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Call for Submissions – PHPC Continuing Professional Development Symposium 2019

April 28-29, 2019

Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Ontario


CPD Day Presenters SAVE $550 on their Public Health 2019 Conference Registration

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The Public Health Physicians of Canada is preparing its annual Continuing Professional Symposium, April 28-29, 2019 in Ottawa!

After the incredible success of last year’s two-day event, we are planning a variety of diverse and interactive educational sessions.

Once again, we have exciting opportunities for you to share your thoughts, experience and research…and save $550 on your Public Health 2019 conference registration.  This year we are offering two abstract sessions:

  1. One opportunity is an oral presentation forum dedicated to exploring the possibilities and pitfalls of a federal/national role in public health.

  2. The second opportunity is open oral presentation session designed for members to engage and educate colleagues any topic.

CPD Day Presenters SAVE $550 on their Public Health 2019 Registration

Oral Presentation Session 1: Possibilities and Pitfalls: Is there a Federal role in Public Health?

In Canada, health is constitutionally a provincial responsibility (or so they claim). Many of us have had positive, negative, or (more likely) very little interaction at all with any federal health-related body. When PHAC was created post-SARS there were uncertainties and expectations – have these been met? can we work better together? While many issues in public health are intensely local, many others are shared, and might benefit from economies of scale, expertise, authority, credibility and funding of a national body. What do you wish the federal public health authorities would do, or not do? This blue-sky session is meant to be a frank discussion about the federal role in public health – what it is, what it could be, what it should be…and why.

We invite you to give a 10 minute presentation, followed by a 10 minute group discussion.  

The abstract submission will include the following information on your Case Selection

  1. Context: What is the overall context of the public health issue or question at hand?
  2. Problem identification: What is the core problem or issue?
  3. Possibilities: What role did/should/could federal PH authorities have? What opportunities exist or are being missed?
  4. Pitfalls: What are the risks, costs or challenges of imagining (or sunsetting) this role of federal authorities in public health?
  5. Discussion: What can PHPC colleagues learn or contribute to solving this issue, or exploring possibilities? What can federal authorities do?
  6. Next Steps: What can/should we do, or not do, to move this forward?

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The deadline for submissions is January 7, 2019. 

Oral Presentation Session 2: PRACTICE, EVIDENCE AND RESEARCH: Public Health Physicians’ Perspectives

The goal of this session is to provide attendees a brief presentation on a variety of topics.  Each presentation should contain a succinct background, a synthesis of evidence highlighting changes or demonstration of relevance to practice, and guidance to resources.

We invite you to give a 10 minute presentation, followed by a 10 minute group discussion.


The abstract submission will include the following information on your Case Selection

  1. Background: What is already known on this topic?
  2. Findings: What is added by this report?
  3. Implications: What are the implications for public health practice?
  4. Role: What is the role of the public health physician?
  5. Objectives: What are the learning objectives for this session?

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The deadline for submissions is January 7, 2019.

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