Social Paediatrics As Defined by the Health and Well-Being of Children and Youth At Risk

Last modified by Ann Watkins on 2017/02/09 17:03

... the disadvantaged, the dispossessed and the discarded

This two part webinar series is the second series focussed on Social Paediatrics as part of a partnership between CAPHC and the Paediatric Chairs of Canada.   The first series from March of 2014 introduced our audience to some of the general concepts of social paediatrics, presented the opportunity for paediatricians and other healthcare practitioners to act as child advocates, and discussed the possibilities around embedding content on vulnerable populations and Aboriginal health into the curricula of health care providers.

For this second series we will joined by the PCC Chair and Past-Chair, Dr. James Kellner, and Dr. Denis Daneman, bringing an excellent panel to continue these conversations focusing in on various issues such as:

Webinar 1: March 18th:

  • Dr. Susanna Talarico (Toronto):  Fostering Transformative Learning in a  Social Pediatrics Research Summer Studentship Program
  • Dr. Andrea Hunter (McMaster):  What should paediatricians be thinking and doing about advocacy for child health?
  • Dr. Tony Barozzino (Toronto):    Barriers to, and Facilitators for, the Health of Refugee and Immigrant Children in Canada
  • Lee Ann Chapman (PBLO)(Toronto):  Legal challenges for refugee and immigrant families
  • Dr. Eyal Cohen (Toronto): The socio-economic impact of a child who is medically fragile


Webinar 2: March 25th:

  • Dr. Lisa Robinson (Toronto):  Providing opportunities to enrich the lives of disadvantaged children and youth
  • Dr. Lindy Samson (Ottawa):  How housing and food insecurity impact the health of children and youth: What should we do about it?
  • Dr. Sloane Freeman (Toronto):  What do the studies of school-based interventions tell us
  • Dr. Roxanne Goldade (Calgary):  The role of family services and foster care on child health


Dr. Denis Daneman 

He is currently Professor of Paediatrics and Chair of the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Paediatrician in Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children, and the R.S. McLaughlin Foundation Chair in Paediatrics at SickKids. His clinical research relates to the care and outcomes of children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders of childhood.  He is past Chair of the Clinical and Scientific Section of the Canadian Diabetes Association, and President of the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes.  He has written over 200 publications, co-authored two books on disorders of glucose metabolism in childhood, and served on multiple expert panels in the field of endocrinology. He is the recipient of the 2010 ISPAD Prize for Achievement (International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes) and the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award of the C&SS/CDA. In 2013 he was awarded a DSc (Med) by his alma mater for his thesis: Contributions to type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents: Understanding the factors contributing to metabolic control and the acute and long-term complications of the disorder.

Dr. Susanna Talarico

Dr Susanna Talarico is a Pediatrician in the Divisions of Pediatric Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children. She started her career as a high school math teacher and continues to be involved in all levels of medical education. Her areas of interest and medical education scholarship include social pediatrics, the resident as teacher, team based learning, portfolios in medical education and portfolio assessment.

Dr. Tony Barozzino M.D., F.R.C.P.

Dr. Tony Barozzino is currently the Director of Community Outreach & Ambulatory Services in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Michael's Hospital and formerly served as Chief of Pediatrics from 2001 to 2012. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

He has worked as a Consultant Pediatrician in downtown Toronto for over 20 years with particular expertise in neonatology, developmental/school issues and care of the medically complex child.  He has developed a specialized pediatric care model for South East Toronto, focusing on inner city children/youth and their particular issues as seen through the lens of the social determinants of health.

His administrative leadership has resulted in St. Michael's Hospital's Department of Pediatrics being at the forefront of clinical care provision, education and research around socially disadvantaged children and their families.  The Pediatric Outreach initiatives, Developmental Services Team, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Diagnostic Clinic, School Based Health Clinic and the Infectious Diseases/Immigrant Health Clinics are but a few of the successful developments with regards to clinical care in this area.

Dr. Andrea Hunter

Dr. Andrea Hunter is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at McMaster University and a Consultant Pediatrician at McMaster Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton as well as number of community settings including a newcomer health clinic and Shelter Health network. She is a recognized teacher, with significant involvement in medical education and curriculum design, including preparation for global health electives and social paediatrics.

Her clinical and research interests include pediatric refugee & immigrant health, social determinants of health and global child health. Dr. Hunter has been involved in coordinating community-based pediatric refugee/immigrant health clinics in Hamilton since 2004, and began a social paediatrics rotation within the McMaster paediatric residency program in 2013. Internationally, she has been involved in ongoing pediatric education programs in Uganda and as co-program director of a pediatric residency program in Guyana.

Lee Ann Chapman B.A. J.D.

Lee Ann is the Triage Lawyer at PBLO at SickKids , the first Medical Legal Partnership in Canada. It is a free legal service which links health care and legal care to improve children’s health. Before coming to Sickkids Lee Ann was a children’s rights lawyer at Justice for Children and Youth.

Dr. Eyal Cohen

Eyal Cohen is a paediatrician who is the Medical Director of the Complex Care Program in the Department of Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children and a health services researcher with cross-appointments at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in the University of Toronto and the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University