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  • sarahpalmis

Our lab members attended and presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Meeting held in July in Montreal! This international conference is dedicated to using neuroimaging techniques to discover the organization of the human brain.

Two of our MSc students, Camille Héguy and Fatima Abboud, volunteered to help the conference run smoothly. Sarah Palmis, a postdoctoral fellow, was selected to present a poster entitled “Cerebellar volumes are altered in youth born preterm or with congenital heart disease.” See you next year for OHBM 2024 in Seoul, South Korea!

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  • kaitlyneasson

Members of our lab attended and presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting in Washington, DC earlier in May! This international conference brought together over 7500 health care professionals and researchers to share their knowledge about the latest developments in pediatric research.

The conference featured presentations from two members of our lab: PhD student Kaitlyn Easson and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Sarah Palmis. Great work team!

Kaitlyn Easson, a PhD student in our lab, gave an oral presentation entitled "White Matter Microstructure and Executive Functioning in Youth Born Preterm".

Dr. Sarah Palmis, a postdoctoral fellow in our lab, gave a poster presentation entitled "Cerebellar volumes are associated with executive functioning in youth born preterm or with a congenital heart disease".

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  • kaitlyneasson

Last week, members of the ABCD research lab attended the 11th annual Scientific Sessions of the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative (CNOC) in Montreal! This international meeting brings together clinicians, researchers, and parent partners from around the world and aims to optimize neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with pediatric and congenital heart disease.

The conference featured presentations from lab director Dr. Marie Brossard-Racine and recent PhD graduate Dr. Marie-Eve Bolduc. Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Sarah Palmis, PhD candidate Kaitlyn Easson, and MSc candidate Fatima Abboud shared their research in poster presentations.

Lab director Dr. Marie Brossard-Racine delivered a presentation entitled “Long-Lasting Structural Brain Alterations Associated with Psychosocial Functioning in Youth with CHD”.

Lab alumna and recent PhD graduate Dr. Marie-Eve Bolduc delivered a presentation entitled “We Can Do Better: Possible Solutions to Optimize Developmental Follow-Up for Children and Adolescents with CHD in Canada”.

Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Sarah Palmis shared a poster entitled “Characterizing cerebellar growth in infants born with a congenital heart defect during the first year of life”.

PhD candidate Kaitlyn Easson presented a poster entitled “White Matter Microstructure and Self-Reported Neuropsychological Functioning in Youth Born with Congenital Heart Disease”.

MSc candidate Fatima Abboud shared a poster entitled “Psychosocial Outcomes of Emerging Adults with Congenital Heart Defect”.

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