Notice to the Media: 2020 Canadian Immunization Conference
Close to 800 leaders in immunization will participate online in the 2020 Canadian Immunization Conference. Delegates will share knowledge and expertise around immunization and vaccine safety. The Conference is hosted by the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Immunization Research, Evaluation and Education (CAIRE), the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
Media are invited to attend. More information on the Conference is available online.
1-3 December 2020
Virtual – Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to access the online feed.
TUESDAY 1 DECEMBER
Welcome Remarks (video)
The Honourable Patty Hajdu, PC, MP, Minister of Health
Plenary 1: Science and Society
Frédéric Bouchard, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Full Professor, Philosophy Department, Université de Montréal
Plenary 2: Global collaboration and the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines
Katherine O’Brien, Director, Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals Department, World Health Organization; Professor, Department of International Health & Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER
Plenary 3: A conversation with the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada
Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada
Plenary 4: The search for a COVID-19 vaccine
Scott Halperin, Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University
THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER
Plenary 5: Why lifetime immunization is important
Jane Barratt, Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing (IFA)
Plenary 6: Issues of immunization and communication
Julie Leask, Professor, Sydney Nursing School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney