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Connect with the NCCs at Public Health 2017

Categories : Conferences/ Events

The NCCs are proud to be collaborating with the Canadian Public Health Association on their annual conference, Public Health 2017, June 6-8, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Interested in connecting with the NCCs at Public Health 2017? Here’s how:

  • Follow our tweets @NCCs_LesCCN #PublicHealth17
  • Visit our outreach booths (#26-29) in the exhibit area;
  • Join us for several workshops and presentations (listed below);
  • Sign up for our networking event on Monday June 5, 2017
    • This event will begin at 5:15 p.m. with a reception at the Prince George Hotel (appetizers and a cash bar available). Guests will continue to exchange knowledge and ideas over a full dinner. Please note that the sign-up process for the NCC’s networking dinner is built into the Public 2017 conference registration. While the NCC’s are subsidizing this event, we do ask that participants contribute a small fee of $20. For more information about this event, please contact Pemma Muzumdar, Communications Coordinator. 

NCC workshops and presentations at Public Health 2017

Connect with members of the NCC staff team in the workshops and presentations listed below. For more information, consult the conference program.

Preconference sessions - Monday, June 5

9:00 – 16:30

  • Public health equity leadership and capacity: Do tools catalyze action? (Room 302) - NCCs for Determinants of Health and Methods and Tools; ELPH (Equity Lens in Public Health); and the Nova Scotia Health Authority

9:00 – 17:00

  • Setting the stage to advance sexual health promotion in Canada (Room 200 C1) – NCC for Infectious Diseases and the Gender and Health Promotion Studies Unit, Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie

17:30 – 20:30

  • Making Connections (Prince George Hotel) – Networking dinner hosted by the six NCCs for Public Health

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 6

10:30 – 12:00

  • Making the case: population mental health promotion for youth as an essential focus for public health practice (Room 200 E) - NCCs for Public Health 

12:00 – 13:30

  • Networking lunch (Scotiabank Centre) - Connect with NCC staff at our booths!


  • A Canadian knowledge exchange forum on syphilis: Lessons learned from rural and urban perspectives (Poster 81) - NCC for Infectious Diseases
  • Carbon monoxide monitoring and response in long-term care facilities: Implementing a health-protective management strategy in Canada (Poster 47) - NCC for Environmental Health 

15:15 – 17:00

  • Public health and antimicrobial resistance: understanding the burden and risks (Room 101) - NCC for Infectious Diseases
  • Oral presentation 5 – Refugee and immigrant public health programs (Room 302) includes Refugee public health in Canada: A knowledge exchange and translation initiative - NCC for Infectious Diseases

17:00 – 18:30

  • Networking reception with exhibitors (Scotiabank Centre)

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 7

8:30 – 10:00

  • Plenary: Mental Wellness - Learning from Indigenous Communities (Scotiabank Centre) – Moderated by Margo Greenwood, NCC for Aboriginal Health

10:30 – 12:00

  • A Canadian EDGE (Ecological Determinants Group on Education): Towards next-generation ecosocial approaches to public health education, research, and practice development (Room 101) - Speakers include Margo Greenwood, NCC for Aboriginal Health
  • Careers in public health: Focusing your career search (Room 304-306) – Speakers include Connie Clement, NCC for Determinants of Health
  • Educating health professionals on Indigenous health in Canada - Partners in public health respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's calls to action (Room 202-203) - NCC for Aboriginal Health​
  • Making health equity tools work for you: Considerations for preparing using and evaluating health equity tools in the public health context (Room 200E) – Speakers include Dianne Oickle, NCC for Determinants of Health

13:45- 15:30

  • Public health’s role in improving antimicrobial use through antimicrobial stewardship programs (Room 202-203) - NCC for Infectious Diseases
  • Selling cannibus: A public health perspective (Room 200D) – Presenters include Francois Gagnon, NCC for Healthy Public Policy
  • Oral presentation 9 – Public health and technology (Room 204-205) includes
    • Webinars are an effective knowledge translation strategy to build capacity for evidence-informed public health;
    • Engaging public health decision makers with interactive Twitter infographics disseminating actionable messages from systematic reviews;
    • Capacity building in knowledge translation and evidence-informed public health decision making using online learning;
    • Connecting culture: A review on the relationship between organizational culture and organizational change. - NCC for Methods and Tools
  • Oral presentation 13 – Public health protection (Room 302) includes
    • Responding to Zika: A cross-jurisdiction scan of policies and provisions for public health surveillance of emerging infectious diseases in Canada;
    • From promise to practice: A case study of inter-sectoral latent tuberculosis infection care at a refugee health facility in Manitoba. - NCC for Infectious Diseases

15:45 – 17:15

  • Shifting space - Facilitating organizational capacity for health equity in environmental public health (Room 200D) - NCCs for Determinants of Health and Environmental Health
  • Equity beyond health: Sharing lessons learned and developing capacity for multisectoral action on health equity (Room 204-205) - Speakers include Connie Clement, NCC for Determinants of Health

Day 3 - Thursday, June 8

9:00 - 10:30 

  • Environmental racism: health impacts and promising practices (Room 202-203) - NCC for Determinants of Health 

11:00 – 12:30

  • Oral presentation 18 – Family health and wellness (Room 204-205) includes
    • Indigenous parenting resources – An adaptation project to create culturally localized and respectful public health tools for Indigenous parents in Manitoba - NCC for Aboriginal Health​
  • Oral presentation 17 – Sexual health research, policy and practice (Room 202-203) includes
    • Strengthening the Canadian public health response to syphilis – Creating an opportunity to discuss successes and failures in programs from coast to coast - NCC for Infectious Diseases

12:30 – 14:30

  • Plenary: Racism in society (Scotiabank Centre) – Moderated by Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, NCC for Determinants of Health

15:00 – 17:30

  • Rural, remote & northern public health network - Supported by the NCCs for Public for Health