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Canadian Paediatric Society

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The CPS is the only national organization of paediatricians in Canada. With more than 3,000 members, the CPS is uniquely positioned to speak to the health needs of Canadian children and youth. CPS spokespeople work in hospitals, universities, clinics and private practices across the country. They can address a range of issues affecting the health, development and safety of babies, children and teens.


Feb 19 2019

Neonatal ocular prophylaxis: Shortage of erythromycin ophthalmic ointment for use in newborns

There is currently a shortage of erythromycin ophthalmic ointment for newborn ocular prophylaxis, the only product licensed for this purpose in Canada. The Canadian Paediatric Society presents recommendations to follow if erythromycin is unavailable.

Jan 24 2019

Introduce complementary foods earlier to prevent allergy: paediatricians

New guidelines from the CPS outline best practices for preventing food allergies in high-risk infants.

Jul 12 2018

New data on medical cannabis, Lyme Disease, Zika and eating disorders highlighted in the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program’s 2017 Results

The Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program (CPSP) is releasing new data about the use of cannabis for medical purposes and the incidence of Lyme disease, Zika-associated viruses and eating disorders in children and youth.

Jun 20 2018

Canadian Paediatric Society available to comment on the separation of children from families in detention in the United States

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) supports the Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care in calling on the federal government to rescind the Safe Third Country Agreement and calls for an end to separating children from their families.

May 31 2018

Offer youth intrauterine methods of contraception first, paediatricians advise

Intrauterine methods of contraception should be the first-line birth control option for youth, according to a new position statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS).

May 29 2018

2018 Paediatric conference features latest research on child and youth health

The latest research and developments in child and youth health will be showcased during the Canadian Paediatric Society’s 95th Annual Conference, May 30-June 2 in Quebec City.

May 28 2018

CPS awards recognize outstanding contributions to child and youth health

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has announced its 2018 award winners, honouring those who care for children and youth in Canada through excellence in paediatric research, advocacy, health promotion and education.

May 9 2018

How does gender identity develop? New resource helps facilitate conversation between doctors and parents

A new resource from the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) will help paediatricians discuss the complexities of gender identity with parents and caregivers.

Feb 6 2018

Paediatricians call on Québec to reverse policy blocking family members from accompanying sick kids on air ambulance flights

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) and the Association des pédiatres du Québec (APQ) are calling on the Québec government to change its current practice of routinely denying parental accompaniment of minors during urgent medical air evacuations to tertiary care centres in the province. 

Last updated: Oct 5 2012