Location
Health Sciences Building (155 College Street), Room 208
Series/Type
Dates
  • November 13, 2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join the Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases for a panel discussion on What it Means to be an International Expert for the World Health Organization. The discussion will focus on improving understanding of:
1) The role of immunization experts with global agencies like the World Health Organization, and how this differs from expert roles within national organizations; 2) The contribution of Canadians to global policy on immunization.

Speakers:

Dr. Natasha Crowcroft, Director of the Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Dr. Shelley Deeks, Chief of Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response at Public Health Ontario

Dr. Arlene King, Consultant, Public Health and Preventive Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero, Director of the Office of Global Public Health Education & Training, Dalla Lana School of Public Health. This event is co-hosted with the Sick Kids Centre for Global Child Health, and the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training.

About the Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases:
With leadership housed at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, we are developing an interdisciplinary group of academic researchers, educators and public health advocates. Our vision is to catalyze cutting-edge research and education that maximizes the health benefits of immunization for everyone.

We aim to contribute locally and globally to healthy communities through excellence in interdisciplinary vaccine-preventable disease and immunization research and education.

About the Sick Kids Centre for Global Child Health:
The SickKids Centre for Global Child Health provides a dedicated hub for global child health-focused activities and connects researchers and health-care professionals around the world. The centre is dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families in resource-poor environments through collaboration in groundbreaking research, sustainable capacity building through education, the active communication of results through advocacy, and through promoting improved child health through knowledge and networks.

About the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training:
The Office of Global Public Health Education & Training (OGPHE&T) offers multidisciplinary graduate and undergraduate education in global health, student practicum placements, seminars, lectures, and other training opportunities. It partners with research institutions around the world, to host visiting scholars (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and other researchers) and support student and faculty research at the DLSPH. The OGPHE&T brings together a community of students, faculty, and other partners to advance better health and equity, globally.

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