TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - June 24, 2015) - The latest research and developments in child and youth health will be showcased during the Canadian Paediatric Society's 92nd Annual Conference, June 24-27 in Toronto. More than 900 paediatricians and other child and youth health professionals from across Canada are expected to attend.

This year's program includes close to 200 scientific abstracts in areas such as neonatology, nutrition, healthy active living, injury prevention and emergency medicine.

The conference will feature:

  • A keynote address by neonatologist and star of the TLC reality show, The Little Couple, Dr. Jennifer Arnold. Dr. Arnold lives with dwarfism, yet constantly inspires her colleagues and others to "think bigger." She will share her story on June 24, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. EST.
  • Timely workshops and concurrent seminars on child and youth health. Topics include dermatology, mental health, new concepts in developmental paediatrics, oral health, infant development and attachment, and resiliency in youth.
  • Paediatric Update: Presentations on some of the timeliest issues in paediatrics including school start time for adolescents, Enterovirus D68, Ebola virus and advances in peanut allergies. Paediatric Update is Saturday, June 27 at 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. EST.

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

Events will be held at the Westin Harbour Castle. The media office -- located in the Richmond Room -- will be available Wednesday, June 24 to Friday, June 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

For a complete list and details of scientific abstracts being presented, e-mail 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 3,000 paediatricians, paediatric subspecialists and other child health professionals across Canada.

Contact Information:

Media inquiries:
Katie Olsen
Media Relations Coordinator
Canadian Paediatric Society
613-526-9397 ext. 247