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Research Rounds



When? The first Thursday of every month.

Where? Rounds will be held in the new Cineplex O.E. Smith Theatre on the main floor of the Children’s building at the IWK from 9:00-10:00 AM.


Click here for full details about this month’s upcoming Research Rounds.


What Is Research Rounds?

Each month, a researcher (who is often a clinician as well) from the Health Centre will present their research. This discussion will be appropriate to an audience with a wide range of backgrounds.


Who Can Attend?

Anyone! We want everyone, both within and outside the health centre, to attend. Feel free to drop in and grab some coffee and a morning snack while you learn something new! Free and open to the Public.


Why Should You Come?

Have you ever wondered how decisions get made in the health system? How doctors, nurses, or psychologists develop the best plan of care? Patient care, and the research that improves care, is everyone’s business. These quick 45-minute conversations allow researchers to give an overview of the evidence in their field, to discuss research that is happening right now in a way that makes sense to everyone This is a great opportunity to learn about local research, and to learn more about a topic that may directly relate to your health.


Schedule of Presenters for 2017

To see a summary of past Research Rounds talks, please click on the title of the talk for that month.


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April 6th

Dr. Ronald George


Anesthesia & Childbirth: How Research has shaped care at the IWK

May 4th

Dr. Erna Snelgrove-Clarke

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Working together to improve patient outcomes: Using best evidence in practice

June 15th

Dr. Tony Otley


Research Priority Setting in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: the powerful impact of engaging patientsand families in research

July 6th

Dr. Andrea Bishop

Transitions in care

Improving Transitions from the Emergency Department to Home by Engaging and Partnering with Parents

August 3rd

Summer Break - No Rounds

Your Health

Take a walk outside and enjoy summer

September 7th

Dr. Johan Van Limbergen


Us and Them or We? Microbiome Beyond Diversity

October 5th

Dr. Britney Benoit

Newborn Pain

Forging New Discoveries Toward Infant Pain Assessment & Management

November 2nd

Dr. Jason Berman


Something Fishy Is Going On: Using Zebrafish to Model Childhood Cancers and Other Rare Genetic Disorders

December 21st

Dr. Steve Kisely

Child Maltreatment

The Lasting Physical & Psychlogical Harms Of Child Maltreatment: Prospective data through to adulthood from a birth cohort of babies born in 1980's in Brisbane, Australia


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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.