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Canadian Public Health Association

Program

Sessions will be presented from 11:00-16:30 (Eastern) daily.

Final PROGRAM 

The final program is now available.

Updated: 6 October; 13:45 (EDT)

Tuesday 5 October

All times are Eastern Standard Time.

11:00 - 14:30 Infectious Disease and Climate Change Forum

11:00 - 16:30

Research to Support Surveillance and Prevention on the Wider Health Impacts of COVID-19 

WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER

Program is subject to change.

All times are Eastern Standard Time.

11:00 - 12:05 Plenary I - The Future of Public Health After COVID-19
12:05 - 12:15 Stretch Break

12:15 - 13:15

Concurrent Sessions 

  • Bridging Clinical and Lived Expertise to Address Health Equity: Development of Experiential eLearning to Reduce Sexual Health and Substance Use Stigma
  • A Connected Community Approach to Building Community-Centered Resilience in the Face of Shocks and Chronic Stressors in Racialized/Marginalized Neighbourhoods
  • Steps Along the Way: Preparing and Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic in First Nations Communities in Northern Ontario
  • Surveillance of Socioeconomic Disparities in Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19): Perspectives from Three Provinces to Inform Pandemic Response
  • Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Substance Use
13:15 - 13:25 Stretch Break
13:25 - 14:05

Networking Break with Exhibitors

14:05 - 14:15 Stretch Break
14:15 - 15:15

Concurrent Session

  • Climate Change and Health Impacts in Canada – Strategies and Tools to Understand Risks and Build Resilience
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Reviews in Canada: Comments on a “Public Health” Perspective
  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Opioid Overdose Crisis 
  • World Health Organization's Global Action Plan on Physical Activity and what it means for Canadians
15:15 - 15:25 Stretch Break
15:25 - 16:30 Plenary II - Racism in Canada: Disrupting Whiteness in Public Health

THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER

All times are Eastern Standard Time.

11:00 - 12:05 Plenary III - Media Frames, Risks and Public Health
12:05 - 12:15 Stretch Break

12:15 - 13:15

Concurrent Sessions 

  • Black Political Organizing: A Necessary and Permanent Intervention for Public Health
  • Canada’s Role in Global Health: What is our Approach?
  • Long-term Effects of Evacuations on First Nations Communities: Lessons Learned for Public Health Responses
  • Lessons and Real-time Learning About Pandemic Adaptations by PHAC’s Mental Health Promotion Innovation Fund
  • Towards a Long-term Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy 
13:15 - 13:25 Stretch Break
13:25 - 14:05

Live Abstract Presentations

During this highly interactive live abstract presentation session, participants connect with speakers to view presentations, ask questions and exchange ideas. 

There are four unique presentation blocks between 13:25 – 14:05 and for each, speakers give a brief presentation (6 minute maximum) followed by a 2-minute discussion period with participants. Presentations will end after 8 minutes and participants can attend a new abstract presentation. 

14:05 - 14:15 Stretch Break
14:15 - 15:15

Concurrent Session

  • Adventures in Youth and Caregiver Engagement: Setting the Stage for Meaningful Collaboration 
  • "From the Front Lines":  Physician engagement in national public health surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Stigma Faced by Peer Workers in Overdose Response Settings
  • Vaccine Supply Chain Transformation in the Context of COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Looking Forward
15:15 - 15:25 Stretch Break
15:25 - 16:30 Plenary IV - The Potential of Virtual Care and the Challenge of the Digital Divide

FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER

All times are Eastern Standard Time.

11:00 - 12:05 Plenary V - Alternative Approaches to Drug Policy in Canada
12:05 - 12:15 Stretch Break

12:15 - 13:15

Concurrent Sessions 

  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health in the Region of the Americas
  • Promoting Health Equity Through Tackling Substance Use Stigma, Racism and Violence: An Action Kit for Organizations
  • Strengthening the Academic-practice Interface in Public Health
  • Wading through the Weeds: A Public Health Response to Supporting Pregnant People and Parents who Consume Cannabis
13:15 - 13:25 Stretch Break
13:25 - 14:05

Live Abstract Presentations

During this highly interactive live abstract presentation session, participants connect with speakers to view presentations, ask questions and exchange ideas. 

There are four unique presentation blocks between 13:25 – 14:05 and for each, speakers give a brief presentation (6 minute maximum) followed by a 2-minute discussion period with participants. Presentations will end after 8 minutes and participants can attend a new abstract presentation. 

14:05 - 14:15 Stretch Break
14:15 - 15:15

Concurrent Session

  • COVID-19 and Mental Health for All: A Framework for Moving Forward
  • Shifting the Obesity Narrative: Reducing Obesity Stigma in Public Health Policy and Practice
  • Train the Trainer: Socio-demographic Data Collection in Health Settings
15:15 - 15:25 Break
15:25 - 16:30 Plenary VI - Retrofitting the Relationship Between Public Health and Primary Care