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PHO Seminar: Outbreaks of Group A Streptococcus Infection in Homeless and Marginalized Populations
Thursday, November 16, 2017 01:30 pm to 04:30 pm
Venue: 661 University Ave, 17th floor, Toronto ON Boardroom 17-53
Infectious Diseases
City: Toronto
Type: Seminar
Format: In Person; Webinar

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

About the presentation:

Public health authorities from around the world have reported recent outbreaks of Group A Streptococcus (GAS) disease in marginalized populations including homeless individuals and injection drug involved populations. They have struggled to respond to these outbreaks, often using similar methods but also implementing some unique strategies that best fit their local circumstances.

During this seminar, we will hear from invited front-line public health leaders who will describe the outbreaks in their jurisdiction, the unique challenges they faced and the strategies they used in their response work.

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.

About the presenters:

Emily Mosites, PhD MPH
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Arctic Investigations Program, Anchorage, Alaska
Gayane Hovhannisyan, MD PHD FRCPC
Associate Medical Officer of Health
Middlesex-London Health Unit, London, Ontario
Michael Finkelstein, MD MHSc FRCPC
Associate Medical Officer of Health
Toronto Public Health, Toronto, Ontario
Panel Discussion Guided by:
Edward L. Kaplan, MD
Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota


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