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PHO Grand Rounds: 10 years and $5-billion in savings: The impact of improving smoking, alcohol, diet and physical activity in Ontario
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 661 University Ave. 17 floor Boardroom 17-53
Health Promotion
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Grand Rounds
Format: In Person; Webinar

Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

Smoking, unhealthy alcohol consumption, poor diet and physical inactivity play an important role in overall health. In 2014, Dr. Manuel examined the impact of these health behaviours on hospitalization costs in his study 900,000 Days in Hospital.
This webinar features the results of Dr. Manuel's recent research on health behaviours, socioeconomic position and health care costs in Canada. This research was the largest study using linked Canadian data. The webinar will also explore the health equity impacts of preventative strategies and saving in health care costs. 

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Dr. Doug Manuel

Dr. Doug Manuel is a senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Studies, professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Ottawa.  He has led various public health research programs that combine his interests in public health, health care systems and primary care and ways to improve the health of communities and reduce inequities.  Dr. Manuel is a Medical Doctor with a Masters in Epidemiology and Royal College specialization in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, has published over 150 research papers and practices at the Ottawa Newcomer Clinic Centre.

PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

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