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PHO Grand Rounds: Surveillance systems as a cornerstone to public health decision making: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) experience
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 661 University Ave. 17th Floor Toronto ON M5G 1M1 - Boardroom 17-53
Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Grand Rounds
Format: In Person; Webinar

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

During this presentation, Dr. Choi will share his experience in developing and applying public health surveillance systems and networks at the local, provincial, national, and international levels. Methods adopted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to prioritize program areas will be described, which are based on surveillance data and statistics. Following its development and validation, the PAHO approach is now used to prioritize program areas and guide resource allocations. This presentation will help demonstrate how surveillance systems and networks are a cornerstone to public health programs and decision-making from local through to global levels.

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.

Presenter: Dr. Bernard Choi

Dr. Bernard Choi is a Senior Research Scientist at the Public Health Agency of Canada, and he represents Canada as a Special Advisor to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). He is also an adjunct professor at University of Toronto, the University of Ottawa and Shantou University (China). He has conducted original research and published widely in occupational and environmental health, epidemiology and surveillance of chronic diseases and risk factors, knowledge translation, policy research, program evaluation and international health. Professor Choi has also developed a series of statistical procedures used widely in public health settings.

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Public Health Ontario 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). For more information, contact


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