Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

401 Smyth Road
Ottawa
ON
K1H 8L1
CANADA
Phone: (613) 737-7600 ext 2651
Fax: (613) 738-4832

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES/TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. Lindy Samson
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pediatric HIV infections; sepsis pathogenesis; clinical epidemiology; immunizations

TRAINING PROGRAM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:
RESEARCH INTEREST:

ASSOCIATE: Dr. Nicole Le Saus
RESEARCH INTEREST: Immunologic and viral correlates of progression of HIV infection in children; role neutralizing antibody in HIV infection

ASSOCIATE: Dr. Robert Slinger
RESEARCH INTEREST: Medical microbiology; molecular diagnostics

ASSOCIATE: Dr. Kathy Suh
RESEARCH INTEREST: Infection control

ASSOCIATE: Dr. Charles Hui
RESEARCH INTEREST: Neonatal sepsis; pathogenesis and diagnostics; tuberculosis; international adoption

ASSOCIATE: Dr. Francisco Diaz-Mitoma
RESEARCH INTEREST: Virology; molecular immunology; basic science; HIV; herpes virus

TITLES(S) OF RECENT FELLOW'S PUBLISHED PAPERS FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS: Rosenthal A, Samson L (Book Chapter): Bacterial Meningitis – Therapeutic Choices 4th Edition. September 2003. Mater A, Al-Sulaita G, Johnstonj DL, Slinger R. A 4-year-old child with leukemia and an enlarging arm lesion. CMAJ. 2005 Feb 1;172(3):322. Mufti A, Al-Kaabi N, Rubin, S, and Suh K. Intestinal obstruction complicating Yersinia enterocolitica serotype 0:21 infection in an infant. Accepted for publication in PIDJ. Al-Kaabi, N, Pacheco S, Solh Z, and Le Saux N. A comparative study of streptococcal pneumonia in children: Group A streptococcus vs. s. pneumoniae. Submitted for publication.

GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS: Al-Kaabi N, Le Saux N, MacCormick J. Prevalence, susceptibility and serotype of streptococcus pneumoniae in children undergoing ventilation tube placement of chronic middle ear effusion. CHEO Research Institute Grant 2002. Rosenthal A, Gaboury I, Samson L. Transmission of viruses following occupation exposure to body fluids: Resident trainees’ knowledge and exposure history. CHEO Research Institute Grant. Al-Kaabi N, Pacheco S, Solh Z, Le Saux N. A comparative study of clinical presentation and outcome streptococcal pneumonia: Group A Streptococcus vs. Streptococcus pneumoniae. CHEO Research Institute Grant 2003. Al-Sulaiti G (PGY-6 Pediatric Infectious Diseases), Suh KN, Deonandan R, Younger J, Samson L and Suh K. Influenza vaccination in health care workers: What can we do to improve uptake? $1847.00 CHEO RI.

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in pediatric infectious disease. A minimum of two years training in pediatric infectious disease: inpatients (10 months), adult infectious disease (two months), microbiology (bacteriology, parasitology, virology), infection control and clinical basic science research. Extensive outpatient experience includes general infectious disease, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, primary immune deficiency. Opportunity to do field epidemiology course at Health Canada. Collaborative teaching, infectious disease rounds and journal club with adult trainees.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS:

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR:

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD:

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS:

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B, Other

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

THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site:

Microbiology laboratory:  YES/NO
Clinical virus isolation laboratory: YES/NO
Molecular diagnostics: YES/NO
Other – Please specify:

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology as:

Didactic lectures:  YES/NO
Hands on experience: YES/NO
Infection Control Meetings/Membership: YES/NO

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

Bacteriology/bacterial infections: YES/NO
Epidemiology and statistics: YES/NO
Infection control/hospital epidemiology: YES/NO
Immunizations/Public health: YES/NO
Mycology/fungal infections: YES/NO
Parasitology/parasitic diseases: YES/NO
Virology/viral diseases: YES/NO
Antimicrobial agents: YES/NO
Other – Please specify:

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

Basic (bench): YES/NO
Molecular: 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
Other – Please specify:

Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience n the laboratory of investigator(s) who is (are) not faculty of the section: YES/NO

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

Other – Please specify:

Graduate school courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES/NO

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

HIV: YES/NO
Bone marrow transplantation: YES/NO
Solid organ/transplantation: YES/NO
Travelers/adoptees: YES/NO
Adults: YES/NO
Congenital immune deficiencies: YES/NO
Other – Please specify:

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: YES/NO

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV-infected children and adolescents: YES/NO

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month:

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month:

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month:

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: (2002-2007)