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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 9:00AM - 10:00AM.


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 2018

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


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Topic Area


December 4, 2018

Dr. Francesca Di Cara

Assistant Professor Dalhousie University, Department of Microbiology & Immunology , Department of Pediatrics.

Peroxisomes In Health And Disease

November 1, 2018

Shannan Grant & Antonia Harvey

Department of Applied Human Nutrition Mount Saint Vincent University.

Using A Community-Based Approach To Pediatric Nutrition Intervention Evaluation.

October 4, 2018

Dr. Steve Kisely

Psychiatry, Community Health and Epidemiology

The mental health implication of offending in childhood or adolescence- results from a large jurisdiction-wide population cohort.

May 3, 2018

Dr. Ron El-Haway


Scoliosis in 3D

April 5, 2018

Dr. Isabel M. Smith

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Longitudinal Research Design

Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Can Longitudinal Studies Teach Us?

March 1st, 2018

Panel Presentation:

Dr. Anthony Otley, Dr. Janet Curran, Dr. Erna Snelgrove-Clarke, Dr. Jill Chorney, Dr. Margot Latimer, Dr. Paul Hong & Patient / Parent Research Team Members

Patient Engagement

Panel Presentation

February 1st, 2018

Cora Cole & Lori Wozney

GreyLit Research Liteature and Publishing

GreyLit - The Missing Piece in Your Decision Making

December 21st, 2017

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

November 2nd, 2017

Dr. Jason Berman


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

October 5th, 2017

Dr. Britney Benoit

Newborn Pain

Forging New Discoveries Toward Infant Pain Assessment & Management

September 7th, 2017

Dr. Johan Van Limbergen


Us and Them or We? Microbiome Beyond Diversity

July 6th, 2017

Dr. Andrea Bishop

Transitions in Care

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

June 15th, 2017

Dr. Tony Otley


Research Priority Setting in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: the Powerful Impact of Engaging Patients and Families in Research

May 4th, 2017

Dr. Erna Snelgrove-Clarke

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Working Together to Improve Patient Outcomes: Using Best Evidence in Practice

April 6th, 2017

Dr. Ronald George


Anesthesia & Childbirth: How Research has Shaped Care at the IWK


Have you attended a rounds talk? Please complete an evaluation, tell us what you learned, and what could be improved!


For questions, please contact:

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.