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Improving Outcomes for Children & Young People

22 October, 2008 - Press Release from Paediatric Society of New Zealand

Improving Outcomes for New Zealand Children & Young People

The Paediatric Society of New Zealand is holding its Annual Scientific Meeting at Waitangi from 28-31 October. The theme of the meeting is Improving Outcomes for New Zealand Children & Young People. There will be a number of topics under discussion, which we believe, will be of general interest to the wider public.

These topics include:
• Health inequalities
• Obesity
• Child protection and prevention of child abuse
• Injury prevention
• Youth Health
• B4school checks
• And many more

We are hosting a number of excellent local and overseas speakers, including:
• Professor Innes Asher: Professor of Paediatrics, University of Auckland
• Professor Louise Baur: Professor of Paediatrics, University of Sydney and Specialist in Clinical Nutrition, The Children's Hospital at Westmead
• Dr Andrew Berry: State Director, NETS (Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Services)
• Associate Professor Chris Semsarian: Head, Molecular Cardiology, Centenary Institute, Molecular Cardiologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
• Professor Mark Mercurio: Professor of Paediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine
The Montgomery Spencer Oration will be given by distinguished Maori Paediatrician, Dr Leo Buchanan.
Child Health Professionals will be walking the talk of obesity prevention with an afternoon of physical activity in the sunshine of the Far North.
Full information about our keynote speakers and the conference programme can be found at

The Paediatric Society of New Zealand will be highlighting successes in improving the health of our children and young people. We will also be highlighting the many areas where ongoing improvements can be made.


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