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The CPS is the only national organization of paediatricians in Canada. With more than 3,000 members, the CPS is uniquely positioned to speak to the health needs of Canadian children and youth. CPS spokespeople work in hospitals, universities, clinics and private practices across the country. They can address a range of issues affecting the health, development and safety of babies, children and teens.

 

Recent news releases

Nov 30 2016

CPS encourages physicians to “choose wisely” when treating children and youth

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) today released a list of specific tests, treatments and procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary as part of Choosing Wisely Canada.

Nov 24 2016

Marijuana legislation must have strong measures to protect kids

As the federal government considers legalizing marijuana, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is urging strong measures to protect and discourage use by children and youth.

Nov 9 2016

Children in military families have unique health care needs

Ahead of Remembrance Day, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) released a position statement recommending tailored treatment and resources to meet the needs of the 64,000 children and youth who have a parent in the Canadian armed forces.

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CPS in the news

May 14 2015

Doctors urge label change for nosodes, sometimes called ‘homeopathic vaccines’

Canadian Press · Helen Branswell · The Canadian Paediatric Society is urging Health Canada to tighten the rules on the labelling of homeopathic nosodes, which are sometimes referred to as "homeopathic vaccines."

Mar 23 2015

Newborn eye drop treatment ‘doesn’t work,’ say pediatricians who want law repealed

CBC News · Canadian pediatricians are calling for changes to what they consider an ineffective medical treatment for newborn babies: antibiotic eye drops to prevent sexually transmitted infections from mothers.

Jul 2 2014

Read to baby from day one, say pediatricians

Radio Canada International · Lynn Desjardins · CPS spokesperson and CHEO paediatrician, Dr. Alyson Shaw, recommends parents read, speak and sing to their babies every day.

 

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Last updated: Oct 5 2012