Media advisory - Paediatricians gather to discuss hot topics in child and youth health

    OTTAWA, June 23 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Paediatric Society's 85th
Annual Conference, June 24-28 in Victoria B.C., 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
    The program includes more than 130 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 Naomi Klein, journalist, author and activist.
      Ms. Klein will speak Tuesday, June 24 during the Opening Ceremonies
      between 5:00 and 6:30 pm (all times local Victoria)

    - Timely workshops and concurrent seminars on child and youth health.
      Topics include electronic communication with patients, international
      child health, community acquired infections, circumcision, Canadian law
      and physical punishment, and the role of fathers in parenting.

    - Thursday, June 26, 2008, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.: A
      car and booster seat demonstration will showcase the correct
      installation of car seats. The Honorable Linda Reid, Minister of State
      for Child Care, B.C., will speak about the new child passenger safety
      regulations at approximately 9 a.m.

    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 is available
    Events will be held at The Fairmont Empress and the Victoria Conference
Centre. The media office is located in the Sooke Room at the Conference
Centre. Office hours are Tuesday, June 24 - Saturday, June 28 from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. local time. Staff will be available to help arrange interviews and
locate delegates.
    The media kit will be available online ( along with other
conference resources, beginning Monday, June 9.

    Founded in 1922, the Canadian Paediatric Society ( is a
national professional association representing more than 2,600 paediatricians,
paediatric residents and paediatric subspecialists across Canada. It advocates
for the health needs of children and youth.

For further information:

For further information: Emma Wadland, Communications Coordinator,
Canadian Paediatric Society, (613) 526-9397 ext. 247; On-site in Victoria
(June 24 - 28): Christine LaRocque, Senior Writer, Public Education, (613)

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