CPS Annual Conference features latest research on child and youth health

Jun 18 2013

EDMONTON—The Canadian Paediatric Society’s 90th Annual Conference features the latest research on child and youth health, including 132 scientific research abstracts.

Scientific abstracts cover areas such as: neonatology, developmental paediatrics, adolescent medicine, bioethics, healthy active living, infectious diseases and mental health.

Among the abstracts being presented June 20, 2013:

  • #13 – Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program (CPSP) conversion disorders in children and youth: Preliminary data from a national survey of clinical features and treatment outcomes
  • #15 – RSV hospitalization in aboriginal infants in the Canadian registry of Synagis® (CARESS) following prophylaxis (2005-2012)
  • #36 – The epidemiology of cyberbullying and suicide
  • #46 – Youth all-terrain vehicle (ATV) related trauma still seen in emergency room (ER) despite strict provincial jurisdiction. Place for more pediatric actions
  • #50 – A survey to determine public understanding regarding the timing of vital organ donation
  • #52 – Youth health in custodial facilities: Beyond cold and scratches?
  • #55 – Is epidural analgesia in labor associated with respiratory distress in term and near-term neonates? A case-control study
  • #62 – Integrating developmental services with school-based health-feasibility, efficacy and relevance in Canada’s healthcare system
  • #63 – Surveillance of severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in Canada: 2011-2013
  • #83 – Health-related quality of life in adolescents following multiple concussions
  • #103 – Evaluation of family physicians’ level of comfort with respect to the evaluation and treatment of children with learning, behavioural and developmental concerns

For a complete listing and details of scientific abstracts being presented at the conference, e-mail [email protected] or visit the online media kit.

NOTE: Abstracts are being presented throughout the day on June 20. Conference program provides details and exact times. Interviews with abstract authors can be arranged June 19-21 through media staff.

About the Canadian Paediatric Society

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.


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