and well-being of children and youth
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.
The CPS has updated its recommendations on the use of palivizumab, an antibody used to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection.
The CPS is calling for the withdrawal of a private member’s bill that would remove penalties for unsafe storage and handling of certain firearms.
The Canadian Paediatric Society has announced its 2015 award winners, honouring those who care for children and youth in Canada through excellence in paediatric research, advocacy, health promotion and education.
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."
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.
Radio Canada International · Lynn Desjardins · CPS spokesperson and CHEO paediatrician, Dr. Alyson Shaw, recommends parents read, speak and sing to their babies every day.
Last updated: Oct 5 2012