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PHO Rounds: Hepatitis A-E in focus: A five part series (Part 2)
Friday, April 29, 2016 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Infectious Diseases
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Rounds
Format: In Person; Webinar

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

While the overall trends in Hepatitis B and D are declining, both remain important, preventable bloodborne pathogens.   This session will focus on these two forms of hepatitis B by providing an overview of the recommended laboratory diagnostic tests,  epidemiology of both diseases in Ontario; and role of immunization.   The  burden of hepatitis B among newcomers to Canada will also be discussed.  The overall goal of the session is to improve public health practice by enhancing knowledge of case classification, case management, and population level approaches to disease prevention. 

Note: While this is the second in a series of sessions on hepatitis, each one is independent. Prior attendace at an earlier session is helpful but not required.    

Presenters: Dr. Tony Mazzulli, Michael Whelan and Jennifer Pritchard

Dr. Mazzulli specialized in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology at the University of Toronto. At Mount Sinai Hospital, he is the Microbiologist-in-Chief and an Infectious Disease Consultant. He is also a Professor at the University of Toronto in the Departments of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. He is currently a microbiologist at Public Health Ontario laboratory.

Michael Whelan is an epidemiologist lead with Public Health Ontario working in infectious disease surveillance and reporting with the Communicable Diseases Unit. He currently works on the surveillance of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), bloodborne infections, tuberculosis and influenza.

Jennifer Pritchard is a Nurse Consultant at Public Health Ontario.  Jennifer obtained her Bachelors of Nursing from the University of Toronto and her Masters of Public Health from Lakehead University.  Her areas of interest include Sexually Transmitted Infections and Blood Borne Infections.  Prior to working for Public Health Ontario Jennifer worked as a Nurse Consultant for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
Public Health Ontario Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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