Network Events

Asthma in Children: Management and Support

Free Asthma Canada Webinar

On Wednesday, August 22 at 1:00 pm (EST), Asthma Canada will be hosting a FREE webinar with a Registered Respiratory Therapist/Certified Asthma Educator on Asthma in Children: Management and Support.

The September back-to-school period brings a dramatic increase in hospitalizations for children living with asthma. Kids returning to school in September face increased exposure to viral infections and other asthma triggers such as dust mites and moulds. However, with correct management, most asthma-related hospitalizations can be prevented.

This webinar includes a Question & Answer session with the guest speaker, giving you the opportunity to ask an experienced Certified Asthma Educator from one of the top children’s hospitals in Canada for tips on how to prevent asthma exacerbations. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Susan Balkovec speak about asthma management in children.

What You’ll Take Away:

  • What happens when your child is diagnosed with asthma?
  • What are some best practices for managing your child’s asthma?
  • What support does a child living with asthma need in their daily life?
  • What support does a child living with asthma need in school or at the playground?

For more information and to register, visit Asthma Canada

Register now! 7th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 7th conference will focus on a range of topics that impact the prevention and treatment of obesity beyond the clinic setting, considering the broader social and environmental factors that influence the health of children, adolescents, and families. This multi-theme meeting will explore the role that health care professionals can play in promoting healthy strategies within the greater community to enhance the well-being of children and adolescents living with obesity. Specifically, the conference will showcase examples of successful collaborations that span diverse settings, including the health care system, government, schools, and community at-large.

Nutrition Resource Centre Forum 2018: Registration & Call for Abstracts Open

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Growing concerns about unhealthy eating habits, including consuming too many processed foods and beverages, and the lack of food literacy in children, youth and adults have inspired this year’s theme - Unpacking Food Literacy. Join the Nutrition Resource Centre at their 2018 forum as the latest research and tools are shared to help consumers make healthier food choices. 

At this event, you will learn:

  • how food literacy is defined and its components
  • the current state of food literacy and what programming is happening in Ontario and beyond
  • the latest research and strategies to impact and evaluate behavior change through food literacy programs, policies and interventions 

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to hear from and network with health professionals, service providers, educators, students, researchers, government decision makers and food literacy champions.

Preliminary program coming soon!

Check out their registration page if you're interested in attending here. Fees are outlined on the webpage and don't miss out on the early bird rates, which will run until Friday, August 31, 2018.

To see more information on how to submit an abstract, click here. The deadline for abstracts is Thursday, August 30, 2018.

If you've got any questions, feel free to contact events@opha.on.ca

2018 CAPHC Awards - Call for Nominations

Deadline for Nominations is July 15th, 2018

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Call for nominations have just opened for CAPHC’s 2018 Awards in Individual Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Patient & Family Leadership (New), and Leadership in Media (New)!

2018 marks the 50th anniversary for CAPHC, and to celebrate, they are launching two new awards to the CAPHC Awards Program. The CAPHC Awards Program has been running since 2005 and has served to recognize leaders and champions within the pediatric healthcare community. The program has developed from a single award in 2005 to FOUR awards in 2018!

The deadline for nominations is July 15th, 2018Please submit via email a completed nomination form and detailed letter of nomination to:

Emily Gruenwoldt, President & CEO, CAPHC
c/o:  José Gauthier
Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres
Email: jgauthier@caphc.org

For more information on award descriptions, nomination packages and everything else, visit the CAPHC Website