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Canadian Public Health Association

Infectious Disease and Climate Change Forum

 

The Infectious Disease & Climate Change Forum will be held virtually 5 October 2021. The Forum is a key knowledge exchange event for public health and allied health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees committed to sharing their research, best practices and policies to deal with the impacts of climate change on infectious disease in Canada.

The virtual event will deliver a scientific program featuring plenary and panel sessions on Tuesday 5 October from 11:00–16:30 (EST). Accepted submission will be presented in a dedicated stream of Public Health 2021 on Wednesday 6 October.

Forum objectives
Program overview
Submission acceptance

IMPORTANT DATES 

  • Notification of results: Friday 23 July  
  • Registration opens: August
  • Infectious Disease & Climate Change Forum: Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Public Health 2021 dedicated IDCC Stream: Wednesday 6 October 2021

Forum Objectives

The Infectious Disease & Climate Change Forum will provide participants the opportunity to:

  • engage public health leaders and other partners and local organizations from within and outside the health sector;
  • highlight local, regional, provincial and national level projects; and
  • provide a platform for professionals and providers to discuss gaps and opportunities.

Program Overview

Program is subject to change. All times are Eastern Standard Time.

Tuesday 5 October

11:00 - 12:00

Infectious disease and climate change in Canada: An assessment of the risks to health and the health care system

  • Nick Ogden, Public Health Agency of Canada
12:00 - 12:15 Break

12:15 - 13:30

Tick and mosquito surveillance: Understanding the impact of climate change on pathogens and vectors  

  • Samira Mubareka, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Jade Savage, Bishops University
  • Bernadette Ardelli, Brandon University
13:30 - 13:45 Break
13:45 - 15:00

Building the capacity of the health care system to better address climate-driven infectious diseases in Canada

  • Jacqueline Badcock, New Brunswick Department of Health
  • Cynthia Baker, Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
  • Cecelia Newton, Centre for Effective Practice
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:15

A resilient future: Infectious disease, climate change, and community based adaptation

  • Ian Mauro, Prairie Climate Centre

 

SUBMISSION ACCEPTANCE

Accepted submission will be presented in a dedicated stream of Public Health 2021 on Wednesday 6 October.

  • Each submission is reviewed and scored by at least two independent peer reviewers. 
  • Final acceptance will be determined by the Steering Committee.
  • Symposium and Workshop submitters will be notified of the results of the peer review on or before Tuesday 20 July.
  • Oral abstract submitters will be notified of the results of the peer review on or before Friday 23 July.
  • All accepted presenters will be notified of the date and time of their presentation on or before Thursday 5 August.
  • All presenters must register for at least one day of the conference to be included in the program. Daily presenter rates will be available. 
  • Pre-recorded presentations and session recordings will be available registered participants for one year post-conference. Presenters may request that the presentation/recording not be posted.