Sylvie Le MayPhD
Professor, Assistant Associate Director for the Development of Nursing Research at CHU Sainte-Justine and Researcher at the Research Center of the same institution, Ms. Sylvie Le May devotes her time to teaching, promoting research on pain in pediatrics and improvement of clinical practices in pain management in general.
After obtaining a doctorate in clinical sciences at the Université de Montréal in 2001, Ms. Le May began her postdoctoral studies in nursing at the School of Nursing at McGill University, from 2003 to 2006, under the direction of the doctors Celeste Johnston and Manon Choinière. From 2001 to 2007, she held the position of Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the Université de Montréal and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007.
Upon arriving at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Ms. Le May set up her research teams on pediatric pain management. She continues her research in pain management for children presenting to the pediatric emergency with musculoskeletal trauma, as well as the prevention of the development of chronic pain in adolescent patients who have undergone corrective scoliosis surgery. She is also interested in research on the development and validation of measurement tools that can be used to improve the care of children with pain. The clinical benefits of the results of his research have led to better use of painkillers in children with musculoskeletal pain.