Media advisory - Hot topics in child and youth health at paediatric conference

    OTTAWA, June 23 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Paediatric Society's 86th
Annual Conference, June 23-27 in Ottawa, ON, will showcase the latest research
and developments in child and youth health. Over 700 paediatricians and child
and youth health professionals from across Canada are expected to attend.
    The program includes more than 120 scientific abstracts in areas such as
neonatal-perinatal medicine, developmental paediatrics, adolescent health,
infectious diseases and mental health.

    The conference features:

    - A keynote address by Chantal Petitclerc, record-setting Canadian
      wheelchair racer and winner of 21 Paralympic medals-14 of them gold.
      Ms. Petitclerc will speak Tuesday, June 23 during the Opening
      Ceremonies between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. (all times local Ottawa).

    - Workshops and seminars on timely child and youth health issues. Topics
      include best practices in managing autism, child health and the
      environment, elite child athletes, the impact of the internet and other
      technologies on children and youth, innovations in child hearing loss,
      causes of poor health in Canadian children and ongoing challenges for
      the childhood cancer survivor.

    Journalists can register FREE OF CHARGE. For registration information and
additional conference media materials, including a listing of scientific
abstracts, visit:
Pre-conference interviews can be arranged and media assistance will be
available on-site.
    Events will be held at The Westin Ottawa. The media office is in the
Manitoba room on the Westin's second floor. Office hours are Tuesday, June 23
- Saturday, June 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Staff will be
available to help arrange interviews and locate delegates.
    The media kit is available online at along with other
conference resources.

    Founded in 1922, the Canadian Paediatric Society is a national
professional association representing more than 2,700 paediatricians,
paediatric residents and paediatric subspecialists across Canada. It advocates
for the health needs of children and youth.

For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Emma Wadland, Communications
Coordinator, Canadian Paediatric Society, On-site in Ottawa, June 23-27: (613)

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