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The 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games will bring thousands of athletes and hundreds of thousands of visitors to Toronto and surrounding areas. In this session, we will identify key components of public health surveillance for mass gatherings as it relates to associated public health risks (e.g., communicable disease outbreaks, chronic disease exacerbations, substance misuse and injuries, weather and environmental conditions, and potential (bio)terrorism events). We will review and discuss possible approaches to public health surveillance for mass gatherings in Ontario, with reference to recent international mass gatherings and the upcoming Games.
Presenters: Dr. Liane Macdonald and Dawn Williams
Dr. Liane Macdonald is a public health physician in Communicable and Infectious Diseases at Public Health Ontario and an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.
Dawn Williams is an epidemiologist in Communicable and Infectious Diseases at Public Health Ontario and is currently on a one-year secondment in Emergency Preparedness and Incident Response at Public Health Ontario.
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