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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.


Finding the spirit of Christmas in unexpected places

Topic(s): Membership

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.


Toward a healthier and more just society for children and families

Topic(s): AdvocacyMembershipPosition statements / practice points

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.


Long-time CPS member encourages physician advocacy: ‘Give that little bit extra for better care’

Topic(s): AdvocacyMembership

Dr. Barry Adams has been a CPS member for nearly 50 years. As paediatric medicine continues to change, Dr. Adams hopes to see more paediatricians become involved in the CPS and become advocates. It’s rewarding work, he said, and essential for health professionals to strive for better health care for all kids, not just their own patients.


Halifax paediatricians honoured for developing health information system for Belize

Topic(s): AdvocacyMembership

Dr. Michael Graven and Dr. Noni MacDonald of Dalhousie University/IWK Health Centre were named Professional of Distinction by Nova Scotia’s Discovery Centre for developing a fully integrated health information system that has dramatically improved health care in Belize—all for the annual cost of just four dollars per citizen.


Happy Holidays from the Canadian Paediatric Society

Topic(s): Membership

CPS President, Dr. Andrew Lynk, extends wishes for a healthy and safe holiday season and shares recent CPS accomplishments.


Section develops Royal College training program in child maltreatment

Topic(s): MembershipProfessional educationAdvocacy

The expanding knowledge base relevant to child maltreatment, and the need to understand this complex interaction of systems and professionals, helped drive the Section’s successful application to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons to consider child maltreatment paediatrics as a defined field of practice with a route to training and certification. Child maltreatment paediatrics is now an Area of Focused Competence, with diploma certification available to paediatricians in 2014. It is expected that fellowship training programs may begin to apply for accreditation in the 2014/15 academic year.


Montreal paediatricians use Amazing Race to start amazing cause

Topic(s): Membership

Paediatricians Dr. Holly Agostino and Dr. Brett Burstein are professional problem solvers, used to managing stress and dealing with little sleep on a regular basis—all skills that proved useful when competing together on the Amazing Race Canada, which aired this past summer on CTV.


Welcome to The Paediatric Post!

Topic(s): Membership

Welcome to The Paediatric Post, blog of the Canadian Paediatric Society. Twice a month, we’ll add articles that feature new and updated policy documents and clinical tools, highlight CPS programs, advocacy initiatives and upcoming events and education.