Noni MacDonald Award

Established in 2004, the Noni MacDonald Award is given annually in honour of the founding editor of Paediatrics & Child Health, the peer-reviewed journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society. It recognizes an author(s) whose article, published in the journal during the nomination year, has positively affected paediatrics, such as by raising awareness of an issue, presenting new scientific research, or instigating or potentially instigating change.

The recipient is awarded a Canadian work of art during the CPS Annual General Meeting in June.

Evelyne Trottier, MD, et al

Current recipient(s): Evelyne Trottier, MD, et al

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).

About Dr. Noni MacDonald

Dr. Noni MacDonald was the founding editor of Paediatrics & Child Health. Dr. MacDonald has had a distinguished career in paediatric medicine and is a tireless advocate for the health and well-being of children and youth. She has held several university and hospital appointments, published extensively, garnered generous research support over many years, and contributes her expertise to numerous federal and provincial regulatory bodies.


  • Nominee(s) must have published an article in Paediatrics & Child Health in the previous year.
  • The article published must have contributed to changes in policy or practice that have improved, or have the potential to improve, the health of children and/or youth.
  • A selection panel will rate each nomination on these criteria:
    • significance of contribution,
    • importance of subject or problem,
    • quality of presentation.
  • Nominees need not be CPS members.
  • Members of the following groups are not eligible for the award:
    • Paediatrics & Child Health Editorial Board
    • CPS Board of Directors
    • CPS Awards Committee


  • A letter of support from the nominator clearly describing this contribution using the criteria listed above. Maximum three pages.

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Past recipients

2015 Sherri Lynne Katz MD, et al
2014 Sarah E. Lawrence MD, et al
2013 Kristy Wittmeier PhD and Dr. Brandy Wicklow
2012 Dr. Moshe Ipp and Dr. Anna Taddio
2011 Dr. Ziad Solh and Dr. Kristi Adamo PhD
2010 Dr. Daniel Trefler
2009 Dr. Robert Harrison
2008 Rita Paul Sen-Gupta, Margaret L. de Wit and Dr. David McKeown
2007 Drs. Susan Rvachew and Robert Savage
2006 Dr. Harvey Guyda
2005 Dr. Alice Chan-Yip

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Last updated: Dec 2 2016