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.
Key programs include:
A provincially designated Regional Epilepsy Surgery Centre (RESC) with a Comprehensive Epilepsy Program (CEP) that provides provides necessary investigations to determine candidacy for epilepsy surgery including facility for intracranial monitoring.
Diagnostic neurophysiology programs including EEG, video-EEG monitoring service, EMG and NCS. Dedicated multidisciplinary clinics for cerebral palsy, movement disorders, neurogenetic and neurometabolic disorders, Rett Syndrome and neuromuscular disease.
Regional Headache Clinic
Ketogenic Diet Program.
Paediatric Physiatry consultation service and life long care clinic for those with CP, Spina bifida and other chronic neurologic conditions