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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

Sep 11 2015

Speed up process for resettling refugee children, urge paediatricians

Canada must do more to help resettle children and families caught up in the migrant crisis, says the Canadian Paediatric Society.

Sep 8 2015

Canadian paediatricians revisit newborn male circumcision recommendations

In an updated statement released today, the Canadian Paediatric Society continues to recommend against the routine circumcision of newborn males.


Jul 22 2015

CPS updates recommendations for use of palivizumab against RSV

The CPS has updated its recommendations on the use of palivizumab, an antibody used to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. 

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Newborn eye drop treatment ‘doesn’t work,’ say pediatricians who want law repealed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