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BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) - 2017 Zoonoses Symposium

The Zoonotic Disease Symposium is a collaborative, interdisciplinary forum that provides an opportunity for professionals from across BC to gather, network, and learn about health issues affecting…
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CIPHI Ontario Seminar Series - Student Edition

This CIPHI Seminar Series will feature three student abstracts.Microbial Levels of Kibbeh NayyehPresenter: Mahmoud KanaanKibbeh Nayyeh is a raw beef ready-to-eat dish typically found in the Middle…
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CIPHI Seminar Series - Navigating Uncharted Territory: The experience of Public Health Inspectors in Clinical IPAC Audits

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) work is being conducted by Certified Public Health Inspectors (CPHIs) in Ontario Public Health Units.  This is due in large part to the current IPAC Practices…
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CIPHI Seminar Series - Rabies Is Real… An Innovative Approach to Rabies Awareness

On December 4, 2015, Hamilton Public Health Services received a report from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) of raccoon strain rabies in a raccoon that attacked two dogs. This rabid raccoon…
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COVID-19 and Wildfire Smoke: A Potentially Bad Combination

Exposure to air pollution can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, and alter immune function, making it more difficult to fight respiratory infections such as COVID-19. Wildfire smoke is a complex…
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COVID-19 Precautions for Multi-unit Residential Buildings

The transmission of COVID-19, which occurs primarily through close contact with an infected person, has made it necessary for large proportions of the world’s population to self-isolate in their…
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EPA Expands Research on SARS-CoV-2 in the Environment (US EPA)

This webinar presents some of the research that the US EPA is currently working on with the US CDC including environmental cleanup and disinfection, detection of virus in wastewater, and development…
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How Can Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Surveillance Inform Public Health

Following global calls to action on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by the World Health Organization and the United Nations, Canada continues to support international efforts. Within Canada, AMR is a…
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Legionella: Exploring National Guidance and Local Experiences

Legionnaires' disease is a respiratory disease caused by Legionella bacteria, which can be found in the water systems of large buildings. In 2016, there were an estimated 6,100 cases of Legionnaires…
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Microbiology - Antimicrobial Use, Resistance and Stewardship in Animals

Antimicrobials are widely used in animals, which has led to concern about antimicrobial use and resistance in veterinary medicine and agriculture. Antimicrobials are required in many situations for…
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NCCEH eJournal Club - A medical-toxicological view of tattooing

The NCCEH eJournal Club is a series of informal hour-long sessions discussing and appraising articles relating to environmental health. Active participation is encouraged. Although these sessions are…
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NCCEH eJournal Club - Water Quality Survey of Splash Pads After a Waterborne Salmonellosis Outbreak

The NCCEH eJournal Club is a series of informal hour-long sessions discussing and appraising articles relating to environmental health. Active participation is encouraged. Although these sessions are…
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NCCID: Seasonal Influenza 2020-2021 Recommendations in the Context of COVID-19

Learn about this year’s recommendations for the prevention and treatment of seasonal influenza, the use of antivirals, the recommended vaccinations, and infection and prevention control measures to…
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Public Health Approaches and Practice in Complex Systems

“Simplifying Complexity: Public Health Approaches & Practice in Complex Systems” will dedicate two days to exploring complex adaptive systems and complexity science through a variety of plenary…
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Public Health Ontario - PHO Grand Rounds: The Burden of Illness of Enteric Zoonoses in Ontario

Enteric diseases are a significant contributor to the overall burden of reportable illnesses in Ontario, accounting for approximately 9,500 cases in 2011. Consumption of contaminated food and water,…
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The Changing Legionella Regulatory Landscape | What YOU need to know

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UBC School of Population and Public Health - Rats! Purveyors of pestilence or public health helpers?

Presenters:Kaylee Byers, Interdisciplinary doctoral student, Vancouver Rat Project researcher, and Friedman ScholarMichael Lee, SPPH doctoral student, and Vancouver Rat Project researcher
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UBC School of Population and Public Health - Perspectives of Botswana policy-makers and healthcare workers towards Tuberculosis infection control and occupational health measures

The best of current research in the Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) field is presented at these seminars, which run weekly during the academic year.Presenter: Bojosi Gamontle
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Workshop: Understanding the Interplay of Environmental Stressors, Infectious Disease, and Human Health

This free workshop will examine emerging research findings on the impact of chemical exposures (e.g. airborne particulate matter, heavy metals, and pesticides) and environmental disruptions (e.g.…
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