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Workshop: Evidence Integration in Chemical Assessments: Challenges Faced in Developing and Communicating Human Health Effect Conclusions

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold a workshop on evidence integration, which is a summary step of the systematic review in human health assessments conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The overall aim of this workshop is to explore strategies for addressing challenges that arise during evidence integration. Through presentations, discussions,...

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Interactive Mapping of Environmental Health Assessments

As part of the knowledge translation plan of the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds project, the authors developed and released an on-line, interactive map of 2,074 communities across Canada that conveys  information about community health audits. In this presentation, the development of the maps will be described and tips will be given on how to access and use the tools embedded in...

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The expanding range of mosquito and tick vectors: Importance of robust vector surveillance in Ontario

As persistent changes in weather patterns affect the spread of exotic arthropod vectors worldwide, Ontario has also seen the introduction of exotic mosquitoes and ticks. Based on Ontario’s mosquito and tick surveillance programs, this province has seen the introduction, and possible establishment, of some notable exotic species. The lone star tick is a voracious biter and implicated in red meat...

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CIPHI Seminar Series - Navigating Uncharted Territory: The experience of Public Health Inspectors in Clinical IPAC Audits

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) work is being conducted by Certified Public Health Inspectors (CPHIs) in Ontario Public Health Units.  This is due in large part to the current IPAC Practices Complaint Protocol requiring PHUs to investigate all IPAC related complaints in the community. While CPHIs have the unique and valuable skills in IPAC and risk assessment necessary to lead IPAC...

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Sheela Basrur Centre and PHO - Crisis Communications Workshop

The Sheela Basrur Centre and Public Health Ontario are offering a two-day crisis communications workshop focusing on the current opioid epidemic. This interactive workshop will highlight crisis and stakeholder communications while exploring best practices and lessons learned from the field. Both days will be facilitated by risk and emergency communications experts, The Warning Project. This...

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Using Poison Centre Data as a Potential Surveillance Data Source

Poison centres receive and document calls from the public and professionals about exposure to a variety of substances. We identified over 1200 calls from BC residents related to exposure to cannabis received at the BC poison centre over the period between the years of 2013-2016. Calls about cannabis have increased since 2013, especially for children and older adults living outside Vancouver....

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