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Truth and Reconciliation: As paediatricians, how can we make a difference?

Topic(s): Advocacy

Many Canadians wonder what they can do to be an active participant in reconciliation. We’ve pulled out a few recommendations from the Truth and Reconicilation Commission of Canada's report that have particular relevance for child and youth health, along with some suggestions for action. If you have other ideas, or are already taking action, please tell us your story.

Treating newborn drug withdrawal by getting back to nature

Topic(s): Position statements / practice points

As the saying goes, sometimes less is more. In the case of caring for newborns exposed to opioids in pregnancy, getting back to nature and promoting skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding is just what this doctor ordered.

Paediatricians and social media: Why it’s time to join the conversation

Topic(s): AdvocacyPublic educationMembership

Are you still on the fence about joining social media? CPS President Dr. Mike Dickinson has embraced his new role as a “tweetiatrician,” and feels it’s important for other doctors to do the same.


Book review: How paediatricians sold Joey Smallwood on a children’s hospital for St. John’s


In 1966, Memorial University’s medical school was a year away from formal establishment, plans were afoot to build the Health Sciences Centre (HSC) in St. John’s, and a federal plan to fund hospital and diagnostic services in all provinces—national medicare—was underway. It’s also the year that the “old Janeway” opened its doors. The backstory to the creation and opening of the Dr. Charles A. Janeway Child Health Centre is one not fully told until now.


Spotlight: Dr. Dany Harvey

Topic(s): Spotlight

Dr. Dany Harvey received his traning in paediatrics from Université de Sherbrooke in 1992. He currently shares a practice at l’Hôpital D’Alma in Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec with three female paediatrican colleagues and works in various specialized clinics. He is the regional head of paediatrics for Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and is the vice-chair of the Association des pédiatres du Québec.  


5 tips to help your child rule the back-to-school transition

Topic(s): Public education

Homework, packed after-school schedules and drama with friends. It’s enough to make any parent yearn for the long days of summer. Here are five things you can do to make your child’s first month back at school a success.


History of SickKids is an integral part of history of paediatrics

Topic(s): Public education

For some time, most particularly during my term as Chair/Chief of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and SickKids, I have been recommending books to my colleagues. Why? One reason is that books provide opportunities to share important experiences and ideas. They humanize us.


Alberta kids with type 1 diabetes need better support at school

Topic(s): Advocacy

Pediatric residents from the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary are advocating for change when it comes to kids with type 1 diabetes and school policy. 


Spotlight: Dr. Padmavathy Guntamukkala

Topic(s): Spotlight

Dr. Padmavathy Guntamukkala received her medical education from Guntur Medical College, Nagarjuna University, India. She then completed a diploma in Child Health at University College of Dublin, Ireland, and gained experience as a paediatrician in Ireland and England before moving to Canada. In 1997, she moved to Newfoundland and Labrador to do her residency in St. John’s, and she now continues to practice in St. Anthony. Dr. Guntamukkala was a recipient of a CPS Certificate of Merit in 2015.


Spotlight: Dr. Julie St-Pierre

Topic(s): Spotlight

Spotlight on community Paediatricians: Dr. Julie St-Pierre


Last updated: Aug 18 2017