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Webinar series: Knowledge translation in public health medicine 2017-2918


For the past six 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 webinars - each focusing on a different public health priority. Designed to build on public health practice competencies, the 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 following dates and topics, and stay tuned for more information! 

  • Cannabis and Environmental Health Considerations - Register now!
    • Presented by the NCC for Environmental Health on November 9, 2017, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST 
      • After this webinar, participants will be able to…
        • Summarize environmental health issues related to cannabis growth, including potential for contamination with pesticides, metals and microbes, as well as issues related to humidity control and electrical hazards;
        • Explain the considerations used to determine what pesticides are deemed appropriate for cannabis cultivation;
        • Identify key points for risk communication targeted at members of the public producing their own cannabis products.
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship – The AMMI Business Case and Essentials for Program Establishment - Register Now!
    • Presented by the NCC for Infectious Diseases on November 22, 2017, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST 
      • After this webinar, participants will be able to…
        • Describe the current state of antimicrobial stewardship in Canada;
        • Summarize the evidence for initiating ASPs;
        • Describe the essential elements for ASP establishment;
        • Apply lessons for communicating arguments for ASPs (e.g. fiscal, ethical) to senior healthcare administrators, or other leaders;
        • Assess the role of public health professionals in inter-disciplinary collaboration to promote scale-up / spread of ASPs.
  • Built Environment and Population Mental Health for Children and Youth - Register now! 
    • Presented by the NCC for Determinants of Health on December 11 2017, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
      • After this webinar, participants will be able to…
        • Identify factors in the built environment that are protective of child & youth mental health;
        • Describe the intersection between the built and social environments, and how they both impact child and youth mental health;
        • Identify equity related influences of the built environment on child and youth mental health, including impact on Indigenous peoples and other vulnerable populations;
        • Analyze the role of public health in population mental health promotion through built environment initiatives.
  • Rapid Reviews: Synthesizing Evidence to Inform Public Health Practice - Register now! 
    • Presented by the NCC for Methods and Tools on February 15, 2018, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST 
      • After this webinar, participants will be able to…
        • Differentiate the purpose, scope and utility of conducting a rapid literature review from systematic reviews;
        • Describe the steps required to conduct a rapid review to synthesize evidence and identify resources to support each step;
        • Adapt the rapid review process given limited time and resources without compromising methodological rigour.
  • Practical Approaches to Wicked Problems: What Works?
    •  Presented by the NCC for Healthy Public Policy on March 6, 2018, from 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST 
      • After this webinar, participants will be able to…
        • Identify different practical approaches to addressing wicked problems.
        • Effectively differentiate between discussion, debate, and dialogue. 
        • Recognize potential wicked problems in public health and increase capacity to react.  
  • Health Humanities and Unsettling Colonial Medicine
    • Presented by the NCC for Aboriginal Health, on March 2018. Click here to see a recording of the webinar.
      • After this webinar, participants will be able to…
        • Recognize historic and contemporary ways that Indigenous peoples are constructed as ‘othered’ subjects especially in medicine and by settler-colonial medical structures;
        • Assess health-based interactions with Indigenous peoples through a new lens.
        • Explain perspectives of Indigenous health care professionals, including doctors, about the need to decolonize medicine;
        • Practice means of undertaking self-reflection (and other humanities informed and arts-based methods) to further and deepen personal thoughts about racism and Indigenous peoples;
        • Identify tangible projects they might enact within medical and health care education environments.

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