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Canadian Public Health Association

Public Health 2020 Virtual Program

Sessions will be presented from 12:00-16:30 (Eastern) daily.

Final Program

WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER

12:00 - 12:55 Plenary I: Reflection in the time of COVID-19: A conversation with Drs Theresa Tam and Howard Njoo
12:55 - 13:00 Break

13:00 - 14:00

Concurrent Sessions

  • Attaining access for all: Universal pharmacare to improve public health and address health equity in Canada
  • More is not always better in public health 
  • Understanding the infodemic and misinformation in the fight against COVID-19
  • Use a web-based planning tool to calculate the predict life expectancy and mortality for provinces and health regions based on sociodemographic and health behaviour risks 
14:00 - 14:15 Break
14:15 - 15:15

Concurrent Sessions

  • COVID-19 and health inequities in Canada: Understanding community-based needs and opportunities for action
  • From ‘service delivery target’ to ‘source of expertise’: Engaging those who live with inequities to shape public health priorities
  • How to apply artificial intelligence to real problems in local public health
  • Refreshing Core Competencies for Public Health Practice in Canada: What are the priorities?
15:15 - 15:25 Break
15:25 - 16:30 Plenary II: Climate change, human health and the public health response

THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER

12:00 - 12:55 Plenary III: Population mental wellness
12:55 - 13:00 Break
13:00 - 14:00

Concurrent Sessions

  • Action Framework for Building an Inclusive Health System: Evidence-based Interventions to Address Stigma and Discrimination in Public Health Institutions
  • The future of race-based and Indigenous identity data in Canada: Towards a standardized approach
  • Surveillance to assess impacts of COVID-19 pandemic: Overview and some lessons learned across Canada 
  • Use of Incident Management System (IMS) to address challenges of COVID-19 in First Nations Health Authority responsible for 31 remote communities
14:00 - 14:15 Break
14:15 - 15:15

Concurrent Sessions

  • Climate change impacting the health and well-being in the Métis Homeland
  • Fostering an eco-social future for public health: EDGE, ECHO and next generation intersectoral action for health
  • Implications of race-based data collection during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Paved with good intentions: Gentrification and the health and equity impacts of urban change 
  • Understanding our food systems: Building indigenous food sovereignty with northern Ontario public health
15:15 - 15:25 Break
15:25 - 16:30 Plenary IV: Reflection in the time of COVID-19: A conversation with three Chief Medical Officers of Health

FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER

12:00 - 12:55 Plenary V: Public health, truth and reconciliation
12:55 - 13:00 Break
13:00 - 14:00

Concurrent Sessions

  • COVID-19 outbreak management: Experiences, best practices, and lessons learned
  • Examining racism in systems as a public health issue 
  • Nutrition public policy - Next steps for Canada
  • Strengthening health equity in education and professional development: Using storytelling and role play to build competencies
  • Those who lead: Indigenous community based organizations roles in Public Health 
14:00 - 14:15 Break
14:15 - 15:15

Concurrent Sessions

  • Addressing climate change as a public health professional
  • Alcohol, other drugs and suicide: Current evidence and implications for monitoring and prevention
  • Canada’s role in global health: Challenges and opportunities for public health action
  • “Equity is not equality”? Deepening our understanding of justice as an ethical foundation for health equity
  • The impact of COVID-19 in the Region of the Americas: Public health, economic and social contexts
15:15 - 15:25 Break
15:25 - 16:30 Plenary VI: Reflection in the time of COVID-19: Debunking misinformation and disinformation