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Kids Dig Health Bulletin - Winter 2011 Volume 2 #1

Centre For Child And Youth Digestive Health

McMaster Children’s Hospital


The Pediatric GI Team at McMaster began 2011 in the 3E Centre for Child and Youth Digestive Health at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Patients have told us that they appreciate the fresh surroundings. The efficiency of the clinic has dramatically reduced the time patients spend waiting to be seen.

The Pediatric GI Team has worked with family physicians and regional pediatricians to reduce the time for new patient consultation from 18 months to a target of 6 months. A poster on this initiative has been accepted for presentation at the June Canadian Pediatric Society meetings being held in Quebec City.

The New Adult/Pediatric Endoscopy Unit Centre opens in September 2011 on the hospital’s 4th floor. Patients value that general anaesthesia has been available to all patients under 18 undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy  Since October 2010

The Centre for Child and Youth Digestive Health is part of the transformation of McMaster University Medical Centre into a Specialized Women and Children’s Hospital. On April 1, the McMaster Emergency Department will change to focus on Children and Youth (anyone under age 18). This means all the Emergency Room doctors and nurses in the ER have chosen to work with children, teens and their families! The NEWLY BUILT Children’s Emergency Department will open next fall.

Kids Dig Health Program

The Centre for Child and Youth Digestive Health hosts The KIDS DIG HEALTH PROGRAM, a research and education program for children and youth and their families and the Professionals that care for them.  KIDS DIG HEALTH offers timely information and education about nutrition, healthy active living and chronic GI diseases. An e-bulletin is available upon request and the WWW.KIDSDIGHEALTH.ORG  features education and links to other useful websites and resources.


Fundraising is underway to support the KIDS DIG HEALTH PROGRAM.  In addition to the education program, funds support Digestive Health research by undergraduate and medical students, Pediatric Residents and Pediatric GI Fellows. Please contact us if you, your company or your school has an initiative that will raise funds to support these important programs.

Royal College Accreditation

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has been awarded provisional accreditation to train Pediatricians in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition beginning July 1, 2011.


Ask us if you haven’t received our Hopes Wishes and Dreams Educational CD.


McMaster Hamilton Academy of Medicine Annual Clinical Day, January 25, 2011. Dr. Brill presented an invited lecture on Constipation in Children

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
Hamilton – Gastronomical Delights, Desert Auction, Feb 5, 2011 1-5:30 pm
Kitchener CCFC – Dr. Issenman, IBD in Kids, Saturday April 9, 2011

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association (CVSA)
Dr. Issenman   – Scientific Advisory Board Meetings Milwaukee,  April 1-2 , 2011

Can’t Wait to Donate?

To support research and programming for kids with nutritional and digestive problems like celiac disease, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Liver Disease, and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Send your check to: Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation  Re: Pediatric Digestive Disease Fund , 3E Clinic, 1200 Main Street West, , Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5