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PHO Rounds: Visiting Speaker: The smell of cordite in the morning: Ebola in Liberia from an emergency manager’s point of view
Thursday, February 5, 2015 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Emergency Preparedness
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

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

The response to the emergence of Ebola in Africa has posed challenges to the World Health Organization (WHO). This presentation will provide a description of the environment at the WHO during the months of October and November 2014. Dr. Lee will outline the roles of volunteers in such major emergencies. He will also provide insights from his observations of what qualities and previous experience are needed in emergency situations like Ebola.

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.

Speaker: Dr. Robert Kendal Lee

Currently, Dr. Robert Kendal Lee is the regional manager of the WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework (PIP) for the Americas.  Previously, Dr. Lee was the manager of the Emergency Operations Center at PAHO HQ 2006-2010 and the former UKCOTS HIV advisor to the Caribbean Epidemiology Center in Trinidad.

Public Health Ontario  Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
PHO 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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