Dr. David Patrick, Keynote speaker for the 2017 CPHAZ Symposium

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, won top votes in the graduate student interactive session

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

NameTitle Name Title
Keynote Speaker: Dr. David PatrickAntimicrobial stewardship across the spectrum on One Health: What works?
Session 1A - ROZH 102Session 1B - ROZH 103
Jamie RothenburgerBeyond abundance: microenvironmenal and weather characteristics associated with zoonotic pathogens in urban Norway rats Jennifer McWhirterStringency and comprehensiveness of provincial/territorial indoor tanning legislation across Canada
Andrew PeregrineEchinococcus 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 makingGabriella MalliaEvaluation 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 PapadopoulosMaster of Public Health
Session 2A - ROZH 102Session 2B - ROZH 103
Keith WarrinerPersister state within the top 7 Shiga Toxin Escherichia coli and significance to public healthTheresa BernardoOne Health informatics innovations
Maggie AinslieA study of the association between genetic variants in the innate immune system and Salmonella in pigsGeoffrey WoodComparative Cancer research at the University of Guelph
Brennan Chapman Multi-exposure pathway model to compare Escherichia coli O157 risks and interventionsAmy GreerDeveloping an improved understanding of infectious disease dynamics by quantifying contact patterns in humans and animals
Session 3A - ROZH 102Session 3B - ROZH 103
Christine JamesRisk factors and spatio-temporal clustering of Ixodes scapularis collected from dogs in an emerging Lyme disease area of OntarioWarren DoddThe summer of smoke: Lived experience of the worst wildfire season on record in the Northwest Territories
Ariel BrunnTemporal associations between environmental conditions and Giardia pathogen presence in livestock on human cases of Giardia duodenalis in Waterloo regionDan GillisBreaking down barriers: Transdisciplinary and social innovation to address public health issues
Nadine VogtEpidemiology of zoonotic pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in Canada geese from Southern OntarioAndria Jones-BittonDown and out in the veterinary profession? The state of mental wellness in Canadian veterinarians


Pictures from the event!