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Canadian Public Health Association

Pre-conference Sessions and Ancillary Events

Sessions will be presented in the language as indicated by their respective titles. 

Pre-conference sessions are not organized by the Canadian Public Health Association. All questions related to these session should be directed to the respective organizations indicated below.

The art and science of data linkage - presented by CARRFS

Trauma-informed & culturally safe approaches to health promotion – presented by Caroline C. Piotrowski

Public Health Physicians of Canada CPD

IDeas at Dawn - presented by the National Collaborating Centres of Infectious Diseases and Determinants of Health

The Art and Science of Data Linkage: Applications to Public Health Surveillance across Socio-economic and Environmental Determinants of Health

Presented by: Canadian Alliance for Regional Risk Factor Surveillance (CARRFS)

Date: Monday, April 27, 2020
Time: 9:00 – 16:00 (lunch provided)
Location: Manitoba Hall Boardroom (Room 2M70), Manitoba Hall, University of Winnipeg

Keynote speaker:

  • Dr. Lisa Lix, Professor Canada Research Chair, University of Manitoba

Invited speaker:

  • Dr. Elaina MacIntyre, Epidemiologist Specialist, Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health Ontario and Adjunct Faculty, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Learning Objectives:

After attending 2020 CARRFS Symposium, public health professionals will be able to: 

  • Describe the value of data linkage for public health surveillance activities that span socio-economic and environmental determinants of health; 
  • Explore the opportunities and challenges of data linkage at the population level; and
  • Discuss the potential opportunities for data linkage to conduct environmental health surveillance, including climate change.

Registration

  • Webcast: No Charge (pre-registration required)
  • Participant: $40

CARRFS Pre-conference registration


Trauma-informed & Culturally Safe Approaches to Health Promotion

Presented by: Caroline C. Piotrowski, Children’s Health Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)

Date: Monday, April 27, 2020
Time: 9:00 – 16:00 (lunch provided)
Location: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd

In the morning session, the prevalence, effects, and types of trauma across the life course will be reviewed, including the vicarious trauma sometimes experienced by public health practitioners. The main concepts of cultural safety will be identified, and diverse examples of their application will be discussed.

In the afternoon session, two detailed case examples concerning how culturally safe and trauma-informed health promotion programs were implemented in Manitoba (one in partnership with a reserve community and one in partnership with a not-for-profit urban Indigenous organization) will be presented. Attendees will engage in hands-on exercises and discussion concerning barriers to the implementation and evaluation of culturally safe and trauma-informed health promotion practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • To identify and understand the main principles of trauma-informed care (TIC) and the rationale for their implementation
  • To identify and understand the main concepts of cultural safety
  • To integrate TIC and cultural safety principles
  • To apply TIC and cultural safety principles to health promotion partnerships with Indigenous communities
  • To evaluate and trouble shoot the application of TIC and cultural safety principles in health promotion programs

Registration

To register for this pre-conference session, please email Caroline Piotrowski at cpiotrowski@fastmail.com.

  Regular Student
Half day (9:00 - 11:45) $75 $25
Full day (lunch included) $125 $75
Full day (lunch NOT included) $100 $50

 

Agenda

    9:00 - 9:15 Welcome & Introduction
    9:15 - 10:15 Prevalence, Effects, & Types of Trauma
    10:15 - 10:30 Health break
    10:30 - 11:15 Principles of Trauma-Informed Care
    11:15 - 11:45 Cultural safety: Concepts & Applications
    11:45 - 13:00 Lunch break
    13:00 - 14:00 Case example of a culturally safe and trauma-informed health promotion program in partnership an Indigenous community in Manitoba
    14:00 - 14:15 Health break
    14:15 - 15:00 Case example of a culturally safe and trauma-informed health promotion program in partnership with an urban Indigenous not-for-profit organization
    15:00 - 15:45 Group exercises and discussion
    15:45 - 16:00 Wrap up

    Public Health Physicians of Canada

    Date: Sunday 26 April and Monday 27 April
    Time: 9:00 – 17:00 
    Location: Delta Winnipeg

    PHPC will host its fifteenth annual Continuing Professional Development Symposium in Winnipeg on April 26-27, 2020 as part of the annual conference of the Canadian Public Health Association, Public Health 2020. 

    Agenda

    SUNDAY 26 APRIL

    Annual general meeting
    8:00 - 9:00

    Join us at the AGM to hear highlights of what PHPC accomplished in the past year and help set the direction in the years moving forward.

    PHPC Symposium Day 1
    8:00 - 17:00

    This session will engage public health and preventive medicine specialists and other physicians working in public health in sharing, responding to and discussing key public health issues.  This two day symposium will include a series of high quality talks by public health physician leaders from across Canada and dedicated sessions focusing on the federal role in local public health. The role of PHPM specialists, and contexts in which they practice, will be emphasized throughout.

    Registration required.

    Annual Society Dinner 
    19:00 – 22:00

    Join the networking dinner for public health and preventive medicine specialists and other physicians working in public health.

    Registration required. 

    Monday 29 April 

    CPD Symposium Day 2
    8:00 - 17:30

    This session will engage public health and preventive medicine specialists and other physicians working in public health in sharing, responding to and discussing key public health issues.  This two day symposium will include a series of high quality talks by public health physician leaders from across Canada and dedicated sessions focusing on the federal role in local public health. The role of PHPM specialists, and contexts in which they practice, will be emphasized throughout.

    Registration required.

    Registration Rates

      Physicians Residents
    CPD Symposium April 26 – 27: $300
    April 26: $200
    April 27: $200
    April 26 – 27: $200
    April 26: $150
    April 27: $150
    Annual Society Dinner $100 $85

    Cancellation policy

    Requests for cancellations must be received by e-mail on or before 20 April 2020 and will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. No cancellations will be granted after 20 April 2020. 

    PHPC registration


    Ideas at Dawn Breakfast Sessions

    Dates: Tuesday 28 April to Thursday 30 April
    Time: 7:00 - 8:15
    Location: RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg

    The National Collaborating Centres for Infectious Diseases and Determinants of Health are hosting three breakfast discussions on pressing public health infectious diseases issues. Each session will start with a short introduction to the topic by one or more public health stakeholders and then participants are invited to participate in a moderated discussion. The aim is to allow a free-flowing discussion on urgent public health issues.

    Registration is required. A hot breakfast will be provided

    Discussion topics: 

    • Tuesday, April 28: Syphilis outbreaks 
    • Wednesday, April 29: Harm reduction and trauma-informed responses for users of crystal meth 
    • Thursday, April 30: Multi-departmental and multi-sector responses to prevent and control infectious diseases

    Registration

    Fee: $10 per session

    IDeas at Dawn registration