Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses

Annual Symposium

May 30th, 2019

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One Health, Food Safety, Antimicrobial Resistance, Lyme Disease, Public Health and much more….all in one day!

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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 30th.

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

Abstract Submission Deadline

Sunday, March 31st, 2019 at 5pm

Registration will end

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 5pm

Lyme disease from a Clinician's Perspective:
Issues with diagnosis and management

Dr. Kirk Leifso, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC, FAAP

Dr. Leifso is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Queen’s University. He is also a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre.  He has a BSc and MSc both in Biology from the University of Victoria. He received his MD from the University of Calgary School of Medicine and completed his residency training in General Pediatrics and his subspecialty training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Ottawa and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

His clinical work includes inpatient and outpatient consultations for infectious diseases of children, including the management of complex and chronic infections, assessment of recurrent infections and recurrent fevers as well as infection prevention and vaccine counselling. He also leads an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in collaboration with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

See you
May 30th, 2019

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

Registration is closed