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Canadian Paediatric Society

Conference objectives

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

  • Apply new skills, insights, and knowledge about the multiple determinants of health to benefit Indigenous children, youth and communities.
  • Increase multisectoral collaboration and partnerships to work   towards achieving health equity for Indigenous children, youth and communities.
  • Apply an enhanced understanding of culturally competent care in health interactions with Indigenous children and youth.
  • Identify strategies for supporting 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 families/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

Conference streams:

  • Clinical care and research  
    (e.g., cancer, developmental/behavioral health, epigenetics, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, infectious diseases, injury prevention, mental health promotion, nutrition/obesity/diabetes, oral health, substance use/addictions/opioids/cannabis, immunization)
  • Community programs  
    (e.g. early child learning and development, child welfare, maternal-child health, family health, cultural/traditional health, youth engagement, school health)

  • Emerging health issues  
    (e.g. social media, reconciliation and calls to action, sexual health)

  • Public policy and health systems  
    (e.g. access to health services, community infrastructure, racism in health care)

  • Social determinants of health 
    (e.g. food security/food sovereignty, culture, language, education, built and/or natural environments, land-based education programs, child welfare)

Last updated: Mar 9 2018