78 Queen's Park Crescent West Jackman Law Building Moot Court Room Toronto, ON
  • February 26, 2020 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Special DLSPH Event: COVID-19, SARS, H1N1, Ebola – Equipping Public Health and Health Systems Leaders for Future Outbreak Preparedness

About this Event

The first case of SARS was reported in 2002 but it was not until May 2003 when Toronto felt the outbreak’s brunt. Public health specialist responded as best as they can to the public health risk the virus posed. Now, with the novel COVID-19 virus, experts who were healthcare providers during SARS are navigating once more a familiar territory.

At our upcoming open forum, we bring these experts at one table for one evening only.

Finally, experts will also discuss how ongoing training at DLSPH that can help the future generations of leaders who will inevitably be on the front lines of newer outbreaks.

DLSPH experts include David Fisman, Ross Upshur, Eileen de Villa, Rob Fowler, Xiaolin Wei and Isha Berry with moderator Globe and Mail’s Health Reporter Carly Weeks.

Event Details

5:30 p.m. – Reception with light refreshments

6:00 p.m. – Panel begins

7:15 p.m. – Q&A

7:30 p.m. – Closing remarks

Public health specialists will have a rare opportunity to learn more from experts who have extensive knowledge of the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Their breadth of knowledge in public health communication, epidemiology and clinical health will provide a clearer picture of what has happened, what is going on and what must be done to resolve the COVID-19 epidemic.

Please note that light refreshments will be served and the proceedings will not be recorded or streamed.