Day 1: Sunday, May 27th, 2018
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal Quebec
PHPC Annual General Meeting
09:00 - 10:00
Join us at the AGM to hear highlights of what PHPC accomplished in the past year and help set the direction in the years moving forward.
Who’s Table? Reframing Our Public Health Language to Work Across Sectors
10:00 - 10:30
While the appetite by
public health for intersectoral action to address complex issues and the social
determinants of health has grown, our ability to impact change remains
insufficient. We argue that the language and terminology we employ within
public health activities with other sectors remains one of the greatest
barriers. Recognizing ‘who’s table’ we are at, and learning their language and
terminology is one strategy that may open new opportunities to advance public
health issues. Opportunities and challenges with this perspective will be
explored in this interactive discussion-based session
Navigating the politics of resource extraction, industrial or infrastructure projects while maintaining scientific independence as a Public Health physician.
11:00 - 12:30
This session was created in direct response to our membership’s feedback and will consist of a panel of PHPC members with experience in managing resource extraction, industrial or infrastructure projects in their jurisdiction. The first half of the session will consist of each panelist speaking to their experience and outlining strategies and techniques they employed. The second half of the session will engage the group at-large to discuss, ask questions, learn from each other and identify gaps for the Scientific Independence Termination Risk Task Group to advocate on or address further.
Advocacy training session - presented by the Canadian Medical Association
13:30 - 15:00
The CMA offers training to help groups of physicians hone their advocacy skills. Whether you’re a seasoned advocate or just starting out, this session will help you build the skills and knowledge you need to be a more effective advocate.
- tips for meeting MPs
- media training
- an overview of federal politics
- how government works
- communicating your message
Advocacy & Current Issues Committee Policy Forum
15:30 - 17:00
The Policy Forum is an opportunity for participants to have direct influence on PHPC's policy and advocacy initiatives.
This event is open to all physicians working in Public Health