University of Manitoba

Room 530 Basic Medical Sciences, 745 Bannatyne Ave
Winnipeg
MB
R3E 0W3
CANADA
Phone: (204) 789-3619
Fax: (204) 789-3926

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Sergio Fanella, MD, FRCPC, DTM&H  
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Antimicrobial Stewardship & resistance, MRSA, pertussis, Blastomycosis

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Maryanne Crockett, MD, MPH, FRCPC, DTM&H
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Maternal-Child and Global Health

ASSOCIATES/DIVISION MEMBERS:

  • Joanne Embree, MD, FRCPC
    Research Interests: HIV, infection control, immunizations
     
  • Jared Bullard, MD, FRCPC
    Research Interests: HIV, viral diagnostics
     
  • Paul van Caeseele, MD, FRCPC
    Research Interests: medical microbiology, diagnostics, public health
     
  • Guillaume Poliquin, MD, FRCPC
    Research Interests: viral pathogenesis

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:
A two to three-year fellowship program, which meets the requirements of, and is accredited by, the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada for Infectious Diseases. Training includes one year of clinical consult service, of which six weeks is on an adult service, and the remainder pediatric; six months of clinical microbiology and six months of research and elective. The program is fully integrated with the Adult ID and Medical Microbiology training programs, with combined academic rounds and teaching sessions, and serves a pediatric hospital with 150 beds and two adult hospitals with approximately 1500 beds. In addition to pediatric staff, there are 11 adult consultants with expertise in epidemiology, pharmacology, intensive care, virology, and molecular biology.  The University of Manitoba and the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases have a long-standing involvement in Global Health and trainees in this program may participate in a number clinical and research opportunities in existing overseas projects.  Fellows in Pediatric Infectious Diseases also have the option of enrolling in a combined Pediatric ID and Medical Microbiology fellowship or a combined Pediatric ID fellowship/PhD program.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS: Children's Hospital Winnipeg

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: ~100

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1-2

TRAINING FOR: MD; MD/PhD

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: No, Canadian system - funding ensured for 2 years 

VISAS ACCEPTED: Trainee/resident visa

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT?  NO

THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site:

  • Microbiology laboratory:  YES
  • Clinical virus isolation laboratory: YES
  • Molecular diagnostics: YES

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology as:

  • Didactic lectures:  YES
  • Hands on experience: YES
  • Infection Control Meetings/Membership: YES

Opportunity to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:

  • Bacteriology/bacterial infections: YES
  • Epidemiology and statistics: YES
  • Infection control/hospital epidemiology: YES
  • Immunizations/Public health: YES
  • Mycology/fungal infections: YES
  • Parasitology/parasitic diseases: YES
  • Virology/viral diseases: YES
  • Antimicrobial agents: YES

Research opportunities in the section’s program could be describes as:

  • Basic (bench): YES/NOMolecular: YES/NO
  • Translational: YES/NO
  • Epidemiologic: YES/NO
  • Clinical: YES/NO
  • International/Public Health: YES/NO
  • Health Services: YES/NO
  • HIV, Basic: YES/NO
  • HIV, Clinical: YES/NO
  • ACTG Site: YES/NO

Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience n the laboratory of investigator(s) who is (are) not faculty of the section: YES

Program offers the opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in a field such as Public Health, Education, Clinical Sciences, or Epidemiology (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES/NO

Graduate school courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES

Program provides substantial clinical experiences for trainees in special areas/hosts:

  • HIV: YES/NOBone marrow transplantation: YES/NO
  • Solid organ/transplantation: YES/NO
  • Travelers/adoptees: YES/NO
  • Adults: YES/NO
  • Congenital immune deficiencies: YES/NO

Program includes ABP-required core curricula in scholarly activities in didactic lecture course for fellows (includes epidemiology, statistics, research design, and academic careers): YES/NO

Program has an NIH-sponsored training grant: NO

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV-infected children and adolescents: Primary care for HIV-infected children and adolescents is provided by general pediatricians; however, all HIV-infected children and adolescents are seen for regular follow-up in the out-patient ID clinic every 3 months.

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month:

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Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: