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Canadian Public Health Association


FINAL Program

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Updated 20 April; 09:00
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09:00 - 10:30 Plenary I - Addressing structural racism as a determinant of health
10:30 - 11:00 Networking break with Sponsors and Exhibitors

11:00 - 12:15

Poster presentations

12:15 - 13:45 Networking lunch
12:00 - 13:45 CPHA AGM
13:45 - 15:00

Concurrent sessions

  • All hands on deck: Developing a standardized health promotion response to youth substance use outbreaks in schools and communities
  • Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health: Successes, challenges, engagement, and next steps
  • Catalyzing conversations on climate displacement and health
  • Innovative approaches to First Nations public health
  • Turning the tide on health inequities: An introduction to systematic equity action-analysis in public health
  • Oral Abstract Sessions
15:00 - 15:30 Networking break with Sponsors and Exhibitors
15:30 - 16:45

Concurrent sessions

  • Addressing the social determinants of nutrition through public health surveillance: Documenting food inequities to inform policies
  • Collaborative autoethnography: Learning from, sharing, and generating collective insights to enhance eco-social approaches to public and planetary health
  • Competency-led education for Black health: Reflections on innovative practice
  • Healthy cities
  • Homeless no more: A shared leadership process for ending rural homelessness
  • Relationship building, storytelling, and centring lived expertise: Knowledge translation strategies in health equity work
  • Oral Abstract Sessions
17:00 - 18:30 Student and early career professional networking event

Wednesday 24 APRIL

09:00 - 10:30 Plenary II - Climate emergencies and the health of evacuated populations
10:30 - 11:00 Networking break with Sponsors and Exhibitors

11:00 - 12:15

Concurrent sessions

  • Climate change and equity
  • Identifying and addressing organizational stigma to promote more supportive and inclusive sexual health and harm reduction services
  • A Métis approach to Taanishishi Aen Miyomaashchihoohk (how to live well/how to be healthy)
  • Publishing in the Canadian Journal of Public Health: Tips from two editors-in-chief
  • The science agenda of a national public health organization: An emerging vision for science at the Public Health Agency of Canada 
  • Transforming a vision into action: A collaborative review and discussion of a proposed vision for public health surveillance in Canada by 2030
  • Oral Abstract Sessions
12:15 - 13:30

Networking lunch

Unlock the art of insightful critique in qualitative research

13:30 - 14:30 Poster presentations
14:30 - 14:45 Transition break
14:45 - 16:00

Concurrent sessions

  • Dementia in long-term care and home care settings: Results from recent research and surveillance projects
  • Digital transformation of public health
  • Engaging Indigenous reproductive justice as a framework for health research
  • Evidence pathways: Navigating evidence-informed decision making in public health
  • Preventing climate change and public health risks: Tackling complex challenges by integrating action across public health functions
  • Something in the air: Towards a new understanding of aerosols and respiratory disease transmission
  • Oral Abstract Sessions

Thursday 25 APRIL

09:00 - 10:15

Concurrent sessions

  • Building the case to strengthen public health and the public health workforce: Public health systems and services data
  • Building power for health equity
  • 2024 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada: Supporting use and application
  • Centring community in equity-driven emergency preparedness and response in Nova Scotia
  • The future of health promotion in Canada: Emerging issues and applications to public health
  • Oral Abstract Sessions
10:15 - 10:45 Refreshment break

10:45 - 12:00

Concurrent sessions

  • Building networks and health equity through community-engaged research
  • The intersectional pandemic preparedness playbook: Workshopping strategies for equity-based pandemic response
  • Lessons about the collateral consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on child and youth activity, sedentary, and sleep behaviours: Collective findings from Canadian repeated cross-sectional multi-method studies
  • Tackling environmental racism: An urgent call for public health to address anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism
  • What can public health organizations do to improve their capacities to act on healthy public policies?
  • Oral Abstract Sessions
12:00 - 12:15 Transition break
12:15 - 13:15 Plenary III - Putting the common good first: Local lessons from a global pandemic