Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

March 16, 2009 13:52 ET

Media Advisory: Public Health Agency of Canada

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2009) - Media are invited to attend the 4th Annual Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Research Forum. The cutting edge research showcased at this event highlights the vital work being undertaken at PHAC to improve the health of Canadians.

Media are invited to attend the following key features of the Research Forum:

- Opening Remarks by Dr. Butler-Jones, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, on the importance of research in decision-making,

- Exhibit of over 100 scientific posters describing the latest public health research, and

- The opportunity to speak directly with Agency scientists about their research.

Media must register upon arrival. Please see the attached agenda for times of scheduled events.



Date
March 17 and 18, 2009

Location
The Fairmont Winnipeg
2 Lombard Place
Mezzanine Level
Winnipeg, Manitoba



2009 Public Health Agency of Canada Research Forum Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday, March 17, 20098

8:00 - 8:15 Opening Remarks

Dr. Theodore Kuschak, Manager, PHAC
Dr. Frank Plummer, Scientific Director General, PHAC
Dr. David Butler-Jones, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer

8:15 - 9:00 The Public Health Agency at Five Years: From Research to
Decision-Making
Dr. David Butler-Jones, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer

Plenary Session 1 - PHAC Preparedness for Emerging Infectious Diseases

9:00 - 11:15 Dr. Graham Tipples, PHAC

Simultaneous Sessions

11:15 - 12:45 - Preventing HIV Transmission: Novel Strategies in HIV
Prevention, Microbicides & Vaccines
- Population Mental Health Promotion: Establishing Indicators
& Evidence that Matter
- Pandemic Influenza: Challenge & Response

12:45 - 1:30 Poster Viewing

Plenary Session 2 The Tools of Public Health

1:30 - 3:00 Dr. Carole Beaudoin, PHAC

3:00 - 3:15 Health Break

Simultaneous Sessions

3:15 - 4:45 - "Omics" & Its Impact Upon Public Health
- Innovations in Chronic Disease Surveillance
- Antibiotic Resistance: From Surveillance to Education

5:00 - 7:00 Student Open House

Day 2 - Wednesday, March 18, 2009

7:45 - 8:00 Opening Remarks - Dr. Theodore Kuschak, PHAC

Plenary Session 3 - Experience with Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses

8:00 - 9:30 Dr. Ute Stroeher and Dr. Steven Jones, PHAC

Simultaneous Sessions

10:00 - 11:30 - Tuberculosis : An Infectious Disease with Major Health
Challenges
- Responding to Food & Waterborne Bacterial Pathogens through
Enhanced Surveillance & Research
- Factors Influencing Child Health Before & After Birth

11:30 - 1:30 Poster Viewing

1:30 - 2:30 - Policy for the Publication of Scientific and Research
Findings & the Scientific Publications Database

2:30 - 2:45 Student Poster Competition Awards

2:45 - 3:00 Closing Remarks - Dr. Theodore Kuschak, PHAC

Contact Information

  • Public Health Agency of Canada
    Renee Robert
    204-784-8094
    Cell: 204-228-5123 (on-site March 17 & 18)