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PHO Grand Rounds: Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) – Bacteria Without Borders
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave. Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V2, Boardroom 350
Infectious Diseases
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Grand Rounds
Format: In Person; Webinar
Please note: This is an open invitation and may be forwarded to interested parties.
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are antibiotic resistant organisms and an emerging threat to global health which requires a coordinated approach to prevention and control among public health, Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC), medical and laboratory professionals.  These antibiotic resistant organisms (AROs) know no borders with respect to health care settings and communities. Through surveillance we can monitor the movement of CPE from acute care into other care environments.

On May 1st, 2018, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) updated the Health Protection and Promotion Act and its regulations for reporting diseases of public health significance (DOPHS) to include CPE colonization and infection. This presentation will provide insight into the current epidemiology of CPE in Ontario and identify the infection prevention and control practices for the management of CPE in healthcare.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the epidemiology of CPE in Ontario and how it applies to their role and health care setting;
  • Identify reportable CPE cases and outbreaks in accordance with MOHLTC guidelines;
  • Identify the IPAC strategies for the management of CPE in their organization.

Presenters: Camille Achonu and Kasey Gambeta

Camille Achonu is an Epidemiologist with an extensive background in public health focusing on communicable diseases. She has over 15 years of experience working at hospital, municipal, provincial and federal levels. At Public Health Ontario, she specializes in healthcare associated infection(HAI) research and surveillance activities.

Kasey Gambeta joined PHO in May 2018 as an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Specialist. She started her IPAC career at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto where she worked as an infection control professional since 2009. Kasey also holds Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Queen’s University and Master of Nursing from University of Toronto.

Please note that you will receive details on how to join the webinar after registering for this event.

Public Health Ontario Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. 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). For more information, contact


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