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 Canadian Paediatric Society’s 90th Annual Conference features the latest research on child and youth health, including 132 scientific research abstracts. Scientific abstracts cover areas such as: neonatology, developmental paediatrics, adolescent medicine, bioethics, healthy active living, infectious diseases and mental health.
The Canadian Paediatric Society’s 90th Annual Conference, June 19-22 in Edmonton, Alberta will showcase the latest research and developments in child and youth health. More than 900 paediatricians and other child and youth health professionals from across Canada are expected to attend.
The CPS has launched Caring for Kids New to Canada (kidsnewtocanada.ca), a free bilingual website for health professionals working with newcomer children and youth.
CBC News · Kelly Crowe · If children live in a neighbourhood that is considered unsafe, then parents may feel more comfortable keeping them indoors watching TV rather than playing outside, said Dr. Richard Stanwick, President of the Canadian Paediatric Society. "That alone is contributing to obesity, is not contributing to the brain development and is probably putting these individuals at a disadvantage."
CBC News · The game of hockey will soon change for Pee Wee-level players across the country after a vote by Hockey Canada on Saturday that banned bodychecking. The Canadian Paediatric Society thinks it's a step in the right direction.
Toronto Star · Andrea Gordon · Parental anxiety about childhood vaccines has prompted the Canadian Paediatric Society to speak out, issuing strategies for frustrated doctors who want their young patients immunized. The paper comes at a time when declining immunization rates in Canada are a worry among physicians and public health experts, says co-author Dr. Jane Finlay, staff paediatrician at B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.
Last updated: Oct 5 2012