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We offer a directory of upcoming conferences, courses and other continuing education opportunities related to environmental health practice and policy. We also welcome input regarding any upcoming events of relevance to the environmental health community not listed here.
Events are described in their applicable language(s).
May 29 2019Forest Fires, Outdoor Air Location Type: Online
Wildfire smoke causes episodes of the worst air quality that most people in British Columbia (BC) will ever experience. Research from BC and around the world has shown that wildfire smoke exposure is associated with large increases in respiratory health risk, and somewhat smaller increases in cardiovascular and mortality risk. With the record-breaking seasons of 2017 and 2018 behind us, we are...
Jun 03 2019
at 08:30 EST Topics: Chemical Agents, Risk Analysis Location Type: Online
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold a workshop on evidence integration, which is a summary step of the systematic review in human health assessments conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The overall aim of this workshop is to explore strategies for addressing challenges that arise during evidence integration. Through presentations, discussions,...
Jun 04 2019Biological Agents, Food Location Type: Online
In 2008, Ontario experienced the largest listeriosis outbreak ever recorded in the province. Since then, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Public Health Ontario and local public health units have been collaborating with the Public Health Agency of Canada to conduct enhanced surveillance for this disease. Surveillance of enteric diseases is one of the core mandates of Public Health...
Jun 06 2019
at 08:30 EST Topics: Outdoor Air Location Type: Online
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been called “the new electricity”—a technological invention that promises to fundamentally transform our lives and the world we live in. The resurgence of investment and enthusiasm for artificial intelligence, or the ability of machines to carry out “smart” tasks, has been driven largely by advancements in the subfield of machine learning. Machine learning...
Jun 12 2019
at 12:00 PST Topics: Cannabis Location Type: Online
Poison centres in US States where cannabis was legalized or decriminalized reported an increase in calls about cannabis exposures compared to poison centres in states where cannabis remained illegal during both the lead up to and just after legalization/decriminalization. We queried whether similar increases occurred in BC. The BC Drug and Poison Information Centre (DPIC) received almost triple...
Jun 26 2019Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Biological Agents Location Type: Online and In Person Location: Toronto, ON
Intrinsic and acquired drug resistance of microbial pathogens poses a grave threat to human health and has enormous economic consequences worldwide. Fungal pathogens present a particular challenge because they are eukaryotes and share many of the same biological processes as the human hosts they infect. The number of drug classes that have distinct targets in fungi is very limited and the...
Jun 27 2019Indigenous Environmental Health, Outdoor Air Location Type: Online
Remote Indigenous communities in Canada overwhelmingly rely on diesel fuel for heating and electricity generation. Clean energy projects in these communities are more likely to succeed with strong and coordinated support from governments, utilities, regulators, and industry. The Pembina Institute presents a webinar on the current policy context for remote community-led clean energy projects in...
Jul 17 2019Equity Location Type: Online
Personal and societal values guide organizational work on the social determinants of health and health equity. This webinar will review the organizational values that reflect an equity orientation. It will explore how organizations can successfully shift their values to more closely align with those supportive of health equity action. Shifting organizational culture depends on a close alignment...