Canadian Paediatric Society

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Canadian Paediatric Society
Key people
Catherine Farrell, MD President
Sam Wong, MD Vice-President

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is a national association of paediatricians.

As a voluntary professional association, the CPS represents more than 3,000 paediatricians, paediatric subspecialists, paediatric residents, and other people who work with and care for children. The CPS is governed by an elected Board of Directors representing each province and territory.


The CPS is active in several major areas including professional education, advocacy, public education, surveillance and research.


The CPS administers the Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program, Active (IMPACT), a national surveillance system for vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccine adverse events in 12 pediatric tertiary care centers across Canada.[1] IMPACT is funded by the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases at the Public Health Agency of Canada, with additional funding for surveillance for rotavirus and invasive meningococcal disease provided by GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Novartis and Pfizer.[2]

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  1. ^ "IMPACT". Canadian Paediatric Society. 2022-03-24. Retrieved 2022-03-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Public Health Agency of Canada (2022-02-25). "National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI): Membership and representation". Government of Canada. Archived from the original on 2022-03-23. Retrieved 2022-03-29.