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Prevention & Treatment of Influenza: NACI and AMMI Canada Recommendations

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The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases presents:

PREVENTION & TREATMENT OF SEASONAL INFLUENZA

2018 - 2019 NACI & AMMI Canada Recommendations WEBINAR

Speakers - Dr. Ian Gemmill and Dr. Gerald Evans

Opening remarks (pre-recorded) - Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

This webinar will be presented in English. A French transcript will be available online at a later date.

The presenters will summarize the National Advisory Committee on Immunization’s Seasonal Influenza Statement and the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada’s Treatment Recommendations for frontline healthcare practitioners and public health vaccine providers to help guide their practice.

Dr. Gemmill will present on prevention of seasonal influenza, types of vaccines available and their effectiveness, new indications and available internet resources. Dr. Evans will present on the burden of seasonal influenza, the trends in recent years and the antiviral treatment recommendations.

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Presentations will be followed by a Q&A session. Registrants are invited to submit questions of interest prior to the webinar to Aleksandra.Wierzbowski@umanitoba.ca


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Dr. Gerald Evans is the Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases and a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Biomedical & Molecular Sciences and Pathology & Molecular Medicine at Queen's University and an attending Infectious Diseases physician at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Providence Care Hospital in Kingston, Ontario.

Dr. Evans has been Medical Director of Infection Prevention & Control at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Providence Care Hospital since 2011. He is a consultant IPAC physician with Public Health Ontario, an Adjunct ICES Scientist and a co-investigator with the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (ODPRN). He is a member of the AMMI Canada Influenza Working Group, which has authored a number of guidelines on the management of influenza.

He was the President of AMMI Canada from 2009-2011 and is now the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Association of Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada.

Dr. Ian Gemmill has 37 years of experience in public health in Ontario. He is the former Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health, where he served from 1997 until his retirement in 2017. He is the past chair of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) and was a member for over 17 years. He is currently the chair of NACI’s working group on influenza vaccine. He is a member of the World Health Organization’s Immunization Practices Advisory Committee and is the liaison member to its Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety.

Dr. Gemmill is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Public Health & Preventive Medicine, an honorary member of the Canadian Paediatric Society, an Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Public Health Association and a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.



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