SickKids T4 Health - Triage, Transport, Treatment & Transition Neonatology Conference 2017

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T4 Health-Triage-Transport-Treatment-Transition 2018
Monday, October 29th, 2018



SickKids 3rd annual Inter-Professional Neonatology T4 Health Conference will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017.  The focus will be on neonatal brain health and newborn respiratory care in the community setting at various points in the continuum of care (T4 - Triage, Transport, Treatment and Transition).  The day will commence with a keynote address from Dr. Linda de Vries, professor of neonatology and neonatal neurology at the University of Utrecht, and adjunct professor in neonatal neurology at University of California, San Francisco. She has a major interest in developmental disorders of the brain and acquired brain injury in the newborn and is this year's visiting professor honoring Dr. Paul Swyer who founded the SickKids Neonatology program in 1961. The day will consist of a selection of interprofessional breakout sessions offered by a number of local experts.   The closing talk from Dr. Steven Miller, professor and head of the Division of Neurology at SickKids and senior scientist in Neurosciences and Mental Health.  Dr. Miller who also holds the Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in Paediatric Neuroscience will speak on promoting brain health in the neonate.

New this year, is an optional pre- conference workshop on Sunday, October 22 from 1:00 pm – 5: 00 pm. The focus of the workshop will be neonatal neurology with participation in 4 well-crafted breakout sessions.

Content for both this year’s conference and pre-conference workshop is based on self-assessed community learning needs, feedback from last year’s conference attendees and current new practices in tertiary care.  This conference will promote a collaborative practice model of health care that acknowledges the expertise of inter-professional team members who guide evidence-based interventions to support optimal clinical outcomes.

Conference Objectives

   After active engagement in this program, participants will be able to:

  • Enhance knowledge of best practice in the emerging themes of neonatal triage, transport, treatment, and transition
  • Influence neonatal care across the health continuum through reflection on current practices and processes
  • Foster a culture of inter-professional collaboration, learning, and professional development

Educational Credits

This conference scheduled for October 22-23, 2017 has been approved for a maximum of 8.5 credit hours under Section 1 of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

CME credits are applicable as follows: 

  • Sunday, October 22 - workshop - 2.5 credits 
  • Monday, October 23 - full conference day - 6.0 credits 

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at

European Continuing Medical Education Credits ECMEC®

Live educational activities, occurring in Canada, recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC® .

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  • Where

  • The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
    686 Bay Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5G 0A4

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