The 2018 Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses scientific symposium took place on June 8th. We hope you joined us!
Thank you to everyone who took part in this incredible year. We had a 34% increase in our attendance from last year, which is just outstanding. CPHAZ is happy to bring you this event every year and it’s growth helps us get a better idea of what our audience is looking for.
Thank you to all of our speakers, we had 17 presenters, with an additional 22 students taking part in the two minute interactive sessions. Dr. Craig Stephen (professor at the university of Saskatchewan & executive director of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative) kicked off the day with his view on One Health and how we can use One Health methods to impact our present and future. The remainder of the morning was our split sessions, with attendees breaking off to attend talks of their chosen interests.
After lunch, our graduate students took up the challenge of presenting their research in two minutes or less and enticing the audience to visit the posters. All participants were able to vote for their top 3 oral presentations. Brendan Dougherty, a PhD student in Population medicine took first prize; Genevieve Lumsden, an MSc student in Pathobiology was runner up and MSc student Nic Durish from the School of Computer Science was the third place winner.
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 is a full day of presentations and posters on new research, emerging diseases, technology developments and more. Topics range from antimicrobial resistance, One Health, and northern health to Lyme disease surveillance and food safety.
We look forward to seeing you for another CPHAZ Symposium in 2019!
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In attendance
Posters and talks

One Health, public health and zoonotic disease research packed into one day