Trainee Awards:

2017    “SOGC junior members – Obstetrics Poster Presentation” at 73rd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada; 2017 Jun 22; Ottawa, ON. (national conference) Awardee Dr. Jarde, Postdoctoral Fellow.

2017    Graduate Program Award at the Health Sciences Research Plenary 2017, McMaster University; Awardee PhD student Dr. Tetsuya Isayama.

2016     Graduate Student Award at the Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology RT Weaver Research Day Oct 2016; Awardee PhD student Dr. Tetsuya Isayama. 

2016     “Best Junior Member Obstetrics Poster” at 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada; 2016 Jun 14-17; Vancouver, B.C. (national conference) Awardee Dr. Jarde, Postdoctoral Fellow.

2016     “Best Oral Award” at the University of Toronto Neonatal Research Day April 2016; Awardee PhD student Dr. Tetsuya Isayama.

2015     “Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award” at the Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology RT Weaver Research Day Nov 2015; Awardee Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Alexander Jarde

2015    “1st place New Professional Oral Presentation Award” at the 2015 Canadian Obesity Summit April 2015; Awardee Ms. Olha Lutsiv, MScPH

2012    “Church and Dwight Medical Student Award” for best Oral Presentation at the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Annual Clinical Meeting Jun 2012; Awardee Ms. Olha Lutsiv

2012    “Best Oral Presentation by a Health Care Student” at the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 68th Annual Clinical Meeting Jun 2012; Awardee Ms. Olha Lutsiv

2012    “Best Fellow Presentation” at Annual Departmental RT Weaver Research Day Jun 2012; Awardee MFM Fellow Dr. Michelle Morais

2011    “Best Student Award” at the Annual Departmental RT Weaver Research Day Nov 2011. Award made possible by Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health; Awardee Ms. Olha Lutsiv

2008    “Best Resident Research Paper” at Annual Departmental Research Day Nov 2008; Awardee Dr. Caroline Best

 

Awards for Dr. Sarah McDonald:

Canada Research Chair (Tier II)

2017    Harold A. Kaminetzky Prize Paper for 2016
The Best Article from a Non‐U.S. Researcher in the top ranked obstetrics journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology  (Antenatal corticosteroid therapy before 24 weeks of gestation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol 2016;127:715–25)

2009-14    CIHR New Investigator Salary Award

2009-14    Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) New Investigator Award
Salary support for 5 years, total $300 000; awarded but not accepted due to CIHR award

2013    The Canadian Association for Medical Education
Certificate of Merit for outstanding contributions to medical education

2011    CIHR Expert Alert
Selected by CIHR for press release as a CIHR-funded researcher with expertise in Maternal Obesity and Gestational Weight Gain

2010    Awards Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD)
Université of Montréal selected publication as 1 of top 10 best scientific papers and critical reviews published on early childhood development in 2010 (Overweight and obesity in mothers and risk of preterm birth and low birth weight infants: a systematic review and meta-analyses. BMJ 2010;341:c3428. doi:10.1136/bmj.c3428)

2010    AJKD certificate for one of the most downloaded articles of 2010
Kidney Disease After Preeclampsia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Kidney Dis 2010;55(6):1026-39.

2009    CIHR prize for Rising Star in Perinatal Research

2009    Best poster in Obstetrics
(The Recurrence Risk of Severe Preeclampsia: A Population-Based Cohort) Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 65th Annual Clinical Meeting, Jun 2009

2007    Best poster in Gynaecology
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 63rd Annual Clinical Meeting, Jun 2007

2002    Best Obstetrics Junior Members Paper
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 58th Annual Clinical Meeting, Jun 2002

 

Presentations (invited):

2019    “Preterm Birth: The Role of Progesterone.” Plenary, Maternal fetal medicine session, Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 75th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 11-14, 2019. (National Conference)

2019    “Evidence-based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ).” The Canadian Perinatal Program Coalition (CPPC) Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 10, 2019. (National Conference)

2019    “Pediatricians’ and neonatologists’ input to inform and Option Grid for Shared Decision Making for mode of birth for extremely preterm breech singletons.” Canadian Pediatric Society 96th Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, June 7, 2019. (National Conference)

2019    “The Most useful minute of the entire day: Deferred Cord Clamping.” Research Center Rounds, The Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine, Montreal, QC, May 3, 2019.

2019    “Progesterone for the Prevention of Preterm Birth: When it’s useful and when it’s not.” Research Center Rounds, The Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine, Montreal, QC, May 3, 2019.

2019    “Obesity during Pregnancy.” Pediatric Endocrinology Rounds, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, April 26, 2019.

2019    “Trying Again after a Perinatal Loss or Stay in the NICU.” Journey after the NICU: CANN (Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses) 2019 Pre-Conference Workshop, Toronto, ON, April 7, 2019. (National Conference)

2019    “Evidence-Based Prevention of Preterm Birth and Its Sequelae.” The 45th Annual RT Weaver Scientific Day, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, April 3, 2019

2019    “Best Practices for Prevention of Preterm Birth: What can a midwife do?” Midwifery Research Symposium, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, March 26, 2019

2019    “Outcomes Update: Sharing a Vision for MFM participation in the Canadian Preterm Birth Network.” EPIQ (Evidence-Based Practice for Improving Quality) Conference, Mont-Tremblant, QC, February 9-11, 2019. (National Conference)

2018    “Rethinking Antenatal Corticosteroids to optimize timing.” ANCS Rounds, West Lincoln Hospital, Grimsby, ON, June 1, 2018

2018    “Rethinking Deferred Cord Clamping and Cord Milking in Extreme Pre-term Infants: a Quality Improvement Initiative.” (Co-presented with Dr. Michelle Morais and Dr. Jennifer Twiss) On behalf of Deferred Cord Clamping Quality Initiative (DCC QI) McMaster group. NICU/MFM Rounds meeting, Hamilton, ON, March 9, 2018

2018    “Rethinking Antenatal Corticosteroids to optimize timing (and key points on Non-invasive Prenatal Screening).” Joe Brant Hospital, Burlington, ON, March 5, 2018.

2018    “Suggested potential CPTBN protocol for optimizing 1) DCC and 2) Thermoregulation in extremely PTB.” 2018 EPIQ (Evidence-Based Practice for Improving Quality) Conference, Banff, BC, February 11-13, 2018. (national conference

2018    “Sharing a Vision for MFM participation in the Canadian Preterm Birth Network.” 2018 EPIQ (Evidence-Based Practice for Improving Quality) Conference, Banff, BC, February 11-13, 2018. (National Conference)

2017    “Little BIG Talk: Progesterone and preterm birth.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Ontario Continuing Medical Education (CME) 2017, Toronto, ON, November 30, 2017. (Regional Meeting)

2017    “Progesterone and preterm birth: Workshop.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Ontario Continuing Medical Education (CME) 2017, Toronto, ON, November 30, 2017. (Regional Meeting)

2017    “Evidence for progesterone in women with a prev PTB, or current short cervix.” Southern Ontario Obstetrical Network (SOON) Alliance for the Prevention of Preterm Birth and Stillbirth (The Alliance), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, November 28, 2017. (Regional Meeting)

2017    “Progesterone for Prevention of Preterm Birth.” Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2017, The College of Family Physicians of Canada, Montreal, QC, November 10, 2017. (National Conference)

2017    “Revisiting Antenatal Corticosteroids: Tailoring the Timing and Use of a Powerful Drug.” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, ON, November 1, 2017.

2017    “Evidence-based Practice to Improve Quality: Training workshop.” Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) PTB Network training session Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 73rd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), June 20-23, 2017 – Ottawa, ON. (National Conference)

2017    “Evidence-based Practice to Improve Care (EPIC) session”. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) PTB Network. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 73rd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), June 20, 2017 – Ottawa, ON. (national conference)

2017    “CIHR team grant in Non-communicable CAP diseases in Pregnancy”. Toronto Interhospital Rounds, Southern Ontario Obstetrics Network (SOON), St. Michaels Hospital, Toronto, ON, April 7, 2017. (Regional Meeting)

2017    “Canada’s New Preterm Birth Network: UBC’s pivotal role in this opportunity for OB, MFM, Neonatology, Follow-up & Health Economics to Innovate Together.” UBC Obstetrics and Gynaecology 17th Annual Academic Day, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, March 8, 2017. (Keynote Speaker)

2017    “Revisiting Antenatal Corticosteroids: Tailoring the Timing of a Powerful Drug.” UBC Obstetrics and Gynaecology 17th Annual Academic Day, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, March 8, 2017.

2017    “Improving Outcomes for Preterm Infants and their Families: A Canadian Collaborative Network.” Meeting with MFMs for input into variable collection – 2017 EPIQ (Evidence-Based Practice for Improving Quality) Conference, 4th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, February 16, 2017. (National Conference)

2017    “Improving Outcomes for Preterm Infants and their Families: A Canadian Collaborative Network.” Meeting with MFMs for input into variable collection – 2017 EPIQ (Evidence-Based Practice for Improving Quality) Conference, Toronto, February 12, 2017. (National Conference)

2017    “Antenatal Corticosteroids: To give or not give in the Late Preterm or Term Time Periods?” Educational Rounds, Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON, January 20, 2017.

2017    “Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening: Tips and Pitfalls from Our First 1000 cases at McMaster.” NIPS talk, West Lincoln Hospital, Grimsby, ON, January 18, 2017.

2017    “Antenatal Corticosteroids: To give or not give in the Late Preterm or Term Time Periods?” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Combined Neonatal/MFM Rounds, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, January 13, 2017.

2016    Antenatal corticosteroids – When to give? When not to give?” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Rounds, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, December 14, 2016.

2016    Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analysis.” Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Health Research Course, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, September 22, 2016.

2016    “Gestational weight gain.” Presentation at day long workshop – Toronto Public Health Meeting, Toronto, ON, June 27, 2016.

2016    CIHR Network Preterm Birth grant opportunity presentation to MFM day. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver BC, June 14-17, 2016. (national conference)

2016    “International Symposium Preterm Birth at the Extremes: Periviable and Late Preterm Birth.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver BC, June 14-17, 2016. (National Conference)

2016    “Workshop on Weight gain and Nutrition in Pregnancy.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver BC, June 14-17, 2016. (National Conference)

2015    “Issues in preterm labour: where are we going?” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Canada (SOGC) Regional Meeting, Toronto, ON, December 4, 2015. (Regional Meeting)

2015    “What are the Benefits of Group Prenatal Care and How Interested Are Most Women In It?” The 2015 Family Medicine Forum (FMF), Toronto, ON, November 11-14, 2015. (National Conference)

2015    “Maternal Weight and Weight Gain in Pregnancy.” Maternal Health Surveillance session – the External Advisory Committee (EAC) of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System (CPSS), Ottawa, ON, October 29, 2015. (National Meeting)

2015    “Towards a Common Protocol for the Use of Noninvasive Prenatal Screening at McMaster University Medical Center Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic.” (Attendants: Genetic Counselors, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists, Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology) McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, September 14, 2015.

2015    “Noninvasive Prenatal Testing.” (Included Family Physicians, Nurses, Midwives & Obstetricians) J. R. O’Brien Perinatal Lecture Series 2015, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, Kitchener, ON, June 15, 2015.

2015    “Early Origins of Health and Disease: Pregnancy and Beyond.” (Co-presented with Dr. D. M. Sloboda) Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series 2015, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, March 23, 2015.

2013    “Is there a benefit to group prenatal care?” University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, December 13, 2013.

2013    “Is there a benefit to group prenatal care?” McMaster University Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, ON, December 4, 2013.

2013    “Preeclampsia: A Stress Test for Life.” Vascular 2013: Canadian Society of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (CSATVB)/Hypertension Canada Symposium, Montreal, QC, October 19, 2013. (National Symposium)

2013    “High gestational weight gain.” Toronto Public Health Dietitians Annual Meeting (Toronto Public Health – Healthiest Babies Possible), Toronto, ON, June 17, 2013.

2012    “Pregnancy in the obese woman: how can we minimize the risks?” Maternal and Newborn Care Committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada – a Maternity Care Stream – Family Medicine Forum 2012, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON, November 16, 2012. (national conference)

2012    “Late Preterm Birth.” Keynote speaker – 36th Annual Eastern Canadian Perinatal Investigators Meeting, The Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, November 15, 2012. (Regional Conference)

2012    The role of ultrasound in the detection of IUGR and monitoring for foetal well-being in Canada.” Vrije Universiteit (VU), Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 5, 2012. (International Symposium)

2011    “Understanding the Increased Cardiovascular Risk after Preeclampsia/Eclampsia.” CANadian Network and Centre for Trials INternationally (CANNeCTIN) 2010, Population Health Research Institute Research Day, Hamilton, ON, November 2, 2011.

2011    “The role of research in understanding the needs for women and babies. Symposium: Midwifery Science: Keeping women at the centre of care – Vrije Universiteit (VU), Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 17, 2011. (International Symposium)

2010    “Gestational weight gain and consequences of maternal obesity on fetal and maternal outcomes.” Nutrition and Metabolism Research Seminars, McMaster University, Department of Pediatrics, Hamilton, ON, December 9, 2010.

2010    “Eating for Two & Other Misconceptions about Weight Gain During Pregnancy.” Department of Family Medicine Maternal Newborn Rounds, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, ON, Dec 2, 2010.

2010    Understanding the Increased Cardiovascular Risk after Preeclampsia/Eclampsia.” CANadian Network and Centre for Trials INternationally (CANNeCTIN) 2010, Spring Meeting, Hamilton, ON, April 27, 2010.

2009    “Multiple Birth Outcomes.” Prevention of Multiple Births Associated with Infertility Treatments in Canada: A Scientific Roundtable, Montreal, QC, November 17-18, 2009.

2009    “Maternal Overweight/Obesity.” CIHR-IHDCYH 2nd Annual Symposium for New Investigators in Perinatal Research, Kingston, ON, November 11-12, 2009. (Regional Symposium)

2009    “IVF outcomes-how are we doing?” Continuous Medical Education, ISIS Regional Fertility Centre, Mississauga, ON, November 5, 2009. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242.

2009    “Does delivery cure pre-eclamptic patients? Emerging long term health concerns after preeclampsia.” H.H. Allen Day – Annual CME, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, October 2, 2009.

2009    “Does delivery cure patients with preeclampsia? Emerging long term health concerns.” Conference of Maternal Emergency Medical Treatment, First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiao Tong University, Shaanxi Province, PR China, September 18-20, 2009. (international conference)

2009    In utero programming: from maternal smoking to childhood obesity.” Scientific Forum of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research – Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, September 15, 2009.

2009    “Antenatal Magnesium Sulphate Administration for the Prevention of Cerebral Palsy.” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Combined Neonatal/MFM Rounds, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, July 10, 2009.

2009    Renal outcomes after preeclampsia: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Pregnancy and the Kidneys Meeting, Edmonton, AB, May 12, 2009.

2008    “Perinatal outcomes of IVF pregnancies.” Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society (CFAS) 54th Annual Meeting, Calgary, AB, November 27, 2008. (National Conference)

2008    “McMaster Revised Fetal Doppler Protocol for high risk pregnancies.” Brantford Hospital, Brantford, ON, October 7, 2008.

2008    “Cardiovascular disease following preeclampsia.” Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) Rounds, Hamilton Health Sciences/McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, June 11, 2008.

2008    “Regional Niday Data [Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) 3 and 4]: How do we compare within the region and to other regions?” Central West Maternal Newborn Retreat, Hamilton, ON, May 28, 2008.

2008    “Cardiovascular Sequelae of Preeclampsia.” (Invited by Lelia Duley, Professor of Obstetric Epidemiology) Bradford Institute for Health Research, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, May 20, 2008.

2008    “Does size really matter? Fetal growth restriction-When to Bail?” Day in Perinatology, Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton, ON, April 11, 2008.

2008    “Outcomes of IVF pregnancies in singletons and twins: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, ON, February 25, 2008.

2007    “The Thrombophilia in pregnancy prophylaxis study (TIPPS).” Anaesthesia Department Rounds, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON, October 24, 2007.

2007    “Managing Gestational & Type 2 Diabetes during Pregnancy.” Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) Type 2 Diabetes Workshop, Ottawa, ON, March 27, 2007.

2007    “Diabetes in Pregnancy: Types 1, 2 and Gestational Diabetes.” Best Start 2007 Annual Provincial Conference, Toronto, ON, February 21, 2007.

2006    “Multiples and Assisted Reproductive Technology.” Bertarelli Foundation Expert Meeting in collaboration with the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, Ottawa, ON, November 14, 2006.

2006    “Research Studies with Patients.” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Annual Update Day 2006, Hamilton, ON, October 25, 2006.

2006    “Perinatal outcomes in IVF pregnancies.” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Combined Neonatal/Obstetrics Rounds, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, ON, February 10, 2006.

2006    “Smoking during pregnancy.” Department Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, ON, January 18, 2006.

2005    “Screening Tools for Preterm Labour.” Department Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, Brantford Hospital. Brantford, ON, November 2, 2005.

2005    “The Effects of Tobacco Exposure on the Fetal Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis: A Prospective Cohort.” City-wide Endocrine Rounds, Toronto, ON, October 28, 2005. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R01-43.

2005    “What a Family Doctor Needs to Know Before Referring to an OB/GYN.” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Annual Update Day 2005, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Oct 19, 2005.

2005    “Fetal Origins of Childhood Obesity.” Birth Cohorts & Determinants of Childhood Obesity Workshop, OMNI Research Group, Ottawa, ON, October 11, 2005.

2004    “Markers for prediction of pre-eclampsia.” 28th Annual Perinatal Investigators Meeting, Kingston, ON, November 4-5, 2004. (Regional Conference)

2004    “The Fetal Origins of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.” Workshop on Fetal Macrosomia and Adult Obesity and Associated Diseases in China, Shanghai, China, October 10-14, 2004. (International Conference).

2004    “Meta-analysis of Perinatal Outcomes of IVF Singletons.” University of Toronto Perinatal-Neonatal Research Day, Toronto, ON, May 19, 2004.

2004    “Meta-analysis of Perinatal Outcomes of IVF Twins.” University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Day, Toronto, ON, May 14, 2004.

2003    “Meta-analysis of Perinatal Outcomes of IVF Twins.” Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, Ottawa, ON, December 2003.

2003    Folate Levels in Pregnant Smokers: An Important Gene/Environment Interaction.” Best Clinical Paper University of Toronto Perinatal-Neonatal Research Day, Toronto, ON, November 2002. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R00-40.

 

Abstracts/Oral Presentations at Scientific Meetings:

2019    Marinela Grabovac, Michael Yu, Sherry Van Blyderveen, Louis Schmidt, Meredith Vanstone, Wendy Sword, Anne Biringer, Helen McDonald, Joseph Beyene, Azadeh Moaveni, Sarah D McDonald. “Does excess first trimester weight gain predict excess total gestational weight gain?” Short-listed for an award as ‘Best of Three’ Oral presentations – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 75th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 11-14, 2019. (National Conference)

2019    Murray-Davis, B., Berger, H., Melamed, N., Mawjee, K., Syed, M., Ray, J. G., Geary, M., Barrett, J. & McDonald, S.D. “Are there differences in counseling practices between antenatal health care providers regarding gestational weight gain?” Association of Ontario Midwives Ontario Midwifery Conference, Markham, ON, May 6-8, 2019. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (Regional Conference)

2019    Guarna, G., Murray-Davis, B., Berger, H., Melamed, N., Syed, M., Mawjee, K., Barrett, J., Ray, J.G., Geary, M., McDonald, S.D. “Diabetes, obesity and hypertension in midwifery-led care.” Midwifery Research Symposium, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, March 26, 2019. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442.

2019    Kashif Mughal, Muhammad Arshad, Abdul Wajid, Sander Van Zenten, Marie-Paule Austin, Anne Biringer, Sarah McDonald, Katherine Bright, Mireille Lecharrois, Karly Jarema, Dawn Kingston. “Effect of e-Therapy on Maternal Health and its Association with Child Development: Findings from the Integrated Maternal Psychosocial Assessment to Care Trial (IMPACT) Study.” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. (National Conference)

2019    Veronica Moramarco, Sugee Liyanage, Kiran Ninan, Amit Mukerji, McDonald SD. “Classical Caesarean: What are the maternal and infant risks compared to low transverse caesarean in preterm birth, and subsequent uterine rupture risks? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. (National Conference)

2018    Murray-Davis B, Berger H, Melamed N, Hasan H, Mawjee K, Ray JG, Geary M, Barrett J & McDonald SD. “Let them eat cake”: Are there differences in counselling practices between antenatal health care providers regarding gestational weight gain?” Association of Ontario Midwives’ 2018 Midwifery Research Symposium, Toronto, ON, November 19, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (Regional Conference)

2018    Marinela Grabovac, Sarah Diana McDonald. “What is the safest mode of birth for extremely preterm breech infants who are actively resuscitated? A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Short-listed for an award as ‘Best of Three’ Obstetric Abstracts – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 74th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Victoria, BC, June 26-28, 2018. (National Conference)

2018    Christine Kurtz Landy, Wendy Sword, Charles Cunningham, Heather Rimas, Bailey Stewart, Anne Biringer, Sarah McDonald, Maureen Heaman, Margaret Morris, Jackie Cramp, Pamela Angle. “Factors Maternity Care Providers Consider When Counselling Women About A Trial of Labour (TOL) After Cesarean Section (CS): Findings From A Discrete Choice Conjoint Experiment.” Short-listed for an award as ‘Best of Three’ Obstetric Abstracts – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 74th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Victoria, BC, June 26-28, 2018. (National Conference)

2018    Kurtz Landy, W. Sword, C. Cunningham, H. Rimas, B. Stewart, A. Biringer, S.D. McDonald, M. Heaman, M. Morris, J. Cramp, P. Angle. “Factors Maternity Care Providers Consider When Counselling Women about a Trial of Labour after Caesarean Section (TOLAC): Findings from a Discrete Choice Conjoint Experiment.” 2018 CAHSPR (The Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research) Conference, Montreal, QC, May 29-31, 2018. (National Conference)

2018    Isayama T, O’Reilly D, Beyene J, Shah P, Lee S, McDonald S. “Healthcare Cost and Resource Use of Early Discharge of Healthy Late Preterm and Term Singleton: A Population-Based Cohort Study.” Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2018 Meeting, Toronto, ON, May 5-8, 2018. (International Conference)

2018    Stockley E, Ting J, Kingdom J, McDonald S, Barrett J, Synnes A, Monterrosa L, Shah P. “Antenatal Magnesium Sulphate for Fetuses with IUGR: Neonatal and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes.” Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2018 Meeting, Toronto, ON, May 5-8, 2018. (International Conference)

2018    Ram, M., Berger, H., Ray, J. G., Lipworth, H., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. “Gestational Weight Gain in Twin Pregnancies Modeled as a Function of Gestational Age and Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (National Conference)

2018    Marinela Grabovac, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Sarah Diana McDonald. “Interventions to Try to Prevent Preterm Birth in Women with a History of Conization: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. (National Conference)

2017    Sword, W., Kurtz Landy, C., Cramp, J., Dawdy, J., McDonald, S., Biringer, A., on behalf of the Birth Methods Study Team. “Factors considered by maternity care providers when counselling pregnant women with a previous caesarean section on delivery method.” The Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses CAPWHN Annual Clinical, Education, Research Conference, Halifax, NS. October 12-14, 2017. (National Conference)

2017    Dzakpasu S., McDonald S., Woolcott C., Grabovac M., Chapinal N., Murphy, P, Guo, Y. “Interprovincial Variation in Excess and Inadequate Maternal Weight and Gestational Weight Gain and Their Impact on Key Perinatal Indicators.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 73rd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 20-23, 2017. (National Conference)

2017    Grabovac M, Karim JN, Isayama T, Korale Liyanage S, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “What is the safest mode of delivery for extremely preterm breech infants: a systematic review and meta-analyses?” Plenary – 4th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, February 14-17, 2017. (National Conference)

2017    Dzakpasu S, Woolcott C, Chapinal N, Guo M, Murphy P, Grabovac M (presenter), McDonald SD. “Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain: interprovincial variation and impact on birthweight.” 4th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, February 14-17, 2017. (National Conference)

2016    Tetsuya Isayama, Hiroko Iwami, Sarah McDonald, Joseph Beyene. “Association of Non-Invasive Ventilation Strategies With Mortality and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Among Preterm Infants – A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” Winner, Best Oral Award. The Neonatal Research Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON April 20, 2016. (Regional Conference)

2015    Biringer A, Austin M, Giallo R, Heaman M, Hegadoren K, Kingston D, Lasiuk G, McDonald SD, McDonald S, Sword W, van Zanten S. “Mental Health Screening in Pregnancy: What methods do women prefer? What are the barriers and facilitators to disclosure?” The 2015 Family Medicine Forum (FMF) Pre-Conference Research Day, Toronto, ON, November 11, 2015. (National Conference)

2015    Biringer A, Austin M, Giallo R, Heaman M, Hegadoren K, Kingston D, Lasiuk G, McDonald SD, McDonald S, Sword W, van Zanten S. “Mental Health Screening in Pregnancy: What methods do women prefer? What are the barriers and facilitators to disclosure?” The 2015 North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, October 24-28, 2015. (International Conference)

2015    Dzakpasu S, McDonald SD. “Contribution of Pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index and Gestational Weight Gain to Adverse Neonatal Outcomes: Population Attributable Fractions for Canada.” FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vancouver, BC, October 7, 2015. (International Conference)

2015    Lutsiv O, Park CK, Hulman A, Krebs L, van Blyderveen S, Schmidt LA, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “First and second trimester weight gain above the guidelines indicate excess total gain: time to act.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 71st Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference, (ACSC), Québec City, QC, June 10, 2015. (National Conference)

2015    Lutsiv O, Mah J, Yu J, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “How high are the risks of morbid obesity on pregnancy outcomes? A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 71st Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference, (ACSC), Québec City, QC, June 10, 2015. (National Conference)

2015    Park CK, Krebs L, Lutsiv O, van Blyderveen S, Schmidt L, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “Binge eating predicts excess gestational weight gain: a pilot prospective cohort study.” Short-listed for an award as ‘Best of Three’ Obstetric Abstracts – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 71st Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference, (ACSC), Québec City, QC, June 10, 2015. (National Conference)

2015    Park CK, Kapadia MZ, Beyene J, Giglia L, Maxwell C, McDonald SD. “Can we safely recommend gestational weight gain below the guidelines for obese pregnant women?” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 71st Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference, (ACSC), Québec City, QC, June 10, 2015. (National Conference)

2015    Hulman A, Lutsiv O, Park C, Krebs L, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “Smoking habits and gestational weight gain patterns: a novel approach using piecewise mixed-effects models.” The Conference of the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB), Toronto, ON. June 3, 2015. (National Conference) £Authors contributed equally.

2015    Lutsiv O, Mah J, Yu J, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “Morbidly obese women have worse pregnancy outcomes than those who are obese: systematic review and meta-analyses.” 1st place New Professional Oral Presentation Award The 4th Canadian Obesity Summit (COS), Toronto, ON, April 30, 2015. (National Conference)

2014    Kapadia M, Park C, Beyene J, Giglia L, Maxwell C, McDonald S. “Can we safely recommend weight gain below the guidelines in obese pregnant women?” The 40th Annual RT Weaver Scientific Day, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, November 26, 2014. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant (CIHR) # KRS1343401. (Dr. S. McDonald was Principal Investigator on this grant.)

2014    Murray-Davis B, Cross-Sudworth F, McDonald H, McDonald S, Dore S, Hutton EK, Gardosi J. “Using a Standardized Clinical Outcome Review (SCOR) Tool for Improving Patient Safety: A pilot project.” The International Confederation of Midwives Conference, Prague, June 2014. (International Conference)

2014    Berndl A, El-Chaar D, Murphy K, McDonald SD. “Cervical High vs Low Volume Foley for Cervical Ripening: Pilot Results from Across-Canada Survey as Preparation for an RCT.” Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 15, 2014. (National Conference)

2013    Murray-Davis B, Cross-Sudworth F, McDonald H, McDonald S, Dore S, Hutton EK, Gardosi J. “Developing a Standardized Clinical Outcome Review (SCOR) Tool for Improving Patient Safety: A pilot project.” The Canadian Association of Midwives Conference, Ottawa, ON, November 2013. (National Conference)

2013    Park C, Neupane B, Timm V, Beyene J, Schmidt L, McDonald S. “Two easily modifiable factors identify women who are planning to gain weight above the guidelines during pregnancy.” The 39th Annual RT Weaver Scientific Day 2013, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, October 30, 2013.

2013    Kapadia M, Gaston A, Van Blyderveen S, Schmidt L, Beyene J, McDonald H , McDonald S. “Psychological factors and excessive gestational weight gain: A systematic review.” The 39th Annual RT Weaver Scientific Day 2013, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, October 30, 2013.

2013    Berndl A, El-Chaar D, Murphy K, McDonald S. “Does cervical ripening at term with a high volume foley catheter result in a lower caesarian section rate compared to a low volume foley? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” The 39th Annual RT Weaver Scientific Day 2013, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, October 30, 2013.

2013    Rodger MA, Hague B, Kingdom J, Kahn SR, Karovitch A, Wells PS, Sermer M, Clement AM, Coat S, Chan WS for the TIPPS investigators (+ others which include SD McDonald). “The Thrombophilia in Pregnancy Prophylaxis Study (TIPPS): a multi-national randomized trial of dalteparin compared to no dalteparin for the prevention of pregnancy complications in pregnant thrombophilic women.” The XXIV International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1, 2013. (international conference)

2013    McDonald SD, Park C, Timm V, Schmidt L, Neupane B, Beyene J. “New factors predict weight gain above the guidelines during pregnancy.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 69th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Calgary, AB, June 12, 2013. (national conference)

2013    Alavi N, Haley S, Chow K, McDonald SD. “Comparison of National Gestational Weight Gain Guidelines and Energy Intake Recommendations from Developed and Developing Countries.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 69th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Calgary, AB, June 12, 2013. (National Conference)

2013    A Berndl, D. El-Chaar, S McDonald. “Does cervical ripening at term with a high volume foley catheter result in a lower caesarian section rate compared to a low volume foley? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 69th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Calgary, AB, June 12, 2013. (National Conference)

2013    Park C, Neupane B, Timm V, Beyene J, Schmidt L, McDonald S. “Two easily modifiable factors identify women who are planning to gain weight above the guidelines during pregnancy.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 69th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Calgary, AB, June 12, 2013. (National Conference)

2013    McDonald SD, Foster G, Lutsiv O, McKinney B, Taylor V, Pullenayegum E. “The combined effects of maternal overweight/obesity and depression on neonatal outcomes.” The 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit (COS), Vancouver, BC, May 2, 2013. (National Conference)

2013    Lutsiv O, Pullenayegum E, Foster V, McKinney B, McDonald SD. The impact of excess maternal weight and depression on adverse antepartum and intrapartum pregnancy outcomes.” The 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit (COS), Vancouver, BC, May 2, 2013. (National Conference)

2012    Morais M, Mehta C, Murphy K, Shah P, Giglia L, Smith P, Bassil K, McDonald S. “How often are late preterm births preventable?: Analysis from a Canadian Tertiary Centre.” Best Fellow Presentation, awarded $700 – The 38th Annual RT Weaver Scientific Day 2012, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, October 21, 2012.

2012    McKinney B, Pullenayegum, Foster G, Taylor V, Lutsiv O, McDonald SD. “The Intersection of Two Epidemics. Obesity, Antenatal Depression, and their Effects on Neonatal Outcomes.” The 38th Annual RT Weaver Scientific Day 2012, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, October 21, 2012.

2012    Ruiz-Mirazo E, Lopez-Yarto M, McDonald SD. “Group Prenatal Care versus Individual Prenatal Care: a Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” The 38th Annual RT Weaver Scientific Day 2012, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, October 21, 2012.

2012    Morais M, Giglia L, Bassil K, McDonald S. “Indication for birth in the late preterm period: A comparison between a population-based registry and the patient record.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 68th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 23, 2012. (National Conference)

2012    Ruiz-Mirazo E, Lopez-Yarto M, McDonald SD. “Group Prenatal Care versus Individual Prenatal Care: a Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” Short-listed as a Best of Four – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 68th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 22, 2012. (National Conference)

2012    Lutsiv O, Pullenayegum E, Bracken K, Chen AM, McDonald H, Malott A, Hutchison R, Haley S, Taylor VH, Good C, Hutton E, Sword W, McDonald SD. “Comparison of obstetric, midwifery, and family medicine patient’s understanding of weight gain during pregnancy: few women report correct counseling.” Best of Four Oral presentation; Winner of Best Oral Presentation by a Health Care Student, awarded $500 (SOGC/APOG) – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 68th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 22, 2012. (National Conference)

2012    Lutsiv O, Pullenayegum E, Foster G, Vera C, Giglia L, Chapman B, Fusch C, McDonald S. “Intention to breastfeed: a population-based cohort study.” Winner of Church and Dwight Medical Student Award, $1,000 – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 68th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 22, 2012. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant MCH 97589. (National Conference)

2011    McDonald SD, Pullenayegum E, Taylor V, Lutsiv O, Bracken K, Good C, Hutton E, Sword W. “Despite 2009 guidelines few women report being counseled correctly about weight gain during pregnancy.” Short-listed for Best of Four Oral Presentation – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 67th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver, BC, June 21-25, 2011. (National Conference)

2010    McDonald SD, Dzaja N, Lutsiv O, and Duley L. “Maternal and Infant Outcomes on Magnesium Sulphate for Preeclampsia/Eclampsia: a Systematic Review Comparing Outcomes within trials with Outcomes Outside of Trials.” The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) XVII World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 3-6 October 2010. (International Conference)

2010    McDonald SD, Han Z, Walsh MW, Gerstein HC, Devereaux PJ. “Renal disease after preeclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) XVII World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 3-6 October 2010. (International Conference)

2010    McDonald, SD, Han Z, Walsh M, Gerstein HC, Devereaux PJ, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Renal disease after preeclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 66th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Montreal, QC, 2010. (national conference)

2010    McDonald SD. “Maternal anthropometric factors.” Symposium: Determinants of Low Birth Weight & Preterm Birth – The 18th Annual Western Perinatal Research Meeting, Banff, AB, February 11-14, 2010. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (National Conference)

2010    McDonald SD. “Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART).” Symposium: Determinants of Low Birth Weight & Preterm Birth – The 18th Annual Western Perinatal Research Meeting, Banff, AB, February 11-14, 2010. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (National Conference)

2009    McDonald SD, Han Z, Mulla S, Ohlsson A, Beyene J, and Murphy KE. “Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight among in vitro Fertilization Twins: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” Short listed as a Best of Four Oral Presentation – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 65th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC): Research and Innovation Program, Halifax, NS, June 2009. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (National Conference)

2009    McDonald SD, Han Z, Mulla S, Murphy KE, Beyene J, and Ohlsson A on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight among in vitro Fertilization Singletons: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 65th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC): Research and Innovation Program, Halifax, NS, June 2009. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (National Conference)

2009    Salmasi G, Grady R, Jones R, McDonald SD. “Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and perinatal outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 65th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC): Research and Innovation Program, Halifax, NS, June 2009. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (National Conference)

2008    Cheng J, Chapman B, Dore S, McDonald SD. “Maternal Obesity among Canadian Women: Effects on Breastfeeding Outcomes. The “Making Healthy Communities Count.” Niagara Region Public Health Conference, Niagara Falls, ON, October 26-29, 2008. (Regional Conference)

2008    Cheng J, Chapman B, Dore S, McDonald SD. “Maternal Obesity and Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcome.” The AWHONN Canada 19th Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON, October 23-25, 2008. (National Conference)

2008    McDonald SD, Malinowski A, Zhou Q, Yusuf S, Devereaux PJ. “Cardiovascular sequelae of preeclampsia/eclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) 16th World Congress, Washington, USA, September 21-24, 2008. Regional Medical Association (RMA) Scholarship Grant. (International Conference)

2008    McDonald SD, Malinowski A, Zhou Q, Yusuf S, and Devereaux PJ. “Cardiovascular sequelae of preeclampsia/eclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” Short listed for Best of Four Oral Presentation – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 64th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Calgary, AB, June 2008. Regional Medical Association (RMA) Scholarship Grant. (National Conference)

2008    McDonald SD, Yusuf S, Sheridan P, Anand SS, Gerstein H. “Dysglycemia and a history of fertility-related risk factors in a large multi-ethnic study.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 64th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Calgary, AB, June 2008. (National Conference)

2005    McDonald SD, Murphy K, Beyene J, Ohlsson A. “Perinatal Outcomes of in vitro Fertilization Singletons: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” Short listed for Best of Four Oral Presentation – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 61st Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Quebec City, QC, June 2005. (National Conference)

2005    McDonald SD. “Integrating Evidence and Practice: The Way Forward?” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 61st Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Quebec City, QC, June 2005. (National Conference)

2004    McDonald SD, Murphy K, Beyene J, Ohlsson A. “Meta-analysis of Perinatal Outcomes of IVF Singletons.” The 28th Annual Perinatal Investigators Meeting, Kingston, ON, Nov 2004.

2003    McDonald SD, Perkins SL, Walker MC. “Correlation between Self-Reported Smoking Status and Serum Cotinine Levels during Pregnancy.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 59th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Charlottetown, PEI, June 2003. PSI Grant #R00-40. (National Conference)

2002    McDonald SD, Perkins SL, Jodouin CA, Walker MC. “Folate levels in pregnant smokers: An important gene/environment interaction.” Winner of Best Obstetrics Junior Member’s Paper – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 58th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Winnipeg, MB, June 2002. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R00-40. (National Conference)

2002    McDonald SD, Perkins SL, Jodouin CA, Walker MC. “Folate levels in pregnant smokers: An important gene/environment interaction.” The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 22nd Meeting, Louisiana, USA, January 2002. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant#R00-40. (National Conference)

 

Abstracts/Poster Presentations at Scientific Meetings:

2019    Sarah McDonaldMichael Yu, Sherry Van Blyderveen, Louis Schmidt, Wendy Sword, Meredith Vanstone, Anne Biringer, Azadeh Moaveni, Joseph Beyene. “Prediction of excess pregnancy weight gain using psychological, physical and social predictors: a validated model in a prospective cohort study.” The Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) 32nd Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 17-18, 2019. (National Conference)

2019    Sarah McDonaldAlexander Jarde, Yu Yang Feng, Kristen Viaje, Prakesh Shah. “What is the safest mode of birth for extremely preterm vertex infants? A systematic review and meta-analyses.” The Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) 32nd Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 17-18, 2019. (National Conference)

2019    Kristen A Viaje, Rebecca A Rooney, Alexander Jarde, Lucia Giglia, Cynthia V Maxwell, David Small, Tracy Pearce Kelly, Lisa Sabatino, Lehana Thabane, Sarah D McDonald. “A Clinical Care Pathway for Obese Pregnant Women: A Pragmatic Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.” Short-listed for an award as ‘Best of Three’ Poster presentations – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 75th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 11-14, 2019. (National Conference)

2019    Shimrit Yaniv-Salem, Nir Melamed, Beth Murray-Davis, Haroon Hasan, Joel G Ray, Jon Barrett, Sarah D McDonald, Michael Geary, Mira Persaud, Taylor Reddi, Howard Berger. “A Clinical Model for the Prediction of Diet Controlled GDM.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 75th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 11-14, 2019. (National Conference)

2019    Guarna, G., Murray-Davis, B., Berger, H., Melamed, N., Syed, M., Mawjee, K., Barrett, J., Ray, J.G., Geary, M., McDonald, S.D. “Diabetes, obesity and hypertension in midwifery-led care.” McMaster Medical Student Research Day, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, April 24, 2019. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442.

2019    Grabovac M, Yu M, Van Blyderveen S, Schmidt L, Vanstone M, Sword W, Biringer A, McDonald H, Beyene J, Moaveni A, McDonald SD. “Does excess first trimester weight gain predict excess total gestational weight gain?” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. (National Conference)

2019    Sarah D. McDonald, Michael Yu, Sherry Van Blyderveen, Louis Schmidt, Wendy Sword, Meredith Vantstone, Anne Biringer, Joseph Beyene. “Prediction of excess pregnancy weight gain using psychological, physical and social predictors: a validated model in a prospective cohort study.” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. (National Conference)

2019    Beth Murray-Davis, Howard Berger, Nir Melamed, Karizma Mawuee, Jon Barrett, Joel Ray, Michael Geary, Haroon Hasan, Sarah McDonald. “Are there Differences in Counselling Practices Between Antenatal Health Care Providers Regarding Gestational Weight Gain?” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (National Conference)

2019    Howard Berger, Shimrit Yaniv-Salem, Beth Murray-Davis, Haroon Hasan, Joel Ray, Jon Barrett, Sarah McDonald, Michael Geary, Mira Persaud, Taylor Reddi, Nir Melamed. “A Clinical Model for the Predication of Diet Controlled GDM.” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (National Conference)

2019    Muhammad Arshad, Kashif Mughal, Abdul Wajid, Sander Van Zenten, Marie-Paule Austin, Anne Biringer, Sarah McDonald, Katherine Bright, Karly Jarema, Mireille Lecharrois, Dawn Kingston. “Web-Based Mental Health Intervention to Reduce Prenatal Depression – Findings from the Integrated Maternal Psychosocial Assessment to Care Trial (IMPACT) Study.” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. (National Conference)

2019    Abdul Wajid, Muhammad Arshad, Kashif Mughal, Sander Van Zenten, Marie-Paule Austin, Anne Biringer, Sarah McDonald, Katherine Bright, Karly Jarema, Mireille Lecharrois, Dawn Kingston. “Protective Role of Physical Activity and Resilience in Perinatal Depression – Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial (IMPACT).” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. (National Conference)

2019    Christy Woolcott, Sarah McDonald, Hude Quan, Mohamed Abdolell, Trevor Dummer, Linda Dodds. “Pregnancy Characteristics and Maternal Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. (National Conference)

2018    Kurtz Landy, W. Sword, C. Cunningham, H. Rimas, B. Stewart, A. Biringer, S.D. McDonald, M. Heaman, M. Morris, J. Cramp, P. Angle “Counselling women about a trial of labour (TOL) versus a planned repeat Caesarean section (CS): Providers’ attitudes and motivational factors.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 74th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Victoria, BC, June 26-28, 2018. (National Conference)

2018    Brown, M., Melamed, N., Murray-Davis, B., Hasan, H., Mawjee, K., Barrett, J., McDonald, S. D., Ray, J., Geary, M. & Berger, H. “Timing of Delivery in Women with Pre-existing Diabetes.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 74th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Victoria, BC, June 26-28, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (National Conference)

2018    A Razak, W Patel, N Durrani, S McDonald, P Shah, A Mukerji. “Short term neonatal outcomes in pregnancy induced hypertension.” Canadian Paediatric Society 95th Annual Conference, Québec, QC, May 30-June 2, 2018. (National Conference)

2018    Sword W, Cook J, McDonald S, Green C, Roberts K. “Screening and Intervention Practices for Alcohol Use by Pregnant Women and Women of Childbearing Age: Results of a Canadian Survey.” The Perinatal Society of Australia & New Zealand Annual Scientific (PSANZ) Congress 2018. Auckland, New Zealand March 25-28, 2018. (National Conference)

2018    Sword W, Cook J, McDonald S, Green C, Roberts K. “Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation of Alcohol Use and Pregnancy Clinical Guidelines: Need for Professional Development and Treatment Resources.” The Perinatal Society of Australia & New Zealand Annual Scientific (PSANZ) Congress 2018. Auckland, New Zealand March 25-28, 2018. (National Conference)

2018    Catherine Dagenais, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Marinela Grabovac, Amit Mukerji, Sarah D McDonald. “What is the safest mode of delivery for extremely preterm cephalic/non-cephalic twin pairs? A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. (National Conference)

2018    Kristen A Viaje, Sarah D McDonald, Rebecca Rooney, Alexander Jarde, Lucia Giglia, Cynthia V Maxwell, David Small, Tracey Pearce Kelly, Lisa Sabatino, Lehana Thabane. “A Clinical Care Pathway for Obese Pregnant Women: A Pragmatic Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. (National Conference)

2018    Abdul Razak, Waseemoddin Patel, Naveed Durrani, Sarah D. McDonald, Thuva Vanniyasingam, Lehana Thabane, Prakesh S. Shah, Amit Mukerji. “Short Term Neonatal Outcome in Pregnancy Induced Hypertension.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. (National Conference)

2018    Berger, H., Melamed, N. Murray-Davis, B., Hasan, H., Mawjee, K., Barrett, J., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., & Ray, J. G. “The DOH is rising.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (National Conference)

2018    Berger, H., Melamed, N. Murray-Davis, B., Hasan, H., Mawjee, K., Barrett, J., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., & Ray, J. G. “The Impact of Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension on Preterm Birth.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (National Conference)

2018    Berger, H., Melamed, N. Murray-Davis, B., Hasan, H., Mawjee, K., Barrett, J., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., & Ray, J. G. “Non-communicable Diseases and the Risk of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (National Conference)

2018    Ram, M., Berger, H., Ray, J. G., Lipworth, H., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. “The relationship between maternal body mass index and pregnancy outcomes in twin pregnancies.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (National Conference)

2018    Ram, M., Berger, H., Ray, J. G., Lipworth, H., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. “Timing of Delivery in Women with Preexisting Hypertension.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (National Conference)

2018    Ram, M., Berger, H., Ray, J. G., Lipworth, H., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. “Optimal Gestational Weight Gain in Twin Pregnancies.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. ( (National Conference)

2018    Murray-Davis, B., Berger, H., Melamed, N., Hasan, H., Mawjee, K., Ray, J. G., Geary, M., Barrett, J. & McDonald, S. D. “The Impact of Antenatal Health Care Providers on Gestational Weight Gain Related Outcomes.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (National Conference)

2018    Berger, H., Melamed, N. Murray-Davis, B., Hasan, H., Mawjee, K., Barrett, J., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., & Ray, J. G. “Non-communicable Diseases and the Risk of Hypertensive Disorders of pregnancy.” Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)’s 38th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Dallas, TX, January 29-February 3, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (International Conference)

2018    Ram, M., Berger, H., Ray, J. G., Lipworth, H., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. “The relationship between maternal body mass index and pregnancy outcomes in twin pregnancies.” Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)’s 38th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Dallas, TX, January 29-February 3, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (International Conference)

2018    Ram M, Berger H, Lipworth H, Geary M, McDonald SD, Murray-Davis B, Riddell C, Hasan H, Barrett J, Melamed N. “The relationship between maternal body mass index and pregnancy outcomes in twin pregnancies” [Conference Abstract, poster: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38th Annual Meeting: The Pregnancy Meeting] American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG). Jan 2018; 218(1):S481. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2017.11.341

2018    Ram, M., Berger, H., Ray, J. G., Lipworth, H., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. “Timing of Delivery in Women with Preexisting Hypertension.” Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)’s 38th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Dallas, TX, January 29-February 3, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (International Conference)

2018    Maya Ram, Howard Berger, Joel G. Ray, Michael Geary, Sarah D. McDonald, Beth Murray-Davis, Catherine Riddell, Haroon Hasan, Jon Barrett, Nir Melamed, for the DOH-NET (diabetes, obesity and hypertension in pregnancy research network) InvestigatrosTM. “Timing of delivery in women with pre-existing hypertension” [Conference Abstract, poster: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38th Annual Meeting: The Pregnancy Meeting] American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG). Jan 2018; 218(1):S214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2017.10.281

2018    Ram, M., Berger, H., Ray, J. G., Lipworth, H., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. “Gestational Weight Gain in Twin Pregnancies Modeled as a Function of Gestational Age and Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index.” Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)’s 38th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Dallas, TX, January 29-February 3, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (International Conference)

2018    Hiersch, L., Berger, H., Okby, R., Ray, J. G., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Halperin, I., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. “Is Gestational Diabetes Associated with Adverse Pregnancy Outcome in Women with Twin Pregnancies?” Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)’s 38th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Dallas, TX, January 29-February 3, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (International Conference)

2017    Stephanie Winsor, Madeline Vandersluis, Avi Vandersluis, Clara Sacchini, Laura Wallace, Sarah McDonald. “Non-invasive prenatal screening: Cautionary tales from the first 1000 cases in a tertiary care centre.” 21st International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy, San Diego, CA, July 10-11, 2017. (International Conference)

2017    Jarde, A., Lutsiv, O., Park, C.K., Barrett, J., Beyene, J., Saito, S., Dodd, J.M., Shah, P.S., Cook, J.L., Biringer, A.B., Giglia, L., Han, Z., Staub, K., Mundle, W., Vera, C., Sabatino, L., Liyanage, S.K., McDonald, S.D. “Preterm birth prevention in twin pregnancies with progesterone, pessary or cerclage: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Winner of SOGC junior members- Obstetrics Poster Presentation ($500) – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 73rd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 22, 2017. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant # 351017. (National Conference)

2017    Sword, C. Kurtz Landy, J. Cramp, J. Dawdy, S. McDonald, A. Biringer, Birth Methods Study Team. “Factors Maternity Care Providers Consider When Counselling Pregnant Women with a Previous Cesarean Section on Delivery Method.” International Council of Nurses Congress (ICN 2017), Barcelona, Spain, May 27-June 1, 2017. (International Conference)

2017    Dalton Budhram, Daniel Shi, Sarah D. McDonald, Stephen D. Walter. “The crossover design for studies of infertility: a methodological appraisal.” 14th Annual Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) Research Day, Hamilton, ON, March 30, 2017.

2017    Alexander Nikolas MacLellan, Christy G. Woolcott, Linda Dodds, Bryan Maguire, Sarah McDonald, Stefan Kuhle. “Caesarean section and health care utilization in the offspring.” 4th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, February 14-17 2017. (National Conference)

2017    Feng YY, Jarde A, Seo Y, Grabovac M, Powell A, Nwebube M, McDonald SD. “How often are progesterone, pessary and cerclage being used for prevention of preterm birth in primary, secondary and tertiary Canadian centres?” 4th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, February 14-17 2017. (National Conference)

2017    Jarde, A, Lutsiv, O., Park, C.K., Barrett, J., Beyene, J., Saito, S., Dodd, J.M., Shah, P.S., Cook, J.L., Biringer, A.B., Giglia, L., Han, Z., Staub, K., Mundle, W., Vera, C., Sabatino, L., Liyanage, S.K., McDonald, S.D. “Preterm birth prevention in twin pregnancies with progesterone, pessary or cerclage: a meta-analysis.” The 37th Annual Pregnancy Meeting Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM), Las Vegas, Nevada, January 23-28, 2017. (International Conference)

2016    Jarde, A., Lutsiv, O., Park, C.K., Beyene, J., Dodd, J.M., Barrett, J., Shah, P.S., Cook, J.L., Saito, S., Biringer, A.B., Sabatino, L., Giglia, L., Han, Z., Staub, K., Mundle, W., Chamberlain, J., McDonald, S.D. “What is the best intervention for preventing preterm birth: progesterone, cerclage or pessary? A systematic review and network meta-analysis.” Awarded “Best Junior Member Obstetrics Poster – The 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, Vancouver, BC, June 14-17, 2016. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant # 351017. (National Conference)

2016    Park CK, Isayama T, McDonald SD. “Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy Before 24 Weeks of Gestation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” The 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, Vancouver, BC, June 14-17, 2016. (National Conference)

2016    Jarde, A., Lutsiv, O., Park, C.K., Beyene, J., Dodd, J.M., Barrett, J., Shah, P.S., Cook, J.L., Saito, S., Biringer, A.B., Sabatino, L., Giglia, L., Han, Z., Staub, K., Mundle, W., Chamberlain, J., McDonald, S.D. “What is the best intervention for preventing preterm birth: progesterone, cerclage or pessary? A systematic review and network meta-analysis.” Winner of SOGC junior members- Obstetrics Poster Presentation – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver, BC, June 14-17, 2016. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant # 351017. (National Conference)

2016    McDonald SD, Maxwell C, Yu J, Giglia L, Thabane L. “A Clinical Care Pathway For Obese Pregnant Women: A Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver, BC, June 14-17, 2016. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant # 351017. (National Conference)

2016    McDonald SD, Maxwell C, Yu J, Giglia L, Thabane L. “A Clinical Care Pathway For Obese Pregnant Women: A Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.” The 13th International Congress on Obesity, Vancouver, BC, May 3-4, 2016. (International Conference)

2016    Vanstone M, McDonald SD. “Understanding social and cultural factors which contribute to excess pregnancy weight gain: A systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis to inform policy and interventions.” 2016 CAHSPR (The Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research) Conference, Toronto, ON, May 10-12, 2016. (National Conference)

2016    Lutsiv O, Hulman A, Park C, Krebs L, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “How Much Is Too Much? When Weight Gain Exceeds The Pregnancy Guidelines, It Is Often Far Above.” The 13th International Congress on Obesity, Vancouver, BC, May 3-4, 2016. (International Conference)

2016    Isayama T, McDonald SD, Beyene J. “Early Non-Invasive Ventilation Strategies to Prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis.” The Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2016. (International Conference)

2016    Jarde A, Lutsiv O, Park C, Gulmezoglu M, Shah P, Biringer A, Saito S, Cook J, Vera C, Barrett J, Chamberlain J, Dodd J, Giglia L, Lopez-Yarto M, Mundle W, Occhionero T, Sabatino L, Staub K, Han Z, Wang Y, Yu J, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “Progesterone, cervical cerclage and cervical pessary for primary prevention of preterm birth in high risk singleton pregnancies: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. The Pregnancy Meeting.” The 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), 2016 Feb 1-6, Atlanta, GA. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant # 351017. (International Conference)

2016    Jarde, A, Morais, M, Kingston, D, Giallo, R, MacQueen, G, Giglia, L, Beyene, J, Wang, Y, McDonald, SD. “Do women with untreated antenatal depression have worse neonatal outcomes than women without depression? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Winner of SOGC junior members- Obstetrics Poster Presentation – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver, BC, June 14-17, 2016. (National Conference)

2016    Kurtz Landy C, Sword W, Cramp J, Dawdy J, McDonald S, Biringer A, Cunningham C, Angle P, Heaman M, McDonald H, Shannon H, Morris M, & Blake J. “Factors maternity care providers consider when counselling pregnant women with a previous Caesarean section on delivery method.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver, BC, June 14-17, 2016. (National Conference)

2016    Poole K, McDonald SD, Griffith L, Hutton EK. “Predictors of Preterm Birth in Breech Pregnancies: Influence of External Cephalic Version.” The Health Sciences Research Plenary, McMaster University, Hamilton ON. May 17-19, 2016.

2016    Park CK, Isayama T, McDonald SD. “Effect of Antenatal Corticosteroid on periviable infants of 22 and 23 weeks’ gestational age: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” The Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2016. (International Conference)

2016    Park CK, Isayama T, McDonald SD. “Effect of Antenatal Corticosteroid on periviable infants of 22 and 23 weeks’ gestational age: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” The Neonatal Research Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON April 20, 2016. (Regional Conference)

2016    Olha Lutsiv, Christy Woolcott, Linda Dodds, Lucy Giglia, Joseph Beyene, B. Anthony Armson, Sarah McDonald. “Is weight gain above the guidelines associated with less SGA in twins?” The 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), 2016 Feb 1-6, Atlanta, GA. (International Conference)

2016    Kurtz Landy C, Sword W, Cramp J, Dawdy J, McDonald S, Biringer A, Cunningham C, Angle P, Heaman M, McDonald H, Shannon H, Morris M, & Blake J. “Factors maternity care providers consider when counselling pregnant women with a previous Cesarean section on delivery method.” 3rd Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 10-13, 2016. (National Conference)

2015    Kurtz Landy C, Sword W, Cramp J, Dawdy J, Angle P, Blake J, Cunningham C, Heaman M, MacDonald H, McDonald S, Morris M, Shannon H. “Health system factors maternity care providers consider when counseling women with a previous cesarean section on delivery method.” 2015 CAHSPR (The Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research) Conference, Montreal, Quebec, May 26-28, 2015. (National Conference)

2015    Susie Dzakpasu, John Fahey, Russell S Kirby, Suzanne C Tough, Beverley Chalmers, Maureen I Heaman, Sharon Bartholomew, Anne Biringer, Elizabeth K Darling, Lily S Lee, Sarah D McDonald. “Contribution of pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain to adverse neonatal outcomes: population attributable fractions for Canada.” The 4th Canadian Obesity Summit (COS), Toronto, ON, April 30, 2015. (National Conference)

2015    Kingston, S. McDonald, A. Biringer, M.P. Austin, S.D. McDonald, R. Giallo, A. Ohinmaa, G. Lasiuk, G. MacQueen, S. Van Zanten. Comparing the acceptability, clinical and cost-effectiveness of mental health e-screening to paper-based screening in pregnant women: A randomized, parallel-group, superiority trial.” 23rd European Congress of Psychiatry, Vienna, Austria, March 28-31, 2015. (International Conference)

2015    Kingston, S. McDonald, A. Biringer, M.P. Austin, S.D. McDonald, R. Giallo, A. Ohinmaa, G. Lasiuk, G. MacQueen, S. Van Zanten. Comparing the acceptability, clinical and cost-effectiveness of mental health e-screening to paper-based screening in pregnant women: A randomized, parallel-group, superiority trial.” [Conference Abstract, poster: 23rd European Congress of Psychiatry] European Psychiatry. 2015 Mar;30(1):986. (European Psychiatry had an impact factor (IF) of 3.439 in 2015)

2015    Kingston, A. Biringer, S. McDonald, M. Heaman, G. Lasiuk, K. Hegadoren, S.D. McDonald, W. Sword, S. Van Zanten, J. Kingston, K. Jarema, L. Vermeyden, M.P. Austin. “Acceptability and perceived benefits and harms of mental health screening in pregnant women. 23rd European Congress of Psychiatry, Vienna, Austria, March 28-31, 2015. (International Conference)

2015    Kingston, A. Biringer, S. McDonald, M. Heaman, G. Lasiuk, K. Hegadoren, S.D. McDonald, W. Sword, S. Van Zanten, J. Kingston, K. Jarema, L. Vermeyden, M.P. Austin. “Acceptability and perceived benefits and harms of mental health screening in pregnant women. [Conference Abstract, poster: 23rd European Congress of Psychiatry] European Psychiatry. 2015 Mar;30(1):987. (European Psychiatry had an impact factor (IF) of 3.439 in 2015)

2015    Park CK, Kapadia MZ, Beyene J, Giglia L, Maxwell C, McDonald SD. “Can we safely recommend gestational weight gain below the guidelines for obese pregnant women?” 2nd Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, Feb 24-27, 2015. (National Conference)

2015    Anne Berndl, Anthony Armson, Kellie Murphy, Sarah McDonald. “Methods of Cervical Ripening Prior to Induction of Labour at Term: a Survey of Canadian practitioners.” 2nd Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, Feb 24-27, 2015. (National Conference)

2015    Anne Berndl, Lehana Thabane, Sarah McDonald. “The Development of an Obstetrical Feasibility and Pilot Study Design Tool.” 2nd Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, Feb 24-27, 2015. (National Conference)

2014    Bates SM, Alonso-Coello P, Eckman M, Tikkinen KAO, Ebrahim S, Lopes LC, McDonald SD, Neumann I, Zhang Y, Jacobsen A-F, Akl EA, Zhou Q, Ortiz AS, Annichino-Bizzacchi JM, Bitar W, Guyatt GH. “Making Decisions about Thromboprophylaxis in Pregnancy: Women’s Values and Preferences.” The 56th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA, December 8, 2014. (International Conference)

2014    Anne Berndl, Anthony Armson, Kellie Murphy, Sarah McDonald. “Methods of Cervical Ripening Prior to Induction of Labour at Term: a Survey of Canadian Practitioners.” The 43rd Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada (APOG), Toronto, ON, December 5-7, 2014 (National Conference)

2014    Anne Berndl, Lehana Thabane, Sarah McDonald. “The Development of an Obstetrical Feasibility and Pilot Study Design Tool.” The 43rd Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada (APOG), Toronto, ON, December 5-7, 2014. (National Conference)

2014    MA Zulyniak, R DeSuza, M Sears, P Subbarao, A Becker, J Denburg, K Teo, K Morisson, S Atkinson, SD McDonald, M Gupta, G Wahi, G Paré, J Beyene. “Uncovering maternal dietary Patterns With the NutriGen Alliance Prospective Birth Cohort Study.” The 2014 Public Health Research Institute (PHRI), Hamilton, Ontario. Nov 24, 2014. (Local Conference)

2014    Isayama T, Chai-Adisaksopha C, McDonald SD. “Early intubate-surfactant-estubata (INSURE) versus non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” The 5th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS), Barcelona, Spain. October 17-21, 2014. (International Conference)

2014    Lutsiv O, McKinney B, Foster V, Taylor E, Pullenayegum E, McDonald S. “The Impact of Excess Maternal Weight and Depression on Adverse Neonatal Outcomes.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 70th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Niagara Falls, Canada. June 10-13, 2014. (National Conference)

2014    Park CK, Brouwers M, McDonald H, Bracken K, Beyene J, Neupane B, Pullenayegum E, Mueller V, Taylor V, Sword W, McDonald SD. “Knowledge translation tool on gestational weight gain to facilitate dialogue between pregnant women and their health care providers increases health care provider counseling on appropriate weight gain.” The 2014 Canadian Society for Epidemiology & Biostatistics (CSEB) National Student Conference, Hamilton, ON. May 9-10, 2014. (National Conference)

2013    Berndl A, Armson A, Murphy K, McDonald S. “Does cervical ripening at term with a high volume foley catheter result in a lower caesarian section rate compared to a low volume foley? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” The 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics & Gynaecology of Canada (APOG) 2013. Toronto, ON. Nov 29-Dec 1, 2013. (National Conference)

2013    Alrwuili F, McDonald S, Shah P, Bulatovic-Stajkovic S, Murphy K, Bassil K, Giglia L. “Neonatal outcomes of late preterm (LPT) infants born after evidence based versus non-evidence based indications.” The Canadian Paediatric Society 90th Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB, June 19-22, (National Conference)

2013    Lutsiv O, Giglia L, Pullenayegum E, Foster G, Vera C, Chapman B, Fusch C, McDonald S. “Breast Feeding at Hospital Discharge Among Early Term Infants: A Population Based Study.” The Canadian Pediatric Society 90th Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB, June 19-22, 2013. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant MCH 97589. (National Conference)

2013    McDonald SD, Ray J, Teo K, Jung H, Salehian O, Yusuf S, Lonn E. “Measures of cardiovascular risk and subclinical atherosclerosis in a cohort of women with a remote history of preeclampsia.” Short-listed for the Best of Four Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 69th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Calgary, AB, June 14, 2013. (National Conference)

2013    Lutsiv O, Pullenayegum E, Foster G, Giglia L, Vera C, Chapman B, Fusch C, McDonald SD. “A population-based cohort study of breastfeeding in term infants.” The 2013 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA. May 4-7, 2013. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant MCH 97589. (International Conference)

2012    McDonald SD, Pullenayegum E, Chapman B, Vera C, Giglia L, Fusch C, Foster G. “Exclusive breastfeeding: a population-based cohort study.” Short-listed as a Best of FourSociety of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 68th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, Jun 23, 2012. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant MCH 97589. (National Conference)

2012    Morais M, Mehta C, Murphy K, Shah P, Giglia L, Smith P, Bassil K, McDonald S. “How often are late preterm births preventable? Analysis from a Canadian Tertiary Centre.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 68th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 20-24, 2012. (National Conference)

2012    Morais M, Murphy K, Shah P, Mehta C, Kate B, Giglia L, McDonald SD. “How often are late preterm births preventable? Analysis from a Canadian tertiary centre.” Winner of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Poster Symposium – The 11th Annual Neonatal & Maternal-Fetal Medicine Research Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, April 25, 2012.

2011    Chau KM, Ng M, Hull E, M(a)cDonald S, Atkinson SC. “Predictors of Post-partum Weight Retention and Adiposity at 3 years in Women in Southern Ontario, Canada.” DOHaD Sept 2011;2(S1) The 7th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Portland, Oregon, USA, September 18-21, 2011. (International Conference)

2011    Grady R, Alavi N, Khandwala M, Vale R, McDonald SD. “Perinatal Outcomes Following Elective Single Embryo Transfer (ESET): a Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” JOGC June 2011;33:(6):S56 Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 67th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver, BC, June 21-25, 2011. (National Conference)

2011    Lutsiv O, Han Z, Mulla S, Beyene J, McDonald SD, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Women of Short Stature are at Increased Risk of Preterm Birth and Low Birthweight: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” JOGC June 2011;33:(6):S58 Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 67th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver, BC, June 24, 2011. (National Conference)

2011    Reitsma E, Hutton E, Chu R, Thabane L, McDonald S, Thrope J. “Adjusting for centre effects in a multicentre trial: secondary analysis of the EECV trials.” The 2011 Canadian Society for Epidemiology & Biostatistics (CSEB) National Student Conference, Montreal, QC, June 19-20, 2011. (National Conference)

2011    McDonald SD. “Understanding the Increased Cardiovascular Risk after Preeclampsia/ Eclampsia.” CANadian Network and Centre for Trials Internationally (CANNeCTIN) (CIHR), Banff, AB, June 9-11, 2011. (National Conference)

2011    Sievenpiper JL, McDonald S, Grey V, Don-Wauchope A. “Missed follow-up opportunities in gestational diabetes screening.” Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine 2011;49(Suppl 1):S707-S707 The IFCC-WorldLab and EuroMedLab Conference, Berlin, Germany, May 15-19, 2011. (International Conference)

2011    McDonald SD, Pullenayegum E, Taylor V, Lutsiv O, Bracken K, Good C, Hutton E, Chen AM, Hutchison R, Malott A, McDonald H, Sword W. “Three-quarters of overweight and obese women are planning on exceeding the gestational weight gain recommendations.” CJD May 2011, 35(2) The 2011 National Obesity Summit, April 28, 2011, Montreal, QC. (National Conference)

2011    Nevis I, McDonald SD, et al. “Risk of Adverse Maternal and Fetal Outcomes in Women with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” World Congress of Nephrology, Vancouver, BC, April 8-12, 2011. (International Conference)

2011    Han Z, Mulla S, Lutsiv O, Rosen A, Beyene J, and McDonald SD, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Low gestational weight gain and the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” The Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)’s 31st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, February 12, 2011. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (International Conference)

2011    McDonald SD, Pullenayegum E, Taylor V, Lutsiv O, Bracken K, Good C, Sword W. “Weight gain recommendations during pregnancy: What do patients understand?” The Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) 31st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Feb 10, 2011. (International Conference)

2010    McDonald SD, Best C, Lam K. “The recurrence risk of severe denovo pre-eclampsia in singleton pregnancies: a population-based cohort.” The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) XVII World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 3-6 October 2010. (International Conference)

2010    McDonald, SD, Han Z, Mulla S, Lee T, Beyene J, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “High Gestational Weight Gain and the Risk of Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 66th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Montreal, QC, June 2010. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (National Conference)

2010    McDonald SD, Han Z, Mulla S, Beyene J, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Maternal overweight and obesity and the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Short-listed as a Best of Four – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 66th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Montreal, QC, June 2010. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (National Conference)

2010    Han Z, Mulla S, Beyene J, Liao G, and McDonald SD, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Maternal underweight and the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 66th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Montreal, QC, June 2010. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (National Conference)

2009    You J, Alter D, McDonald SD, Stukel T, Laupacis A, Ling Y. “Proliferation of Prenatal Ultra-sonography in Ontario in Singleton, Low Risk Pregnancies.” Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), 2009.

2009    McDonald SD, Best C, Lam K. “The recurrence risk of severe preeclampsia in singleton pregnancies: a population-based cohort.” Winner of Best Obstetrics Poster – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 65th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC): Research and Innovation Program, Halifax, NS, June 2009. Regional Medical Association (RMA) Scholarship Grant. (National Conference)

2009    Hul AP, Dehghan M, McDonald S, Teo K, Yuan F, Atkinson SA and the FAMILY Study team. “Dietary choices as determinants of gestational weight gain.” The Health Research in the City Conference, Genes & Environment Hamilton, ON, February 11, 2009.

2008    Holloway AC, Anipindi V, Khan MI, McDonald SD, and Werstuck GH. “Fetal and Neonatal exposure to nicotine: vascular effects and contribution of a postnatal HF diet.” The Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Toronto, ON, October 25-29, 2008. Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation Grant. (National Conference)

2007    McDonald SD, Querques MA, Morrison KM, and Holloway AC. “In utero nicotine exposure and postnatal diet: implications for future health.” Winner of Best Poster in GynaecologySociety of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 63rd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 2007. Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation Grant. (National Conference)

2007    McDonald SD, Vermeulen M, Ray J. “Risk of fetal death associated with maternal drug dependence and placental abruption: population-based study.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 63rd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 2007. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant in Aid # 03- 54. (National Conference)

 2007    McDonald SD, Querques MA, Morrison KM, and Holloway AC. “In utero nicotine exposure and postnatal diet: implications for future health.” The 54th Annual Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) Scientific Meeting, Reno, Nevada, USA, March 2007. Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation Grant. (International Conference)

2007    McDonald SD, Walker M, Beyene J, Murphy K, Smith GN, Perkins S, Ohlsson The effect of tobacco exposure on maternal and fetal thyroid function.” The Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM), San Francisco, CA, USA, February 2007. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R03-54. (International Conference)

2007    McDonald SD, Vermeulen M, Ray JG. “Risk of fetal death associated with maternal drug dependence and placental abruption: a population-based study.” The Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM), San Francisco, California, CA, USA, February 2007. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant# R03-54 (International Conference)

2007    McDonald SD, Querques MA, Morrison KM, and Holloway AC. “In utero nicotine exposure and postnatal diet: implications for future obesity.” The Health Research in the City Conference, Hamilton, ON, January 16, 2007. Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation Grant.

2005    McDonald SD, Perkins S, Gibb W, Beyene J, Murphy K, Ohlsson A, Walker M.The effect of in utero tobacco exposure on the fetal HPA axis.” The 3rd International Congress on Developmental Origins of Health & Disease [DOHaD] Toronto, ON, November 2005. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R01-43. (International Conference)

2004    McDonald SD, Vermeulen MJ, Ray JG. “Placental abruption and infarction in association with folic acid food fortification.” Third Canada-Japan Bilateral Workshop on Human Reproduction and Reproductive Biology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 29-December 1, 2004. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant# R03-54. (International Conference)

2004    McDonald SD, Murphy K, Beyene J, Ohlsson A. “Meta-analysis of Perinatal Outcomes of IVF Singletons.” The Cochrane Colloquium Ottawa, ON, October 2004. (International Conference)

2004    McDonald SD, Murphy K, Beyene J, Ohlsson A. “Meta-analysis of Perinatal Outcomes of IVF Twins.” The Cochrane Colloquium, Ottawa, ON, October 2004. (International Conference)

2003    Malcolm J, Karovitch A, Perkins S, M(a)cDonald S, Walker M, Keely E. “Thyroid function tests in pregnancy: Old reference ranges and new assays-cause for misinterpretation?” [Conference abstract, poster] Can J Diabetes. 2003;27(1):262 A. (Role: recruited patients, collected data, participated in final write-up.)

2002    McDonald SD, Perkins SL, Jodouin CA, Walker MC. “Folate Levels in Pregnant Smokers: An Important Gene/Environment Interaction.” The Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Annual General Meeting, April 2002. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R00-40. (National Conference)