Who we are:

PERC is a well-established network of health care researchers at 15 Canadian Children’s Hospitals that is dedicated to improving care in pediatric emergency medicine through multi-centre research. PERC has a track recording of producing results that matter. Our network was honoured with a “2011 CIHR-CMAJ Top Achievements in Health Research Award.”


Our Goals  

  • To create new knowledge through research involving clinical and epidemiological studies in pediatric emergency medicine.
  • To mentor new investigators and fellows in developing research projects.
  • To enhance the image of pediatric emergency medicine as a credible academic discipline with its own research agenda.
  • To pool the expertise of researchers and develop cohesiveness between centers involved in the practice of pediatric emergency medicine.


Latest News

PERC Members / Events in the News

  PERC 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting Date and Venue Announced

The PERC 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting is to be held at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta from Sunday, January 29th – Thursday, February 2nd 2023.

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  PERC 2021 Annual Report Now Available

Another incredible year for the PERC network. The 2021 annual report includes a summary of the year by PERC Chair Dr. Roger Zemek, publications, grant funding and member awards.

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  PERC 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting Details Available Now

Information and further details on the 2022 annual meeting being held virtually.

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  PERC - We Stand With You

Hello PERC members and friends,

Please click the below link to read a letter from the PERC executive following the recent tragic events that have happened in Canada.

We hope we can all come together and stand against racism and support each other as we move forward.

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  PERC 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Details Now Available

The 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting is being held at the Fairmont Tremblant, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, between January 26th-30th 2020. Draft agendas, hotel bookings and intention to present submission details will be available under the 2020 Annual Meeting Tab.

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  PERC 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting Details Now Available

The 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting is being held at the Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta. Draft agendas, hotel bookings and intention to present submission details are now available.

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  PERC is now live on Twitter!

The Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) network is now live on Twitter! Follow us to keep informed on network updates, annual meeting details and sharing content from the Pediatric Emergency Medicine world...

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  2018 PERC Annual Scientific Meeting

Also => the meeting binders are located at the bottom of this page (scroll down)

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Anyone who wishes to try out the new iPhone or Android TREKK mobile app can contact to be added to the list of testers for iPhone or
If you are an Android user and have a google account simply visit to sign yourself up as one of the 1000 beta testers.

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  CAPHC's Procedural Pain Toolkits

In each toolkit you will find a combination of clinical and family resources, policy examples, pre-populated power point templates, videos, and background articles with the purpose of making these recommendations easier to move into practice.

These Toolkits are a resource for clinicians who work with children that may experience acute procedural pain, to support moving best practice recommendations into practice.

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  New TREKK Resources - Bottom Line Recommendations for Asthma and Gastroenteritis

1) Asthma bottom line recommendations are now available in English and will soon be available in French.

2) The gastroenteritis bottom line recommendations have been updated and are now available in both French and English.

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  New PERC Coordinator

Rebecca Emerton is our new PERC Coordinator.

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  Dr. Evelyne D. Trottier receives CPS Noni MacDonald Award

The Noni MacDonald Award recognizes an article in Paediatrics & Child Health that has positively affected paediatric medicine.

This year’s award goes to Treating and Reducing Anxiety and Pain in the Paediatric Emergency Department: The TRAPPED survey. The authors examined the availability of pain and anxiety management strategies currently used in Canadian paediatric emergency departments, and found a wide variation. They identified several pain-reduction procedures to address gaps.

Lead author, Dr. Evelyne D. Trottier (Montréal, Que.) is a paediatric emergency physician at CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal and a clinical assistant professor at Université de Montréal. Dr. Trottier’s primary interests are pain management in the emergency department and knowledge translation. She has published several studies, developed clinical guidelines for the paediatric emergency department and founded EAU: Équipe d’Analgésie à l’Urgence, a multidisciplinary pain management team in the emergency department at CHU Sainte-Justine. She participates in other pain management committees, including the DrépaNoPain group for patients with sickle cell disease.

Her co-authors are Drs. Samina Ali, Sylvie Le May and Jocelyn Gravel. The project was realized in collaboration with Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC).

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  Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) is a network of health care professionals

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