Dr. Martin Osmond
Dr. Martin Osmond is the CEO and Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (CHEO RI) and Vice-President of Research at CHEO. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa and a Senior Scientist at the CHEO RI. His clinical work is as a pediatric emergency physician at CHEO.
Dr. Osmond graduated from McGill University medical school in 1986. He completed a Family Medicine Residency in 1988, and a Pediatric Residency in 1992 at the University of Ottawa. In 1994, he completed a Pediatric Emergency Fellowship.
His areas of research interest are the evaluation and management of pediatric head injuries and the use of prehospital care in the treatment of ill and injured children. He is also a co-principal investigator in a CIHR-funded study of children with concussion presenting to the ED – this study aims to predict those who will suffer severe post-concussion syndrome in hopes of designing interventions for at-risk children to improve their outcomes in the future.
Dr. Osmond has published more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, given more than 100 national and international presentations, and received over $3.5 million in grant support from several funding agencies, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Osmond helped found and develop a research network of pediatric emergency physicians across Canada called PERC (Pediatric Emergency Research of Canada) and is currently Past Chair of this organization. In 2007 he founded the Clinical Research Unit of the CHEO RI which provides comprehensive research advice and consultation on research design and methods to pediatric child health investigators. He is currently a Board Member of both MICYRN (Maternal, Infant Child and Youth Research Network) and Research Canada.
Dr. Colin Macarthur
Colin Macarthur MBChB, PhD completed his medical training at the University of Glasgow Scotland, and doctoral training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University, Canada. Dr. Macarthur is currently Associate Chief Clinical Research at the Hospital for Sick Children and Senior Associate Scientist in the Child Health Evaluative Sciences Program in the Research Institute. From 2004-2011, Dr. Macarthur was Vice President Research at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and inaugural Director of the Bloorview Research Institute. Dr. Macarthur is a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. His area of research interest is the epidemiology and prevention of childhood injury.
Dr. Macarthur has secured operating grant support from CIHR, NSERC, and ONF, and co-authored over 120 original articles. He is a Board member and Chair of the Quality Committee for Parachute, a national injury prevention organization, and was previously an editorial board member for the journal Injury Prevention.
Dr. Roger Zemek
Roger Zemek, MD, is a Pediatric Emergency Physician practicing at the Children’s Hospital of Ontario (CHEO) in the Emergency Department as well as a Scientist in the CHEO Research Institute. He completed his undergraduate studies in Applied Mathematics at Yale University, and his medical school and pediatric residency at Columbia University in New York City. He moved to Canada for his Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship training at McGill. He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and holds a Clinical Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion at the University of Ottawa. He is the Director of the Clinical Research Unit at CHEO, and is the Vice-Chair of the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) network. He is the principal investigator on multiple federal peer-reviewed grants, with expertise in pediatric concussion. He led the largest concussion study in the world to date examining the predictors for Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms in children suffering a concussion, and led an international team for the development of guidelines for the management of pediatric concussion.
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Dr. Martin Offringa
Practicing neonatologist and clinical epidemiologist trained in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and at Tufts University in Boston, and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Amsterdam, Dr. Martin Offringa is Co-Director of the Dutch National Paediatric Pharmacotherapy Expertise Network (NKFK) and founding Director of the Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN) in the Netherlands. The Dutch Ministry of Health funded both networks.
Since 2009, he has chaired the steering group of STaR Child Health, an international initiative that aims to enhance the design, conduct and reporting of clinical trials in children. In 2011, he received a partner grant in the European consortium Global Research in Paediatrics (GRIP), funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme. GRiP aims to create consensus on international standards, methodologies and interoperability tools for paediatric research. The development, validation and harmonization of research tools specific for paediatrics will identify and fill important gaps in current paediatric medicines research methods.
In 2012, Dr. Offringa was appointed as Senior Scientist and Head of the Child Health Evaluative Sciences Program at SickKids. He holds a clinical appointment in the Division of Neonatology and is a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (iHPME) at the University of Toronto. Visit here for more information.