McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Fri, 07/12/2024 - 12:16

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds

The Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds are an accredited group learning activity, as defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canadaheld from September to June on Wednesday afternoons from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm taking place either virtually via Zoom or hybrid. Hybrid PGR attendance will only be recorded electronically via the Microsoft Forms link or QR code provided.

Please see the schedule for dates and locations. To be added to the Grand Rounds email list or for more information, please contact [at] (Christina).

September 2023

September 13

24th Annual Alan Ross Lecture

“One Child Every Child - Improving the Health of All Canadian Children through Research and Partnership”


Susanne (Susa) Benseler, MD PhD, FRCPC

Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences; Professor of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary; Cenovus Energy Chair in Child and Maternal Health; Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in Pediatric Research

September 20

Robert H. Usher Lectureship

“A Skeptic’s View of Neonatal Medicine: Balancing Science and Art”


Richard A. Polin, MD

Chief, Division of Neonatology and Perinatology; Executive Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeon; New York-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

September 27

2nd Annual Orange Shirt Day Lecture

«Comment un enfant autochtone peut-il disparaître lors d’un séjour à l’hôpital? La perte de confiance des Premières Nations envers les institutions»

"How Can an Indigenous Child Disappear During a Hospital Stay? First Nations' Loss of Trust in Institutions"


Special Guest Speakers:

Anne Panasuk - Anthropologist, retired Radio-Canada journalist, and author of Auassat : À la recherche des enfants disparus;

Françoise Ruperthouse - Anishnabe from Pikogan and director of Association Awacak.

The live presentation will be in French, but simultaneous interpretation to English will be available for those joining by Zoom.

October 2023

October 4


“Poverty, Unmet Social Needs and Impact on Adherence to Medication”


Olivier Drouin, MDCM, MSc, MPH

Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at Université de Montréal & General Pediatrician and Health Services Researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine

October 11

Blair Whittemore / Cedars Cancer Centre Lectureship



Michael D. Taylor, MD, PhD

Paediatric Neurosurgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH)
Professor in the Department of Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology and Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Research Program at TCH and a CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

October 18

Saul Usher Lectureship

“Language and Matters of the Heart”


Marie J. Béland, M.D., C.M.

Pediatric cardiologist (retired from clinical work 2019), H-KAP fellow; member of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology; reappointed “Part time Associate Professor (Clinical)” in the Department of Pediatrics, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; McGill University Health Centre

October 25

Patient Safety Week

"Planetary Health and Quality Improvement: Can Pediatrics Use this Intersection to Help Save the Planet?" 


Husein Moloo, MD, MSc, MPH, FRCSC

Director Planetary Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Clinician Educator - Planetary Health, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa; Section Head Colorectal Surgery; Program Director, Colorectal Surgery Fellowship; President, Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; Clinical Investigator, Clinical Epidemiology Program,Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI)

Department of Surgery - The Ottawa Hospital

November 2023

November 1

Belcourt Symposium

"Hepatitis B: Should We Treat More Children to Help Achieve Elimination Targets?"


Simon C. Ling, MBChB, MRCP

Professor of Paediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Department of Paediatrics
University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children
November 8


“La planification de l’effectif médical au Québec”


Bruno Piedboeuf, MD, FRCPC

Directeur des affaires universitaires
Direction générale des affaires universitaires, médicales, infirmières et pharmaceutiques
Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
Professeur titulaire de pédiatrie à L’université Laval et directeur de l’axe de recherche Reproduction, santé de la mère et de l’enfant au Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval

November 15

Department of Pediatrics Fall Town Hall

November 22

MCH Global Health Lecture

"A Rheumatology Global Health Journey in Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda" & "Pediatric Trauma a Neglected but Endemic Disease" 


Rosie Scuccimarri, MD, FRCPC
Pediatric Rheumatologist, Department of Pediatrics; Associate Professor, McGill University

Fabio Mendes Botelho Filho, MD, MSc, FACS
Brazilian Trauma and Pediatric Surgeon and PhD student at McGill

November 29

Preston Robb Lecture

"Precision Health in Neurodevelopmental Disorders / Conditions; From Genomics to Lived Experience"


Evdokia Anagnostou, MD

Vice President of Research
Child Neurologist
Co-Lead, Autism Research Centre
Senior Clinician Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute
Full Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

December 2023

December 6


"Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prevention in Canadian Infants: a New Era Begins”


Jesse Papenburg, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist & Medical Microbiologist - Montreal Children’s Hospital, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University

December 13

Ste. Justine Joint Grand Rounds

"Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in SCID: Where are we now"

* HYBRID: CHU link & Amphithéâtre Justine Lacoste-Beaubien

Elie Haddad, Professeur titulaire

Service d'immunologie-allergie et rhumatologie
CHU Sainte-Justine

January 2024

January 10

Montreal Children’s Hospital Centre for Pediatric Simulation

"Improving Care One Simulation at a Time"


Ilana Bank, MDCM, FRCPC, FAAP, Medical Director
Kelly Cummins, BScN, MScA, Nurse Manager
Maia Siedlikowski, RN, MSc, CNCCP©, Professional Development Educator

McGill University & Montreal Children’s Hospital

January 17


"Chief Fun Rounds - a Kahoot Game!"


Jennifer Daccache, MD and Marie-Helene Bourassa, MD

McGill University & Montreal Children's Hospital

January 24

Family Literacy Day

"Lire/Imagine/Read at the MCH: Making an Impact Through Early Literacy"


May Khairy, MDCM, FRCPC, Pediatrician, MCH, MUHC
Isaac Elias, Medical Advisory Board for the Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation
Asha Dixit, Executive Director, Fraser Hickson Institute (Minibiblioplus)
Nora Amar, Instructor Coordinator for the National Online Adult Learning (NOAL), United for Literacy / Littératie Ensemble

January 31


"Bone Marrow Transplantation Over the Last 25 Years: Evolution of Practice and the MCH Experience"


David Mitchell, MD

Assistant Professor, McGill University
Director, Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Montreal Children’s Hospital & McGill University Health Centre

February 2024




"New Guidelines for the Management of Febrile Young Infants"


Brett Burstein, MD, PhD, MPH,

Clinician-Scientist, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Health Centre
Associate Member, Department Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Clinical Research Scholar (FRQ-S)



Schwartz Center Rounds

"Running on Empty"


Annie Chaput, BScN, RN, CVAAc - Prevention and Infection Control

Preetha Krishnamoorthy, MDCM FRCP(C) - Associate Professor, Pediatrics, McGill University, Pediatric Endocrinologist

Rebecca Pitt, RN, M.Sc(A), Clinician Nurse Edwards Family Interdisciplinary Centre for Complex Pain

Geneviève Dupras, Ph.D., Psy.D. - Pediatric Psychologist



The Department of Pediatrics Spring Town Hall




Keith Drummond Memorial Lecture

“Optimizing Outcomes in Young Kidney Transplant Recipients"


Bethany Foster

Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Pediatrician-in-chief, Montréal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC
Harvey Guyda Chair in Pediatrics

March 2024



* March Break - No Pediatric Grand Rounds *




"Molecular Underpinnings in Antenatal and Neonatal Programming of Cardiovascular Health and Disease Across the Lifespan"


Mariane Bertognoli

Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University and Scientist in the Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre



Charlotte Laplante Branchaud Lectureship in Perinatal Endocrinology

"Congenital Hyperinsulinism"


Diva D. De Leon-Crutchlow, MD, MSCE

Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Director, Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia



Alice Chan-Yip Lectureship in Integrative and Psychosomatic Medicine

“Towards Equitable Pediatric Care and Outcomes Through Inclusive and Anti-Oppressive Research”


Patricia Li, MD, MSc, FRCPC

McGill University and Montreal Children's Hospital

April 2024




"Point of Care Ultrasound at the MCH: a story of innovation"


Jade Seguin
Pediatric Emergency Physician MCH, Pediatric Emergency Point of Care Ultrasound Physician Lead, Chair of the MCH POCUS Standing Committee, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at McGill

Gabriel Altit
Neonatologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor at McGill University (Department of Pediatrics); Principal Investigator of NeoCardioLab

Samara Zavalkoff
Pediatric Intensivist MCH, Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, McGill University



2nd Annual Gottesman Grand Rounds

"Caring for the Critically Ill Child - Past, Present & Future"


Robert Berg, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia



Thérèse Perreault QI Lectureship

“Improving your QI IQ by Partnering with Families: Pediatric Case Studies and Practical Tips”


Dr. Linda S. Franck, RN, PhD, FAAN, FRCPCH

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)



Pediatric Autopsies and Coroners Act

"La loi sur les Coroners / Coroners Act”


Me Géhane Kamel, coroner

Dr. Martin Clavet, MD, coroner

May 2024




"Spectrum and Developmental Trajectories of Neurodevelopmental Impairments in Children with Complex Congenital Heart Disease"


Beatrix Latal, MD, MPH

Co-Director Child Development Center, University Children’s Hospital Zurich
Professor in Child Development University of Zurich, Switzerland



Charles R. Scriver Lectureship

"Cycling Forward: The Evolving Clinical Landscape in Urea Cycle Disorders"


Nicholas Ah Mew, MD, FRCPC, DABMG

Director of the Inherited Metabolic Disorders Program, Children’s National Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University
Clinical Geneticist and Clinical Biochemical Geneticist



Kenny Vineberg Lectureship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

"Neuroblastoma Then and Now"


Sharon Abish, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Oncology
McGill University & Montreal Children’s Hospital



Steinberg Child Development Lectureship

"Navigating the Landscape of English Education in Quebec: Multilingualism, Diverse Education Needs, and Language Legislation"


Caroline Erdos, PhD, S-LP(c)

PhD in Experimental Psychology (McGill, 2011); Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology (McGill, 1995); Bachelor of Arts (Concordia, 1993); Coordinator of Speech-Language Pathology at Sir Wilfrid Laurier; School Board; Speech-Language Pathology Advisor for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada



Donald and Elizabeth Hillman Global Child Health Lectureship

"Fellowship Safaris Podcast: Making Meaning of Diverse Medical Education Narratives"


Njeri Karianjahi

Consultant Paediatrician (University of Nairobi)
Adolescent Medicine Specialist (University of Toronto)
Creator, Host and Curator of the Fellowship Safaris Podcast

June 2024



Dean's Town Hall




Frank M. Guttman Visiting Professorship

“Breaking New Ground: Evolution of the Artificial Placenta for Support of Premature Infants”

► * HYBRID 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM *

George B. Mychaliska, MD, MS

Robert Bartlett, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Professor of Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Co-Director, Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center
University of Michigan



Alton Goldbloom Lectureship

"Social Media and Youth – The Good, The Bad and The TikTok"


Elia Abi-Jaoude, MSc, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Psychiatrist and Leader of the Provincial Pediatric Tics and Tourette Clinic
The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto



No Grand Rounds - Summer Break

Previous Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds

September 2020 - June 2021 | September 2021 - June 2022 | September 2022 - June 2023
September 2019 - May 2020 | September 2018 - March 2019September 2017 - June 2018
September 2016 - June 2017September 2015 - June 2016September 2014 - May 2015

Child Health and Human Development Program Research Seminars

The Child Health and Human Development (CHHD) program, of the MUHC Research Institute, offers Pediatrics Research Seminars on Mondays from 12:00 - 1:00p.m in the MUHC Research Institute, room E.S1.1129. 

For upcoming seminars please visit the CHHD Events page.

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