Practical Pediatrics Ontario 2016 – Another Success!

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Thank you to all who joined us at Practical Pediatrics Ontario 2016 on November 12th, 2016. Over 100 Ontario pediatricians gathered together to learn about learning disorders, ASD, behavioural issues, and psychopharmacology as well as the latest info on dermatology, endocrinology and infectious diseases. Stay tuned for details about next year’s event!

Ontario’s Vaccine Program Gets a Boost!

The Pediatricians of Ontario support any moves to enhance access to immunizations and we applaud the McGuinty Government! TORONTO – Parents in Ontario will soon be able to access more free vaccines to protect their children against serious infectious diseases. The Canadian Press has learned the government will expand its immunization program to include a… Learn More »

Ontario pediatricians move to build one strong voice

Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario holding discussions on child health care Written by Matt Borsellino on December 2, 2010 for The Medical Post TORONTO | Ontario’s small army of more than 1,100 pediatricians have decided to take matters into their own hands and convene a series of roundtable discussions across the province to address issues child… Learn More »

PEDIATRICIANS ALLIANCE OF ONTARIO HOLDS SUCCESSFUL ROUNDTABLE; PLANS MORE PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS IN 2011

(November 29, 2010, Toronto, Ontario) – Dr. Hirotaka Yamashiro, president of the Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario (PAO), announced today that his organization will be holding a number of roundtable discussions with Ontario pediatricians and other child advocates throughout the province of Ontario in 2011. This announcement follows on the heels of a very successful event… Learn More »

NACI statement on MMRV Vaccine

NACI Releases New Statement on Canada’s first Measles-Mumps-Rubella-Varicella Vaccine and Simultaneously Recommends Canadian Children Receive a Second Dose of Varicella Vaccine: GlaxoSmithKline’s PRIORIX-TETRA™ could save children 2 additional injections MISSISSAUGA, ON—October XX, 2010—Last week, Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) issued several statements including its recommendations for the use of PRIORIX-TETRA™; the first, and… Learn More »

Bulletin: New Safety Needle Law

The Needle Safety Regulation Update – Phase III memo that was sent on May 20, 2010 stated that the Needle Safety Regulation did not apply to self-employed health care providers who do not employ staff (e.g. a nurse) providing services using hollow-bore needles. Upon further consultation with the Ministry of Labour, it has been determined… Learn More »

Scientists Find Autism has Complex Genetic Roots

(Reuters) – The world’s largest genetic scan of people with autism in their families has found that many patients have their own unique pattern of genetic mutations, not necessarily inherited. Originally posted on: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6584E520100609 The findings published in the journal Nature help confirm the strong role that genes play in autism, and also suggest that… Learn More »

Enhanced Checkup To Support Child Development

McGuinty Government Improvements Benefit Parents And Toddlers NEWS – Press Release from the Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services Originally Posted on May 13, 2010 Eighteen-month-old children in Ontario can now receive an enhanced checkup as part of their regular visit to their doctor. In addition to the physical checkup that has always been… Learn More »

Don’t waste March break in front of the TV or computer: Pediatricians of Ontario

Ontario Medical Association News Release March 15, 2010 TORONTO, March 15 /CNW/ – Pediatricians of Ontario are pointing to evidence that suggests children across the province are spending too much time in front of the television or computer screen and it’s leading to health problems. This March break, pediatricians across Ontario want parents to know… Learn More »

Autism Symptoms First Appear After Babies Reach 6 Months, Study Finds

By Michelle Diament – Originally published on Disability Scoop, LLC February 16, 2010 Symptoms of autism such as poor eye contact and limited communication skills are not noticeable during a baby’s first months of life, but appear gradually as children approach their first birthday, according to new research. The conclusion published online Tuesday is significant… Learn More »