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PHO Grand Rounds: Introducing the Infectious Disease Surveillance Framework: Better data for better action
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

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

This presentation will introduce the Infectious Disease Surveillance Framework: Better data for better action, PHO's first step towards a strategic and coordinated approach to infectious disease surveillance. The overarching aim of the framework is to identify PHO’s key priorities, strategies, and actions to guide infectious disease surveillance over a five-year period (2014-2019), and help advance infectious disease surveillance across Ontario. The presentation will outline the development process, provide an overview of the framework, and describe examples of initiatives planned to support the framework.  

Presenters: Morgan Barnes and Camille Achonu

Morgan Barnes is a public health surveillance specialist with Surveillance Services at Public Health Ontario (PHO). She has a master of health science (Community Health and Epidemiology) from the University of Toronto. Her work focuses on the development of provincial data standards, business processes, and best practices related to the integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) and other infectious disease surveillance tools and systems. Prior to working at PHO, Morgan worked as a public health advisor and epidemiologist with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Camille Achonu is an epidemiologist with an extensive background in public health focusing on communicable diseases. She has over 10 years of experience working at hospital, municipal, provincial and federal levels. At PHO, she specializes in health care associated infections and is responsible for coordinating Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)-related activities within the Infection Prevention and Control Team.

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