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Canadian Paediatric Society

2018 Paediatric conference features latest research on child and youth health

May 29 2018

QUEBEC CITY 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. More than 900 paediatricians and other child and youth health professionals from across Canada are expected to attend.

The conference will feature:

  • A keynote address by mental health advocate and former First Lady, Margaret Trudeau. Trudeau will share her talk, Changing my mind, on May 30 from 4:45-6:00 p.m. ET.
  • Timely workshops and concurrent seminars on child and youth health. Topics include emerging concepts in developmental paediatrics, mental health, the management of common infectious diseases and cannabis use in the era of legalization.
  • Release of a new CPS position statement on contraceptive care for youth.
  • Over 100 scientific abstracts in areas such as emergency and adolescent medicine, infectious diseases, neonatology and social paediatrics.
  • Paediatric Update: Presentations on some of the timeliest issues in paediatrics including tuberculosis, the clinical utility of exome sequencing, and atypical antipsychotics use in children and youth. The Paediatric Update is Saturday, June 2 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET.

Accredited journalists can register free of change at Pre-conference interviews can be arranged and media assistance will be available on-site.

Events will be held at the Quebec City Convention Centre. The media office – located in Room 201A of the Quebec City Convention Centre – will be available Wednesday, May 30 to Saturday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.  

For a complete list and details of scientific abstracts being presented, click here.

NOTE: Abstracts will be presented throughout the conference. The conference program provides full details. 


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About the Canadian Paediatric Society

The Canadian Paediatric Society is a national advocacy association that promotes the health needs of children and youth. Founded in 1922, the CPS represents more than 3,300 paediatricians, paediatric subspecialists and other child health professionals across Canada.

Last updated: May 28 2018