Trauma Resuscitation in Kids (TRIK) course developers

Farhan Bhanji, MD, MHPE, FRCPC

Dr. Farhan Bhanji is an associate professor of pediatrics at McGill University and works clinically in pediatric intensive care and the pediatric emergency department at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Bhanji is the inaugural Richard and Sylvia Cruess faculty scholar in medical education research at McGill’s Centre for Medical Education. His teaching activities range from the teaching of professionalism and communication skills to the implementation of high-fidelity simulation at the McGill Medical Simulation Centre. He recently became the program director of McGill University’s fellowship in medical education. Dr. Bhanji is involved nationally and internationally in resuscitation-based education and is conducting research in the domain. He received the Kaplan Award for clinical teaching from Pediatrics residents at the Montreal Children’s Hospital in 2007 and was honoured with the New Educator’s Award from the Canadian Association for Medical Education in 2009.

Conflicts of interest: None declared

Adam Cheng, MD, MSc (Epidemiology), FRCPC

Dr. Adam Cheng is director of research and development for the ASPIRE/KidSIM Simulation Program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary. Dr. Cheng served as program director of the pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellowship training program at BC Children’s Hospital from 2006 to 2010. During this time, he also directed the PEM fellowship program at Fudan Children’s Hospital in Shanghai, China.

Dr. Cheng has developed numerous simulation-based curricula, at both the local and national levels. He was founding chair of the EXPRESS pediatric simulation research collaborative, which is focused on improving outcomes of critically ill children through research in simulation and resuscitation. He is co-chair of the International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education (INSPIRE), which comprises more than 100 pediatric hospitals and simulation programs.

Conflicts of interest: None declared

Dr. Angelo Mikrogianakis

Dr. Mikrogianakis is currently the Head of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at The Alberta Children's Hospital. He is also the Co-Director of Pediatric Critical Care Transport. Dr. Mikrogianakis is Associate Professor of Paediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary.
His research interests include; Pediatric Trauma Clinical Research, Pediatric Transport Clinical Research, High Fidelity Simulation Educational Research, Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Dr. Sonny Dhanani

Dr. Sonny Dhanani is a consultant pediatric intensivist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa. He earned degrees in pharmaceutical sciences and medicine from the University of British Columbia. He completed his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He also completed training at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London, U.K. in critical-care transport.

Dr. Dhanani is currently the medical lead for pediatric cardiac intensive care at CHEO. His current areas of focus are cardiac intensive care, analgesia and sedation management, critical-care transport, end-of-life care, and organ and tissue donation. In 2010, Dr. Dhanani was appointed chief medical officer for the Trillium Gift of Life Network.

Conflicts of interest: None declared

Fayez Mansoor Al-Harthi, MD

Dr. Fayez Al-Harthi has practised in pediatric trauma centres across Canada and is currently building the trauma system at the Prince Sultan Medical Military City in Saudi Arabia, where he teaches and examines in the pediatric residency program.

Dr. Al-Harthi is one of the originators of the TRIK course. During his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at the University of British Columbia from 2009–2011, he worked with experts in pediatric trauma on a two-year national needs assessment for a pediatric trauma course. The course format and content were then developed, and the first course ran in May 2012 at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.

In January 2013, the Royal College recognized the course. After a second course ran in Calgary, the Royal College assumed ownership of its dissemination. The course was named the Trauma Resuscitation in Kids (TRIK) course.

Conflicts of Interest: None declared

Dr. Sanjay Mehta, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FAAP, FACEP

Dr. Sanjay Mehta completed his pediatric residency, an emergentology fellowship and a master’s in medical education in Toronto. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Toronto. He splits his practice time between Sick Kids Hospital, where he is an emergency physician, and a midtown office practice.

Dr. Mehta’s academic and research interests are in curriculum evaluation and faculty development, and his clinical interests are in headaches and trauma. Through the years, he has developed and instructed various assessment and resuscitation courses, and has engaged in the development and utilization of several simulation- and web-based educational tools. He has taught and mentored trainees at various levels, and his dynamic, interactive style have garnered him numerous nominations and awards for teaching.

Natalie L Yanchar, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Dr. Natalie Yanchar is a clinical Professor in Pediatric Surgery at the University of Calgary and Inpatient Surgical Director for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Trauma Program. She holds a Master’s degree in Community Health and Epidemiology and focuses much of her research on pediatric trauma systems and systematic pediatric trauma care. She is a strong advocate for policy that supports prevention of catastrophic injuries in children and youth.

Conflicts of Interest: None declared

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