CALIPER Interest Group

Purpose:  CALIPER (the Canadian Laboratory Initiative for Pediatric Reference Intervals) is a multi-centre project among several children's hospitals across Canada including Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Montreal, St. John’s, Saskatoon, and Vancouver. The main purpose of the CALIPER interest group is to create a forum for discussion of the ongoing activities of the CALIPER initiative. The project was initiated by a group of clinical chemists associated with the Pediatric Focus Group of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC) to establish a comprehensive database of pediatric reference intervals for all major biochemical markers of pediatric disease in Canadian children and youth.
   
Chair: Dr. Khosrow Adeli
   
Chair Term of Office: 2013 - 2016
   
Members:  • Jalaluddin Bhuiyan
• Khosrow Adeli
• Benjamin Jung
• Danijela Konforte
• David Colantonio
• Fabienne Parente
• Vijay Grey
• Jemila Hamid
• Julie Shaw
• Kika Veljkovic
• Kristin Hauff
• Nathalie Lepage
• Lianna Kyriakopoulou
• Man Khun Chan
• Qing Meng
• Rasoul Koupaei
• James Samsoondar
• David Seccombe
• Sergei Likhodi
• Victoria Bevilacqua
• Yanping Gong
• Ed Randell
• Julie Shaw
• David Armbruster
• Caitlin Daly
• Julie Shaw
• Gayle Cooper
• Pierre Allard
• Jocelyne Cousineau
• Anissa Djemli
• Benoit Bailey
• Cheri Deal
• Edgard Delvin
• Chantal Horth
• Barbara Murchison
• Julie Fecteau
• Dana Bailey
• Jennifer Shea
• Matt Estey
• Anne Gangloff
• Allison Venner
• Lan Pham (Roche)
• Jack Zakowski (Beckman)
• Gerald Moran (Siemens)
• Kelly Fidler (ROCHE)
• James Donnelly (Siemens)
• Lawrence De Koning
• Jon Nakamoto (quest Diagnostics)
• Joseph Macri
• David Armbruster (Abbott)
   
General Activities:
  • Collaborate on establishment of pediatric reference intervals
  • Coordinate collection of pediatric blood and urine samples from centres across Canada
  • Harmonize protocols for data analysis and publication of research data
  • Hold face-to-face meetings during the Annual General Meeting of the CSCC
  • Hold occasional conference calls to discuss joint projects and research progress
Resources:

Please visit the CALIPER websites for more information on the project and to review newly developed reference intervals obtained based on a large population of healthy community children and adolescents.

www.caliperproject.com
www.caliperdatabase.com

 

A New CALIPER Smartphone App has been developed to allow laboratories and physicians to check laboratory results based on the CALIPER Reference Interval database. The following is a link to the CALIPER app on the Apple Store:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/caliper-app/id849920476?mt=8

 

Minutes of the 2014 CALIPER meeting in Charlottetown

Agenda for the upcoming 2014 meeting in Charlottetown