Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds

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. 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 Onesi).

September 2022

September 14

23rd Annual Alan Ross Lecture
“COVID-19 and Mental Health: A Conversation about Children, Families, and Public Health Restrictions”

Daphne J Korczak MD MSc FRCPC
University of Toronto
September 21

Robert Usher Lecture
"Sudden infant death syndrome on the first day of life: an overlooked threat?"

Christian F. Poets, MD
Tuebingen University Hospital
September 28

Inaugural Orange Shirt Day Lecture
“ie'nikonrashátste - Strong Spirits: Surviving Canada's Indian Residential School System"

Katsi'tsakwas Ellen Gabriel

October 2022

October 5 The Power of Words in Pediatrics: Child Life Evidence-Based Practice Helen Magdalinos, Certified Child Life Specialist
Montreal Children’s Hospital
October 12 Pediatric Hematology
Design, Execution and Oversight of Multicenter RCTs for Children with Low-Frequency Hematologic and Vascular Diseases: Knowledge Gained and Lessons Learned from Kids-DOTT
Dr. Neil Goldenberg, MDCM, PhD
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
October 19 Patient Safety Week
My Last Lecture
Dr. Pramod S. Puligandla, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
McGill University & Montreal Children’s Hospital
October 26 Saul Usher Lecture
Cardiac Manifestations of COVID-19

Dr. Lars Grosse-Wortmann, M.D., FRCPC
Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Division Head, Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

November 2022

November 2 Belcourt Symposium
Acute Liver Failure: Bringing Hope to the Hepatologist’s Worst Nightmare
Dr. Massimiliano Paganelli, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics - Université de Montréal
Pediatric Transplant Hepatologist & Director of the Liver Tissue
Engineering & Cell Therapy Laboratory - CHU Sainte-Justine
November 9 MCH Global Health Lecture
Global Health Rehabilitation Initiative: advancing global health in rehabilitation & rehabilitation in global health

Jodi Tuck, RN, HBSc. MSc (A)
Assistant Professor, Advanced Nursing Program Director and the Global Health Concentration Lead

Matthew Hunt, PT, PhD &
Associate Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation, Co-lead of the Global Health Rehabilitation Initiative.

Rose U Elekanachi, BSc (PT), MSc, PhD (c)
Coordinator of the Global Health Rehabilitation Initiative
McGill University

November 16 Department of Pediatrics Fall Town Hall


November 23

Preston Robb Lecture
Building a research program in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons learned from neurosurgical trials in Uganda

Dr. Abhaya Kulkarni, MD, PhD, FRCSC, DABNS
Professor & Vice-Chair, Culture & Inclusion, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto
Associate Chief of Surgery & Peri-op Services, SickKids, Toronto

November 30 Joint Grand Rounds - Ste Justine
Le Centre québécois de génomique clinique : Un actif au service de tous les Québécois

Dr. Jacques Michaud, M.D.
Director, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center
Professor of Pediatrics and Neurosciences, Université de Montréal

December 2022

December 7

“The McGill Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management:
The Journey Begins!

Dr. Adrian Dancea, MD, MBA, FRCPC, Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Pritesh Rathod, RN, MCH; Dr. Mohamed Badawy, MD, Site Director, Anesthesia, Montreal Neurological Institute
McGill University & Montreal Children’s Hospital

December 14 “Maternal Child Health (MCH) in Inuit Communities” Dr. Zoua M. Vang, PhD
Department of Sociology, McGill University Investigator, RI-MUHC

January 2023

January 11

“Fostering Collaborative Relationships between Patients, Families and Care Teams in Pediatrics”

Dr. Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH

Chief, Division of General Pediatrics; Stephen D. Handler Endowed Chair of Medical Ethics; Physician and Research Director; PACT & Complex Care, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Ethics and Health Policy Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

January 18 “Chief Fun Rounds”

Dr. Mariam Naguib MD, PGY 3 Pediatrics and Dr. Kimberly Wong MDCM, PGY 3 Pediatrics

McGill University & Montreal Children's Hospital

January 25

Annual Family Literacy Day Lecture

“Cereal Boxes and Shampoo:
Developing a Passion for Reading”

Dr. Jessica Saada, B.Ed, M.Ed., Ph.D
Director of Educational and Technology Services, Riverside School Board
McGill University

February 2023



* Faculty Members Only *

“FMRQ Health and Wellness Tour 2022-2023”

Dr. Katerina Giannios, Family Medicine PGY2

Vice President Wellness of the Association of Residents of McGill (ARM)
Fédération des Médecins Résidents du Québec
McGill University



Keith Drummond Memorial Lecture

"Clinical Research Networks for Rare Kidney Diseases: Missions Accomplished and Lessons Learned"

Dr. Franz Schaefer, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics, Head, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Germany



Schwartz Center Rounds

"Things They Never Told Me: Lessons Learned on the Job"

Amanda Cervantes, RN, MSc(A), CNCCP(C); Stephanie Mardakis, RN, MSc(A), CNeoN(C); Matthew Park, BSW, PSW

McGill University & Montreal Children's Hospital



Department of Pediatrics Spring Town Hall

March 2023



* March Break - No Pediatric Grand Rounds *



"Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy and Childhood: 100 Causes to be Found"


Dr. Aurore Côté MD, Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Specialist

Director of the Jeremy Rill Centre, SIDS Consultant for the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Institut National de Santé Publique
Montreal Children’s Hospital McGill University Health Centre




“Flourishing in Healthcare: Thriving in
Challenging Times”

Dr. Michael Krasner MD, FACP

Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Executive Producer, The Healers Journey, Blue Sky Films Production
Co-Director, Mindful Practice in Medicine Programs
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry



Annual Kenny Vineberg Lectureship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology & Joint Basic and Clinical Research Seminar

“From Molecular Understanding to Liquid Biopsy Diagnostics – The Emerging Path of Progress in Pediatric Cancer Care”


Dr. Dr. Nada Jabado MD, PhD, FRSC

Professor of Pediatrics and Human Genetics, McGill University
Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Pediatric Oncology

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center

Dr. Janusz Rak MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Experimental Medicine, Human Genetics and Biochemistry and Jack Cole Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, McGill University



School of Physical and Occupational Therapy Lecture

“Early Detection and Intervention Toolkit – Cerebral Palsy (EDIT-CP): For Primary Care Providers, Therapists and Families


Dr. Tatiana Ogourtsova PhD, OT

Site Researcher in Pediatrics at the Research Center of the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, Assistant Professor at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Dr. Annette Majnemer OT, PhD, FCAHS

Senior Scientist at the RI-MUHC & Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation, Professor at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

McGill University & Montreal Children’s Hospital

April 2023



“Pediatric Sleep Medicine at the MCH: A Look Back at a Quarter Century of Discoveries and Innovations on Earth (and Beyond), and a Glimpse into the Future”


Dr. Evelyn Constantin MDCM, MSc (Epi), FRCPC

Associate Professor, Pediatrics, McGill Director, Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) Senior Clinician Scientist, Research Institute of the MUHC

McGill University & Montreal Children's Hospital



Inaugural Gottesman Grand Rounds
"The Healthcare Leadership We Need: It’s in All of Us"

HYBRID - Block B - Rm B02.9390 & ZOOM

Dr. Viren N. Naik MD, MEd, MBA, FRCPC

Chief Assessment Officer at the Medical Council of Canada and a Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Ottawa




Moral Distress: Evidence and New Horizons

Dr. Annie Janvier B.Sc., M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Neonatologist

Université de Montréal & Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte Justine















May 2023











June 2023

Previous Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds

September 2020 - June 2021| September 2021 - June 2022 
September 2019 - May 2020 | September 2018 - March 2019September 2017 - June 2018
September 2016 - June 2017September 2015 - June 2016September 2014 - May 2015 | 
September 2013 - June 2014 | September 2012 - June 2013September 2011 - June 2012 | 
September 2010 - June 2011 | September 2009 - June 2010September 2008 - June 2009

Previous Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds Posters (including objectives)

September 2020- June 2021
September 2019 - March 2020September 2018 - June 2019September 2018 - June 2019
September 2017 - June 2018September 2016 - June 2017September 2015 - June 2016
September 2014 - June 2015September 2013 - June 2014September 2012 - June 2013

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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