Maternal Education about Infant Nutrition
Orlando da Silva

Women and Children Orlando da Silva 519-685.8500 ext. 65925 Western University,Children's Hospital at LHSC, Schuclich School of MedicineIncreased "any" breastfeeding : 72.7% vs. 54% p<0.001 MAVINS use correlated with breastfeeding duration p <0.001 Positive effect of usage on maternal satisfaction with MAVINS p<0.001 Mean age of solid food...

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Functional Recovery in Critically ill Children, the “WeeCover” multi-centre Study. NCT02148081
Karen Choong

Women and Children Karen Choong 905-929-2962 905-521-2100 x 75617 HAHSO, McMaster Children's hospital, McMaster University Innovation: The Wee-cover Multi-center study is the first longitudinal, mixed methods prospective study to provide key epidemiological data on functional and overall health outcomes for children and families after survival from a...

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Optimization of Patient Flow: Implementation of a Fast Track Assessment Pathway in Obstetrical Triage
Robert Gratton

Women and Children Robert Gratton 519-685-8500 ext 64052 Department of Ob Gyn, London Health Sciences Centre, Western UniversityThe Obstetrical Triage Acuity Scale (OTAS) is the first comprehensive obstetric acuity classification tool with established reliability and validity.  Standardized assessment of acuity with OTAS prioritizes patient care and enables assessment...

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Evaluation and adoption of Osteoporosis Prevention Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) use within the inpatient program at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Andrea Hoffman

Women and Children Andrea Hoffman 416-425-6220 x3528 416-425-6220 x3877Two CPGs have been created to optimize bone health in high risk pediatric populations, particularly those with cerebral palsy (CP) or long-term use of glucocorticoids.  At baseline  only 23% of patients met the CPGs at the time of discharge,...

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The Baby & Microbiota of the Intestine Project (Baby & Mi)
Eileen Hutton & Katherine Morrison

Women and Children Eileen Hutton 905.525.9140 ext. 26651 Katherine Morrison 905-525-9140 ext. 75702 Hamilton Academic Health Sciences OrganizationThe HAHSO funds have supported the Baby & Mi study in which we are evaluating the influence of early life exposures, including antibiotics, on the developing gut microbiome.  The success...

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Development and pilot evaluation of an interactive mobile website to support decision-making for emergency contraception
Sheila Dunn

Women and Children Sheila Dunn 416-323-6400 Women's College AFP Governance Organization; WCH; University of Toronto 1)  We used focus groups of young women to co-design a mobile website,, that presents easy-to-navigate, accurate information about all methods of emergency contraception with a Toronto clinic finder to access these...

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The Developmental Passport: How to ensure families are accessing the right care
Elizabeth Young

Women and Children Elizabeth Young 416-864-6060 ext 77042 Department of Pediatrics, St.Michael's Hospital, and University of TorontoThe Pediatric Developmental Passport (Passport) is an innovative tracking tool designed to improve developmental health care delivery by addressing the barriers families face in accessing developmental services for their child with an...

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Expanding urgent oncofertility services for reproductive aged women at Cancer Centers remote from a tertiary level ART Centre by Use of Telehealth and an on site Nurse Navigator
Ellen Greenblatt & Kimberly Liu

Women and Children Ellen Greenblatt 416-586-5046 MSH/UHN AMO Kimberly Liu 416-586-5367 MSH/UHN AMOMany cancer treatments may cause infertility and young cancer patients may not have begun or completed childbearing. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) enables fertility preservation (FP) through the freezing of eggs and embryos. This project will...

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