CPHAZ Symposium

May 21, 2020

Presenting innovative and exciting research providing solutions to challenges at the interface of human, animal and environmental health

Thursday, May 21st, 2020
Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph
Doors open at 8am – Program starts at 8:30am

This event brings together individuals with an interest in one or many pillars of public health and zoonotic disease. These include One Health, emerging diseases, food safety, comparative medicine, environmental health, antimicrobial stewardship just to list a few. We encourage participants (attending and presenting) from local public health, provincial and federal government, industry collaborators and academic faculty and students.

As a one day event, the symposium promises to provide presentations touching on innovative research, emerging disease strategies, technology development and more. Our scientific poster display will showcase the strength and breadth of the graduate research and public health programs here at the University of Guelph and beyond.

If networking with your peers and learning about innovative research at the intersection of human, animal and environmental health interests you, register today to join us on May 21st.

Abstract submission deadline

Thursday, April 2, 2020


Abstract notifications

April 15-17, 2020


Registration closes

Thursday, May 7th, 2020


Directions and parking information – click here

If you plan to park on campus, follow the ‘directions and parking’ link to purchase a parking pass

Abstract submission is open!

If you have a topic you would like to share at this event, consider submitting an abstract. We have options for poster and oral presentations. We encourage all topics under the umbrella of public health and zoonoses, including One Health. Presenters from academia, government, industry and regional public health are all welcome. We’d love to hear from you!

More abstract details:

  • Abstracts should be approximately 250 words in length
  • Abstracts MUST be related to the CPHAZ themes including food safety, ecohealth, one health, antimicrobial resistance or stewardship, water safety, comparative medicine, public health and zoonotic disease of livestock, wildlife and companion animals including vectorborne and emerging diseases.
  • We encourage research, policy and program abstracts
  • Abstracts should be clear, concise and contain details of the background, objectives, approach, results and conclusions (preliminary or final are accepted)

Graduate students presenting posters are eligible to take part in the quick talk interactive sessions, where the student presents the premise of their project in two minutes or less. The challenge is to share the crucial pieces with the audience, without hearing the cowbells signalling them to leave the stage. The goal is to engage the audience and hopefully they will want to find the corresponding poster during the breaks to hear more!   Student awards will be given out to the best two-minute pitch at the end of the day, with other student draw prizes available too!

Group photo

Join us in May, register here!

Anyone with an interest in public health topics that highlight the intersection of animal, human and environmental health are welcome and encouraged to attend. Stop in for part of the day or the whole event. Registration is free. This includes complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee, tea and cold drinks. Break and lunch meals will be provided.

In an effort to keep an accurate count of attendees for hospitality, once registered, if your availability to attend changes please let us know at cphaz@uoguelph.ca

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