Our activities include a yearly high level scientific and educational meeting, which is hosted on a rotating basis by pediatric endocrinology centres from across Canada.
CPEG works to represent Canadian pediatric endocrinologists and our patients on standing committees within the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) and the Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES).
CPEG offers clinical and research fellowships for Canadian trainees. To date, over 35 pediatric endocrinology fellows have received support through the CPEG fellowship program.
CPEG has been involved in several recent important initiatives. New growth charts based on WHO data have been developed to better meet the needs of our members and colleagues who provide care to children. In collaboration with the Canadian Pediatric Society, a a statement on the care of children with type 1 diabetes in schools was also recently issued. CPEG has also been at the center of the development of new applications allowing for quick and efficient analysis and plotting of large growth data sets that can be used for research or clinical inquiries and are harbored on our web site. These initiatives, as well as others, are available on our portal to both members and non-members. Our web portal is easily accessible, and we hope this will provide an additional venue for communication and collaboration. We welcome feedback on the portal.
The Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group / Groupe Canadien d’Endocrinologie Pédiatrique (CPEG / GCEP) held its first independent meeting in London, Ontario, in 2007. Canadian pediatric endocrinologists had met regularly before, but within the framework of larger groups, such as the joint meetings of the Canadian Diabetes Association and of the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CDA/CSEM) or of groups with a narrower mandate, such as the Canadian Growth Hormone Advisory Committee. However, there had been a longstanding desire of pediatric endocrinologists to form an independent group. CPEG therefore became a self-standing association in 2006 and started organizing its own annual meetings.
The Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group (CPEG) is the official Canadian association for pediatric endocrinology. Our membership is comprised mostly of pediatric endocrinologists, pediatric endocrine nurses, and pediatric subspecialty residents (fellows) who are training to become endocrinologists. We are a highly collaborative and collegial group dedicated to caring for children and adolescents with endocrine disorders.
News and Events
The CPEG 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held from Thursday, February 20 to Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the The Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0R3.
Learning Objectives: The overall learning objective of this meeting is to present current state of knowledge of topics in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes.
Background for the WHO Growth Charts for Canada (March 2014 revision)
In March 2014, the first revised set of the WHO Growth Charts for Canada was released and is available at www.whogrowthcharts.ca. The second set of revised charts was released in September 2014 and are available at the same web address.
CPEG has a library of Shiny apps for public use.