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Annual Conference Online Self-Assessment Series

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is pleased to offer four web-based continuing education opportunities based on presentations at the 2017 CPS Annual Conference. These online courses offer 12 of the minimum 25 mandatory Section 3 MOC credits required for the renewal of Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. These courses are offered in partnership with Captus Press.

  • The Child and Youth Lecture Series
    One year later: Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and what we’ve learned about requests concerning minors
    Dawn Davies, MD and Mary Shariff, PhD
    Since Bill C-14 became law in June 2016, the Government of Canada has committed to an independent review regarding the inclusion of mature minors as persons eligible for MAID in the near future. Meanwhile, the CPS has undertaken two surveys to assess Canadian requests for MAID for minor patients, to date; and attitudes and opinions of child health providers in Canada concerning MAID in infants, children and youth. This session reviews the key findings from these surveys and updates practitioners on the legal landscape one year after federal legislation on MAID came into force.
  • From challenges to innovation: Doing our part to improve children’s health status and health services in Canada
    Maureen O’Donnell, MD
    Across Canada, there are many examples of good practice and health service innovations that improve children’s health. At the same time, it has been reported that Canadian children are not as healthy as those in many other developed nations. As new evidence, technology, service models and resource constraints bring change to our health care systems, children may be at risk of being overlooked. It is an important time for children’s health.
    In this presentation, Dr. O’Donnell will explore what’s possible with respect to our understanding of the health status of children and youth, the relationship between health status and service delivery models, novel systems thinking and systems approaches, as well as the roles we might play and partnerships we might strike in our unique Canadian context. What can we do to lead the changes that will help Canada’s children be their healthiest?
  • Say yes to the less! “Choosing wisely” in office and hospital settings
    Isabelle Chevalier, MD and Jeremy Friedman, MD
    This session discusses the rationale behind recommendations made in both the CPS Choosing Wisely “top 5” list as well as a comparable list developed and implemented in a large children’s hospital. After explaining why clinical practices are being encouraged to comply with these recommendations, some implementable strategies are outlined to help ensure health care improvements.
  • Little things matter: The impact of toxins on child health
    Bruce Lanphear, MD
    The impact of toxic chemicals is usually subtle for an individual child, but it can be substantial at the population level. Low-level exposures to toxic chemicals – such as lead, tobacco, pesticides and flame retardants – are implicated in the development of intellectual deficits, behavioural problems and low birthweight. Yet, too little has been done to protect children from these ubiquitous but insidious chemicals. This session will provide an overview of the population impact of toxins on children’s health. 


  • CPS Members:
    $49.50 + taxes per course OR $175 + applicable taxes for all four courses.
  •  Non-Members:
    $69.50 + taxes per course OR $250 + applicable taxes for all four courses.

  To Register

  • Click on Register Now and fill out a registration form on a secure website. 
  • Pay your course fee
  •  Access the courses using the username and password emailed to you.
  • You will have 18-weeks of access from the date payment is received.