Projects Day Presentations


Transforming the Pediatric Diabetes Program

Shazhan Amed MD FRCPC MSc.PH | Clinical Associate Professor | Dept of Pediatrics Acting Head | Division of Endocrinology


A new program for enhanced communication with patients and tracking of surgical outcomes Panda V2

Mark Ansermino, Principal Investigator | Dustin Dunsmuir | Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics



Susan Baer | Sonja Sinclair, Jennifer Russel, Compass Team | Ambulatory mental health programs, BCCH


Waiting Room Project: A Quality Improvement Initiative by the Paediatric Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Team

Dr. Anthony Cooper | Presenter: Brittany Lim | Department of Orthopaedics


Cell Salvage for Obstetric Patients at BCWs

Dr. James Brown | Department of Anesthesiology BC Women’s Hospital


BC Women's Hospital Healing Art Fund

Dr. Gail Dodek-Wenner | A feasibility study fund by MASES


Evaluating the Delivery of Provincial Outreach Care: An Environmental Scan

Damian J. Duffy, Irena Zivkovic, Iris Liu, Karen Campbell, Derek Human, Frederick Kozak, Christopher Lyons, Ashnoor Nagji, Caron Strahlendorf


REDCap: Data Infrastructure to Support Quality Improvement at Children’s and Women’s Hospital

Elodie Portales-Casamar | Clinical Research Informatics Lead, BC Children’s Hospital


BC Women's Hospital Healing Art Fund

Dr. Gail Dodek-Wenner | A feasibility study fund by MASES


Team building and wellness initiatives for the BCCH Plastic Surgery Clinic

Rebecca Courtemanche, Dr. Erika Henkelman | Division of Plastic Surgery, BC Children’s Hospital


Quality improvement in urine catheterisation procedures in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

Dr. Joseph Ting (on behalf the working group) | Staff Neonatologist & Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, The University of British Columbia


Improving support for staff affected by critical incidents in hospital

Esther Lee, MD, FRCPC, Complex Care program, BCCH Ped. Palliative Care program, BCCH and BCW | Theresa Newlove, PhD, R. Psych Head, Dept of Psychology BCCH and BCW


Adapting the Serious Illness Conversation Guide for use in Pediatrics

Camara van Breemen and Lanna Locke | Department/Affiliations: BCCH Pediatric Palliative Care Canuck Place Children’s Hospice BC Centre for Palliative Care


Surgery And Society Emerging Trends In The Social Determinants Of Health Among The Pediatric Patient Population In British Columbia

Principal Investigators: Dr. Christine A. Loock | Dr. Douglas Courtemanche | Mr. Damian Duffy

Co-Investigators: Tanjot Singh, UBC Med | Bonnie He, UBC Med | Ethan Ponton, McGill Undergrad | Dr. Andrew MacNeily | Dr. Robert Baird | Ms. Rebecca Courtemanche


YouFIGr: Young Faculty Initiative Group

Deepak Manhas | Orlee Guttman | James Lee | Shu Sanatani | Departments of Pediatrics, Surgery, Anesthesia, Obstetrics, Radiology, Pathology



The Pediatric Nephrology Clinical Pathways Development Team: A Blueprint for Engaging Medical Staff and Improving Care

Douglas G. Matsell | Marisa Catapang | Teagan Po White | Cherry Mammen | Department of Pediatrics, BC Children's Hospital and the University of British Columbia


Benchmarking MRI Wait-Times to Enhance Service Delivery to Pediatric Patients: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Melissa C. Kong | John B. Mawson | Kevan Jacobson | James E. Potts1

Department of Radiology, B.C. Children’s Hospital | Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, B.C. Children’s Hospital


Medical Staff Wellness Working Group

Co-Chair: Caron Strahlendorf, MD, FRCPC and Theresa Newlove, PhD, R. Psych| Damian Duffy | Dr Frederick Kozak | Dr Douglas Courtemanche | Dr Linda Casey | Dr Kevan Jacobson | Dr Orlee Guttman | Dr Shubhayan Sanatani | Dr Esther Lee | Dr Jenny Druker | Dr Kishore Mulpuri | Dr Dan Cojocaru



Post Operative Follow Up: A strategy to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction

Andrew Poznikoff | Frances MacDougall |  Liz Lamb |  Trish Page |  Karen Sokalski |  Sarah Fratar |  Tessa Dudley |  Sara Hanney |  Katie Cochran |  Christine Swayze |  Norbert Froese | Surgical Services |  Nursing |  Anesthesia


Acute Pain Service Database

Andrew Poznikoff | Gill Lauder | Myles Cassidy | Randa Ridgway | Nick West | Susan Poitras | Department of Anesthesia, Child Kind


The effect of Dexmedetomidine on recovery room and hospital discharge times after non-painful day case procedures in children

Andrew Poznikoff |Stephan Malherbe | Victoria Chan | Muizz Wahid | Matthias Görges | Simon Whyte



Improving Inter-professional Collaborative Maternity Care at BCWH

Linda Knox | Julie van Schalkwyk | Rob Everett | Michael Farmer | Simon Dobson | WS Chan | Midwifery |  OBGYN | Pediatrics | Family Medicine | Anesthesia | Medicine


Timely and Appropriate Use of Asthma Education in the Emergency Department and across the Province

Dr Claire Seaton | Divisions of General Pediatrics and Respirology BC Children’s Hospital


Strengthening care for infants with complex medical needs during the transition from the NICU to community care

Dr. Emily Kieran | Principal Investigator: Dr. Sandesh Shivananda | Department of Pediatrics



Development of a Peer and Family Support Network in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Ash Singhal | Patrick McDonald | Mandeep Tamber | Kheya McGill | Alexander Cheong | Department of Surgery | Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery


QI Project to Increase Early Peanut Introduction in Infants to Prevent Peanut Allergy

Presenter: Lianne Soller, PhD on behalf of the project team: Dr. Edmond Chan |  Dr. Kyla Hildebrand |  Jennifer Scarr |  Zahra Hussein |  Daniel Naiman |  Radhika Bhagat |  Claire Heath |  Debby Rhodes |  Jennifer Schneiderheit-Hsu |  Barbara Crocker |  Reka Gustafson |  Meena Dawar

Collaboration between BC Children’s Hospital |  Vancouver Coastal Health & Child Health BC


Fast, accurate bilirubin screening with only a drop of blood

Dr. Li Wang | Ms. Melanie Basso | Dr. Rob Everett |

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, BC Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia | Department of Nursing, BC Women’s Hospital, University of British Columbia | Department of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia | BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, University of British Columbia



Elective Caesarean Service BC Women’s Hospital

Dr. Henry Woo | Dr. Simon Ip