Congratulations to Dr. Ali Marseu!

Dr. Ali Marseu’s work on “Clinician Delphi on mode of delivery in extremely preterm breech singletons” (Dr. A Marseu, Dr. G Moore, Dr. P Santaguida, Dr. A Mukerji, under the supervision of Dr. S McDonald) was accepted as a poster presentation at the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada’s Annual Clinical Scientific Conference (SOGC ACSC)! Congratulations again to Dr. Marseu, who will be joining Kiran Ninan and Dr. Marinela Grabovac as presenters at the 76th SOGC ACSC in June 2020!

We are looking forward to our team’s showcase of their important research!

Congratulations to our upcoming presenters at SOGC’s ACSC!

Congratulations to Dr. Marinela Grabovac and Kiran Ninan whose research was accepted as poster and oral presentations respectively at the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada’s (SOGC) 76th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC)!

Dr. Marinela Grabovac’s work on “Deferred cord clamping in twins: a retrospective cohort study” (Dr. M Grabovac, Dr. M Beltempo, Dr. J Yang, Dr. J Beyene, Dr. A Lodha, Dr. A Grigoriu, Dr. K Barrington, Dr. C O’Quinn, under the supervision of Dr. S McDonald) was accepted as a poster presentation!

Kiran Ninan, a fourth-year Bachelor of Health Sciences Student, will be doing an oral presentation on “What do clinical practice guidelines suggest for deferred cord clamping for preterm and term infants and how evidence-based are they? A systematic review” (Ninan K, Liyanage SK, Ali R, under the supervision of Dr. S McDonald). Congratulations to Kiran Ninan, Sugee Liyanage and Rifaa Ali for their work on this research, which was also short-listed for an award as Best of Three!

Thank you to our wonderful team members for their ongoing dedication to excellence in research and commitment to the team!

Congratulations to Kiran Ninan and Dr. Marinela Grabovac for their oral presentations at CNPRM 2020!

A huge congratulations to both Kiran Ninan, a fourth year Bachelor of Health Science student, and Dr. Marinela Grabovac for their excellent oral presentations at the 7th annual Canadian National Perinatal Research Meet (CNPRM) in Banff!

Kiran Ninan presented his oral on “What do clinical practice guidelines suggest for deferred cord clamping for preterm and term infants and how evidence-based are they? A systematic review.”

His conference abstract can be found here.

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Dr. Marinela Grabovac did an oral presentation on “Deferred cord clamping in twins: a retrospective cohort study”

The conference abstract for her presentation can be found here.

Congratulations again to both Kiran and Dr. Grabovac for their remarkable job at CNPRM. Thank you both for your hard work in improving the health of women and infants!

Congratulations to Dr. Grabovac for her presentation at the CNN-CPTBN 2020 meeting!

Congratulations to Dr. Marinela Grabovac for her oral presentation on “Deferred cord clamping in twins: a retrospective cohort study” at the Canadian Neonatal Network – Canadian Preterm Birth Network (CNN-CPTBN) annual meeting! She did a tremendous job at knowledge translation of her research findings. Bravo!

 

Congratulations to our upcoming presenters at the CNPRM!

 

We are excited to announce that Dr. Marinela Gravobac, Kiran Ninan, Sugee Liyanage and Rifaa Ali, and Dr. Ali Marseu will be presenting their abstracts as oral presentations at the 7th Annual Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM) this upcoming February 12th to 15th, 2020 in Banff, Alberta. Congratulations to:

  • Dr. Marinela Grabovac on her oral presentation on “Deferred cord clamping in twins: a retrospective cohort study” (Dr. M Grabovac, Dr. M Beltempo, Dr. J Yang, Dr. J Beyene, Dr. A Lodha, Dr. A Grigoriu, Dr. K Barrington, Dr. C O’Quinn, under the supervision of Dr. S McDonald).
  • Kiran Ninan on his oral presentation with under the supervision of Dr. S McDonald on his abstract “What do clinical practice guidelines suggest for deferred cord clamping for preterm and term infants and how evidence-based are they? A systematic review” (Ninan K, Liyanage SK, Ali R, under the supervision of Dr. S McDonald).
  • Dr. Ali Marseu on her oral presentation on “Clinician Delphi on mode of delivery in extremely preterm breech singletons” (Dr. A Marseu, Dr. G Moore, Dr. P Santaguida, Dr. A Mukerji, under the supervision of Dr. S McDonald).

Congratulations once again to our team members for their remarkable work in helping infants and mothers be healthier. We have full confidence that their orals will showcase their wonderful contributions to the team’s research and their knowledge communication abilities!

Our work on antenatal corticosteroids

With the new year, we are excited to continue our work on antenatal corticosteroid use to improve neonatal outcomes. Recently we submitted the protocol for a study “Maternal and neonatal outcomes of lower vs. standard doses of antenatal corticosteroids for women at risk of preterm birth; A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials”  to Prospero for registration on December 10, 2019.

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Encouraging news about tiny babies survival in Canada!

With each week of pregnancy, the baby’s chances improve for survival.

In all Canadian infants in 2018 who received resuscitation, survival is approximately as follows:

At 22 weeks, approximately 34 out of 100 infants survive

At 23 weeks, approximately 50 out of 100 infants survive

At 24 weeks, approximately 75 out of 100 infants survive

At 25 weeks, approximately 80 out of 100 infants survive

At 26 weeks, approximately 90 out of 100 infants survive

At 27 weeks, approximately 91 out of 100 infants survive

(from the recently published 2018 Canadian Neonatal Network/Canadian Preterm Birth Network Annual Report)

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