Canadian Paediatric Society

Canadian Paediatric Society

June 19, 2013 02:01 ET

Media Advisory: Paediatricians Gather to Discuss Hot Topics in Child and Youth Health

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 19, 2013) - The Canadian Paediatric Society's 90th Annual Conference, June 19-22 in Edmonton, Alberta will showcase the latest research and developments in child and youth health. More than 900 paediatricians and other child and youth health professionals from across Canada are expected to attend.

The program includes 132 scientific abstracts in areas such as neonatology, developmental paediatrics, adolescent medicine, bioethics, healthy active living, infectious diseases and mental health.

The conference features:

  • A keynote address by musician Chris Hendricks. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at an early age, Mr. Hendricks began reaching out to students as part of his an anti-bullying initiative Breaking Down Barriers. Mr. Hendricks will tell his story on June 19, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. MDT.
  • Timely workshops and concurrent seminars on child and youth health. Topics include drug therapy, diagnostic imaging, infectious diseases, sport medicine, adolescent health, developmental paediatrics, managing obesity, hematology, and mental health.
  • Paediatric Update: Presentations on some of the timeliest issues in the field including melatonin, growth charts, live attenuated influenza vaccine, early introduction of solids/allergenic foods, contraception and probiotics in paediatrics. Paediatric Update is Saturday, June 22 at 8:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. MDT.

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

Events will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre. The media office is located in Salon 19 and will be available Wednesday, June 19- Friday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time.

For a complete listing and details of scientific abstracts being presented at the conference, e-mail or visit the online media kit.

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 3,000 paediatricians, paediatric subspecialists and other child health professionals across Canada.

Contact Information

  • Andree Dion
    Media Relations Coordinator
    Canadian Paediatric Society
    613-526-9397 ext. 247