The Paediatric neurology research program is broad and driven by a number of Child Health and Research Institute (CHRI) Scientists and a team of basic and clinical research coordinators under the direction of a project manager. Activities have focused on new therapy development for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, epidemiology of Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy and establishing research networks with peadiatric hospitals across Canada to monitor paediatric neuromuscular disease and gain a better understanding of Cerebral Palsy. Other research includes clinical and molecular studies of neuro-genetic and neurometabolic disorders, studies using population databases on epidemiology and natural history of childhood epilepsy, quality of life in children with epilepsy and traumatic brain injury outcome.
During scheduled academic half-days, neurology residents will study paediatric neurology including the following sub-topics:
Neurology residents in PGY4 and 5 will complete three months of neuropaediatric training.
Graduating neurology residents will be experts in paediatric neurological disorders including:
Neurosurgery residents will learn the following paediatric neurosurgical skills:
If you are interested in conducting paediatric neurology research or are interested in assisting in ongoing research by our faculty, visit their bio pages for information on their specific research interests and how to get in touch.
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