Media Advisory - Paediatric conference features latest research on child and
youth health

VANCOUVER, June 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Paediatric Society's 87th Annual Conference features the latest research on child and youth health including 197 scientific research abstracts.

Scientific abstracts cover several areas including: adolescent medicine, child abuse and neglect, developmental paediatrics, emergency medicine, fetal and maternal issues, infectious diseases, injury prevention, international health, oral health, patient safety and prevention and anticipatory guidance.

    Among the abstracts being presented on Thursday, June 24:

    -   No.120 - Health status of a paediatric urban refugee and immigrant
        population in Canada
              Best 2010 Resident Abstracts: 5:19 p.m. - 5:27 p.m., Salons 2/3

    -   No.142 - Effects of breastfeeding and maternal smoking during
        pregnancy on body mass index (BMI) trajectories among children in
              Poster Session 3: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Bayshore Ballroom

    -   No.190 - Is policy related to body checking a risk factor for injury
        in youth ice hockey players?
              Platform Presentations: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Mackenzie Room

    -   No.176 - Is perceived injury risk a barrier to physical activity
        participation in children?
              Poster Session 4: 12:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Bayshore Ballroom

    -   No.197 - Practicing what we preach part 2: A follow-up look at
        healthy active living policy and practice in Canadian Academic
        Pediatric Health Centres. Has anything changed?
              Poster Session 4: 12:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Bayshore Ballroom

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

NOTE: Abstracts are being presented throughout the conference. Conference program provides details and exact times. Interviews with abstract authors can be arranged June 23 - 26 through on-site media staff.


For further information: For further information: Media inquiries: 613-526-9397 ext. 247, On-site in Vancouver, June 23 - 26th: 613-290-3163, E-mail:

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