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Canadian Public Health Association

Notice to the Media: 2020 Canadian Immunization Conference



Close to 800 leaders in immunization will participate online in the 2020 Canadian Immunization Conference. Delegates will share knowledge and expertise around immunization and vaccine safety. The Conference is hosted by the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Immunization Research, Evaluation and Education (CAIRE), the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Media are invited to attend. More information on the Conference is available online. 

1-3 December 2020

Virtual – Please contact to access the online feed.

12:00-12:55 (EST)
Welcome Remarks (video)
The Honourable Patty Hajdu, PC, MP, Minister of Health

Plenary 1: Science and Society
Frédéric Bouchard, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Full Professor, Philosophy Department, Université de Montréal

15:30-16:30 (EST)
Plenary 2: Global collaboration and the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines
Katherine O’Brien, Director, Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals Department, World Health Organization; Professor, Department of International Health & Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

12:00-12:55 (EST)
Plenary 3: A conversation with the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada
Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada

15:30-16:30 (EST)
Plenary 4: The search for a COVID-19 vaccine
Scott Halperin, Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University

12:00-12:55 (EST)
Plenary 5: Why lifetime immunization is important
Jane Barratt, Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing (IFA)

15:30-16:30 (EST)
Plenary 6: Issues of immunization and communication
Julie Leask, Professor, Sydney Nursing School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney

For more information contact:
Dolores Gutierrez, Communications & Marketing Officer
Canadian Public Health Association
Telephone: 613.725.3769, ext. 190

About the Canadian Public Health Association
Founded in 1910, the Canadian Public Health Association is the independent voice for public health in Canada with links to the international community. As the only Canadian non-governmental organization focused exclusively on public health, we are uniquely positioned to advise decision-makers about public health system reform and to guide initiatives to help safeguard the personal and community health of Canadians and people around the world. We are a national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association. Our members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions that are necessary to achieve health for all.

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