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History of SickKids is an integral part of history of paediatrics

Topic(s): Public education

For some time, most particularly during my term as Chair/Chief of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and SickKids, I have been recommending books to my colleagues. Why? One reason is that books provide opportunities to share important experiences and ideas. They humanize us.


Alberta kids with type 1 diabetes need better support at school

Topic(s): Advocacy

Pediatric residents from the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary are advocating for change when it comes to kids with type 1 diabetes and school policy. 


Spotlight: Dr. Padmavathy Guntamukkala

Topic(s): Spotlight

Dr. Padmavathy Guntamukkala received her medical education from Guntur Medical College, Nagarjuna University, India. She then completed a diploma in Child Health at University College of Dublin, Ireland, and gained experience as a paediatrician in Ireland and England before moving to Canada. In 1997, she moved to Newfoundland and Labrador to do her residency in St. John's, and she now continues to practice in St. Anthony. Dr. Guntamukkala was a recipient of a CPS Certificate of Merit in 2015.


Spotlight: Dr. Julie St-Pierre

Topic(s): Spotlight

Spotlight on community Paediatricians: Dr. Julie St-Pierre


Spotlight on community paediatricians: Dr. Trent Smith

Topic(s): Spotlight

Spotlight is a new feature of the Paediatric Post. Each Spotlight piece recognizes a community paediatrician, sharing their unique story and the extraordinary contributions they’ve made to their communities. 


Spotlight on community paediatricians: Dr. Karolyn Hardy

Topic(s): Spotlight

Spotlight is a new feature of the Paediatric Post. Each Spotlight piece will recognize a community paediatrician, sharing their unique story and the extraordinary contributions they’ve made to their communities. 


How can we model the RCPSC Health Advocate CanMEDS role?

Topic(s): Advocacy

Dr. Eleanor MacDougall talks about the vital advocacy role of PGY3 residents in the University of Manitoba's Paediatric Residency Program.


Canada hosts the world’s paediatricians at IPA 2016

Topic(s): Professional education

The Canadian Paediatric Society will host the 28th International Congress of Pediatrics in Vancouver, B.C., August 17-22.


Winter, colds and fevers: Getting newcomers talking

Topic(s): Public education

In December, paediatric resident Dr.Chloé Langlois-Pelletier and her colleagues met with about 10 newly immigrated families at two information workshops we had prepared on the theme of winter, colds and fevers.


To make change, stay focused and be authentic: Physician advocates for refugee health

Topic(s): AdvocacyProfessional education

As the first planes carrying Syrian refugees to Canada were heading toward Toronto in December, two of the city’s foremost physician advocates for newcomer health were sharing their experiences with more than 100 webinar participants across Canada. 

Last updated: Aug 18 2017