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PHO Grand Rounds: TB Continued…Uncovering the mysteries of mycobacteria with a little help from our friends
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Infectious Diseases
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Grand Rounds
Format: Webinar; In Person

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

It takes multidisciplinary teams to unravel the mysteries of mycobacteria.

In this session, we will share examples of the collaborative work underway across Public Health Ontario to better understand tuberculosis (TB) and non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in Ontario and to inform public health action.  

The session will highlight:

  • The TB and Mycobacteriology Laboratory’s multidisciplinary TB and NTM operational and research initiatives; 
  • Recent provincial TB epidemiology,  the new PIDAC-Communicable Diseases TB Working Group, and TB resources  and supports available from Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response; and,
  • Innovative mapping work from Environmental and Occupational Health to explore correlations between water quality and NTM infections.  

Presenters: Dr. Frances Jamieson, Dr. Liane Macdonald and Dr. John Minnery

Dr. Frances Jamieson MD FRCPC (Medical Microbiology) is a medical microbiologist and medical lead for PHO Laboratory Surveillance, and the TB and Mycobacteriology laboratory. She is an Associate Professor, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Dr. Liane Macdonald MD MSc FRCPC (Public Health and Preventive Medicine) is a public health physician in Communicable Disease Prevention and Control at PHO and a Scientific Lead for the PIDAC-CD TB Working Group. She is an Asst. Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

Dr. John Minnery P.Eng PhD (Environmental Health) is an Environmental Specialist on PHO’s Environmental and Occupational Health team. On secondment from the Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change, John also has experience working in medical physics, and chemical-process engineering.

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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