Medical experts will speak out on the impact of COVID restrictions on children at an online event on January 19

TORONTO, January 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Children have been at the center of concern during this pandemic, feeling the mental and social strain of repeated lockdowns and social restrictions. For young people aged 6 to 18, recent data indicates that up to 70% experienced deterioration in their mental health and well-being in some aspect. The next generation suffers from anxiety, depression and uncertainty at a time when social interaction is essential to their mental and social development.

At Wednesday January 19, join Dr. Martha Fulford (medical specialist in infectious diseases and associate professor at McMaster University) and dr. Christa Boylan (Pediatric Psychiatrist and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at McMaster University), with moderators Dr. Richard Tytus and dr. Denis DiValentino for an exclusive online event, Let the children be children.

Let the children be children will include a number of health professionals whose views are in contrast to current government policies, making this event a controversial and intriguing discussion on this current issue.

Let the children be children presenters will address COVID-19 issues that are top of mind for healthcare professionals when caring for their pediatric patients and offer tips for parents. They will also talk about the concerns of the general public.

Separate sessions will be organized for health professionals (2-3:30 p.m. ET) and the general public (4-5:30 p.m. ET). They will both offer interactive Q&A opportunities. Register for free at

Topics covered will include, but not be limited to:

  • Defining the pandemic and where we are now – a pandemic of panic and positive PCR
  • What does this mean for our children – is compulsory pediatric vaccination required?
  • What is the real risk of letting children go back to school? It’s not as high as you think
  • What is the real risk of letting children grow up again? Extracurricular activities, children seeing their grandparents, socializing with their friends, etc.
  • Pivoting to the ‘new normal’ – new treatments are on the horizon

“While much of the media has focused on the impact of school closures throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has not been enough discussion of how children are coping. mentally and emotionally to changes in their lifestyle,” says moderator Dr Tytus. “Children don’t just need to be in school, they need to be able to participate in extracurricular activities; have social activities with children their own age; visit grandparents; and not see their delayed development due to numerous lockdowns and restrictions.”

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dr. Martha Fulford
Dr. Fulford is an associate professor at McMaster University. Dr. Fulford provides infectious disease consultation to pediatric and adult patient populations.

dr. Christa Boylan
Dr. Boylan is a clinical researcher whose goal is to identify the developmental and clinical processes that contribute to persistent depression in adolescents. She also studies the epidemiology of oppositional behavior and irritability in children and adolescents. She leads or participates in several studies with clinical and community participants. Dr. Boylan is also a faculty member at the Oxford Center for Child Studies.

dr. Richard Tytus
Dr. Tytus is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, and Co-Founder of Virtual Medicine Solution, Banty Inc. He is currently part of the National Virtual Medicine Task Force for Clinical Practice Guidelines.

dr. Denis DiValentino
dr. Denis DiValentino is a family doctor Hamilton, ON and Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Medicine at McMaster University. In 2017, he received a Joule Innovation Fellowship for his social innovation, Ramcare, to help provide care to marginalized people using mobile telemedicine units.

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