2019 Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons (CAPS) Presentations
Congratulations to faculty and staff that presented at the 2019 Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons!
- Post-operative pain control following minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum in pediatric patients: A systematic review. (Presented by: Dr. Victoria Archer) and won the Best Poster Presentation
- Screening for alcohol and substance use in pediatric trauma patients: A retrospective review. (Presented by: Tessa Robinson)
- The fragility of statistically significant findings from randomized controlled trials in pediatric appendicitis. (Presented by: Dr. Noora Al-Shahwani)
- Management of the normal-appearing appendix during laparoscopy for clinically suspected acute appendicitis in the pediatric population. (Presented by: Dr. Lisa VanHouwelingen)
2019 The Societies for Pediatric Urology (SPU) Fall Congress Presentation
- Staged Auto Graft (STAG) Repair for Penoscrotal Hypospadias with Ventral Curvature Greater Than 30 Degrees. (Presented by: Melissa McGrath)
- Parental Perceptions,Perceived Resourcesand Attitudes Towards Disclosure of Hypospadias Repair (Presented by: Melissa McGrath)
- Quality of Reporting for Pilot Randomized Controlled Trials in the Pediatric Urology Literature - A Systematic Review (Presented by: Melissa McGrath)
- Ultrasound Based Scoring System for Early Indication of Pyeloplasty in Patients with UPJO-Like. (Presented by: Will Luke)
- Close Monitoring in The First Year after Hypospadias Repair Results in Early Detection of Urethrocutaneous Fistulas (UCFs). (Presented by: Dr. Hark Randhawa)
- Relative Renal Length Discrepancy as an Indicator of Renal Obstruction in Children with UPJO-Like. (Presented by: William Luke)
Open Pyeloplasty In Infants <4 Months of Age: Are The Outcomes Worse Than That Of Older Patients? (Presented by: Bruce Li)
Evaluating The Literature On Preoperative Androgen Stimulation For Hypospadias Repair Using The Fragility Index: Which Can We Trust- Randomized Controlled Trials Or Observational Studies? (Presented by: Bruce Li)
2019 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting Presentation
- Challenging the status quo: A prospective study of early discontinuation of continuous antibiotic prophylaxis in children with vesicoureteral reflux. (Presented by: Melissa McGrath)
- Are renal bladder ultrasounds necessary for routine follow-ups of VUR patients after CAP discontinuation? (Presented by: Smruthi Ramesh)
- Scoring system for grading hypospadias severity and quantifying risk of postoperative complications. (Presented by: Melissa McGrath)
- Voiding cystourethrograms for infants with isolated high-grade prenatal hydronephrosis and hydroureteronephrosis without a history of previous urinary tract infection: Is it really necessary? (Presented by: G Goucher)
2019 European Society of Pediatric Urology (ESPU)
- Comparison between “Machine-learning” and human to identify and classify hypospadias, (Presented by: Nicolas Fernandez)
- Scoring system for grading hypospadias severity and quantifying risk of postoperative complications, (Presented by: Smruthi Ramesh)
- Validation of hydronephrosis severity score for prediction of need for surgery in patients with UPJO in a prospective database, (Presented by: Smruthi Ramesh)
- Revisiting risk factors for febrile urinary tract infection in infants with prenatal hydronephrosis, (Presented by: Dr. Luis Braga)
- A superiority, parallel, blinded randomized placebo controlled trial of continuous antibiotic prophylaxis for febrile UTIs in infants with prenatal hydronephrosis: The ALPHA study, (Presented by: Dr. Luis Braga)
2019 Canadian Urological Association (CUA) Annual Meeting
The 2019 Canadian Urological Association Annual Meeting was a success with Dr. Luis Braga and his team who own the best poster award on "Revisiting risk factors for febrile urinary tract infection using a large prenatal hydronephrosis dataset" Congratulations Dr. Braga !
2019 6th Annual Intern Research Presentation Night
The McMaster Pediatric Surgery Research Collaborative (MPSRC) held its 6th Annual Intern Research Presentation Night on March 18th, 2019. The MPSRC Internship Program gives 3rdand 4thyear undergraduate students an opportunity to have exposure to clinical research within the Department of Pediatric Urology and Pediatric General Surgery. The Presentation Night allows our interns to share their experience and research, while competing for the “Best Presentation” prize.
All five of the interns delivered exceptional and engaging presentations on a variety of different topics. Grace Zhou was the overall winner for her presentation on “Screening for alcohol and substance use in pediatric trauma patients: A retrospectivechart review”.
Congratulations to all of our interns on a successful evening! A big thank you to the surgeons, fellows, research personnel and interns for attending!
If you wish to take part in this opportunity, applications are currently open until April 1st for the 2019-2020 year (MPSRC Internship Program).
The applications are now open for the MPSRC Internship Program for the 2019/2020 academic year. For more information, and to submit your application, visit MPSRC Internship Program.
2018 Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons (CAPS) Presentations
Congratulations to faculty and staff that presented at the 2018 Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons!
- A retrospective review examining the safety of mucous fistula refeeding in neonates with short bowel syndrome. (Presented by: Tessa Robinson)
- Methodological issues in identifying sepsis events in pediatric surgery patients. (Presented by: Dr. Karen Bailey)
- Comparing outcomes and complication rates of traditional percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and laparoscopic-assisted gastrostomy tube insertion in low birth-weight infants: a two-centre retrospective review. (Presented by: Alisha Fernandes)
- Treatment failure in children with empyema managed with chest tube insertion and fibrinolytics: what is the role of surgery? (By: Dr. Michael H. Livingston)
- Removal of tunneled central venous catheters using the traction technique without cuff dissection: a single-centre review of long-term. (By: Dr. Lisa VanHouwelingen)
2018 European Society of Pediatric Urology (ESPU) Meeting
The 2018 European Society of Pediatric Urology Meeting was a success with Dr. Luis Braga taking home second prize for long oral presentation on the EXPRESSO trial comparing scrotal versus Inguinal orchidopexy. Congratulations Dr. Braga !
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
The MPSRC is now accepting applications for undergraduate interns for the September 2018 - April 2019 school year. Pease visit the MPSRC Internship Program page for the link to fill out an online application.
We are NO LONGER accepting applications for summer research positions.
Accepted Presentations at 2016 CAPS Annual Meeting
Three presentations from members of the MPSRC have been accepted at the upcoming 2016 Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons (CAPS) Annual Meeting, including one podium presentation. The full 2016 CAPS Annual Meeting program will be available later this summer.
2016 TAC Annual Meeting
Recently, two members of the MPSRC attended the 2016 Trauma Association of Canada (TAC) Annual Meeting on May 6-7, 2016. Congratulations to Adriana Dekirmendjian for her oral presentation on "A retrospective examination of current clinical treatment of pediatric blunt spleen and liver injuries at a single tertiary care centre."
Dekirmendjian A, Bailey K, Blinder H, Easterbrook B. A Retrospective Examination of Current Clinical Treatment of Paediatric Blunt Spleen and Liver Injuries at a Single Tertiary Care Center. Trauma Association of Canada (TAC) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting and Conference. May 7, 2016.
MPSRC Annual Intern Presentation Night
The MPSRC’s third annual intern presentation night was a resounding success! All seven interns presented on their current research activities in the program, and gained valuable experience regarding the presentation of research to expert knowledge users. Thank you to all of the volunteers, nurse practitioners, information specialists and MPSRC members who attended the event. A special congratulations to Marissa Lu, who won the “Best Presentation” prize.
Congratulations to all of our interns on a successful evening!
2015 CAPS Annual Meeting
The MPSRC had fantastic success at the 2015 Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons (CAPS) Annual Meeting that took place on September 17-19, 2015. Two presentations (listed below) were given by members of the MPSRC. As well, congratulations are in order for Dr. Mike Livingston, who won Best Podium Presentation for “Are some children with empyema at risk for treatment failure with fibrinolytics? A multicenter cohort study.” Thank you everyone for making this 2015 CAPS Annual Meeting a great success!
- Livingston MH, Cohen E, Pirrello D, Mahant S, Weinstein M, Connolly B, Himidan S, Giglia L, Butter A, Walton MJ. Are some children with empyema at risk for treatment failure with fibrinolytics? A multicenter cohort study. Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons. Niagara Falls, Ontario, September 17-19, 2015.
- Livingston MH, Shawyer AC, Rosenbaum PL, Jones SA, Walton MJ. Fundoplication versus percutaneous gastrojejunostomy for gastroesophageal reflux in children with neurologic impairment: a survey of pediatric surgeons in Canada. Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons. Niagara Falls, Ontario, September 17-19, 2015.
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2015 McMaster International ROP Conference
The 2015 McMaster International ROP Conference was held on September 25th and 26th in Toronto in anticipation of the development of national ROP guidelines. This conference attracted international experts on ROP from 4 different continents. Dr. Kourosh Sabri, the conference chair, would like to thank all who presented and attended the conference, making it a great success!