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Seasonal Influenza: 2019-2020 NACI and AMMI Canada Recommendations

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The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases presents:


Seasonal Influenza:

2019-2020 NACI and AMMI Canada Recommendations Webinar

Thursday, October 3, 2019

12:00 – 1:00pm (EST)

SpeakersDr. Ian Gemmill and Dr. Gerald Evans, infectious disease experts


Speakers will present the recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization’s (NACI) Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Statement 2019-2020, and the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada’s Guidance for Practitioners on the Use of Antiviral Drugs for Influenza.

This event will provide frontline healthcare practitioners and public health vaccine providers with an overview of the epidemiology for recent influenza seasons, the information they need to support their practice during the 2019-2020 influenza season, and an opportunity to pose questions to infectious disease experts.

The presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer session with Dr. Gemmill and Dr. Evans. 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 Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) physician with Public Health Ontario, an Affiliate Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). 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 NACI and was a member for over 17 years. He is currently the chair of NACI’s influenza working group. 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.



This webinar will be in English.

A French transcript will be available on NCCID’s website after the event.



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