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PeLTQL Co-Creators:

Dr. Vicky Ng, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Vicky Lee Ng has been the Medical Director of the Liver Transplant program at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto since 2005. She is also a Staff Gastroenterologist and a Professor with the University of Toronto. Ng is dedicated to improving outcomes of children following liver transplantation through her research and clinical initiatives. Ng is active in multiple initiatives within the Paediatric Hepatology and Transplantation communities locally, nationally and internationally. These include the SickKidsTransplant Center of Excellence Leadership Council, Canadian Society of Transplantation (CST) Paediatric Executive Committee, Canadian Liver Transplant Study Group, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Gastroenterology Examination Board, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Postgraduate Education Committee, and American Association of Studies of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Abstract Review Committee for Pediatric Liver Diseases.

Dr. Anothy Otley, MSc, MD

Dr. Anthony Otley is a Professor of Paediatrics and Medicine at Dalhousie University.  He is the Division Head of the Division of Gastroenterology & Nutrition at the IWK  Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The IWK Health Centre is the tertiary children’s hospital which serves the three Canadian Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Paediatric patients who require a liver transplant are followed pre and post transplant through the IWK, but the actual transplantation is carried out through the SickKids program.

The main focus of Otley's clinical research is the development and assessment of outcome measures used in paediatric gastrointestinal disease.  He has been involved with the development of the IMPACT questionnaire, a disease-specific HRQOL tool for paediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease. He was also a developer of the Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis Activity Index (PUCAI).  He has an ongoing interest on the development of web-based tools to help in disease self-management and ultimately, to improve HRQOL and adherence to therapy.