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National Conference on Key Child and Youth Healthcare Issues
Healthcare professionals, families, youth and dignitaries from across Canada are in Ottawa to take part in a four-day conference focused on the future of health care for children and youth in Canada. The CAPHC Annual Conference is the largest multi-disciplinary conference in Canada focusing on the child and youth health system.

Welcoming almost 400 delegates from across Canada and around the world, this is your opportunity to engage with senior leaders in children’s health, researchers, policy makers, front line practitioners and children and their families. 

When: Sunday, October 16 to Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Who: Hosted by the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC), in partnership with the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

Where: Westin Ottawa and the Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, ON

Conference Highlights:

Sunday, October 16th

        Canadian Paediatric Decision Support Network - Evidence Based Insights; The Way of the Future

        Child and Youth Rehabilitation Symposium - The Future of Children’s Rehab

        Canadian Child and Youth Health Coalition - “Here we go “Round the Mulberry Bush”: Child & Youth Mental Health Access and Wait Times in Canada

Monday, October 17th

        CAPHC 2011 Key Note Speaker: Dr. Michael Evans, Physician, Author and CBC Radio Host

        Opening Plenary Session, Dr. Shoo Loo - Around the world in 80 days: EPIQ lessons for Canada

        Town Hall Session, with host Dr. Brian Goldman of CBC Radio’s White Coat/Black Art - Embracing the Future: What Does it Really Mean to Us?

Tuesday, October 18th

        CAPHC 2011 Motivational Symposium Session - Ed’s Story: The Dragon Chronicles. A theatrical performance based on the actual journals that were written by a youth at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, NS during his last few months of life before dying from cancer.

        Delivering Primary Health Care to Children: The Art and Science of Translating Current Research into Practice - and Vice Versa?

        Best in Practice Medication Systems: Improving Quality and Safety Measures

        Social Media and Healthcare - New Connections, Changing Boundaries

        Health Records and Health Information: Making Information Work for Us

 Wednesday, October 20th

  •          Interactive CafeĢ – “A Brave New World of Healthcare for Children and Youth: Changing the Script”
For more information on the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) or to view the full conference program please go to:

Contact:  Ann Fuller at 613-883-7485 or 

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