The new Website contains all of the information needed for Children’s paediatric CME education and events: Children’s Hospital Paediatric Update, PROP Lecture, PROP Pocus, PROP Simulation, PALS, Grand Rounds and our Paediatric Insider. To access the recordings of the PROP lectures and Grand Rounds you will need to create an account. After your account is created, you will be able to come back to the website anytime, and login, to view any recordings. No login is required to view the rest of the website.
As he embarks on his new role, Dr. Rob Gratton is keenly aware of the challenges facing our health care system
When Dr. Rob Gratton talks about Ontario’s health care system and the role of medical regulation within it, one word keeps coming up: trust. It’s a term that sits at the very heart of CPSO’s vision — trusted doctors providing great care. However, as he embarks on his term as CPSO Council President for 2023, Dr. Gratton is keenly aware of the challenges facing our health system, which is stretched to its limits.
Dr. Gratton grew up in a small Ontario community on Lake Huron. His father was a dentist, the sole practitioner in the town. He maintained a busy practice but was also the sort who would jump out of bed at night, head to the office, turn on the lights and provide emergency care. “I had a good sense from him of what it means to be truly embedded into the fabric of a community,” Dr. Gratton says. “He also made a transition in his career to going back to school and earning a teaching degree, and he taught dental students at Western University for many years. That duality — working in the profession, but also guiding future generations — made a real impression on me. It reinforced the importance of education and passing on your knowledge to the next generation of learners.” Click on the button below for more information about Dr. Gratton and his new role.
Recruiting some of the best and brightest researchers has been an important focus for local philanthropists
Advancements in research have always been important for the late Dr. Paul Harding, who is known in the medical community as the ‘father’ of neonatal research in Canada. He, and his late wife, Mrs. Mary Harding are now being recognized with a 2022 Lawson Community Partner of the Year Award, nominated by the Children’s Health Foundation.
“My dad lived and breathed research,” shares Tom Harding, Paul’s son. “He wanted to see improvements being made and ensure they were clinically and academically sound.”
Through his continued passion for research, Paul and his wife Mary helped create the Whaley and Harding Research Fellowship, which provides two years of support for an MD or PhD Fellow conducting research that will enhance the health of pregnant mothers, children and infants.
"This Program is valued by all nurses, midwives and physicians who practice in our facility. Our questions are well received and the Team always provide suggestions in a constructive manner. The staff interaction with the team fosters positive relationships with our tertiary care colleagues, which is very helpful for us in providing the best patient care that we can as a Level I facility.”
“The [regional chart] forms, developed by the Southwestern Ontario Perinatal Partnership Program... have cut an estimated 2 hours of charting down to 20 minutes. As one of our Doctors put it “we love these forms”. Please than the committee responsible for all their hard work developing the forms. We appreciate your efforts.”
“Finished the course and I will say I learned or re learned a lot, what an amazing review. I liked that it went thru the systems; at times it was challenging and had me on to google reading up on things I have forgotten or perhaps never did know. I’ve taken so many great notes. Loved being able to work on it on my own time and would be interested in other courses that you may have to offer."
“Thank you for a great introductory meeting. I am looking forward to continued engagement in producing better outcomes through best practice. It was great to network with our regional partners, gain resources and see what everyone is working on. I was impressed with the wealth of information provided."
“Thanks for your commitment to advancing the knowledge base to others and helping smaller centres grow in order to remove barriers to accessing opportunities to learn.”
"Amazing keynote presentation. Well done presentations on culturally sensitive hospital environment and trauma-informed skills. Communication and team effectiveness presentation was so good! Really appreciated such a rich learning day. "
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