Congratulations Dr. Aven Poynter!

Dr. Aven Poynter is this year’s recipient of the Canadian Pediatric Society’s national “Distinguished Community Pediatrician” award.

The Community Paediatrics Section established the Distinguished Community Paediatrician Award in 1999 to recognize a colleague(s) who has demonstrated a significant contribution to the field of community paediatrics.

This year’s Distinguished Community Paediatrician is Dr. Aven Poynter (Langley, B.C.), who has practised in the Langley community for 30 years. Dr. Poynter cares for kids well beyond the scope of her private consultation practice. In addition to providing general consulting and community paediatric respiratory services with pulmonary function testing, she is a consultant Paediatrician in the Ministry of Child and Family Development’s Child and Youth Mental Health team in Surrey and is a clinical assistant professor in UBC’s Department of Paediatrics. Over the years, she has continued to teach a variety of programs, such as asthma education and mental health to family physicians, medical students, family practice residents, and members of the public . She was an active Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) instructor for 25 years.

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