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Grand Rounds

Expand your knowledge

Whether you’re a practising pediatrician or a resident, you’ll find plenty of value in attending our Grand Rounds. Accredited by the Royal College as a Category 1 Continuing Professional Development activity, these Rounds cover a wide range of basic and clinical science topics relevant to pediatrics.

Although all members of the IWK community are invited, the presentations, which feature a mix of faculty, residents and visiting professors, are developed with pediatricians in mind.

The details

When: Wednesdays, January to June 2017

Time: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Where: The IWK Health Centre, Temporary Auditorium, K2226 (unless otherwise indicated)

June 21 Topic: Hematology/Oncology
Presenters:  Drs. Bruce Crooks and Ashley Chopek
Title: As Dr. Yhap Says...... "It's Not Cancer Until It's Cancer" A Discussion Of Cancer Predisposition Syndromes
Learning Objectives:
By the end of the session, participants will:
1) Describe the pathophysiology of tumour suppressor genes and oncogenes.
2) Describe how to take a familial cancer history.
3) Identify common cancer predisposition syndromes and surveillance recommendations.
June 28 Presenter:  Dr. Lyndsay Russell
Title: "Stressing the Importance of Toxic Stress"
Learning Objectives:
By the end of the session, participants will:
1) Define toxic stress.
2) Discuss environmental contributions to stress.
3) Describe the link between environment and brain development (epigenetics).
4) Review strategies to recognize and minimize the effects of toxic stress in everyday practice.