Help End the Use of Live Animals in Laval’s Pediatrics Residency


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Laval University Petition

TO: Faculty of Medicine Dean Rénald Bergeron, M.D. 

RE: Veuillez cesser l'utilisation d'animaux vivants dans le cadre du programme de résidence en pédiatrie à l'Université Laval.

Dear Dr. Bergeron:

La présente a pour objet de vous demander de cesser immédiatement l'utilisation de porcelets dans le cadre du programme de résidence en pédiatrie de l'Université Laval. En tant que doyen, il vous incombe de veiller à ce que l'Université Laval offre la meilleure formation possible. Des simulateurs tels que SimBaby et SimNewB de Laerdal, Babysim de CAE Santé, et Trauma Child de Simulab sont disponibles et couramment utilisés pour les procédures enseignées dans ce cours. 

English Translation

RE: Please End the Use of Live Animals in Laval’s Pediatrics Residency

Dear Dr. Bergeron:

I am writing to ask that you immediately end the use of piglets in Laval University’s pediatrics residency program. As dean, it is your responsibility to ensure that Laval provides the best education possible. Simulators such as Laerdal’s infant simulators SimBaby and SimNewB, CAE Healthcare’s Babysim, and Simulab’s TraumaChild, are available and widely used for the procedures taught in this course.



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