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Agenda

Agenda

Conference Events
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
116 King Street West, Hamilton Ontario
 
 
 
Main Ballroom
Charlton Room
MacNab Room
Monday October 7 2019
Morning Agenda
Morning Break
Lunch Break Main Ballroom
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration
8:00 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Breakfast - Main Ballroom
Opening Ceremonies
Keynote: Steven Paikin, The Road Ahead at Queen's Park

Crossing the bridge and paving the way in a "new" public health through collaboration with planning, Dr. Charles Gardner; Dr. Ghazal Fazli;  Dr. Brent Moloughney;

Moderator: Dr. Lydia Ma

Canadian Multi-jurisdictional Enteric Illness Outbreak Investigations: Highlights from 2018, Rachel McCormick  PHAC

Cleaned, Wrapped and Loaded: An overview of the reprocessing workshop created by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health for regulated health professionals, Jenny Yao Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health

Exhibits Open
10:50 am - 11:20 am
11:25 am - 11:55 am

Critical Water Infrastructure Upgrades in a Cancer Centre – A Case Study of Risk Assessment and Legionella Mitigation , Eric Devine, University Health Network

How to Manage Radon in Your Buildings, Scott Cryer Pinchin

12:00 am - 1:00 am
Afternoon Agenda
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

New Rapid Microbial Detection Tools for Water Monitoring.

Dr. Shazia Tanvir PhD MSC, Research and Development Director, Genemis Labs Inc, Prof William A Anderson & Prof Trevor Charles,

University of Waterloo

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Keynote Address: Earl Lambert, A Journey of Two Canoes:
Cultural Sensitivity in Public Health
2:05 pm - 2:35 pm

Health Promotion in Environmental Public Health, Anthony Habjan, Niagara Region

Effective Disinfection Against Pathogens of Concern, Jim Gauthier, Diversey Inc

An investigation of Mercury Poisoning and Home Contamination: Success through multi-sectoral collaboration, Brenda Armstrong (SMDHU), Lori Holmes (SMDHU),  Sunil Varughese (PHO), Vince Spilchuk (PHO)

2:35 pm - 2:50 pm
Afternoon Break
Exhibits Open
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm

Collaboration to Innovate: Improving Health through Food Environments, Tina Chen  Vancouver NCCEH

Food handler training: What happens after they leave the classroom? Wendy Pons  Conestoga College

An overview of Food Safety Among Seniors , Abhinand Thaivalappil University of Guelph

What if your ground water contains viruses: exploring the application of Health Canada’s Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment tool to Small Drinking Water System Risk Assessment and Management? John G. Minnery, Karen Kivilahti, Chantal Burnett, Ray Copes  PHO

Hedgerow in Ontario:

Past, Present & Future

Neil Grinwis, Hedgerow Software

4:05 pm - 4:35 pm

Integrating Evidence-Informed Decision Making into Public Health Inspector Practice, Claire Howarth, Andrea Cooper, Thomas Pelletier, Maureen Dobbins  NCCMT

Watermain Incidents In Ontario – exploring the data and experience from Public Health and Utility Perspectives, John G. Minnery, Eugene Joh, Ray Copes  PHO

Baby Spas – An emerging recreational water facility, Alan Clavo and Nadia McLennan, Region of Peel – Public Health and Halton Region Health Department

Tuesday October 8 2019
Morning Agenda
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration
8:00 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Breakfast - Main Ballroom
Morning Welcome
Keynote: Neil Swidey, Trapped Under The Sea, Boston Tunnel Story
Morning Break

Case Interviews: Bridging the Gap to Public Health Action, Anna Manore  PHAC

Rise of the slime: Perspectives on harmful algal blooms in a multiple stressor world, David Depew, Environment and Climate Change Canada

City of Hamilton Cooling Tower Registration By Law – 10 years later, John Fortuna, Hamilton Public Health

Exhibits Open
10:50 am - 11:20 am
11:25 am - 11:55 am

Embracing One Health at Public Health Ontario, Katherine Paphitis & Devon Metcalf - PHO

Ontario’s Small Non-Community Drinking Water Systems:  How To Ensure Provision Of Safe Drinking Water And Source Water Protection, Fatih Sekercioglu

Rabid Dog in Niagara, Peter Jekel, Niagara Region Public Health

12:00 am - 1:00 am
Lunch Break Main Ballroom
Afternoon Agenda
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Keynote Address: Karen Rideout, Equity and Environmental Health Practice -
Toolkit Workshop - (webinar recording available soon)
2:05 pm - 2:35 pm

Echinococcus multilocularis: an emerging zoonosis of public health significance in southern Ontario, Jonathon Kotwa Department of Pathobiology

University of Guelph

CIPHI

Annual General Meeting

FoodNet Canada Integrated Surveillance: Key Highlights of Public Health Issues, Stephen Parker, Public Health Agency of Canada

2:35 pm - 2:50 pm
Afternoon Break

Enabling evidence-informed decision making in environmental health program delivery: from data to action, Elaina MacIntyre  PHO

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm

An Outbreak of Carbapenamase Producing (CPE) Enterobacteriaceae in an acute care hospital, Gail Fisher  
Hamilton Health Sciences

CIPHI

Annual General Meeting

Exhibits Open

Assessment of interest in cannabis edible products and awareness of their effects: A cross-sectional survey of adults in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, Katherine Paphitis, Kelly Briscoe  University of Guelph

Innovations in Medical Spa IPAC Audit Tools, Erin McFarland and Hannah-Lyn Comilang, Simcoe District Health Unit

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
4:05 pm - 4:35 pm

PCR, Pathogens and Public Health, Candy Rutherford

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Influential Factors to Improve Inspection Outcomes in Ontario Food Premises, Rafael Barros  PHAC

Wednesday October 9 2019
Morning Agenda
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration
8:00 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Breakfast - Main Ballroom
Morning Welcome
Keynote: Jonathan Jarry, Truth vs. Truthiness: Better habits for Eating, Digesting and Excreting Information
Morning Break

Food Safety at Farmers Markets, an observational assessment, Ian Young, Ryerson University

Working together to protect food allergic consumer, Marilyn Allen Food Allergy Canada

Exhibits Open
10:50 am - 11:20 am
11:25 am - 11:55 am

Update on fermentation best practices from national fermentation working group, Naghmeh Parto, PHO

The Buck Stops Here: Working Collaboratively to Improve Regulatory Strategies that address Substandard Housing Conditions, Andrew Barton, Program Manager, Grey Bruce Health Unit

Bill Bond, President, Municipal Law Enforcement Officers Association

Kathleen Cooper, Senior Researcher, Canadian Environmental Law Association and Robert Hart, Rentsafe Project Team

Simulation Based Education in Environmental Public Health at Conestoga College:  What we do here, counts out there!, Cathy Egan, Karl Weiss, Blair Walker and Jessica Bernard, Conestoga College

Hazardous Materials and Microbial Contamination – Information session for Public Health, Daryl Aiken, Mey Abdawi and Adam Crawford  Pinchin

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ontario Hedgehog Users Group - Teleconference Option