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Kids Dig Health Bulletin - Winter 2012 Volume 3 #6

Centre For Child And Youth Digestive Health

McMaster Children’s Hospital


The Centre for Child and Youth Digestive Health is an integral part of the April, 2011 transformation of McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC) into a Women and Children’s Hospital/Adult GI Centre – a change which gives our patients access to highly specialized GI specific facilities.

A New Adult/Pediatric Endoscopy Unit Centre on the hospital’s 4th floor opened September 2011 offers minimal discomfort gastrointestinal endoscopy under general anaesthesia to all patients under 18. The Endoscopy Unit and the joint Adult/Pediatric GI Investigation and Mannometry Center combine facilities unique in Canada.

McMaster Emergency Department’s focus on patients under age 18 means that all the Emergency Room doctors and nurses in the ER have chosen to work with children, teens and their families. The first phase of the Children’s newly built Emergency Department opened in the Fall 2011. The second phase opens April 2012.

Kids Dig Health Program

The KIDS DIG HEALTH PROGRAM – a research and education program for children and youth, their families and the professionals who care for them.  KIDS DIG HEALTH offers timely information and education about nutrition, healthy active living and chronic GI diseases.

WWW.KIDSDIGHEALTH.ORG features education and links to other resources.

Kids Dig Health – Lecture Series

In 2012 – the CCYDC hosts a sponsored lecture series of outstanding international experts for Children’s Hospital staff on new developments in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Hepatology.

January Dr. Paul Wales, the University of Toronto Dept. of Surgery
Grand Rounds – The Short Gut Syndrome, The Future is Bright.

February – Dr. Bob Baldassano, University of Pennsylvania Inflammatory
Bowel Disease Ctre. – New Concepts in IBD Management

April – Dr. Jeff Hyams, University of Connecticut, – Evidence Based
Approach to Common Digestive Complaints in Children


Hamilton’s Regional ESSO Dealers designated the CCYDC to receive funds for the second year in a row.

Canadian Celiac Association Hamilton Chapter donated funds raised by the Beverley Golf Club Charity Classic fundraiser in support of CCYDC equipment and furnishings.

The Family of Matthew Cybula made an inaugural CCYDC donation.

HHSC Dietitians nominated the CCYDC as a recipient of speaker’s fees for their Regional Healthy Active Living presentation

Can’t Wait to Donate?

You can direct your donations 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