Paediatric conference features latest research on child and youth health

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Jun 23 2014

MONTREAL—The Canadian Paediatric Society’s 91st Annual Conference, June 25-28 in Montreal, Quebec 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 more than 200 scientific abstracts in areas such as neonatology, nutrition, healthy active living, injury prevention and emergency medicine.

The conference features:

  • A keynote address by global humanitarian, Dr. Samantha Nutt. As a medical doctor and a founding member of the international ‘War Child’ organization, Dr. Nutt has worked with children and families on front lines in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and the Sudan. Dr. Nutt will tell her story on June 25, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. EST.
  • Timely workshops and concurrent seminars on child and youth health. Topics include oral health care, emergency paediatric procedures, clinical screening, eating disorders, concussions and pain reduction
  • Paediatric Update: Presentations on some of the most timely issues in paediatrics including measles, emerging infections, updated diagnostic guidelines for fetal alcohol syndrome and paediatric HIV. Paediatric Update is Saturday, June 28 at 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.

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

Events will be held at the Palais des congrès in Montréal. The media office is located in Room 512B and will be available Wednesday, June 25 to Friday, June 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

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

NOTE: Abstracts are being presented throughout the conference. Conference program provides details and exact times.

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Media inquiries:

Katie Olsen

Media Relations Coordinator

Canadian Paediatric Society

613-526-9397 ext. 247
media@cps.ca

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

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