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Canadian Public Health Association

Forum sur les maladies infectieuses et les changements climatiques

Veuillez noter que le forum sera présenté uniquement en anglais et l'interprétation simultanée ne sera pas disponible. Par conséquent, les informations sur l'événement n'est disponibles qu'en anglais.

The Infectious Disease & Climate Change Forum will be held virtually 5 October 2021. The Forum is a key knowledge exchange event for public health and allied health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees committed to sharing their research, best practices and policies to deal with the impacts of climate change on infectious disease in Canada.

The virtual event will deliver a scientific program featuring plenary and panel sessions on Tuesday 5 October from 11:00–16:30 (EST) and two sessions in a dedicated stream of Public Health 2021 on Wednesday 6 October.

Forum objectives
Program overview


  • Infectious Disease & Climate Change Forum: Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Public Health 2021 dedicated IDCC Stream: Wednesday 6 October 2021

Forum Objectives

The Infectious Disease & Climate Change Forum will provide participants the opportunity to:

  • engage public health leaders and other partners and local organizations from within and outside the health sector;
  • highlight local, regional, provincial and national level projects; and
  • provide a platform for professionals and providers to discuss gaps and opportunities.

Program Overview

Program is subject to change. All times are Eastern Standard Time.

Tuesday 5 October

11:00 - 12:00

Infectious disease and climate change in Canada: An assessment of the risks to health and the health care system

  • Nick Ogden, Public Health Agency of Canada
12:00 - 12:15 Break

12:15 - 13:30

Tick and mosquito surveillance: Understanding the impact of climate change on pathogens and vectors  

  • Samira Mubareka, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Jade Savage, Bishops University
  • Bernadette Ardelli, Brandon University
13:30 - 13:45 Break
13:45 - 15:00

Building the capacity of the health care system to better address climate-driven infectious diseases in Canada

  • Jacqueline Badcock, New Brunswick Department of Health
  • Cynthia Baker, Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
  • Cecelia Newton, Centre for Effective Practice
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:15

A resilient future: Infectious disease, climate change, and community based adaptation

  • Ian Mauro, Prairie Climate Centre

Wednesday 6 October

Registered forum participants will be granted complimentary access to two Public Health 2021 sessions focused on climate change.

12:15 - 13:15

A Connected Community Approach to building community-centered resilience in the face of shocks and chronic stressors in racialized/marginalized neighbourhood

14:15 - 15:15 Climate change and health impacts in Canada – Strategies and tools to understand risks and build resilience


The Infectious Disease and Climate Change Forum will provide a dynamic environment to share the latest research and information, promote policies and develop best practices to prevent, reduce, and control the spread of climate sensitive infectious diseases.

Only registered participants will have access to the virtual platform, post-forum recordings, and the presentation gallery.  The only equipment necessary for participants is an electronic device with an internet connection. The virtual platform works on computers, tablets and smartphones. 


Pricing is per person. The sharing of registration links is not permitted.


Student / Retiree

Payment Options

Payment by Visa or MasterCard is required to complete an online registration. To request an invoice payable by cheque or credit card, contact 

Cancellation and Substitution Policy

Requests for cancellations received by e-mail on or before Monday 4 October 2021 will be subject to a $5 cancellation fee. No cancellations will be granted after 4 October 2021.

If you’re unable to attend the forum you may designate someone to attend in your place. Requests must be made by the person registered and received by e-mail on or before Monday 4 October 2021. No substitutions will be granted thereafter.