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Canadian Paediatric Society

News releases

An archive of our news releases on current issues affecting the health of children and youth, as well as highlights from our journal, Paediatrics & Child Health.

Sep 26 2017

Kids should avoid sports and energy drinks, paediatricians advise

Sports and caffeinated energy drinks can pose serious health risks to children and youth and should be avoided, according to a new position statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS).

Jun 1 2017

Doctors should counsel parents of young children on screen time

As exposure to digital media in Canadian family life increases, so have concerns about how screen time affects children and families. A new statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) recommends that physicians and health care providers counsel parents and caregivers of young children on how to minimize screen time and mitigate its potential negative effects.

May 29 2017

CPS awards recognize outstanding contributions to child and youth health

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has announced its 2017 award winners, honouring those who care for children and youth in Canada through excellence in paediatric research, advocacy, health promotion and education.

Mar 27 2017

Doctors should ask families whether they have firearms at home

Health professionals should ask families whether they have firearms in their home, advises the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) in a new position statement. 

Mar 2 2017

CPS urges shared decision-making with families of extremely preterm infants

When families are facing the birth of an extremely preterm infant, they will likely have many complex and sometimes difficult decisions to make. A new statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) recommends a shared decision-making approach, involving a number of specialized health professionals and the expectant parents, to help families develop a plan that is in the best interests of their infant and aligned with their values and preferences.  

Feb 6 2017

Statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society on U.S. immigration ban

The Canadian Paediatric Society strongly believes that all people deserve respect—regardless of culture, faith, identity or citizenship. We believe in an inclusive, humanitarian refugee and immigration policy that supports our identity as a strong, cohesive, pluralist nation.

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.

Oct 20 2016

Oxford University Press to Publish Paediatrics & Child Health

Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) to exclusively publish Paediatrics & Child Health (PCH), the only peer-reviewed paediatric journal in Canada.

Last updated: May 11 2012