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angle-left Four Quebec pediatric research centres converge to advance research in maternal and child healthcare

June 4, 2019

Source: RI-MUHC. The third Quebec-wide conference on maternal and child healthcare, the Congrès provincial de la recherche mère-enfant, took place at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) on May 16 and 17. Around 175 researchers, research trainees, laboratory personnel and clinical research nurses from the four major pediatric research centres in Quebec took part in a two-day exchange of expertise and advances underway in these fields.

“The conference was a resounding success,” said Dr. Indra Gupta, Interim Deputy Executive Director and Deputy Chief Scientific Officer of the RI-MUHC, who is also the Director of Child Health Research at the MUHC. “It has launched a number of promising collaborations among the four centres.” Participating centres were the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec (CHUQ), Centre de recherche du CHU Sainte-Justine, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke and RI-MUHC.

The event was organized thanks to a key partnership with the Foundation of Stars, which awarded four prizes of excellence to research trainees. Congratulations to winners in the following categories! 

Oral presentations 

  • First prize: Marie-Julie Allard, RI-MUHC, in Dr. Guillaume Sébire’s laboratory
  • Second prize: Benjhyna Daniel, Centre de recherche de l'hôpital Douglas and Université de Montréal

Poster presentations

  • First prize: Virginie Gaudreault, Centre de recherche du CHU Sainte-Justine
  • Second prize: Mélissa Bélanger, CHUQ
 
Dr. Indra Gupta, Interim Deputy Executive Director and Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, Research Institute of the MUHC, addressed a full house at the third Congrès provinciale de la recherche mère-enfant Marie-Julie Allard, doctoral student in Dr. Guillaume Sébire’s laboratory at the Research Institute of the MUHC, won first prize for her oral presentation at the Congrès provincial de la recherche mère-enfant (May 2019)
Presentation of prizes at the third Congrès provincial de la recherche mère-enfant at the Research Institute of the MUHC, May 17, 2019, left to right: Sylviane Chatel (Foundation of Stars); prize-winners Melissa Bélanger, Virginie Gaudreault, Benjhyna Daniel, and Marie-Julie Allard; and Josée Saint-Pierre (director, Foundation of Stars)