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PHO Grand Rounds: Update on provincial vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) evaluation: An overview of Public Health Ontario’s evidence-based response
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Infectious Diseases
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

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

This presentation will provide an overview of the current debate over screening and isolation practices of patients with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). The session will also highlight the evidence-based approaches PHO is taking to help inform recommendations on VRE control. Summaries of the VRE evaluation and systematic review will be presented, with a focus on interim results from the VRE trend analysis and case validation activities.

Presenter: Dr. Gary Garber

Dr. Gary Garber is the medical director of Infection Prevention and Control at PHO. Born in Montreal, Gary obtained his medical degree from the University of Calgary and then trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto and did his Infectious Disease (ID) clinical and research training at the University of British Columbia.

He is a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa and is an ID clinician at the Ottawa Hospital with a particular interest in viral hepatitis, HIV, and management of nosocomial infections in immunocompromised individuals.

Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. For more information, contact .


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