2019 Research Day

Thank you to everyone who participated and made WCHRI Research Day 2019 a resounding success!


WCHRI Research Day 2019 was an outstanding success. WCHRI is proud of every single participant who contributed in making this day an unparalleled event for all our members, partners and stakeholders.

WCHRI has seen growing numbers each year at Research Day and 2019 was no exception with over 530 researchers, students and stakeholders networking, presenting and learning.

Our 2019 keynote speaker, SickKids Hospital researcher and University of Toronto professor Bonnie Stevens, spoke to us on the gap between the body of evidence that researchers have accumulated on managing children's pain in hospitals and what is put into practice. Hospitalized children receive beween 7-16 tissue-damaging painful procedures daily, often with no pain-relieving interventions. Stevens spoke about the strategies being used for implementing that pain management knowledge.

Oral and poster presentations

WCHRI’s annual Research Day is our time to celebrate our successes and achievements. It brings our members and stakeholders together to share common interests and research outputs on women and children’s health, and is a great venue for our trainees to communicate their recent work, discuss their research and network with colleagues.

Each presentation was judged by WCHRI academic members. In many cases, poster judges are accompanied by stakeholders and/or Foundation representatives (the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and Supporters of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women) that support WCHRI

The executive director and associate director of WCHRI (Sandy Davidge and Lawrence Richer) were thrilled to announce the awards for the winners of the oral and poster presentations. Judging was not easy as the quality of the work presented was so exceptional! 

Award winners

Poster and oral presentation award winners


Thank you to Joey Cherdarchuk for his workshop “Data looks better naked.”

Another thank you to Jason Acker, Oana Caluseriu and Jason Dyck for presenting “Inquisitive and engaged: Bridging the knowledge-action gap in basic/clinical research.”

A third thank you to Lisa Hartling and Shannon Scott for presenting “Storytelling: More than a bedtime ritual.”


WCHRI Research Day is an open event where photographs are taken. If you have any questions about the use of photos taken at Research Day, please contact WCHRI communications at:  .

Research Day is a scent-free environment and the dress code is business casual.

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