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OEH Seminar: What Do We Know about the Risk of Asthma and the Environment (Air Pollution)? A Population-based Approach

Outdoor air pollution is a major cause of death and disease globally. The health effects range from increased hospital admissions and emergency room visits, to increased risk of premature death. Globally, more than 540 million people live with a chronic respiratory disease (such as asthma), in areas where air pollution plays a significant role in disease morbidity and mortality.

This presentation reviews:

  • the lifetime risk of developing asthma in the Ontario population
  • the association between air pollution and asthma
  • the role of air pollution in disease progression
  • future research directions 

Présentateur(s): Dr. Teresa To

Dr. To holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and is a Senior Scientist at the Child Health Evaluative Sciences, the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute. She is a Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Paediatrics at the University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto. She is the founder of OASIS, the Ontario Asthma Surveillance Information System and a Canadian representative to the WHO-Global Alliance Against Respiratory Diseases. Her research program focuses on measuring long-term asthma health outcomes and in developing indicators to measure and benchmark quality of asthma care in the primary care settings. She is a member of the Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN) Steering committee, leads the CRRN Environment and Health platform and co-Chairs the Mentoring and Training committee of the Canadian Lung Association RENASCENT program.

Avis de non-responsabilité

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.

Accréditation

The Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The series is also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI), and by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) for Registration Maintenance (RM) points. For more information, please contact Elaina MacIntyre (elaina.macintyre@oahpp.ca).

Accessibilité

Public Health Ontario 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 events@oahpp.ca.

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Publié le 13 nov. 2019