Seats Limited: A Prevention of Child Injuries (focus on playground issues)

Sports and playgrounds form a significant part of fun physical activity opportunities for children.  As parents, chances are your child has experienced a bump on the head now and then.  But when do you know if your child needs just a little comforting or if the bump or injury (bruising, bleeding, swelling or shearing) requires immediate medical attention? Dr. Howard will share with parents how to prevent child injuries in playground.

Event Details

Date: Oct 26, 2013
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Language: English
Venue: John and Myrna Daniels Hollywood Theatre, SickKids Hospital
Address: Room 1246, Main Auditorium, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 2L3
·  Enter from main entrance at 170 Elizabeth Street
·  Walk down Main Street towards the bank of elevators by Shoppers Drug Mart
·  Take the elevator up to the 1st floor
·  Walk down the hall towards the theatre/auditorium to Room 1246
Hospital Parking:
·  Limited underground parking space at SickKids Hospital (enter from Elm Street)
·  $7 Flat rate
How to get to SickKids by TTC (subway):
·  Queen’s Park or St. Patrick subway station


Prevention of traumatic brain injuries (focus on sports and playground issues)  (20 mins)
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Howard
Q & A (15 mins)
Where to find reputable, authoritative online child health resources (15 mins)
Speaker: SickKids Foundation?
Q & A (5 mins)
SickKids Hospital &Foundation (10 mins)
Q & A (5 mins)
Thank you note from NAAAP & CPAC (10 mins)
Hospital Tour (25 mins)

About our Keynote Speaker

Andrew Howard, MD, FRCSC, Msc
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgery, SickKids Hospital
Senior Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute
Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery & Health Policy, Management & Evaluation

Brief Bio

Dr. Howard is a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon who has a large and diverse clinical practice. His clinical interests include complex orthopaedic trauma and surgery for spinal and lower extremity deformities.

Research Activities

Dr. Howard’s research focuses on prevention of road traffic injuries to children, which are overwhelmingly the leading cause of death for children in developed countries. He studies the biomechanics and epidemiology of child motor vehicle occupant injuries. Dr. Howard also studies the epidemiology of other major categories of unintentional childhood injury, including pedestrian and cyclist injuries, falls and sports injuries.


Please reserve your seats by email to or call CPAC office at 416-298-7885 ext. 101. Seats are limited, First Come, First Served.