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Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program celebrates 25th anniversary

On December 1, 2016 the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Pro-gram (NSBSP) celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a reception at the IWK Health Centre. Estab-lished in 1991, the NSBSP was the fifth provincial program in Canada to offer organized breast screening; today all ten provinces and the Northwest and Yukon Territories have organized breast screening programs and are part of the Canadian Breast Cancer Screening Initiative.

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Online tool aims to improve surgical experience for children with ASD

An online tool is being tested in hopes of helping children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their families and healthcare providers feel more comfortable when it comes time for surgery. Building Alliances for Autism Needs in Clinical Encounters: Surgery Edition (BALANCE) teaches healthcare providers about ASD and ways they can effectively tailor care to meet the individual needs of each child and family.

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Tracy Kitch, President & CEO of the IWK Health Centre named a WXN 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner

For Immediate Release (Halifax, NS): IWK Health Centre president & CEO Tracy Kitch has been named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. 

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Research Centres

The IWK Health Centre is respected for its world-class research into disorders and diseases affecting women, children, youth and families and is home to many leading research centres. 

Learn more about our research centres by visiting one of the links below.