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Join us for our Research & Practice Showcase, comprising Poster Presentations and Oral Presentations!

Poster Presentations

Day 2: Friday, November 13 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST

Examining whether the Social Determinants of Health Predict engagement in exercise in People Living with HIV

Examining whether the Social Determinants of Health Predict engagement in exercise in People Living with HIV – Nivetha Chandran, Sergio Rueda, Andrew Pinto & Kelly O’Brien

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National study of reproductive health and access to menstrual hygiene products in Venezuela

National study of reproductive health and access to menstrual hygiene products in Venezuela – Marianne Lahaie Luna & Veronique Lahaie Luna

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Patients’ information uses in an online health community

Patients’ information uses in an online health community – Katy Czajkowski

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Exploring the intersection of traumatic brain injury and mental health in survivors of intimate partner violence: A scoping review

Exploring the intersection of traumatic brain injury and mental health in survivors of intimate partner violence: A scoping review – Danielle Toccalino, Angela Colantonio & Halina Haag

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Lockdown Life: Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19 on Youth in Canada

Lockdown Life: Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19 on Youth in Canada – Lucksini Raveendran

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Urban Indigenous Response to COVID-19 Among Women Seeking Resources

Urban Indigenous Response to COVID-19 Among Women Seeking Resources – Kira Pavagadhi & Christine Skura

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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Indigenous Community of Sioux Lookout in Northern Ontario

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Indigenous Community of Sioux Lookout in Northern Ontario – Tanya Jain

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COVID-19 Alert: An evaluation of Canada’s digital contract tracing technology through a data privacy and health equity framework

COVID-19 Alert: An evaluation of Canada’s digital contract tracing technology through a data privacy and health equity framework – Nikita Roy & Nivetha Chandran

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Upstream Community-Based Models of Culturally Contextualized Mental Health Care for South Asian Women in Ontario

Upstream Community-Based Models of Culturally Contextualized Mental Health Care for South Asian Women in Ontario – Rikita Arora & Harpreet Jaswal

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Nurses’ Perceptions of the Utilization of the Violence Assessment Tool (VAT) in Northeastern Ontario

Nurses’ Perceptions of the Utilization of the Violence Assessment Tool (VAT) in Northeastern Ontario – Oghenefego (Fego) Akpomi-Eferakeya & Judith Horrigan

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Communities for Change: A Secondary Analysis

Communities for Change: A Secondary Analysis – Ilakkiah Chandran

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Understanding income inequities during COVID-19: Evaluating the CERB framework

Understanding income inequities during COVID-19: Evaluating the CERB framework – Anuijan Chandran & Ilakkiah Chandran

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Oral Presentations

Day 3: Saturday, November 14 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm AND 2:45 – 3:45 pm EST

A Pandemic Silver Lining: Reshaping Global Health Education (11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST)

A Pandemic Silver Lining: Reshaping Global Health Education

The Interprofessional Global Health Course (IPGHC) is a student-led initiative at McGill University formed to address the paucity of Global Health (GH) curricula. The authors conducted a study on those enrolled in the IPGHC to understand how interprofessional collaboration on GH themes supplements existing curricula while also recognizing how knowledge gained in IPGHC was applied to the COVID-19 crisis. Over the course of the 8-week curriculum, students significantly increased their survey scores and shifted their viewpoints on public health responses to COVID-19. The IPGHC highlights the necessity of GH curricula and demonstrates how rapidly GH learners can apply their knowledge to evolving contexts.

Presenters: Anne Xuan-Lan Nguyen, Lucille Xiang, Hailey Blanchard and Radhika Chhibber

The Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian Adults with Sight Loss (11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST)

The Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian Adults with Sight Loss

The COVID-19 Impact Survey was developed by the Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB) to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Canadian adults with sight loss in various aspects of their lives, including technology, healthcare, transportation, employment, education, social experiences and food/key essentials access. This study will present the key concerns identified from the results of this survey. It will highlight the critical need for those with vision loss to be taken into consideration during the development of policies and procedures in response to the pandemic to ensure additional barriers to societal participation are not created.

Presenters: Elaine Gatzios, Mahadeo Sukhai and Christine Robbins

Improving WHO’s response to pandemics through Global Health Diplomacy (2:45 – 3:45 pm EST)

Improving WHO’s response to pandemics through Global Health Diplomacy 

WHO’s recent response to the Ebola outbreak was characterised as slow and uncoordinated. The response indicated gaps in the International Health Regulations and exposed the weaknesses in Global Health Security. Thousands of lives that could have been saved were lost. Global Health Diplomacy seeks to use diplomacy and negotiations to facilitate and improve global health objectives. This research assesses the major gaps in WHO’s response to the Ebola outbreak and recommends diplomatic solutions that could help improve WHO’s response to global health threats.

Presenters: Rochelle White and Andrew Defor

Employing Media Messaging Strategies to Respond to COVID-19 Misinformation (2:45 – 3:45 pm EST)

Employing Media Messaging Strategies to Respond to COVID-19 Misinformation

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed critical gaps in the public’s knowledge of infectious diseases. The evidence has shown knowledge disparities regarding the spread of COVID-19, personal risk, and the importance of physical distancing measures, including among young and highly educated individuals. In January 2020, the Infectious Disease Working Group (IDWG) was formed by a group of students at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. The IDWG Media Messaging Team (MMT) uses Knowledge Translation (KT) strategies to engage a wide audience and share evidence-based information relating to public health and COVID-19. The MMT aims to produce content to dispel pervasive and harmful myths about COVID-19, raise public awareness, and advocate for health equity. This project addresses an emerging gap in knowledge uptake among the public, who experience a lack of clear messaging from official bodies, an increasing spread of mis/disinformation on social platforms, and disparities in health literacy.

Presenters: Rachel Field, Lauren Tailor, Sabrina Campanella, Mariana Villada Rivera and Gul Saeed

Call for Submissions

CLOSED – Call for Submissions!

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health invites abstract submissions for posters and presentations at this year’s Student-Led Conference, Moving Beyond Repair: Upstream Approaches to Public Health Emergencies.

Deadline for submission is Monday, October 26th, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

click here to submit your application

(1) ABSTRACTS

Abstracts can be shared from: research (empirical or review), programs, program evaluation, education, or other initiatives seeking to reveal or understand how public health emergencies exacerbate existing health inequities. Abstracts that focus on exploration of and innovation in long-term solutions to these issues will also be considered.

Preference will be given to abstracts that demonstrate a focus on the social determinants of health and inequities, or that demonstrate a focus on either community/grassroots or innovative responses to public health emergencies. Emphasis is placed on upstream and long-term responses to public health emergencies. A detailed explanation of our Areas of Focus can be found here.

There will be two formats in which you can present:

  • Short “Poster” Presentations will incorporate a pre-recorded 3-5 minute presentation, accompanied by a short slideshow. Afterwards, a live Q&A session will follow to enable feedback and provide networking opportunities in an online format. Poster presentations will take place on Friday, November 13th.
  • Oral Presentations will be 20 minute long live presentations followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. These presentations should be structured with a clear purpose, and can use any forms of media compatible with online Zoom presentations. Oral presentations will take place on Saturday, November 14th.

(2) WORKSHOPS

Workshops are intended to be interactive and engaging sessions that provide opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills related to the conference values and areas of focus. Workshops will take place on Saturday, November 14th and will be 1 hour in length. Sessions can include a presentation component, but must also include an interactive component such as a brainstorming session or small group activity. Accepted workshops will receive an honorarium.

Workshop submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • There is a clear relationship between the Workshop and the conference values and areas of focus.
  • The skills and knowledge that will be gained by participating are clearly described and relevant to public health research and practice.
  • The Workshop is interactive and engaging for a virtual format.

Deadline for submission is Monday, October 26th, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Contact information:

For questions and feedback regarding the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Student-Led Conference, please contact: slc.dlsph@utoronto.ca