Paediatric Post - Blog of the Canadian Paediatric Society
Despite its short twelve-year history, Healthy Child Uganda (HCU) has made a big impact: providing input on national policy, working with Uganda’s Minister of Health and other officials on child and maternal health issues and catching the attention of policy makers and partners (i.e. UNICEF) who want to see firsthand how HCU facilities operate.
On May 6th, Dr. Catherine Pound, member of the CPS Nutrition and Gastroenterology Committee, spoke on behalf of the CPS at the Social Affairs, Science and Technology Senate Standing Committee meeting.
Dr. Katherine Austin, one of the authors of the CPS position statement on firearms, presented to the federal Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on Bill C-637, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firearms storage and transportation), in Ottawa on May 14.
CPS President Elect Dr. Robin Williams spoke at the recent Innovating Child and Family Health Conference hosted by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. In this blog post, Dr. Williams shares some thoughts from her presentation.
Paediatricians who work with Aboriginal families should consider attending the next International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health, says Dr. Sam Wong, co-chair of the conference planning committee. The event, co-hosted by the CPS and the American Academy of Pediatrics, takes place in Ottawa from March 20-22, 2015.
In this blog post, Dr. Sam Wong provides an inspiring holiday message about the joys of working on Christmas Day. As a general pediatrician, he finds December 25 one of the most enriching days of the year to be at the hospital.
Do you want to know how to better serve immigrant and refugee families in your practice? Join us for a series of free webinars based on content from Caring for Kids New to Canada. Dr. Morton Beiser and Dr. Priya Watson will host the next session on December 5 about the mental health of immigrant and refugee kids.
A new Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program study is collecting Lyme disease data to help paediatricians recognize and treat the disease more quickly, and to help establish preventive measures.
Dr. Andrew Lynk, CPS President, greeted delegates to the CPS Annual Conference in Montreal with inspiring words about his vision for a more healthy and just society for children and youth in Canada. If you weren't at the conference, you can read it here.
Since 2012, Dr. Leigh Anne Newhook has had five week-long trips to Haiti as a paediatrician with Team Broken Earth. Haiti is considered the poorest country in the western world. Prevalent conditions in the paediatric population include injuries, TB, HIV/AIDS, meningitis, sepsis, pneumonia, hydrocephalus, malnutrition and illness related to contaminated water. Despite this, the spirit, determination and warmth of the local Haitian staff, patients and families keep Dr. Newhook coming back.