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Canada is in the process of accepting a large number of Syrian refugees, many of whom are children. These children, as well as other children who are new immigrants to Canada, have special health issues both in the short term and long term. These include the need for immediate medical assessments, updating immunization, addressing oral health issues, and dealing with acculturation and mental health issues including post traumatic stress disorder. The Canadian Pediatric Society has developed a series of resources to help practitioners approach these needs. Dr. Hui and Barozzino will provide an overview of these resources and recommended approaches for primary care providers and public health officials.
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Presenters: Dr. Charles Hui and Tony Barozzino
Dr. Hui is the Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and an associate professor of paediatrics at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
An active clinician teacher, he is actively involved in knowledge synthesis and translation of issues pertaining to children and youth that are new to Canada. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Caring for Kids New to Canada web-resource. He has worked with national societies, governments and intergovernmental organizations on migrant child health issues.
Dr. Tony Barozzino is currently the Director of Community Outreach & Ambulatory Services in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. His main area of academic focus has been the clinical care of high risk children and youth disproportionately affected by the social determinants of health, including immigrant/refugees in Southeast inner city Toronto. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Caring for Kids New to Canada web-resource, Chair of the CKNC Taskforce of the Canadian Pediatric Society and pediatrician to the School Based Health Clinic in Regent Park.
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