McMaster Psychiatry Research Day 2018

McMaster University’s 30th annual Psychiatry Research Day took place on May 2, 2018 at Mohawk College.

This year’s theme was Risk and Resilience in Child and Youth Mental Health.

Keynote speakers included Dr. William Gardner and Dr. Jennifer JenkinsAdditionally, Dr. Zena Samaan and Dr. Michael Amlung from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences presented research on addiction.

The EDI team was also fortunate enough to have two award winners celebrated at the event. Ashley Gaskin earned the Research Staff Recognition Award, which is given to the employee who consistently contributes to the success of their affiliated research program. Megan Yim won first place in the Research Day poster competition in the Undergraduate (non-clinical) category. Her poster and the rest of the EDI team’s contributions to the poster session can be found below.

Yim, M., Reid-Westoby, C., & Janus, M. Speech and language impairments in kindergarten: Prevalence and association with developmental outcomes.

Noor, S. T. & Janus, M. Kindergarten prevalence of children with special educational needs in Ontario and their developmental health at school entry.

Siddiqua, A., Duku, E., & Janus, M. Social determinants of development of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A population-level study.

Duku, E., Janus, M., Webb, S., Reid-Westoby, C., Forer, B., Guhn, M., Brownell, M., & Muhajarine, N. Population-level SES and child development: Using latent profile analysis to identify “off-diagonal” neighbourhoods.

Janus, M., Desta Argaw, M., Ryskulova, Z., Siddiqua, A., & Reid-Westoby, C. Prevalence of functional difficulties at school entry in Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Peru and Vietnam: Implications for data use and interpretation.

Lee, C. S., Reid-Westoby, C., & Janus, M. The association between developmental health at school entry and unmet dental needs.