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2018-2019 PHPM Webinar Series: Knowledge Translation in Public Health Medicine

Categories: NCCAH,NCCDH,NCCEH,NCCHPP,NCCID,NCCMT,Webinars

For the past seven years, the six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health and the Public Health Physicians of Canada (PHPC) have presented a series of free, online, accredited (CME) webinars, each focusing on a different public health priority. Designed to build on public health practice competencies, the PHPM (public health and preventative medicine) series is intended for physicians and residents who:

  • Have primary specialty training in public health;
  • Have completed a professional graduate education in public health related area;
  • Perform select services within the context of the public health system;
  • Are involved in public health administration, policy, or advocacy;
  • Want to expand their knowledge or skills in leadership and management with a public health focus. 

Throughout this series, experts from across Canada will lead interactive sessions where public health physicians can learn about current public health issues and develop important skills for their future practice.

Mark your calendars for the dates and topics below, and check back for updated information on the 2018-2019 series!

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"Using Poison Centre Data as a Potential Surveillance Data Source"

Presenter: Dr. Tom Kosatsky, Scientific Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health

Abstract: Poison centres receive and document calls from the public and professionals about exposure to a variety of substances.  We identified over 1200 calls from BC residents related to exposure to cannabis received at the BC poison centre over the period between the years of 2013-2016. Calls about cannabis have increased since 2013, especially for children and older adults living outside Vancouver. Calls about adolescents were highest in terms of population proportion.  Interestingly, even seasoned users call for support.  Calls from physicians seem to vary with their clinical familiarity.  For older adults, self-medication is an important driver of poison centre calls. Edibles are an important route for all age groups. Cannabis exposures (in BC) that are not in conjunction with other drugs rarely have severe acute outcomes. People need guidance regarding dosing, edibles, drug interactions, and what symptoms to expect.

Learning objectives:

  • In the immediate pre-legalisation and regulation period, be aware of who uses cannabis, where and how cannabis is used, and what are the immediate consequences to health
  • Understand the value and limits of poison centre call data in characterizing the epidemiology of exposure to harm substances.

Presented by the NCC for Environmental Health on November 7, 2018, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST -  More information and registration.

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"Using Surveillance Data as Evidence"

Presenter: Mackenzie Slifierz, PhD, Epidemiologist, City of Hamilton Public Health

Objectives:

Provide an overview of population health assessment and surveillance activities at the City of Hamilton
Describe the strengths and challenges of using surveillance data as evidence for decision-making
Provide examples of how surveillance data is used as evidence within local public health practice

Description: Learn more about how surveillance data is used as a component of evidence-informed public health. This webinar will feature examples of how surveillance data is used as evidence by an Ontario public health unit as well as describe the strengths and challenges of using surveillance data as evidence in decision making. 

Presented by the NCC for Methods and Tools on November 20, 2018, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST -  More information and registration.

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"Separate Beds: A History of Indian Hospitals in Canada, 1920s – 1980s"

Presenter: Dr. Maureen Lux, Professor and Chair of the History Program, Brock University

Moderators: Donna Atkinson (NCCAH) & Margaret Haworth-Brockman (NCCID)

Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the book: Separate Beds: A History of Indian Hospitals in Canada, 1920s – 1980s. Separate Beds is the shocking story of Canada’s system of segregated health care. Operated by the same bureaucracy that was expanding health care opportunities for most Canadians, the “Indian Hospitals” were underfunded, understaffed, overcrowded, and rife with coercion and medical experimentation. Established to keep the Aboriginal tuberculosis population isolated, they became a means of ensuring that other Canadians need not share access to modern hospitals with Aboriginal patients. Tracing the history of the system from its fragmentary origins to its gradual collapse, Dr. Lux will describe the arbitrary and contradictory policies that governed the “Indian Hospitals,” the experiences of patients and staff, and the vital grassroots activism that pressed the federal government to acknowledge its treaty obligations. Webinar participants will gain a deeper appreciation of this legacy which continues to affect attitudes and perceptions about TB today.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants will:
•    Understand the history of Indian hospitals in Canada and their relevance to contemporary Indigenous health inequities
•    Understand how Indian hospitals intersect with race, medicine, and public policy in the wider context of twentieth-century Canadian health care
•    Have strengthened CanMEDS competencies in health advocacy and professionalism

Presented by the NCC for Aboriginal Health on December 4, 2018, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST -  More information and registration (TBD).

Suggested Readings: Separate Beds: A History of Indian Hospitals in Canada, 1920s – 1980s. University of Toronto Press, 2016

Speaker Bio:  Maureen Lux is Professor and currently Chair of History at Brock University.   She studies the history of Indigenous-state relations, health, and health care in 19th- and 20th-century Canada.  Her latest book, Separate Beds: A History of Indian Hospitals in Canada, 1920s to 1980s (2016) won the Canadian Historical Association prize for the best book in Indigenous History, as well as the Royal Society of Canada’s Jason Hannah Medal for significant contribution to the history of medicine.  She is currently at work on a history of reproductive politics in Canada in the 1970s.  

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"Communicating Health Equity Data for Action"

Presented by the NCC for Determinants of Health on January 2019 (date TBD), from 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST -  More information and registration (TBA).

 

Ethics and Decision-Making for Appropriate Antibiotic Use

Presented by the NCC for Infectious Disease on February 2019 (date & time TBD) -  More information and registration (TBA).

 

Public Health Roles for Long-Term Evacuees Following a Disaster

Presented by the NCC for Infectious Disease on February 2019 (date & time TBD) -  More information and registration (TBA).

 

Discussing Public Health Roles in Population Mental Health Promotion

Presented by the NCC for Public Policy on March 26, 2019, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST -  More information and registration (TBA).