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Canadian Public Health Association

Public Health 2016 highlights the latest public health research



TORONTO, ON – June 13, 2016 – Public Health 2016 the Annual Conference of the Canadian Public Health Association, features the latest public health research including more than 200 oral abstracts and poster presentations.

These 8 Scientific Abstracts will be of particular interest to the media:

  1. Getting a room: Older residents’ perspectives on intimacy and sexuality in the long-term care environment Mariah Malone
  2. De-normalizing excessive alcohol consumption among Nunavummiut using digital storytelling Jakob Gearheard, Daman Dhillon, Donika Jones, Victor Akande
  3. Experience of using new technologies to support investigation of foodborne disease Wanda Martin, Cheryl Waldner, Nathaniel Osgood, Jo Anne Relf-Eckstein, Aydin Teyhouee
  4. The evolving face of public health crises in Canada, are we ready? Nicole Kain
  5. Impact of Canadian tobacco packaging on quit line utilization: An interrupted time series analysis of call volume and new callers N. Bruce Baskerville, Stephen Brown, Nghia Nguyen, Lynda Hayward, Ryan Kennedy, David Hammond, Sharon Campbell
  6. Population impact of Ontario’s infant rotavirus immunization program: Evidence of direct and indirect effects Sarah Wilson, Laura Rosella, John Wang, Nicole Le Saux, Natasha Crowcroft, Tara Harris, Shelly Bolotin, Lauren Ramsay, Shelley Deeks
  7. Warning labels on alcohol containers in Ontario, Canada: An experimental evaluation of the perceived effectiveness of alcohol warning labels among adults Fei Zuo, Alice Simniceanu, Laura Rosella, Christine White, Ben Rempel, Jason LeMar, Tim Stockwell, Heather Manson, David Hammond, Erin Hobin
  8. Healing through architecture; using spatial elements including natural light, scent, colour and material to help reduce stress in healthcare environments and augment healing Jennifer Beggs

Media are invited to Public Health 2016. Representatives from the media are requested to register on-site.

Note: Abstracts are being presented June 13-16. The final program provides more details. Interviews with researchers can be arranged through Emma Mallach. Presenters may only be available on the day their abstracts are presented.

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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