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CHU Sainte-Justine
Wednesday, April 4 2018
Press release

Semaine de la Qualité et de l’Innovation

From April 5 to 12, CHU Sainte-Justine is highlighting innovation

Montréal, April 3, 2018 – The Sainte-Justine university hospital centre (CHU Sainte-Justine) is bubbling with excitement! We are all working on the final preparations for the first Semaine de la Qualité et de l’Innovation taking place in the new building's atrium and surrounding spaces from April 5 to 12.

Filled with innovation, the event features 200 activities presented by more than 130 healthcare professionals, network and industry partners, stakeholders in the education and research sectors, as well as patients in the institution and their families.

Of the topics that will be discussed throughout this highly-creative week, here are a few interview suggestions on especially promising themes. The stakeholders mentioned are available for interviews with the media. The suggestions are presented in chronological order.

Interview suggestions

  • Digital health
    A booming sector with huge potential, by Luc Sirois, General Manager of PROMPT and Co-Founder of Hacking Health.  (Exposez-vous!, April 5, 9:45 a.m., Amphitheatre 125)
  • Respiratory distress – decision-making system by Dr. Philippe Jouvet, Pediatric Intensivist, CHUSJ and Full Pediatric Professor, UdeM. (Exposez-vous!, April 5, 10:15 a.m., Amphitheatre 125)
  • Upopolis 2.0.
    A private social network to help break isolation in sick children, by Christiane Lachambre, Upopolis Coordinator. (Foire, April 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jardin Quatre-Saisons)
  • Virtu-Oses project
    Virtual reality to treat stuttering, by Anne Moïse-Richard, Speech Therapist. (Foire, April 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jardin Quatre-Saisons)
  • Value-based health
    The key to reinventing the healthcare system? With Dr. Fabrice Brunet, Chief Executive Officer of CHU Sainte-Justine, Benoît Larose, Vice-President, Québec, MEDEC, Dr. Denis Roy, Vice-President, Science and Clinical Governance, INESSS, Diane Côté, Chief Executive Officer, MEDTEQ. (Panel, April 5, 12 to 1:30 p.m., Amphitheatre 125)
  • CHU Sainte-Justine and its ecosystem: a winning community! by Kathy Malas, Manager of the Innovation Platform, CHUSJ. (Exposez-vous!, April 6, 9 a.m., Atrium)
  • The Living Lab SAT and CHUSJ
    Virtual reality to mitigate the pain of child burn victims, by Claire Paillon, Service Designer, Living Lab SAT. (Exposez-vous!, April 6, 9:30 a.m., Atrium)
  • Hacking Health and its open innovation ecosystems
    Created in Montréal, this vast movement is now present on four continents. By Isabelle Vézina, General Manager, Hacking Health. (Exposez-vous!, April 6, 10 a.m., Atrium)
  • How to become an inspiring, engaged, mobilizing nurse
    On the program: testimonials, reflections and captivating discussions. With the help of several CHUSJ nurses. (Atelier thématique, April 9, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Atrium)
  • Why not dare to influence and perform your leadership as a young nurse?
    By Jessica Rassy, President of the Comité jeunesse provincial of the OIIQ, who will discuss the influence nurses have in the society of today and tomorrow. (Grande conférence, April 9, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., Amphitheatre 125)
  • Personalized health
    The revolution of personalized healthcare is in full swing. What are the benefits? By Dr. Jacques L. Michaud, Research Director, CHUSJ, Genetics Doctor and Full Professor, UdeM. (Conférence d’ouverture, April 10, 8:30 to 8:45 a.m., Amphitheatre 250)
  • Microbiota as seen by expert Dr. Émile Levy, Scientific Director, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, CHUSJ, and Full Professor, UdeM. (Exposez-vous!, April 10, 4:15 p.m., Amphitheatre 125)
  • Theatre club
    Young people take to the stage to face their stuttering problem, by Anne Moïse-Richard, Speech Therapist. (Exposez-vous!, April 11, 8:30 a.m., Atrium)
  • Creation of a yoga group as an interdisciplinary intervention condition
    The benefits of yoga for young people with an intellectual deficiency, by Julie Brousseau, Psychologist, Ariane Lorange-Millette and Lauriane Dubois, Physiotherapists. (Exposez-vous!, April 11, 8:45 a.m., Atrium)
  • CIRENE and innovation in neurodevelopment
    Early screening for neurodevelopmental disorders is crucial. It is the mission of CIRENE, a unique project in North America. By Dr. Lionel Carmant, Neurologist and Researcher, CHUSJ. (Grande conférence, April 11, 11 to 11:45 a.m., Amphitheatre 250)
  • International cooperation: Why and how?
    Mission Sourires d’Afrique offers hope to African children born with a  cleft lip or palate, by Dr. Louise Caouette-Laberge, Co-Founder of this organization and Surgeon, CHUSJ. (Exposez-vous!, April 11, 1 p.m., Atrium)
  • Presentation of Espace Transition Art and beauty against adversity
    Art brings illness relief, by Sylvie Gauthier, Psychoeducator, Dr. Patricia Garel, Psychiatrist,  Élisabeth Dubé, Cello Player, Antoine Beaudoin Gentes, Director, and Jérémie Paré-Julien, Artist and Educator at the MMFA.  (April 11, 3:30 to 4:00 p.m., Atrium)
  • Patient and family, engines of innovation
    Sophie Beugnot, Catherine Kozminski and Sophie Gravel, three engaged moms, and Maëlle Adenot, a determined young patient, recount how they each, in their own way, contributed to the wellbeing of hospitalized children. (Panel d’ouverture, April 12, 9 to 9:40 a.m., Amphitheatre 250)
  • Mr. Young
    A conversational officer endowed with artificial intelligence comes to the rescue of anxious youth. By Edouard Ferron-Mallett, Co-Founder of Mr Young. (Exposez-vous!, April 12, 11:15 a.m., Amphitheatre 250)
  • Justinethon
    Patients, parents, caregivers, network partners, students and researchers work together to improve care and teaching tools. (Atelier de cocréation, April 12, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Atrium)

The complete program

The complete program for CHU Sainte-Justine’s Semaine de la qualité et de l’innovation is available now on the institution’s website : www.chusj.org/programme. (French only)


CHU Sainte-Justine’s Semaine de la qualité et de l’innovation, presented by the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, is supported by various dedicated partners, including: Kinova, Servier, Siemens Healthineers, Air Liquide Healthcare, Hospitalis, Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation du Québec, MEDTEQ, ProContact, Prompt, Réseau Technoscience, Hacking Health and HEC Montréal.

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About the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

The CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation aims to engage the community and support CHU Sainte-Justine in its pursuit of excellence and commitment to providing the children and mothers of today and tomorrow with one of the highest levels of healthcare in the world. http://www.fondationsaintejustine.org/en/ 

About CHU Sainte-Justine

The Sainte-Justine university hospital centre (CHU Sainte-Justine) is the largest mother-child centre in Canada and the second largest pediatric hospital in North America. A member of the Université de Montréal extended network of excellence in health (RUIS), Sainte-Justine has 5,457 employees, including 1,532 nurses and nursing assistants; 1,000 other healthcare professionals; 520 physicians, dentists and pharmacists; 822 residents and over 204 researchers; 411 volunteers; and 4,416 interns and students in a wide range of disciplines. CHU Sainte-Justine has 484 beds, including 67 at the Centre de réadaptation Marie Enfant (CRME), the only exclusively pediatric rehabilitation centre in Québec. The World Health Organization has recognized CHU Sainte-Justine as a “health promoting hospital.”  www.chusj.org

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