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PHPC CPD Symposium 2024

May 23-24, 2024
Virtual Symposium

Please join Public Health Physicians of Canada for our annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Symposium, taking place virtually on May 23-24, 2024 from 11:00am to 3:00pm EDT.


Registration is now open! Please visit the event webpage to register. 

Registration Fees

Non-PHPC Member: $250

PHPC Member: $125

PHPC Resident Member: $75


Thursday, May 23 (all times in EDT)





PHPC Annual General Meeting (registered PHPC members only)

Dr. Alyssa Ness, PHPC President




Public Health & Housing: Affordability and Policy Solutions

Dr. Paul Kershaw, Generation Squeeze


Housing, Climate Change & Health

Dr. Mylène Riva, McGill University


Q&A and Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Karla Gustafson

Friday, May 24 (all times in EDT)





Abstract Presentations

1. Organizational Transformations Amidst Public Health "Boom and Bust" Cycles

2. Canadian Post COVID-19 Condition Guidelines

3. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 Experience

1. Dr. Ak'ingabe Guyon                           

2. Dr. Thomas Piggott / Dr. Jennifer Hulme

3. Dr. Maulik Baxi 




Health Promotion During a Crisis

Small-group scenario discussion

Dr. Mathilde Lavigne-Robichaud, PHAC

Learning Objectives

Public Health & Housing

  • Explore changes in the of ratio of government spending on social and education services relative to spending on medical care (the SE/M ratio), and examine what those changes mean for government commitments to wellbeing, health promotion, and illness treatment.
  • Learn why this ratio is an important key performance indicator for evaluating governments’ commitments to health in all policies.

Housing, Climate Change & Health 

  • Understand the various dimensions of housing that influence health

  • Examine energy precarity, i.e. when essential energy services in the home cannot be attained, as a determinant of health

  • Discuss the intersection between housing, climate change, and health

Health Promotion During a Crisis

  • Foster collaborative dialogue through small group discussions to generate actionable insights in supporting community resilience and applying health promotion principles during a crisis.

RCPSC Accreditation

The PHPC Research, Education & Practice (REP) Rounds 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.

Series Learning Objectives:
After this session participants will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss current and emerging public health issues from a public health physician perspective.
  • Explore the role of public health physicians in implementing innovative approaches in response to these issues.
  • Identify key resources for future reference and continued learning.

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