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Centre for Global Child Health conferences & awards - spring 2016

The Centre for Global Child Health participated in several major global health conferences during April and May 2016, and two researchers were recognized for their important contributions to global child health. Read on to learn more. 

Awards & Honours

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Roth on being awarded the Samuel J. Fomon Young Physician Award from the American Society of Nutrition (ASN). This award is given to a physician within 10 years from completion of medical postdoctoral training, for outstanding work in the general area of paediatric nutrition; in particular, in infant nutrition, infant growth, or body composition. Dr. Roth was recognized for his outstanding work in paediatric nutrition, specifically his focus on global maternal-child health. 

Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta was awarded the Geneva Forum for Health Award in honour of the critical role he has played in improving maternal and child health globally. The Geneva Forum for Health Award honours and recognizes advances and contributions in health systems that have improved or have the potential to fundamentally improve the health of people around the world. Dr. Bhutta accepted the award in absentia on Monday, May 23 during the World Health Assembly. Congratulations, Dr. Bhutta! 


Experimental Biology, April 2 to 6, 2016, San Diego 

Nandita Perumal presented on 'Length-for-Age and Weight-for-Age z Scores at Birth Using the World Health Organization Growth Standards versus the New INTERGROWTH 21st Newborn Size Standards'.

Nandita Perumal presenting

Salma Hack presented on 'Cord Blood FGF21 and Leptin as Candidate Biomarkers of Early Infant Linear Growth Velocity in a Low-Income Country'.

Salma Hack with her poster

Joy Shi presented on 'Vitamin D Status of Husbands of Pregnant Women in Dhaka, Bangladesh'.

Joy Shi with her poster

Jo-Anna Baxter presented on 'Evaluating Programmatic Effectiveness and Implementation: An Assessment of Factors Affecting Change in the Practice of Exclusive Breastfeeding in Ethiopia and Mali'.

Jo-Anna Baxter with her poster

Consortium of Universities in Global Health, April 9 to 11, 2016, San Francisco 

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta participated in a Disease Control Priorities (DCP3) panel presentation on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH).

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta participating in DCP3 panel presentation

Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting, April 30 to May 3, 2016, Baltimore 

Dr. Lisa Pell presented on ‘Provision of a neonatal kit to save newborn lives and improve neurodevelopment in Pakistan and Kenya: methodology and early results of two cluster randomized trials’.

Dr. Lisa Pell presenting

Ryan Giroux presented on ‘Midpoint Results of National Surveillance of Childhood Tuberculosis in Canada’.

Ryan Giroux with his poster

Jenny Hoang presented on ‘Comparing Perceived Pre-Travel Risk and Actual Risk of 7 Travel-Related Conditions amongst Adult and Children Travelers at the SickKids Family Travel Clinic’.

Jenny Hoang with her poster

Dr. Bhutta presented on 'Global Evidence base for health sector interventions to address early child development" and 'Global epidemiology and risk factors for IUGR and implications for interventions'.

Dr. Bhutta presenting

Women Deliver, May 16 to 19, 2016, Copenhagen 

SickKids Public Health Nutrition Course (SPHNC) team members exhibited the free online evidence-based course.

SPHNC team member exhibiting the free online course