Infectious Disease and Climate Change Forum
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.
- Infectious Disease & Climate Change Forum: Tuesday 5 October 2021
- Public Health 2021 dedicated IDCC Stream: Wednesday 6 October 2021
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 is subject to change. All times are Eastern Standard Time.
Tuesday 5 October
|11:00 - 12:00||
Climate change and infectious diseases: what are the risks and what can we do about them?
|12:00 - 12:15||Break|
12:15 - 13:30
Tick and mosquito surveillance: Understanding the impact of climate change on pathogens and vectors
|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
|15:00 - 15:15||Break|
|15:15 - 16:15||
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|