The 2017 CPHAZ symposium was an amazing success!!
On Tuesday, May 24 2017, CPHAZ held their 5th symposium at the University of Guelph. It was an impressive day that was kicked off by Dr. David Patrick, a professor (and past director) at the School of Population and Public Health in the University of British Columbia, with his presentation on ‘Antibiotic Stewardship across the spectrum of One Health: What works?’. Over 175 participants came out to hear talks from 25 presenters ranging from comparative cancer to emerging zoonoses. Attendees were busy moving back and forth listening in to their preferred talks during the split sessions and intriguing questions spilled out into discussions at the breaks afterwards.
There were a record number of posters this year with over 40 being displayed in the main concourse of Rozanski Hall, including research posters and some from the EcoHealth Community of Interest and the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative. The students also brought a healthy competition to the event with a record high of 20 graduate students taking part in the 2 minute research summaries, with the audience voted on their favourites. The 2 minute pitches could not have gone smoother, with the cow bell ringing very few times!
Shannon Brown, an MPH student, took first place with her 2 minute summary of a systematic review on skin cancer and UVR exposure among sexual minorities. The runner up spot was secured by only one vote difference from third place, and this went to Stephanie Masina and her work on Giardia and Cryptosporidium surveillance and potential waterborne disease transmission in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
Thank you to all of our speakers, attendees, steering and organizing committees for making this day such a success. See below for presentations and posters from the day.
Our next CPHAZ symposium will be in 2018, see you there!!
2017 CPHAZ Symposium Presentations
|Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Patrick||Antimicrobial stewardship across the spectrum on One Health: What works?|
|Session 1A - ROZH 102||Session 1B - ROZH 103|
|Jamie Rothenburger||Beyond abundance: microenvironmenal and weather characteristics associated with zoonotic pathogens in urban Norway rats||Jennifer McWhirter||Stringency and comprehensiveness of provincial/territorial indoor tanning legislation across Canada|
|Andrew Peregrine||Echinococcus multilocularis: An emerging zoonotic disease in Ontario?||Catherine Carstairs||'Look Ma, No Cavities': Learning oral hygiene in the 20th century|
|Lisa Waddell (PHAC)||What's the risk to Canadians? - Synthesis research and modelling on Chikungunya in support of evidence informed decision making||Gabriella Mallia||Evaluation of the epidemiology and microbiology of Clostridium difficile in long term care facility residents|
|Public Health Pitches|
|Maureen Anderson (OMAFRA)||Antimicrobials and new VCPRs: Helping to make it work|
|Jessica Morris (WDGPH)||One Health initiatives in local public health|
|Melanie Barham (OAHN)||Ontario Animal Health Network|
|Andrew Papadopoulos||Master of Public Health|
|Session 2A - ROZH 102||Session 2B - ROZH 103|
|Keith Warriner||Persister state within the top 7 Shiga Toxin Escherichia coli and significance to public health||Theresa Bernardo||One Health informatics innovations|
|Maggie Ainslie||A study of the association between genetic variants in the innate immune system and Salmonella in pigs||Geoffrey Wood||Comparative Cancer research at the University of Guelph|
|Brennan Chapman||Multi-exposure pathway model to compare Escherichia coli O157 risks and interventions||Amy Greer||Developing an improved understanding of infectious disease dynamics by quantifying contact patterns in humans and animals|
|Session 3A - ROZH 102||Session 3B - ROZH 103|
|Christine James||Risk factors and spatio-temporal clustering of Ixodes scapularis collected from dogs in an emerging Lyme disease area of Ontario||Warren Dodd||The summer of smoke: Lived experience of the worst wildfire season on record in the Northwest Territories|
|Ariel Brunn||Temporal associations between environmental conditions and Giardia pathogen presence in livestock on human cases of Giardia duodenalis in Waterloo region||Dan Gillis||Breaking down barriers: Transdisciplinary and social innovation to address public health issues|
|Nadine Vogt||Epidemiology of zoonotic pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in Canada geese from Southern Ontario||Andria Jones-Bitton||Down and out in the veterinary profession? The state of mental wellness in Canadian veterinarians|