Topic(s): Professional education
The Canadian Paediatric Society will host the 28th International Congress of Pediatrics in Vancouver, B.C., August 17-22.
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.
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.
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.
Children and youth new to Canada do not enjoy the same health status as their Canadian-born peers. That’s why the Canadian Paediatric Society wants to ensure that physicians, nurses and other health care practitioners caring for immigrant and refugee kids have what they need to provide the best possible care.
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.
Active Kids, Healthy Kids is a new CPS program to help health professionals promote healthy active living in their practices. It incorporates the Canadian physical activity and sedentary behavior guidelines for children and youth published by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology in 2012.