TORONTO, March 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Public Health Ontario together with the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) and the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa), are pleased to announce that the second annual Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) 2012 will be taking place April 2-4, 2012 in Toronto.
Some of the highlights of the three-day convention include:
- Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear, speaks as part of the free-to-attend Sheela Basrur Centre Symposium
- Launch of the Seven More Years report about the impacts of smoking, alcohol, tobacco, diet, exercise and stress on life expectancy and panel discussion with public health leaders to follow
- Opening Eyes, Opening Minds: The Burden of Mental Health and Addictions in Ontario
- HOT TOPHC: Effect of the recession on public health
- Making Sense of Ontario's New Immunization Program
- 650 attendees. 70 breakout sessions. 250 speakers.
|When:||Dr. Vivek Goel, President and CEO of Public Health Ontario, will kick off the convention on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 8:30a.m.|
|Schedule:||April 2-4, 2012. Go to www.tophc.ca for the full program details.|
|Where:||The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto|
TOPHC aims to advance public health in Ontario by increasing the knowledge and skills in the workforce and attracts government stakeholders from local, provincial and federal levels, and front-line public health professionals and policy makers. TOPHC includes an exciting mix of both research presentations that share new knowledge and educational workshops that build and refine practical skills.
Follow the conference at tophc.ca/blog
For further information:
Public Health Ontario