The quality of the care and services offered to patients depends in part on the advancement of knowledge and its alignment with patient needs. Several of the Initiative’s projects are therefore aimed at supporting professionals in the continuous improvement of their surgical practices in order to provide care that is increasingly adapted to the needs of families. Ultimately, these practices will allow caregivers to personalize their approach, hence enabling patients and families to feel more supported and enjoy a more streamlined care experience. Surgery-related research and training projects are therefore being developed within MUSCO.
CanCORPS Pediatric Surgery Consortium
Form a Canadian pediatric surgery research consortium
MUSCO Strategic Goal
Facilitate inter-institutional collaboration and dialogue for the benefit of patients, across the Initiative and beyond
Drive fundamental changes in the practice of pediatric surgical care
Improve the quality of pediatric surgical research
Foster and encourage collaboration to share information and disseminate best practices
Ensure that professional resources further support knowledge transfer activities in the network
The development of the Canadian Consortium for Research in Pediatric Surgery (CanCORPS) is one of the main projects developed within the Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation Chair in Pediatric Surgical Education and Patient and Family Centred Care.
After nearly a year of talks, the legal agreement linking the 15 centres across Canada was signed in February 2020, and CanCORPS was born.
Since the creation of the consortium, the research teams at each of the partner centres have been working together to develop a number of studies. They have also begun drafting a roadmap to help set up other consortiums like CanCORPS.