Call for Proposals: Children at the Heart of the Matter Conference

The Children the Heart of the Matter Conference will be held February 1 and 2, 2013 in Surrey.  Presentation proposals are due on May 31. The 2012 conference drew over 550 participants and was an overwhelming success. Consideration will be given to those presenters whose proposals reflect diversity, inclusive practice, programming and curriculum for any or all of the following: infant/toddler, preschool-age and school-age children as well as children with special needs.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Health & Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Challenging Behaviour - The Tip of the Iceberg

The Health & Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference will take place on November 15-6, 2012 in Vancouver, B.C.  This conference provides an excellent forum for authors to present their work in an interactive setting. Posters are ideal for presenting scientifically based investigation, clinical case studies and demonstration of community projects. Posters are intended to provide authors and participants from a variety of disciplines with the ability to connect with each other and to engage in discussions about the work. 

 The deadline is: Friday, March 30, 2012.

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Call for Abstracts: Conference on Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

The 4th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: Strategies and Solution – From Practice to Policy will take place from October 24-26, 2012 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals and policy makers working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity.

The 4th conference will focus on strategies and solutions – from practice to policy. This theme recognizes that obesity is a complex problem requiring a complex solution-oriented approach to its prevention and management. Specifically, the conference will showcase examples of the best and promising practice across Canada, and across multiple settings. From provincial level policies to school and community level interventions, and through practice-based management programs targeting multiple behaviours that are associated with obesity, the conference seeks to promote a solution-oriented approach to obesity prevention and management.

Please visit for more information.  The deadline for abstract submission is: March 23, 2012.

Call for Cases for a New Publication: Population and Public Health Ethics Casebook

The CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH), together with its partners, are pleased to announce a call for case submissions in Population and Public Health Ethics.

The CIHR-IPPH, CIHR Ethics Office, Public Health Agency of Canada-Office of Public Health Practice, National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy, and Public Health Ontario have partnered to develop this casebook of ethical dilemmas in population and public health and related case analyses. The objectives of the casebook are to:

  1. Increase awareness and understanding of PPH ethics, and the value of ethical thinking in population and public health research, policy, and practice;
  2. Highlight cases from across population and public health research, policy, and practice that feature different ethical issues and dilemmas, and;
  3. Create a tool to support instruction, debate, and dialogue related to cases in population and public health ethics research, policy, and practice.

Structured case submissions of up to 850 words are due by Friday, September 30, 2011.

For more information, please visit the IPPH Website for additional details and submission guidelines.

International Innovations in ECE: A Canadian Forum on Early Childhood Frameworks

Dr. Alan Pence and Dr. Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Co-Directors of the Unit for Early Years Research and Development, invite you to submit a proposal to present at International Innovations in ECE: A Canadian Forum on Early Childhood Frameworks on July 13-15, 2012 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Early childhood care and education is very much on the contemporary international agenda, and one key facet of that agenda is the introduction of early childhood frameworks. These frameworks have profound implications for early years policies, programs, research, and practice - they have provided the opportunity for numerous innovations in the field.

This conference, the first of its kind in Canada, brings renowned early childhood leaders from Italy, New Zealand, and Australia to Victoria, British Columbia for learning, sharing, and planning ways forward for Canada’s young children and families.

The conference is hosted by the Unit for Early Years Research and Development, located at the University of Victoria's School of Child and Youth Care. The conference builds on the ongoing Investigating Quality project initiated by the Unit in 2005, which explores the links from theory to policy to practice.

For more information on the conference, including the call for presentations and conference rates, please ...