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PHO Grand Rounds: Herd Effects of Antibiotic Use on C. difficile infection risk: a view from Veterans Affairs Long-Term Care Facilities in the United States
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 661 University Ave, 17th Floor Toronto, ON M5G 1M1 Boardroom 17-53
Chronic Diseases and Injuries; Emergency Preparedness; Learning and development
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Grand Rounds
Format: In Person; Webinar

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

Although clinical factors affecting a person's susceptibility to Clostridium difficile infection are well-understood, much less is known about how the disease is transmitted, and what drives inter-facility variation in disease incidence. In this session, Kevin Brown will present ongoing research on the drivers of transmission and facility-level incidence in acute and long-term care facilities in North America, with a focus on a recently published study on incidence in Veterans Affairs nursing homes.

Presenter: Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown is a new scientist at Public Health Ontario with an interest in infectious disease transmission and health services research. He is trained in epidemiology (PhD, University of Toronto), biostatistics (MSc, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and health geography (BA, McGill University).

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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