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This week's feature is by Anne Lessio, Manager, Heart Health Resource Centre, and describes their recent best practices in chronic disease prevention-"the projects, the process that was used to identify practices, the assessment criteria, the review process, and the intentions for dissemination."

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Motherisk Update Symposium


The Motherisk program at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, will host this medical and research symposium focusing on Health and Medical Conditions During Pregnancy. The Keynote Address will be Diabetes and Pregnancy, by Dr. Oded Langer, Babcock Professor & Chairman, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York.

For the Kids--Developing Readiness for the Future of Child and Youth Mental Health


With the mental health sector facing challenges in adopting evidence-based practice while meeting increasing demands for service, this conference, presented by Hospital for Sick Children and the Community Health Systems Resource Group, seeks to bring together service providers, policy analysts, decision makers, and advocacy organizations from the children's services sector to reflect on what is needed to develop readiness for advances and innovations in the sector.

Heads Up! When Something's Wrong--Ideas for Families: Handbook Launch and Workshop Day


The Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation, in partnership with The Cowan Foundation, will be hosting a workshop day that will provide families and mental health workers with useful information and strategies for coping with children who have mood, behaviour, or thinking difficulties. This seminar will be held in the Victoria Park Pavilion from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For further information, or to register, please call (416) 351-7757 or 1 (800) 915-2773.


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