John LeBlancMD, MSc, FRCPC, FAAP
Dr. John LeBlanc is a pediatrician and epidemiologist at the IWK Health Centre and an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University in the Departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Community Health & Epidemiology. He is the President of the Atlantic Pediatric Society and a member of the Early Years Task Force of the Canadian Paediatric Society and is very active in the promotion of early childhood development and social and emotional learning (or SEL) in children and youth. He advises the Nova Scotia Department of Health and works closely with one Nova Scotia school board to assess the level of social and emotional skills in its students. He is also active in global health and has two multi-year research projects in Tanzania that focus on teaching non-physicians comprehensive emergency obstetrical and newborn care.