SOURCE: Canadian Paediatric Society

Canadian Paediatric Society

June 22, 2016 06:00 ET

Paediatric Conference to Feature Latest Research on Child and Youth Health

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE--(Marketwired - June 22, 2016) - The latest research and developments in child and youth health will be showcased during the Canadian Paediatric Society's 93rd Annual Conference, June 22-25 in Charlottetown, PEI. More than 800 paediatricians and other child and youth health professionals from across Canada are expected to attend.

The conference will feature:

  • A keynote address by musician and broadcaster Wab Kinew, recently elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly. Wab will share his talk, The Reason You Walk, on June 22, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. ADT.
  • Timely workshops and concurrent seminars on child and youth health. Topics include dermatology, caring for immigrant and refugee children, oral health, environmental health and gastroenterology.
  • Close to 150 scientific abstracts in areas such as neonatology, mental health, social paediatrics, healthy active living and adolescent health.
  • Paediatric Update: Presentations on some of the timeliest issues in paediatrics including Zika virus, e-cigarettes, and screening for developmental delay in young children. Paediatric Update is Saturday, June 25 at 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ADT.

Accredited journalists can register free of charge at www.annualconference.cps.ca.

Events will be held at the Delta Prince Edward hotel and the PEI Convention Centre. The media office -- located in Office #1 of the PEI Convention Centre -- will be available Wednesday, June 22 to Friday, June 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADT.

For a complete list and details of scientific abstracts being presented, e-mail media@cps.ca or visit the online media kit.

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

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.

Contact Information

  • Media inquiries:
    Katie Kennedy
    Media Relations Coordinator
    Canadian Paediatric Society
    613-526-9397 ext. 247
    media@cps.ca