Pediatric Group

Chair: Dr. Kathryn Armstrong

All members of the CST Pediatric Group Executive are elected directly by the membership. The principal role of the Executive is to set the strategic direction for the CST Pediatric Group. The Executive organizes an annual CST Pediatric Group dinner and educational meeting. They also administer awards for best abstracts submitted by pediatric transplant trainees to the CST annual meeting and they administer bursaries for allied health personnel wishing to attend the annual CST meeting. The Executive conducts the business of the group and is responsible for the fiscal health of the group. The Executive is accountable to the pediatric membership and seeks the input of membership on diverse issues such as public policy, major strategic initiatives, and nominations to committees as CST pediatric group representatives.

CST Pediatric Group Executive


Kathryn Armstrong, MBChB, MRCPCH, MD

BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver



Chia Wei Teoh, MB BCh BAO, MRCPI, LRCSI, MSc

Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON






Astrid De Souza, MSc

BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver



Michel Lallier, MD 

Chu Sainte-Justine, Montreal


Elizabeth Dale, BScN, RN 

Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto


Blayne Sayed, MD, PhD

Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto


Julie Strong, RNBN

Winnipeg Children's Hospital


Camille Laroche, MD, FRCPC

BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver



Past Chairs   Past Secretary/Treasurer  
Chia Wei Teoh 2021-2023  Renee Woo 2021-2023
Dr. Lorraine Hamiwka 2017-2021 Jenny Wichart 2019-2021
Dr. Aviva Goldberg 2015-2017         Dr. Chia Wei Teoh 2018-2019
Dr. Susan Samuel  2013-2015    Dr. Jason Yap 2017-2018
Dr. Veronique Phan  2011-2013   Dr. Lorraine Hamiwka 2015-2017
Dr. Anne Dipchand 2009-2011         Dr. Patricia Birk 2013-2015
Dr. Lorraine Bell  2007-2009    Dr. Aviva Goldberg 2011-2013
Dr. Tom Blydt-Hansen 2005-2007    Dr. Samantha Anthony 2009-2011
Dr. Lori West              2003-2005(founding chair) Dr. Veronique Phan 2007-2009
    Dr. Anne Dipchand 2005-2007



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  • Membership shall be comprised of health-care professionals who are members in good standing of the Canadian Society of Transplantation.
  • Physicians, allied health professionals, scientists and trainees from across Canada with an interest in pediatric transplantation.

Become a member of the Pediatric Group of the CST:

1. If you are an existing CST Member, login to your CST Profile and update your CST Group preferences by selecting Pediatric or send an email  to be added as a member of the Pediatric Group

2. If you are a non-CST Member, Join the CST and upon registration indicate that you wish to be a member of the Pediatric Group.

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