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Child Health Research Day 2016

The Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba is proud to be hosting the 12th Annual Child Health Research Day, with this year’s theme being Healthy Brain, Healthy Start. All trainees including Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Residents and Research Associates/Technicians are invited to submit an abstract.

CHRD is always an exciting day for those in attendance to learn more about research being done by trainees that will help form the future of child health research here in Manitoba.

Poster Presentations
October 5, 2016
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Brodie Centre, University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus
Winnipeg, MB

Healthy Brain, Healthy Start
October 6, 2016
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Frederic Gaspard Theatre, University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus
Winnipeg, MB

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Steven Miller, Head of the Division of  Neurology and a Senior Scientist in Neurosciences & Mental Health at The
Hospital for Sick Children.
Title: Brain Injury in the Neonate: The importance of the Everyday

Dr. Diane Moddemann, Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba; Director, Neonatal Follow-up Program, University of Manitoba
Title: Improving Care Through Outcomes Research: The Western Canadian Complex Pediatric Therapies Follow-up Program (CPTFP)

Dr. Francois Bolduc, Associate Professor Pediatric Neurology; Adjunct Associate Professor Medical Genetics, University of Alberta
Title: Enhancing memory in human and flies: from Fragile X to you

Evening Gala & Awards Ceremony — 6:30 p.m.
Qualico Family Centre in Assiniboine Park

2016 CHRD Agenda


  • All abstracts must be received by Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 4 p.m. 
  • No extensions to this deadline will be issued; no abstracts will be accepted after 4 p.m. on September 1, 2016.

Abstract Guidelines

Please read the Abstract Guideline before submitting an abstract. Click the link below to view the guide.

2016 Research Abstract Guidelines

Goodbear’s Den: Oral Presentations

The top 10 abstracts will be invited to give an oral presentation during the afternoon.

Each trainee will have five minutes to deliver their presentation that focuses on:

  • What?
    • What did you do and what were the results? (approx.. 1 minute 30 seconds)
  • Now what?
    • What do you plan to do next? (approx. 1 minute)
  • So what?
    • What does this research mean for child health?
    • What are the implications of this work?

Trainees selected for presentation may use a maximum of five slides.

Slides should be on plain white background with black font.

Abstract Selection Process for Goodbear’s Den

  • Each criterion of the abstract will be scored on a scale from 0 to 3
  • Judges will look at the following areas:
    • Clear hypothesis and objectives
    • Reporting of results
    • Conclusions supported by data presented
    • Quality and significance of research findings
    • Relevance to child health in Manitoba

Poster competition 

  • All trainees submitting an abstract for a poster are invited to take part in the poster competition.
  • A Gold, Silver or Bronze cash award will be available in each of the 5 trainee categories. Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Residents or Research Associates/Technicians. NOTE: A Gold, Silver or Bronze may not be awarded in every category.

Contact Information

All inquiries in regards to CHRD should be made to Adrian Alleyne:

aalleyne@chrim.ca or (204)-272-3135.

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