VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 30, 2017) - The latest research and developments in child and youth health will be showcased during the Canadian Paediatric Society's 94th Annual Conference, May 31-June 3 in Vancouver, B.C. More than 900 paediatricians and other child and youth health professionals from across Canada are expected to attend.

The conference will feature:

  • A keynote address by former NHL player and child abuse advocate, Sheldon Kennedy. Sheldon will share his talk, Why I didn't say anything, on May 31, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. PDT.
  • Timely workshops and concurrent seminars on child and youth health. Topics include emerging concepts in developmental paediatrics, management of common infectious diseases, infant mental health, and Aboriginal child health.
  • Release of new CPS position statement on the use of screen-based media among children under 5 years old.
  • Over 100 scientific abstracts in areas such as injury prevention, adolescent medicine, infectious diseases, nutrition, and neonatology.
  • Paediatric Update: Presentations on some of the timeliest issues in paediatrics including head injury and return to play, HPV9 for boys and girls, and Lyme disease. Paediatric Update is Saturday, June 3 at 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. PDT.

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 Vancouver Convention Centre. The media office -- located in East Meeting Room 6 of the Vancouver Convention Centre -- will be available Wednesday, May 31 to Friday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT.

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 3,300 paediatricians, paediatric subspecialists and other child health professionals across Canada.

Contact Information:

Media inquiries:
Hayley Chazan
Media Relations Specialist
Canadian Paediatric Society
613-526-9397 ext. 247