Kawasaki Disease Canada’s Inaugural Student Research Award Winner

Congratulations to Mathew Mathew!

April 7, 2016

Kawasaki Disease Canada is pleased to congratulate Mathew Mathew as the winner of our Inaugural Student Research Award! Mathew’s research involves working to construct computer models of KD patients with large aneurysms and use computers to investigate how blood flows through the models. It is expected that this will help determine how the location and shape of the aneurysm affects the chance of forming blood clots. This work forms part of Matt’s Master of Science degree at the University of Toronto. Matt’s research is overseen by Dr. Brian McCrindle, staff cardiologist and senior scientist atThe Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario.

Along with members of Kawasaki Disease Canada’s Board of Directors and Mathew’s colleagues from SickKids, joining us on March 8, 2016 at the award presentation were KD moms and kids Pam & Sandra Cummings (the funds raised at their event last summer funded this award) and Nora & John Chisel (John was in Toronto to receive his Ontario Junior Citizen award). We were thrilled that they could join the celebration!IMG_9065 (2) IMG_9068 (2) IMG_9074 (2) IMG_9079 (2) IMG_9085 (2)

IKDS Conference Highlights & Next Steps

11th International Kawasaki Disease Symposium

February 6, 2015

IKDS 2015 program chairs, Drs. Anne Rowley and Brian McCrindle, along with Dr. Jane Newburger and Dr. Jane Burns discuss the Kawasaki disease science presented during the 2015 International Kawasaki Disease Symposium. Highlights of the meeting’s science as well as challenges and needs for the future are shared.

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