The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is committed to continuously raising the standard of pediatric emergency care across the Maritimes. We operate in a research-rich environment. With 25 active research projects and 15 publications over the past year, we focus on knowledge translation.

In collaboration with pediatric emergency departments across the country through Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC), we participate in numerous research studies. Most recently, the IWK Health Centre formed a partnership with the Saint John Regional Hospital, Miramichi Regional Hospital and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital to expand knowledge on unscheduled pediatric care in these centres.

We also have a close relationship with Dalhousie’s Health Informatics Program.

The leadership team is
Site research director: Dr. Jason Emsley
Research co-ordinator: Ms. Eleanor Fitzpatrick