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Canadian Paediatric Society

Conference objectives

At the end of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Apply new skills and insights about the determinants of Indigenous health to benefit children, youth and communities.
  • Work with others toward achieving health equity for Indigenous children, youth and communities.
  • Apply an enhanced understanding of culturally competent care and the role of traditional health and healing practices in Indigenous communities.
  • Identify the links between the environment and the health of Indigenous children, youth and their communities.
  • Engage new networks to share best practices and learn from community-based initiatives.

Who should attend?

  • Paediatricians and family physicians
  • Residents and medical students
  • Nurse practitioners and physician assistants
  • Nurses and other health care professionals
  • Clinical researchers
  • Tribal, state, and federal public health employees
  • Child advocates
  • Community leaders/Elders
  • Other professionals and family representatives dedicated to working with Indigenous children and families

Topic areas include:

  • Advocacy
  • Behavioral health
  • Cancer
  • Community participatory research 
  • Cultural/Traditional health
  • Epigenetics
  • Healthy communities/Environmental health
  • Infectious diseases
  • Injury prevention
  • International health
  • Maternal-child health
  • Nutrition/Obesity/Diabetes/Food sovereignty
  • Oral health
  • Skills Building
  • Social determinants of health
  • Substance abuse/Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder


Last updated: Mar 13 2016