Endorsed Documents

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CACAP 2008 position paper on using SSRIs in children and adolescents.

 This position statement provides an update on the use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Anxiety Disorders in children and adolescents.


Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

Drinking is a personal choice. If you choose to drink, these guidelines can help you decide when, where, why and how.


Canadian consensus guidelines on human papillomavirus.

 The development of new HPV vaccines has re-energized the evaluation of HPV-related disease and greatly increased the need to clearly understand the biologic features of HPV and related disease so as to inform decision-making on the role of HPV vaccination.

2007 Aug.

Canadian Disclosure Guidelines: Being Open with Patients and Families

Achieving a culture of patient safety requires open, honest and effective communication between healthcare providers and their patients. Patients are entitled to information about themselves and about their medical condition or illness, including the risks inherent in healthcare delivery.


Cardiometabolic risk in Canada: a detailed analysis and position paper.

Cardiometabolic Risk Working Group. Cardiometabolic risk in Canada: a detailed analysis and position paper by the cardiometabolic risk working group. Can J Cardiol. 2011 Mar-Apr;27(2):e1-e33. PubMed PMID: 21459257.


Consensus statement on depression in adults.

The Institute of Health Economics (IHE), with support from: the Alberta Depression Initiative Project, Alberta Health and Wellness, Alberta Health Services – Mental Health Board and the Mental Health Commission of Canada, conducted a consensus development conference on depression in adults.

2008 Oct.

CPS Position Statement: Banning Children and Youth under the age of 18 years from commercial tanning facilities

Cutaneous malignant melanoma has increased more than threefold in the last 35 years. Because damage is cumulative, exposure to ultraviolet radiation early in life elevates a risk which is increased further as individuals use artificial sources of ultraviolet radiation. The full impact and scope of damage caused by year-round indoor tanning may take years to appreciate given the long latency period for most skin cancers. Consequently, the Canadian Paediatric Society is joining other prominent health organizations in support of a ban on the use of commercial tanning facilities by Canadian children and youth under the age of 18 years.  


CPS Position Statement: Skiing and Snowboarding Injury Prevention

Skiing and snowboarding are popular recreational and competitive sport activities for children and youth. Injuries associated with both activities are frequent and can be serious. Physicians should have the information required to counsel children, youth and families regarding safer snow sport participation, including helmet use, wearing wrist guards for snowboarding, training and supervision, the importance of proper equipment fitting and binding adjustment, sun safety and avoiding substance use while on the slopes.  


Health Professionals Working With First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Consensus Guideline

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) has worked with the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) to develop a Guide for Health Professionals Working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis.  


Hypertension in diabetes. A call to action.

Multiple stakeholder organizations call on Canadian health care professionals to redouble efforts to help patients achieve treatment targets (blood pressure less than 130 mmHg systolic and less than 80 mmHg diastolic) in people with diabetes.

2009 May
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