Dr. Suzanne Demers completed her medical training, followed by her specialty in obstetrics and gynecology at Laval University (2014). Subsequently, she completed a postdoctoral training in Fetal Medicine (Fetal Medicine Foundation Fellowship, London, UK, 2014-2016) including advanced ultrasound training and more than 12 months of research under the supervision of Professor Kypros Nicolaides. In addition to her medical training, she completed a master’s degree in epidemiology. Since November 2016, Dr. Demers has been Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology and Reproduction at Laval University, where she holds a Clinical Investigator position.

Understanding placental development

There is a real interest in the topic of early placental development. Using various tools, including 3D ultrasound, it is possible to study placental growth and vascularization in women at risk for preeclampsia and growth restriction in the fetus that may be different from the general population, and to explain what causes these conditions.

Study of the 1st trimester fetal anatomy

With the technological improvement of ultrasound devices of recent years, it is now possible to study fetal anatomy from the first trimester of pregnancy. Several major abnormalities can be identified early in pregnancy, and allow better counseling for parents.

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Demers S, Boutin A, Dembickaja R, Campanero M, Nicolaides K

Factors Associated with Placental Vascularization Measured by 3D Power Doppler Ultrasonographic Sphere Biopsy between 11 and 14 Weeks of Gestation.

Journal Article

Am J Perinatol, 35 (10), pp. 964-971, 2018, ISSN: 0735-1631.

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Boutin A, Demers S, Gasse C, Giguere Y, Tetu A, Laforest G, Bujold E

First Trimester Screening for Fetal Aneuploidies Using Placental Growth Factor: The Great Obstetrical Syndrome (GOS) Study.

Journal Article

J Obstet Gynaecol Can, 40 (8), pp. 1044-1049, 2018, ISSN: 1701-2163.

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Demers ME, Dube S, Bourdages M, Gasse C, Boutin A, Girard M, Bujold E, Demers S

Comparative Study of Abdominal Versus Transvaginal Ultrasound for Uterine Artery Doppler Velocimetry at 11 to 13 Weeks.

Journal Article

J Ultrasound Med, 37 (7), pp. 1771-1776, 2018, ISSN: 0278-4297.

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Bourdages M, Demers ME, Dube S, Gasse C, Girard M, Boutin A, Ray JG, Bujold E, Demers S

First-Trimester Abdominal Adipose Tissue Thickness to Predict Gestational Diabetes.

Journal Article

J Obstet Gynaecol Can, 40 (7), pp. 883-887, 2018, ISSN: 1701-2163.

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Boutin A, Gasse C, Demers S, Blanchet G, Giguere Y, Bujold E

Does Low PAPP-A Predict Adverse Placenta-Mediated Outcomes in a Low-Risk Nulliparous Population? the Great Obstetrical Syndromes (GOS) Study.

Journal Article

J Obstet Gynaecol Can, 40 (6), pp. 663-668, 2018, ISSN: 1701-2163.

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Active projects

  • Centre de recherche en reproduction, développement et santé intergénérationnelle, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1996-06-01 to 2021-04-30
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - CHU de Québec-Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Processus d'aide à la décision, gestion du risque obstétrical et du mode d'accouchement après césarienne au Québec (PRISMA)., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2015-07-01 to 2020-06-30
  • Programme de soutien aux nouveaux chercheurs de la Faculté de médecine, Subvention, Université Laval - démarrage nouveau chercheur, Soutien facultaire aux jeunes chercheurs de la Faculté de médecine, from 2017-05-01 to 2019-04-30

Recently finished projects

  • Étude du développement placentaire chez les femmes à risques de prééclampsie, Subvention, Fondation du CHU de Québec, from 2016-11-01 to 2017-03-31
Data provided by the Université Laval research projects registery