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.

MUSCO Projects
Montreal Children’s Hospital

CanCORPS Pediatric Surgery Consortium

Project leader

Sherif Emil Chariman, Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation Chair in Pediatric Surgical Education and Patient and Family Centred Care, Montreal Children’s Hospital

The project

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

Project Objectives

  1. 1

    Drive fundamental changes in the practice of pediatric surgical care

  2. 2

    Improve the quality of pediatric surgical research

  3. 3

    Foster and encourage collaboration to share information and disseminate best practices

  4. 4

    Ensure that professional resources further support knowledge transfer activities in the network

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Progress Report

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Progress Report

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.

Learn more about CanCORPS and its partner centres

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.