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Graduate students win poster award

Jan 6, 2020

Lin Li

Photo above: Lin Li 

Lin Li and Marissa Bird, two students in the graduate nursing program at McMaster, took home an award for their poster at the Children's Healthcare Canada conference in December. 

Co-authors on the study include School of Nursing faculty members Drs. Nancy Carter, Jenny Ploeg and Pat Strachan, as well as Dr. Jan Willem Gorter, professor in the Department of Pediatrics. 

Li, the lead author, says she was “extremely honoured and humbled to receive the poster award in the category of scientific and quality improvement posters. Winning the award was one of many highlights of the conference, along with hearing from inspirational speakers and meeting others across the country who are passionate about the health of children and youth. I am very grateful to the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (CIHR-IHDCYH) for sponsoring the poster prize, and to Children’s Healthcare Canada for congregating this important meeting of researchers, clinicians, administrators, policy makers, youth, and families, as well as for sponsoring my attendance at next year’s conference in Saskatoon.” 

Co-author Bird notes, “Lin's research addresses an important gap in improving transitions for children and youth with medical complexity, and she is a very deserving candidate for this award. I am grateful to be collaborating with this outstanding team as we endeavour to improve outcomes for medically complex children and families along their care journeys.” 

The award comes with a $500 prize sponsored by the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, and also complimentary registration for next year’s conference sponsored by Children’s Heathcare Canada (approximately $700). 

Dr. Pat Strachan supervises Lin Li and Dr. Michael McGillion supervises Marissa Bird.  

Poster details:

Li, L., Bird, M., Carter, N., Ploeg, J., Gorter, J. W., & Strachan, P. H. Adrift between systems: A meta-ethnography of how youth with medical complexity and their families experience the transition to adulthood. 2019 Children’s Healthcare Canada Conference, Ottawa, ON. December 8-10, 2019.

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