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21 Apr, 2017 Introducing Gates Open Research
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is pleased to announce Gates Open Research, which is launching Fall 2017. This new open research platform was highlighted in the March 25th issue of The Economist: article and editorial. The foundation is providing this open research platform to get research out as rapidly as possible. The free, immediate, and unrestricted... Read More
12 Apr, 2017 Congratulations to Asif Raza!
Congratulations to Asif Raza who won the following awards: Rising Star-2017 award from Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI). He will use this travel allowance towards his oral presentation in Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) meeting in Rome Italy in June 2017. Student travel award-2017 from Canadian Agency for Drugs and... Read More
29 Mar, 2017 Objective 2: fullPIERS Update (February 2017 - March 2017)
Ugochi V. Ukah has completed data collection from all sites. With the latest data from John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom and from the HYPITAT study conducted in the Netherlands. Results have been finalized for the temporal validation and data analyses are taking place for the primary external validation of the fullPIERS model. We plan to disseminate all... Read More
29 Mar, 2017 PRE-EMPT at MNCH Tech, a Workshop on Technology for Maternal Newborn and Child Health
One of the primary beliefs of PRE-EMPT's Objective 2 is that technology will play a critical role in meeting the goals of reducing child mortality and improving maternal health set out by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3. MNCH Tech, a Workshop on Technology for Maternal Newborn and Child Health, was funded by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (... Read More
29 Mar, 2017 PRE-EMPT at RCOG 2017
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2017 Congress was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 20-22 March 2017. This conference had over 2,000 participants from around the world who came to improve health outcomes of women and infants. Of particular interest, was the increased awareness of global disparities and issues facing women and children in low- and... Read More
29 Mar, 2017 PRE-EMPT at the Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting 2017
This year’s Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM) was held at the Fairmont Montebello, in Montebello, Quebec from 14-17 February 2017. Much of the conference was trainee-focused, offering mentorship workshops from established professors and clinicians, and presentations on trainee research. CNPRM held presentations from a wide range of trainees across Canada in... Read More
29 Mar, 2017 Global Pregnancy Collaboration (CoLab): Updates (February 2017 - March 2017)
CoLab Seed Funding Award: The CoLab Executive Committee recently approved the application submitted by Hilary Gammill, Eleni Tsigas and colleagues entitled: Sisters and Daughters of Women with Preeclampsia: a Cohort Study. The Preeclampsia Foundation has been working with CoLab to develop a proposal for a pilot study to ascertain the feasibility of conducting a large-scale... Read More
29 Mar, 2017 Objective 1: CAP Updates (February 2017 - March 2017)
The CAP Study Women with a history of pre-eclampsia in their most recent pregnancy who agree to participate, receive calcium 500mg daily or placebo from enrolment until they become pregnant, and up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.  The primary outcome is pre-eclampsia. The graph above shows that we stopped recruitment in September 2016, and since February 2017 have been... Read More
24 Mar, 2017 Objective 3: STRIDER Updates (February 2017 - March 2017)
These last few month, two sites have been activated along with the recently activated central site of BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital. Brendan Sorichetti, the trial co-ordinator, traveled to meet with site investigators and research co-ordinators at CHU de Québec-CHUL in Laval and CHU Ste-Justine in Montreal, Quebec. Brendan spent a full day at each site doing study related... Read More
24 Mar, 2017 CLIP at the 61st Annual National Indian Public Health Association’s Conference
The 61st Annual National Indian Public Health Association’s Conference (IPHACON) was held in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India from 24 - 26 February 2017. The theme of conference was "Multisectoral approach for promoting public health,’’ which laid out a set of comprehensive goals that focused on people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership for the coming decades in relation... Read More