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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 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. 

Jan 11 2018

When a baby is born exposed to opioids - New recommendations on caring for the youngest patients affected by a public health crisis

As the number of babies born exposed to opioids mounts, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is releasing new recommendations to help minimize the impact on both newborns and their mothers.  

Nov 16 2017

New data shows more needs to be done to keep kids with diabetes safe at school

Nearly one-third of Ontario parents aren’t confident that school staff can keep their kids with type 1 diabetes safe, according to new data released today by the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

 

Nov 14 2017

Canadian Paediatric Society and CHEO to release new data on school experiences of children with type 1 diabetes

Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement about the care of children with type 1 diabetes in school.

 

Nov 9 2017

CFPC announces Rourke Baby Record 2017 update

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is pleased to announce the official launch of the 2017 edition of the Rourke Baby Record (RBR) during Family Medicine Forum (FMF), the CFPC’s annual family physician conference, in Montreal, Quebec and a unique opportunity to meet the renowned authors.

 

Nov 7 2017

Dietitians, paediatricians advise parents to exercise caution with plant-based beverages

Public health dietitians are concerned about a rise in parents feeding plant-based beverages (e.g. rice, coconut, almond, hemp, potato) to their infants and young children. Following reports of infants and young children becoming malnourished and one death after being fed plant-based drinks as a main beverage, Dietitians of Canada is joining with the Canadian Paediatric Society to urge parents to select beverages carefully for their children.

 

Oct 26 2017

Medical assistance in dying legislation must protect kids; further consultation needed

As the federal government considers extending medical assistance in dying (MAID) to mature minors, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is urging policymakers to develop safeguards that protect kids

 

Oct 24 2017

Ontario policy a step forward to keep kids with diabetes safe at school, but progress must continue

A new Ministry of Education policy—requiring school boards to educate staff and ensure that care plans are developed for students with potentially life-threatening medical conditions—is an important first step to keeping children and youth with diabetes safe at school. The Canadian Paediatric Society and Diabetes Canada are urging the Ministry to take the next step by requiring schools to designate staff to help with specific aspects of daily and emergency management, as opposed to relying on volunteers.

 

Sep 26 2017

Kids should avoid sports and energy drinks, paediatricians advise

Sports and caffeinated energy drinks can pose serious health risks to children and youth and should be avoided, according to a new position statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS).

 

Jun 1 2017

Doctors should counsel parents of young children on screen time

As exposure to digital media in Canadian family life increases, so have concerns about how screen time affects children and families. A new statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) recommends that physicians and health care providers counsel parents and caregivers of young children on how to minimize screen time and mitigate its potential negative effects.

 

Last updated: Oct 5 2012