Every year, WCHRI hosts a keynote presentation at Research Day featuring a researcher doing incredible work to advance the lives of women and children. 

We’re thrilled to announce our keynote speaker for this year, Dr. Christine Chambers.

Dr. Chambers is an international leader in children’s health research, known for her work in pain management and her role with Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP), as well as her position as the Scientific Director of the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Her talk, titled “Better Beginnings, Vibrant Childhoods, Empowered Youth: Research that Makes a Difference,” will blend insights from her role at CIHR-IHDCYH and her groundbreaking work in children’s pain management.

Dr. Chambers’ accolades include being named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network, highlighting her significant contributions to the field. With over 200 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, her impact and influence in children’s health research are undeniable.

As a Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Children’s Pain at Dalhousie University, Dr. Chambers has led award-winning projects, including #ItDoesntHaveToHurt, which has garnered widespread recognition for its advocacy and awareness efforts in children’s pain management.

Through her leadership of SKIP, Dr. Chambers has facilitated collaborations among researchers, healthcare professionals, and policymakers to implement evidence-based solutions for children’s pain.

Attendees can anticipate an engaging presentation from Dr. Christine Chambers, as she shares her insights and experiences in advancing children’s health research. Her keynote promises to be a highlight of the event, demonstrating the transformative impact of research in improving the lives of children and youth worldwide.

Watch wchrird.ca for more details on registration for Research Day 2024, posted in September 2024.