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PHO Grand Rounds: Molecular Typing for Public Health Surveillance
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Laboratory Testing and Sciences
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Grand Rounds
Format: In Person; Webinar

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

Public health officials have used pathogen molecular typing in infectious disease investigations for many years, but what lies behind the test results for outbreak investigations? This presentation will outline the underlying principles of pathogen molecular typing and relate them to their use in public health. Different typing methodologies will be described in non-technical language to give attendees a better understanding of how different molecular typing results can affect public health investigations.

Presenter: Alex Marchand-Austin

Alex Marchand-Austin completed both his HBSc in cell and molecular biology and his MSc in laboratory medicine and pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining PHO as the manager of laboratory surveillance and data management in 2013, Alex held positions with the Public Health Agency of Canada as well as a private food testing laboratory. His current role focuses on facilitating the use of laboratory data for supporting laboratory operations, surveillance, and research endeavours.

Public Health Ontario Grand 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).
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