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Facing the Future: What's Next for Public Health?

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McMaster Innovation Park

175 Longwood Road South

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Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

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The second annual McMaster Public Health Student-Led Conference (MPHSLC) aims to critically discuss new and emerging public health issues.

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The McMaster Public Health Student-Led Conference (MPHSLC) is an annual conference held by students in the Masters of Public Health graduate program at McMaster University.

Public health practice in the twenty-first century is in a state of significant flux. As such, the theme for this year’s MPHSLC is “Facing The Future: What’s Next For Public Health?” Its aim is to provide students, professionals, academics, community organizations, and policymakers with a space to come together to critically discuss developments in the field of public health as well as emerging public health issues. We have an obligation to respond to new developments and circumstances and this conference is the first step to becoming informed.

You are cordially invited to join us on Friday, November 22nd at McMaster Innovation Park to engage in fruitful discussions about environmental health, gun violence, youth mental health, artificial intelligence, and health-system changes.

Agenda

  • 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM - Refreshments and Registration
  • 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM - Opening Remarks
  • 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM - Keynote Speaker (Dr. Jessica Hopkins, Medical Officer of Health of Region of Peel Public Health)
  • 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM - Interactive Sessions
  • 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM - Lunch and Poster Session
  • 1:50 PM to 2:50 PM - Breakout Speaker Sessions
  • 3:00 to 3:30 PM - Closing Ceremony

Interactive Session Details

The sessions below will be occurring simultaneously during the 11:30AM to 12:45PM morning session:

  • “Measuring and Communicating the Inequalities in Population Health”, Presented by Hamilton Public Health Services
  • “Social Prescribing: A New Spin To An Old Idea To Build Healthier and Connected Communities”, Presented by the Alliance for Healthier Communities
  • “Guns, Gangs and Gavels”, Presented by Global Health Sim [will discuss the impact of economic decline and violence on local public health]
  • “Fine line, Between the Body and the Mind”, Presented by Global Health Sim [will discuss how to grasp the challenges to addressing mental health needs in an unstable setting with competing priorities]

Breakout Speaker Session Details

The sessions below will be occurring simultaneously during the 1:50PM to 2:50PM afternoon session:

  • “Surveillance, Prediction and Precision Public Health and The Use of Artificial Intelligence For Improving Population Health”, Presented by Dr. Laura Rosella and Dr. Walter Wodchis
  • “Building Capacity for Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice in Child and Youth Mental Health” Presented by Dr. Kathy Georgiades and Laura Duncan
  • “Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance: A Public Health Challenge”, Presented by Dr. Mark Loeb

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If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at mphconference@gmail.com.

For more details regarding the conference, visit www.mphslc.com.

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