News and Accomplishments

July 2023:New CanCORPS Chair elected – welcome Ahmed Nasr. New Steering Committee members welcomed.
Current members include: Ahmed Nasr, Pramod Puligandla, Robert Baird, Andreana Bütter, Sandeep Mayer, Sherif Emil (ex officio), Elena Guadagno (ex officio)
June 2023:See the new RI-MUHC story featuring work by Sherif Emil and colleagues on the RI-MUHC website –
September 2022:A publication that tells our story and will give you insight into building a consortium.
The Canadian Consortium for Research in Pediatric Surgery: A Roadmap for Creation and Implementation of a National Subspecialty Research Consortium.
August 2022:Treatment and Outcomes of Ovarian Cysts – featured as an abstract in the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) Spaced Learning program weekly quiz.
June 2022:CAPS research competition awarded for “Prospective National Validation of a Risk Stratification System for Resource Utilization and Outcomes of Pediatric Perforated Appendicitis” study.
May 2022:CanCORPS’ next publications related to fetal ovarian cysts – Differentiating congenital ovarian cysts from other abdominal cystic lesions in female infants: A study by the Canadian Consortium for Research in Pediatric Surgery (CanCORPS).
February 2022:CanCORPS’ first publications related to fetal ovarian cysts –  Treatment and Outcomes of Congenital Ovarian Cysts: A Study by the Canadian Consortium for Research in Pediatric Surgery (CanCORPS).
December 2021:CanCORPS is now an affiliated network of Maternal Infant Child and Youth Research Network (MICYRN).
May 2021:CanCORPS’ first abstract was accepted less than two years after the inaugural meeting. It will be presented at the plenary session of the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) 2021 annual meeting. Join the meeting to hear about the study “Treatment and outcomes of prenatally identified ovarian cysts.” Congratulations to the team!
February 2020:An incredible milestone was reached when the CanCORPS consortium agreement was fully executed. Researchers and legal teams from our 15 institutional members executed the CanCORPS consortium agreement, defining the organization’s membership, governance, leadership and intellectual property. An agreement template was also created to expedite data sharing amongst participating sites.
July 2018:The inaugural meeting of founding members of CanCORPS was held in Calgary, Alberta.
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