CDSS

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acute care for the child

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Philippe Jouvet

Dr. Jouvet has been a pediatric intensivist since 1991, and is a full professor in the Department of Pediatrics at CHU Sainte Justine, with a secondary affiliation at the École de Santé Publique de Montréal. He is a FRQS clinician-researcher, co-holder of a FRQS Chair in Artificial Intelligence in 2021, with a research program on real-time clinical decision support systems, funded by the Quebec MSSS, FRQS, CIHR, NSERC and Canada's Innovation Fund. This research has led him to supervise more than thirty students in both healthcare and computer science. Dr. Jouvet has published over 230 peer-reviewed articles and given over 150 lectures at national and international conferences.

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Rita Noumeir

Rita Noumeir is a full professor at the École de technologie supérieure (ETS) and a researcher at the CHU Ste Justine research center. She is co-holder of the double research chair (with Dr Philippe Jouvet) in artificial intelligence in health / digital health and life sciences of the Fonds de recherche du Québec- Santé (FRQS). She is also co-director of the FRQS-funded group in artificial intelligence applied to children's acute care. Since obtaining her PhD in biomedical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal in 1994, she has worked in research in the field of engineering applied to healthcare, and has collaborated with several companies and organizations, including Canada Health Infoway, the MSSS du Québec and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). In addition to her work in artificial intelligence applied to clinical decision support systems, she is recognized for her expertise in healthcare interoperability, and is the author of the architecture for sharing medical images in the electronic health record.

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Guillaume Émériaud

Dr Guillaume Emeriaud MD PhD is a pediatric intensivist and senior clinical researcher at CHU Sainte Justine, in Montreal. He completed his medical training in France (Grenoble) and Montreal, and his PhD in modeling of living systems at Université J Fourier, France. He moved to Canada in 2009, where he is a full clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Université de Montréal. He is also Director of the Infectious Diseases and Acute Care Axis at the Sainte-Justine Research Center. His main research program is aimed at improving patient-ventilator interactions in pediatric intensive care, and he is particularly renowned for his expertise in the field of respiratory monitoring and patient demand-controlled ventilatory assistance (NAVA). He is also working on the development of computerized clinical decision support systems in the field of neuromonitoring, and on optimizing the management of children after severe craniocerebral trauma.

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Michael Sauthier

Dr. Sauthier has been a pediatric intensivist since 2018 and is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at CHU Sainte-Justine. He holds a master's degree in biomedical informatics (Harvard Medical School, 2020) and a PhD in clinical decision support systems (Université de Montréal, 2021). He is a clinician-scientist with an FRQS fellowship (Junior 1 in digital health). His research theme is the development and validation of real-time decision support systems for pediatric hypoxemia. Dr. Sauthier has published over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

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Jacques Lacroix

Jacques Lacroix is Full Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal. He trained at the Université de Montréal in medicine and pediatrics, then at the Université René Descartes (Paris) in pediatric intensive care. In 1989, he helped found the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (www.ccctg.ca). In 2002, he and Adrienne Randolph founded the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network (www.palisi.org), a network involving more than 90 American and Canadian pediatric intensive care units. For the Université de Montréal, he designed and launched two specialty training programs recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: Pediatric Intensive Care in 1992 and Clinician Scientist Program in 2009. His research focuses on blood products and transfusion medicine, pediatric traumatology and multivisceral failure syndrome. He has published 315 articles (h-index = 66, i10-index = 170, 21,486 citations) in peer-reviewed journals, including three articles on the TRIPICU (N Engl J Med 2007;356:1609-19), ABLE (N Engl J Med 2015;372:110-8) and ABC-PICU (JAMA 2019;322:2179-90) studies. He has also written 93 book chapters and a précis in pediatric intensive care (Lacroix J, Gauthier M, Hubert P, Leclerc F, Gaudreault P, eds. Urgences et soins intensifs pédiatriques. 2nd edition, Montreal & Paris: Les Éditions de l'Hôpital Sainte-Justine & Masson, 2007:1368p). He has given 324 scientific oral and poster presentations. He has given 313 invited lectures, 165 of them outside Canada. He has received $63 million in research funding. He has supervised 2 post-doctoral students, 2 PhD students, 30 MSc students, 30 residents and 3 pre-graduate students. He has received numerous awards, including the Alan Ross Price (Canadian Paediatric Society, 2013), the PALISI Leadership Award (2014), the Deborah J. Cook mentorship award (2016), the SABM President's Award (2016) and the 2019 CIHR-ICRH/CCCS Distinguished Lecturer in Critical Care Sciences Award.

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Camille Jutras

Dr. Camille Jutras has been a pediatric intensivist since 2022 and is currently on fellowship at Boston Childrens' Hospital. In parallel with her clinical training at CHU Sainte-Justine, she completed a Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences, as well as the clinician-researcher program at Université de Montréal (2022). She is currently completing an MBA at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, specializing in Healthcare Management, Innovation and Technology. Dr. Camille Jutras is primarily interested in healthcare organization and process optimization for optimal use of hospital resources.

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