Research

Our research partners are responsible for the varied, yet intertwined elements of The Children's Sleep Network, spanning locally and internationally from clinical research to technical development. We believe in transparency, and we welcome you to explore our current and ongoing research teams/areas below.

Our Research Collaborators

Local

Treatable Intellectual Disability Endeavor in British Columbia (TIDE BC)

TIDE BC is a new collaborative care and research initiative with a focus on prevention and treatment of Intellectual Disability. They have shown that the Intellectual Disability seen in some children is due to treatable genetic conditions known as inborn errors of metabolism, and many of these conditions can be treated with diet or drugs. The current health care policy and institutional culture is still operating under the old premise that all Intellectual Disability is incurable and thus, many children born with treatable Intellectual Disability are at risk of not being treated.

Pan-Canadian

NeuroDevNet

NeuroDevNet, a Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence, is dedicated to helping children overcome neurodevelopmental disorders/disabilities. They work with partners across vast disciplinary boundaries to ensure that knowledge generated by healthcare professionals, community members, and policy makers is translated into tangible health, diagnostic, preventative, therapeutic, and economic benefits for all.

Canadian Sleep Society

The Canadian Sleep Society is a professional association of clinicians, scientists, and technologists working to further the advancement and understanding of sleep and its disorders through scientific study and public awareness.

The Canadian Pharmacogenomics Network for Drug Safety

This research program aims to reduce adverse drug reactions that result in permanent disability or death. Through researching and identifying genetic factors responsible for inter-individual differences in susceptibility to adverse drug reactions, they are developing predictive tests.