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The Pan/Parapan American Games will be held in Southern Ontario this summer. Public Health Ontario has been working with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, affected public health units, health care providers and the TO2015 Games personnel in preparation for this unique mass gathering event. The speakers will discuss and apply public health roles in mass gatherings, including emergency preparedness and response, risk assessment, surveillance, and laboratory services, to the Games.
Presenters: Brian Schwartz, Calli Citron, Tina Badiani and Fran Jamieson
Brian Schwartz is Chief, Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response at Public Health Ontario.
Calli Citron is an Emergency Management Specialist at PHO.
Tina Badiani is the manager of the Surveillance Services unit at Public Health Ontario (PHO).
Frances Jamieson is a medical microbiologist and medical lead for the Public Health Ontario Laboratories 2015 Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games response.
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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