2018 CPHAZ Symposium

All the details below!

Dr. Craig Stephen

Keynote Speaker

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Registration closes May 25th at 5pm


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You are invited to attend the 2018 Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses scientific symposium!

This event brings together individuals with an interest in one or many pillars of public health and zoonotic disease. As a one day event, the symposium promises to be full of presentations and posters on new research, emerging diseases, technology developments and more. in 2017, we had over 180 participants, 25 presentations and 40 posters. Past topics have ranged from antimicrobial resistance, One Health, and northern health to Lyme disease surveillance and food safety. This year, we hope to cover the same vast number of topics and provide our participants with a detailed look into some fascinating research shaping our future. If public health or zoonotic disease research interests you, consider joining us on Friday, June 8th, in Rozanski Hall.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Further details below on abstract submission and the program.

Registration is free, although we ask that before registering, be sure you are able to attend some or all of the day in an effort to keep an accurate count of attendees for hospitality. If there are changes to your ability to attend please let us know at cphaz@uoguelph.ca


Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario


Friday June 8th
8:30am – 4:30pm


Abstract Submission closes:
April 13th, 2018 at 5pm

Registration ends: May 25th, 2018 at 5pm

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Program coming soon!

Thank you to everyone who submitted abstracts. We are currently reviewing the submissions and will be in touch soon! Check back here for the full program.

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!

CPHAZ offers printing assistance to students who are in a program without a direct advisor (MPH) or whose advisor is not able to cover printing costs. Please be sure to indicate this need when submitting your abstract.

Dr. Craig Stephen, DVM PhD

Dr. Stephen is a professor at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Executive Director of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative. Craig will be reflecting on 25 years as a One Health practitioner, where and how he has been an effect agent of change and where he sees the future of One Health heading.

Program will be available in May

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