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October 6, 2017

How to improve health technology assessments for children

Dr. Avram Denburg, Staff Oncologist and Project Investigator, reflects on the need to think differently and systematically about how to make drug policy for children across Canada.

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September 29, 2017

Life after childhood cancer: My dual roles as a researcher and survivor

Dr. Victoria Forster, post-doctoral fellow in Genetics & Genome Biology, shares her perspective on combining her experience and profession to advocate for the childhood cancer survivor community.

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August 4, 2017

This long weekend prevent burns before they happen

Charis Kelly, Nurse Practitioner in the Burns Program, share her perspective on advocating for burn prevention and safety year-round.

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July 18, 2017

SickKids residents advocate for health of child refugees and newcomers

Approximately 50,000 children under 15 arrive in Canada annually. In 2009, SickKids residents founded the Paediatric Outpatient Program (POP) clinic in response to a need for paediatric consultation services for newcomer children facing barriers to health care. SickKids residents Drs. Lucy Duan, Stephanie Erdle, Laura Erdman, Alisha Jamal, and Gabrielle Salmers share their perspective on supporting child refugees and newcomers' health.

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June 8, 2017

Caring Safely: SickKids’ journey to becoming a high reliability organization

Dr. Michael Apkon, President and CEO of SickKids, gives his perspective on patient safety and SickKids' journey to becoming a high reliability organization.

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June 6, 2017

More SickKids families are choosing to have their child’s end-of-life care outside of critical care units

Dr. Adam Rapoport, Medical Director of the Paediatric Advanced Care Team, Kim Widger, Nurse Researcher, and Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief share their perspective on end-of-life care in paediatrics.

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June 1, 2017

How Canada can help global adolescent health mature

Dr. Ashley Vandermorris, Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Child Health and Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, Co-Director of the Centre for Global Child Health, discuss five ways to position Canada to successfully champion global adolescent health.

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning exterior

May 18, 2017

Kids Science hands-on events inspire next generation of young scientists

David Manly, Manulife Kids Science Officer, shares his perspective on how the Kids Science programming is helping get kids and youth interested in research.

May 4, 2017

Should food labels list the amount of exercise needed to burn off calories?

A Perspective from Daina Kalnins, Director of Clinical Dietetics at SickKids. Her clinical interests include Cystic Fibrosis and Lung Transplant.

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May 1, 2017

Together, we are redesigning mental health care for children and youth

Christina Bartha, Executive Director of the Brain and Mental Health Program, offers her perspective on the need for better access to mental health care to improve mental health outcomes for our patients.

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March 24, 2017

If TB could talk: A closer look at tuberculosis in Canada

Dr. Ian Kitai, tuberculosis specialist and Staff Physician in Infectious Diseases, offer his perspective on why tuberculosis has again surpassed HIV as the leading cause of infectious disease-related deaths globally.

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February 13, 2017

Obesity and mental illness: an epidemic within an epidemic

Dr. Elizabeth Dettmer, Staff Psychologist and Mental Health Lead with the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP), offers her perspective on the need to provide a specialized, holistic approach to overall health for vulnerable teens who might otherwise be lost to the system.

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