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Vaccine Sciences Symposium 2013 (Day Two)
Thursday, December 5, 2013 08:00 am to 12:10 pm
Venue: 89 Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto ON, Colony and Centre Ballroom
Infectious Diseases
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

​Public Health Ontario (PHO) will be hosting its third annual Vaccine Sciences Symposium on December 4 and 5, 2013, in Toronto, Ontario. 

PHO is building on the success of the popular 2010 and 2011 events in developing its role as a hub for partners in immunization program evaluation and research in Ontario.

Each day is structured around a theme:
Day 1: “The challenges of Pertussis.”
Day 2: “Hesitancy and vaccine confidence in an age of zero risk tolerance.”

Recommended Audience

The symposium is designed for those already working in the field and interested in the scientific basis of immunization. The target audience includes public health and infectious disease physicians, public health nurses, epidemiologists, and researchers with a solid knowledge of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) and immunization.
It is anticipated that participants will receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for attending this event.

Notable Speakers

The Symposium will feature many notable speakers including Drs. Scott Halperin, Shelley Deeks, Gayatri Amirthalingham, and Nicola Klein.
You will also enjoy an engaging topical debate and a “Steal my Idea” panel discussion.

Goals and Objectives

  • To critically examine the science behind topical issues in immunization
  • To bring together established researchers and practitioners in order to develop professional networks within the vaccine sciences community, share diverse perspectives on scientific questions, and spark debate
  • To strengthen the knowledge base of immunization practitioners in Ontario.  

Sheela Basrur Centre Communications Student Award

The Sheela Basrur Centre will award a prize for the best student communications campaign presentation. For more information about the Sheela Basrur Centre Communications Student Award, email for further details.

For more information, please visit the registration page.

The Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion is committed to complying
with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or

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