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78th CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH INSPECTORS NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Sep 17, 2012
78th Canadian Institute Of Public Health Inspectors National Conference.

“Healthy Places. Healthy People.”

 

Town of the Blue Mountains, ON - The “One Health” concept was the message from keynote speaker, David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer, opening the 78th Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) national conference. “We need to re-discover the strong link between public’s health and the community. It is seeing how health is interconnected to so many influences about us.” 

Butler-Jones says the story of H1N1 is what didn’t happen. He says the lessons learned from SARS and being prepared prevented what could have been a much more significant pandemic.”  

The conference on environmental health and infection prevention and control brings together roughly 300 health inspectors from across Canada.

Still ahead:                               Holly Dressel, Author and Adjunct Professor, McGill University
                                                Tuesday, September 18, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

                                                Dr. Ronald Brecher, MTE GlobalTox
                                                Trevor Smith-Diggins, Risk Communication Specialist
                                                Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

                                                Meg Soper, Motivational Humourist and Registered Nurse
                                                Wednesday, September 19, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

 

For a complete breakdown of this year’s conference program please visit http://www.ciphi.on.ca/knowledge-centre/events/2012conference.

About CIPHI

The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) is the professional association for Environmental Public Health Professionals (EPHPs) (i.e. Public Health Inspectors) in Canada (incorporated 1934). The CIPHI works to protect the health of all Canadians, advance the sanitary/environmental sciences and enhance the field of Public Health Inspection. CIPHI (ON BR) is a constituent society of the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) and has been active in advocating for sound public health policy in the province for many years with government departments and a wide variety of stakeholders.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW:

Drew Ferguson, Grey Bruce Health Unit                       
519-377-5242 / d.ferguson@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca  

John Challis, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit 
705-321-9143 /
john.challis@smdhu.org

 


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