Outbreak Management Workshop
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 to Thursday, September 16, 2010
Hart House, University of Toronto
Local Public Health Units have a mandate to work with healthcare settings in the control of outbreaks of reportable diseases. Through a series of case studies, presentations, discussion panels and other methods the workshop:
Provided health units with additional tools to successfully manage outbreaks in healthcare settings
ncreased the awareness in public health units regarding the work of PHO and the resources available to them
Presenters spoke about foundational aspects of outbreak investigations such as the roles of the coroner and laboratory outbreak coordinator, occupational health issues during outbreaks, principles of infection prevention and control, and lab testing. A panel will discussed challenges of outbreak management in different settings.