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ABCD Research was at CNOC 2022!

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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