Thu, 2021/05/13 - 10:53am
Research across the public health and zoonotic disease spectrum will be the focus during a virtual symposium with the University of Guelph’s Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ).
Zoonotic disease – diseases that transmit from animals to people – and their impact on public health have been in sharp focus during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CPHAZ takes a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to address public health challenges at the human-animal-environmental interface and contribute to rapid response to new and emerging zoonotic diseases.
Created in recognition of existing strengths at the Ontario Veterinary College and the U of G in animal-related aspects of public health, the goals and strategic directions of CPHAZ are focused around three broad areas - research, education, and knowledge dissemination.
This year’s symposium features more than 30 presenters from Canada and abroad providing updates on a range of innovative research – from rabies to water quality and waterborne disease to antimicrobial resistance, tick research, and SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in pets.
In addition, keynote speakers during the day will cover a range of topics:
- Dr. Sue Kilborn, Ottawa region and One Health director for Community Veterinary Outreach, will focus on ‘Community Veterinary Outreach and its One Health model: Veterinary care as a gateway to smoking cessation.’
- Dr. Heather Murphy, OVC professor and Canada Research Chair in One Health, will highlight research into waterborne diseases.
- Dr. Samira Mubareka, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre microbiologist, will discuss ‘The first coronavirus pandemic, from nature's design to human disaster.’
- Dr. Katie Clow, OVC professor, will focus on the epidemiology and ecology of vectors, such as ticks, and vector-borne zoonoses in Canada.
The virtual event takes place Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm EST via Zoom.
Registration is free by completing this survey
Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
Please note, only those who register by completing the survey will get a Webinar Zoom link to join the Symposium.
Find additional information on the CPHAZ website.