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OHA-PHO Seminar: Responding to Emerging Infectious Respiratory Diseases: Back to Basics
Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
Venue: OHA Webcast Event, participation is online only.
Infectious Diseases
City: Toronto
Format: Webinar


in partnership with PHO presents...

Responding to Emerging Infectious Respiratory Diseases: Back to Basics

We have recently experienced the emergence of novel respiratory diseases in China and the Middle East, which are only a plane ride away from arriving in Canada. To what extent are hospitals prepared to identify and manage these diseases? Novel disease agents should not require a special approach, as long as organizations have appropriate plans and procedures they can follow on a daily basis. During this webcast, experts from the industry will review acute respiratory illness surveillance and management processes and describe their application to emerging infectious respiratory diseases.

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

Target Audience

This webcast is targeted to Chief Executive Officers, Chiefs of Staff, VPs of Clinical Services, Human Resources Professionals, Directors of Patient Safety, Quality and Risk Management, Occupational Health & Safety Administrators, Infection Control Practitioners, Public Relations/Communications Staff, Emergency Managers and Emergency Response Team Members, Environmental Services Staff, Nurses, Clinicians and Frontline Staff.

Learning Objectives

This webcast will:

  • Discuss infection prevention and control practices in
    the hospital environment and apply them to the detection
    and management of emerging infectious respiratory
    diseases (EIRDs)
  • Describe health system actions taken upon the identification
    of an EIRD in Ontario
  • Address challenges in environments outside of acute
    care hospitals


Welcome and Introduction - 12:00 pm
Chair: Brian Schwartz, MD, MScCH, CCFP(EM), FCFP
Chief, Emergency Preparedness & Executive Lead, Service Integration
Public Health Ontario

EIRD: What Happens Provincially? - 12:10 pm
Thomas Appleyard
Manager, Training, Exercises & Awareness (A), Emergency Management Branch, Public Health Division
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices: ARI to EIRD - 12:20 pm
Mary Vearncombe, MD, FRCPC
Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology
University of Toronto

Applications and Challenges in Unique Settings - 12:45 pm
Naideen Bailey
Regional Manager, Regional Infection Control Networks
Public Health Ontario
Questions and Answers - 1:00 pm

Closing Remarks - 1:25 pm

Adjournment - 1:30 pm


To register for the webcast, click here. Space is limited, register now.
The deadline to register for this event is April 10, 2014 at noon.

Registration fee

Fee: $149 +HST
For a full list of upcoming webcasts and videoconferences, visit

Contact Us

For additional event information and questions, please contact Laura Stevens at 416-205-1355/1-800-598-8002 ext. 1355 or .

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