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PHO Grand Rounds: Rethinking risk: The importance of risky play for children’s health
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Chronic Diseases and Injuries; Family Health; Health Promotion
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

​Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

Many of us have memories of childhoods with long hours spent outdoors and away from the watchful eyes of adults. Childhood today looks very different, with more time spent supervised indoors, in structured activities, in front of screens and with little allowance for outdoor play time and risk taking. This interactive and interdisciplinary presentation will explore the pressures that limit children's outdoor play time, and discuss research examining the influence on children's health and development. Participants will review the research supporting more outdoor play, and consider strategies that may help restore balance.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Dr. Mariana Brussoni

Dr. Mariana Brussoni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and with the British Columbia Injury Research & Prevention Unit. Mariana investigates injury prevention in children. One key area of focus is children’s risky play.

Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

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