Scientific activities

Scientific activities

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Scientific events

Training activities

6th Provincial Mother-Child Research Conference 2022

Perinatal Determinants: The Origins of Child Health

Where? University of Montreal
when?? October 13 and 14, 2022

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Registration and Submission :

It is with great enthusiasm that we invite you to the 2022 Provincial Mother-Child Research Conference, which will make its return to the Université de Montréal campus, after two years in distance mode! The Perinatal Determinants of Child Health Research Network will host the first part of the conference on Thursday morning.

During this half-day scientific session, we would like to introduce you to the main perinatal cohorts in Quebec. Several guests will present an overview of their current projects, followed by a panel discussion moderated by the network directors.

The objective of this congress is to :

  • To facilitate the meeting and sharing between researchers and students in the field of mother-child research;
  • To offer participants the opportunity to become familiar with new research themes and disciplines;
  • To disseminate the latest advances in mother-child research in Quebec.

The Provincial Maternal-Child Research Conference is designed for graduate students, residents, faculty and clinicians with an interest in child and maternal health research. 

Guest speaker
Maria B. Ospina, MSc, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Life Course, Social Environments and Health
Assistant Professor; Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
Women and Children’s Health Research Institute

Perinatology Network Summer School

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Schedule for August 24

9h30 to 12h30

Harmonization of study data, the example of the Maelstrom platform

Trainer: Rita Wissa, Program Manager

13h30 to 16h30

Clear communication, or plain language, in scientific writing

Trainer: Danielle Buch, professor and science writer

Schedule for August 25

9h30 to 12h30

Including equity, diversity and inclusion in research, how do we go about it?

Trainer: Claude Julie Bourque, professor-researcher

13h30 to 16h30

Scientific writing of manuscripts and abstracts

Trainer: Danielle Buch, professor and science writer


The Perinatology Network is organizing the very first edition of its Summer School, a two-day training camp that will take place on August 24 and 25, 2022 at the Université de Montréal. It is intended for all students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, research professionals, researchers and clinicians who would like to develop their knowledge and skills in research, writing and various aspects of the perinatal determinants of child health.

The workshops will allow you to apply some of what you have learned through practical exercises, structured around the key themes of the network. It is also an opportunity to network and discuss with members of the partner networks who will be present.

There is no charge for your participation and financial assistance may be available for members requiring accommodation near the venue.


Scientific events

Symposium to launch the Quebec network on the perinatal determinants of child health

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This launch symposium aims to bring together researchers and students from different backgrounds (experimental, clinical, psychosocial) around the theme of the determinants of child health in order to present and promote the most recent work in the field in Quebec. We invite students to submit a paper proposal now.

When? May 13, 2022
Where? fully online


-Demonstrate the scientific strength already present in Quebec in the field of perinatal determinants of child health
-Demonstrate the relevance of the Network in increasing the scientific scope of Quebec researchers’ work on the perinatal determinants of child health by facilitating collaboration for a multidisciplinary approach to child health.

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