lecaze, Chief of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Ann Monique Nuyt, CHU Sainte-Justine, Universite de Montreal
T.C. Tai, Division of Medical Sciences, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Laurentian University
Victor Han, Director, CHRI London, Department of Paediatrics, Western University
David Olson, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Alberta
Graeme Smith, Chief, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Queens University
2017 CNPRM Theme Committees
Convenor: Vern Dolinsky, Department of Pharmacology & Theraputics, University of Manitoba
Shyamala Dakshinamurti, Coordinator of Neonatal Research, University of Manitoba
Daniel Hardy, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Western University
Anne Monique Nuyt, Head of Fetomaternal & Neonatal Pathology Research Axis, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre
Convenor: Stella Daskalopoulou, Director, Vascular Health Unit, McGill University
Fetal Medicine/SOGC II
Convenor: Barbra de Vrijer, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Western University
Placental and Fetal Physiology
Convenor: Isabella Caniggia, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
Neonatology I – respiration/ventilation/cardiology
Convenor : Robert Jankov, Department of Paediatrics & Physiology, University of Toronto
Anne Monique Nuyt, Head of Fetomaternal & Neonatal Pathologies Research Axis, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre
Georg Schmolzer, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta
Bernard Thebaud, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
Neonatology II – NeuroSciences
Co-convenor: Gregory Lodygensky, Head of the Canadian Newborn Brain Imaging Platform
Co-convenor: Dan Goldowitz, Scientific Director, NeuroDevNet
Sylvie Gerard, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Universite de Montreal
Jill Zwicker, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of British Columbia
Nursing and Midwifery
Convenor: Marilyn Aita, Faculty of Nursing, Universite de Montreal
Nancy Feeley, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University
Marjolaine Heon, Faculty of Nursing, Universite de Montreal
Andreane Lavallee, PhD Student, Faculty of Nursing, Universite de Montreal
Caroline Paquet, Programme de sage-femmes (Midwifery Program), Universite du Quebec a Trois Rivieres
Population Health & Epidemiology
Convenor: Linda Dodd, Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University
Deshayne Fell, Epidemiologist, BORN Ontario
Eileen Hutton, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, McMaster University
KS Joseph, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of British Columbia
Michael Kramer, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Suzanne Tough, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary
Perinatal Nutrition & the Gut
Convenor: Stephanie Atkinson, Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University
Meghan Azad, Department of Pediatrics & Child Health, University of Manitoba
Sandeep Raha, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University
Wendy Ward, Department of Kinesiology, Brock University
Convenor: Marc-Andre Sirard, Department of Animal Sciences, Universite Laval
Jay Baltz, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Ottawa
Jacquetta Trasler, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, McGill University
Convenor: Anne Croy, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University
Alexander Beristain, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of British Columbia
Caroline Dunk, Research Centre of Women’s & Infants’ Health, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
Patricia Lima, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Paedicatric Stem Cells
Convenor: Brian Cox, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto