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Canada hosts the world’s paediatricians at IPA 2016

Topic(s): Professional education

The Canadian Paediatric Society will host the 28th International Congress of Pediatrics in Vancouver, B.C., August 17-22.


Winter, colds and fevers: Getting newcomers talking

Topic(s): Public education

In December, paediatric resident Dr.Chloé Langlois-Pelletier and her colleagues met with about 10 newly immigrated families at two information workshops we had prepared on the theme of winter, colds and fevers.


To make change, stay focused and be authentic: Physician advocates for refugee health

Topic(s): AdvocacyProfessional education

As the first planes carrying Syrian refugees to Canada were heading toward Toronto in December, two of the city’s foremost physician advocates for newcomer health were sharing their experiences with more than 100 webinar participants across Canada. 


Medicine comes in all shapes and forms


Second-year resident Dr. Priyanka Dixit of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), shares her experience of a smudging ceremony at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa. 


Some of the most complex needs of my patients stem from poverty and not disease alone

Topic(s): Advocacy

How does a physician properly evaluate a learning problem when a child’s basic needs are unmet?


Poverty, Politics and Leadership

Topic(s): Advocacy

The current federal election campaign is all about the middle class. The three major parties are in a race to prove they are the true champions of middle Canadians. Rarely do we hear them discuss growing income inequality or poverty. 


This election, call on your leaders to do right by First Nations kids

Topic(s): Advocacy

This guest blog post was provided by Cindy Blackstock (Executive Director) and Courtney Powless (Education and Public Engagement Coordinator) of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.


This election, help make child and youth health a priority

Topic(s): Advocacy

With the federal election just around the corner, it is time for Canadian paediatricians to step up to ensure that child and youth health and wellness are a priority for the next government. 


Let’s build ‘a Canada crazy for its kids’

Topic(s): AdvocacyPublic education

On June 26 at the CPS Annual General Meeting, Dr. Robin Williams shared her goals and priorities as she begins her one-year term as CPS President. The following is an excerpt from her address.


Healthy Child Uganda: Improving lives through education and volunteerism


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. 


Last updated: May 2 2018