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Canadian Paediatric Society

Position statements / practice points

New ADHD statements aimed at helping primary care providers improve diagnosis and treatmentAdapted from a commentary by Dr. Stacey Bélanger, originally published in Paediatrics & Child Health

Topic(s): Position statements / practice points

Three new position statements on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder will help primary care providers diagnose and treat this prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder.

The CPS Fetus and Newborn CommitteeUpcoming works revealed

Topic(s): Position statements / practice points

In my new role as chair, I promise to keep you apprised and informed about the topics on the committee’s agenda. When a document is likely to significantly affect the approach to patient care, I will do my best to alert you. If you have topics that you believe are in need of a national position or guideline, please send me an e-mail at for consideration by the committee.

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.

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.


CPS advocates bike helmets for all cyclists

Topic(s): AdvocacyPosition statements / practice pointsPublic education

Bicycle helmets reduce the risk of head injuries and should be legislated for all ages across Canada, said the Canadian Paediatric Society in a recent position statement. Cycling is the leading cause of sport and recreational injury in children and adolescents, accounting for four per cent of all injuries seen in the emergency department and seven per cent of all hospital admissions for unintentional injury.