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Education Day 2: March 28, 2019

Save the date: TIBDN Education Day 2 is taking place on Thursday March 28, 2019 at the Mount Sinai Hospital Auditorium - 18th floor (600 University Avenue).

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Mar 28, 2019
from 08:15 AM to 01:45 PM


Mount Sinai Hospital Auditorium 600 University Avenue, Toronto ON M5G 1X5

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Event number: 111268013


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Agenda: [Download PDF]

8:15 – 8:45 Coffee and Registration

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome and Introduction - Dr. Allison McGeer

9:00 – 9:40 Reaching the tough to treat: Expanding HCV treatment
Dr. Jeff Powis

Medical Director, IPAC ; Operational Excellence and Innovation
Associate Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship
Michael Garron Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Toronto

9:40 – 10:40 Applications of genomics to infectious disease: investigating outbreaks and antimicrobial resistance
Dr. Robyn Lee

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Centre for Communicable Disease Dynamics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Boston, MA

10:40 – 11:10 Break and Poster viewing

11:10 – 11:55 Hospital Lessons Learned from Managing Suspect Ebola Cases
Dr. Jennie Johnstone
, Medical Director, IPAC
Sinai Health System
Dr. Yvonne Yau, Medical Microbiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
Mr. Erik Kristjanson, Outbreak Coordinator
Public Health Ontario Laboratories

11:55 – 12:30 Updates from CPE/CIHR surveillance study
Dr. Zoe Zhong, Ms. Alainna Jamal, Dr. Lubna Farooqi, Dr. Amna Faheem

Toronto Invasive Bacterial Diseases Network

12:30 – 12:45 TIBDN Update – where are we going from here?
Dr. Allison McGeer

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch and Discussion

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