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  Conference Proceedings (ordered by date)
2017

Skarsgard ED. CAPSNet CDH Network. Presented at the International CDH Symposium, Liverpool, UK. November 15, 2017.

Baird R, Puligandla P, and The Canadian Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Collaborative. National Management Guidelines for the Care of Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Banff, AB. October 5, 2017.

Haddock C, Almaawali A, Skarsgard ED. Gastroschisis Treatment and Outcomes Before and After Multidisciplinary Care Standardization. 49th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons. Banff, AB. October 6, 2017.

2016

Puligandla P. Value Proposition of Pediatric Surgical Registries: The Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network (CAPSNet). Presented at the World Federation of the Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS) Meeting, Washington, DC. October 9, 2016

Puligandla PS, Baird R, Skarsgard ED, Emil S, Laberge JM, and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network (CAPSNet). Outcome Prediction in Gastroschisis – The Gastroschisis Prognostic Score (GPS) Revisited. Presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Vancouver, BC. September 23, 2016.

Youssef F, Laberge J-M, Puligandla P, and Emil S. The Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Determinants of Outcomes in Patients with Simple Gastroschisis. Presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Vancouver, BC. September 23, 2016

Skarsgard ED. The Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network (CAPSNet): Learnings from a National CDH Registry. Presented at the Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting, Banff, AB. February 12, 2016.



2015

Youssef F, Hsia L, Cheong A, and Emil S. Gastroschisis Outcomes in North America: A Comparison of Canada and the United States. Presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition, Washington, DC. Oct. 25, 2015.

Baird R, Pandya K, and Puligandla P. A propensity-matched analysis of inhaled nitric oxide for congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Niagara Falls, ON. Sept. 17-19, 2015.

Skarsgard ED. CAPSNet: The First 10 Years. Presented at the 2015 International Congenital Diaphragmatic Workshop. Toronto, ON. September 15, 2015.

Thomas S, Laberge JM, Baird R, Lalous M, and Skarsgard E. The factors associated with elective termination of pregnancy of fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. April 30-May 3, 2015.




2014

Shariff F, Skarsgard E, Arbor L, Bassil K, Brindle M. Gastroschisis communities in Canada: A population-based analysis of community and personal risk factors. Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Montreal, QC. Sept. 18-20, 2014.

Beaumier C, Beres A, Puligandla P, Skarsgard E. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with right congenital diaphragmatic hernia: A population based study. Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Montreal, QC. Sept. 18-20, 2014.

Petropoulos T, Brindle M, Chiu P, Lapidus-Krol E. The Management Of Severe Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) In Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) Patients: A Capsnet Review Of Current Practices. Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Montreal, QC.  Sept. 18-20, 2014.

Youssef F, Laberge JM, Baird R. The Correlation Between Time Spent In Utero and Bowel Matting in Newborns with Gastroschisis. Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Montreal, QC.  Sept. 18-20, 2014.

Laberge JM, Baird R, Lalous M, and Sarath S. The relationship between LHR, prognosis and TAB rates in fetuses with CDH based on CAPSNet data from 2005-2013. Presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, Chatham, Massachusetts, USA. Sept. 7-11, 2014.

Al-Kaff A, Hutcheon JA, Burrow J, Skarsgard E, Kent N. The impact of delivery planning on neonatal outcome for fetuses with gastroschisis: findings from a national registry. Presented at the Annual Clinical Meeting of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, Niagara, ON. June 2014.

Emami C, Youssef F, Puligandla P, and Baird R. A risk-stratified comparison of fascial versus flap closure techniques on early outcomes of infants with gastroschisis. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgery Association, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. May 29-June 1, 2014.




2013

Stanger J, Mohajerani N, Skarsgard ED, Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network:  Practice Variation in gastroschisis:  Factors Influencing Closure Technique.  Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Charlottetown, PEI.  Sept 26-28, 2013.  



2012

Yanchar N, Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. CAPSNet – The Past, Present, and Future. Presented at the 13th EUPSA Congress and 59th BAPS Congress, Rome, Italy. June 13-16, 2012.

Aljahdali A,  Mohajerani N, Skarsgard ED, Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Effect of timing of enteral feeding on outcome in gastroschisis. Presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Victoria, Canada.  Sept 20-22, 2012.

Beres A, Puligandla PS, Brindle ME, Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Conformity to stability criteria for the surgical correction of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: Is it necessary? Presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Victoria, Canada.  Sept 20-22, 2012.

Goodwin WM, Beres A , Baird R, Laberge J-M, Skarsgard ED, Puligandla PS, Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) mortality without surgical repair? A plea to clarify surgical ineligibility. Presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Victoria, Canada.  Sept 20-22, 2012.

Hazell A, Bassil K, Arbour L, Brindle M, Skarsgard E, Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Geographic  variation and clustering of gastroschisis in Canada. Presented at the 39th ICBDSR and 10thCCASN Joint Annual Scientific Meeting, 2012, Ottawa, Canada. Oct 30th – Nov 2nd, 2012.

Laberge J-M. Primero Curso Internacional de Actualizacion en Ginecologia y Perinatalogia (First update course in gynecology and perinatalogy) Hospital Alcivar, Guayaquil, Ecuador, July 12-14 2012.

Laberge, J-M. Hernia diafragmática congénita. Resultados Canadienses y la implicación de la oclusión traqueal fetal (CDH: Canadian results and the role of fetal tracheal occlusion).

Laberge, J-M . El resultado de la Red Canadiense de Cirugía pediátrica en el manejo de Gastroquisis.  (Results from the Canadian Paediatric Surgery Network in the management of gastroschisis).

Maxwell D, Puligandla P, Baird R, the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Abdominal closure in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Victoria, Canada.  Sept 20-22, 2012.

Nasr A, Ryan G, Bass J, Langer J, Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Effect of delivery approach on outcome in fetuses with gastroschisis. Presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Victoria, Canada.  Sept 20-22, 2012.

Skarsgard E.  Collaborative Outcome Improvement in Canadian Pediatric Surgery.  Presented at the 2012 Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada. October 28, 2012.




2011

Nasr A, Langer JC; Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network.  Influence of Location of Delivery on 
Outcome of Neonates with Gastroschisis. Presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, Palm Springs, CA.  May 22-25, 2011.


Akhtar J, Skarsgard ED;  Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. 
Associated Malformations and the “Hidden Mortality” of Gastroschisis.  Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Ottawa, Canada.  Sept 22-25, 2011.


Safavi A, Skarsgard ED;  Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. 
Antenatal Ultrasound Predictors of Bowel Injury in Gastroschisis. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Ottawa, Canada.  Sept 22-25, 2011.

Mills J, Safavi A, Skarsgard ED; Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network.  Chylothorax Following Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair:  A Population-based Study. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Ottawa, Canada.  Sept 22-25, 2011.

Brindle ME, Flageole H, Wales PW. Influence Of Maternal Factors And Aboriginal Status On Health Outcomes In Gastroschisis: A Canadian Population-based Study. A Population-based Study. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Ottawa, Canada.  Sept 22-25, 2011.


Moore AM, Madhoo P, Himidan S, Ryan G, Skarsgard ED; Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. 
Examining the Hidden Mortality of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.  Presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Research, Newcastle, UK.  October 14-17, 2011.

Moore AM, Madhoo P, Himidan S, Ryan G, Skarsgard ED; Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Health Care Utilisation for Pregnancies Complicated by Fetal Gastroschisis.  Presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Pediatric Society, June 15-18, 2011.  Quebec City, CA.

Safavi A, Synnes AR, O’Brien KK, Chiang M, Skarsgard ED, Chiu P; Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Multi-institutional follow up of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) patients reveals severe disability and variations in practice.  Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Ottawa, Canada.  Sept 22-25, 2011.

Cowan KN, Puligandla PS, Laberge JM, Skarsgard ED, Butter A, Bouchard S, Yanchar N, Kim P, Lee SK, McMillan D, von Dadelszen P and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. The gastroschisis bowel score predicts outcome in gastroschisis (updated numbers). Presented at the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics, NCE, Boston MA.  October 15-18, 2011.




2010

Laberge JM and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Results and factors affecting outcomes in the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Presented at  the 3rd World Congress of Pediatric Surgery; New Delhi, India. October 21-24, 2010.

Eeson G, Safavi A, Skarsgard E, and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Practice and outcome variation in CDH in Canada.  Presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. September 23-28, 2010.

Nasr A, Langer JC and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Influence of location of delivery on outcome in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. September 23-28, 2010.

Baird R, Puligandla, Laberge JM and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Practice and outcome variation in Gastroschisis in Canada. Presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. September 23-28, 2010.

Safavi A, Lin Y, Skarsgard ED and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Perinatal management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: When and how should babies be delivered? Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons; Kobe, Japan. May 23-27, 2010.

Wilson D and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. The Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network (CAPSNet):  Targeting national outcome improvement for structural birth defects through collaborative knowledge synthesis and evidence-based practice change. Presented at the 18th Annual Western Perinatal Research Meeting; Banff, Alberta. February 11-14, 2010.

Jansen L, Lin Y, MacNab Y, Skarsgard ED, Puligandla PS and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Pre-closure fluid resuscitation influences outcome in gastroschisis. Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association; Orlando, Florida. May 16-19, 2010.

Cowan KN, Puligandla PS, Laberge JM, Skarsgard ED, Butter A, Bouchard S, Yanchar N, Kim P, Lee SK, McMillan D, von Dadelszen P and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. The gastroschisis bowel score predicts outcome in gastroschisis. Poster presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies; Vancouver BC. May 1-4, 2010

Gover A, Albersheim S, Sherlock R, Claydon J, Butterworth S, Kuzeljevic B and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network.
Does a multidisciplinary team improve outcome of gastroschisis patients? Poster presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies; Vancouver BC. May 1-4, 2010.

Gover A, Albersheim S, Sherlock R, Claydon J, Butterworth S, Kuzeljevic B and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Early stratification of gastroschisis patients: Are we there yet? Poster presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies; Vancouver BC. May 1-4, 2010.


 

2009

Cowan KN, Puligandla PS, Bütter A, Skarsgard ED, Laberge JM and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. The Gastroschisis Bowel Score Predicts Outcome in Gastroschisis. Presented at the 4th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; Fort Myers, Florida. Feb 2009.

Baird R, Skarsgard ED, Laberge J-M, Puligandla PS, and the Canadian Pediatric Surgical Network. The Use of Antibiotics in the Management of Gastroschisis-Canadian Practice Patterns. Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association; Fajardo, Puerto Rico. May 28-30, 2009.

Brindle M, Ma IW, Skarsgard ED and The Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Impact of Target Blood Gases on Outcome in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association; Fajardo, Puerto Rico. May 28-30, 2009.

Brindle M, Oddone E, Skarsgard ED and The Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Need for Patch Repair Influences Outcome in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association; Fajardo, Puerto Rico. May 28-30, 2009.

Mills J, Lin Y, MacNab Y, Skarsgard ED JM and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Perinatal Predictors of Outcome in Gastroschisis. Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association; Fajardo, Puerto Rico. May 28-30, 2009.

Grushka JR, Laberge JM, Puligandla P, Skarsgard ED and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. The Effect of Prenatal Diagnosis on the Contemporary Outcome of CDH.  Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association; Fajardo, Puerto Rico. May 28-30, 2009.

Butterworth SA, Brant R, Skarsgard ED and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Is the need for fascial defect extension a predictor of adverse outcome in gastroschisis? Presented at the 41st Annual meeting of the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Association; Halifax, Nova Scotia. October 1-4, 2009.


 

2008

Mills J, MacNab Y, Skarsgard ED and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Does Overnight Birth Time Influence Surgical Management of Outcome in Neonates with Gastroschisis? Presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association; San Diego, California. Feb 16, 2008.

Brindle M, Mills J,Lin Y, MacNab Y, Skarsgard ED and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Influence of Birth Time on Surgical Management and Outcomes of Neonates with Gastroschisis.  Presented at the 2008 Joint Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies and the Society for Pediatric Research. Honolulu, HI, May 2008.

Pressey TP, Skarsgard ED, Claydon J, von Dadelszen P, and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Antenatal Ultrasound Detection of Abnormal Amniotic Fluid Volume Predicts Adverse Perinatal Outcomes in Gastroschisis. Presented at the 14th International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy. Vancouver, Canada, June 2008.

Laberge JM, Skarsgard ED and the Canadian Pediatric Surgical Network. CAPSNET: The Canadian Pediatric Surgical Network. Presented at the Pan-African Pediatric Surgical Association Meeting; Ghana, Africa: August 14-22, 2008.

Laberge JM and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Contemporary outcome of CDH:Results from the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network (CAPSNet). Presented at the International Fetal Medical and Surgical Society (IFMSS), Athens, Greece, September 11-14, 2008.

Boutros J, Regier M, Skarsgard ED and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network.  Is timing everything? The influence of gestational age and intended and actual route of delivery on treatment & outcome in Gastroschisis. Presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons. Toronto, Canada, September 2008.

Grushka JR, Laberge JM, Puligandla P, Skarsgard ED and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network.  The effect of hospital case volume on outcome in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons. Toronto, Canada, September 2008.


 

2007

Baird R,MacNab YC, Skarsgard ED, and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Mortality prediction in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Presented at the 2007 Annual Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Meeting; St. Johns, Newfoundland. Aug 25, 2007.

Skarsgard ED, Claydon J, Bouchard S, Kim P, Lee SK, Laberge JM, McMillan D, von Dadelszen P, Yanchar N and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Canadian Pediatric Surgical Network: a  population-based pediatric surgery network and database for analyzing surgical birth defects:  The first 100 cases of gastroschisis. Presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. May 2007. Also presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society. Apr 30, 2007, Aruba.

Pressey TP, Skarsgard ED, Claydon J, von Dadelszen P and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Ultrasound Predictors of Outcome in Antenatally Diagnosed Gastroschisis. Presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society. Apr 30, 2007, Aruba.

Weinsheimer RL, Yanchar NL, Bouchard S, Kim P, Laberge JM, Skarsgard ED, Lee SK, McMillan D, von Dadelszen P, and the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Gastroschisis Closure – Does Method Really Matter? Presented at the 2007 Annual Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Meeting; St. John’s, Newfoundland. Aug 25, 2007.

Weinsheimer RL, Yanchar NL and the Canadian Pediatric Surgical Network. Impact of Maternal Substance Abuse and Smoking on Children with Gastroschisis. Presented at the 2007 Annual Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Meeting; St. John’s, Newfoundland. Aug 25, 2007.