Pandemic Influenza Outbreak Research Modelling

Pan-InfORM - NCCID Workshop 2018

Modelling Outcomes and Knowledge Translation:

From Research to Policy and Practice

On October 1-2, 2018, Pan-InfORM held its sixth bi-annual meeting in Toronto, York University. This workshop is co-hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases.

On the 10th anniversary of Pan-InfORM, this planning and dissemination eventbrought together representatives from public health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and those involved in Indigenous health to address the following specific objectives:

  • Disseminate the outcomes of research initiatives undertaken following the fifth bi-annual meeting of Pan-InfORM, and evaluate their significance to public health policy and practice within Canadian contexts.
  • Develop strategic collaborations and multi-stakeholder partnerships to improve knowledge translation activities with a greater uptake and understanding of disease modelling outcomes in heath policy decision-making.
  • Explore drivers and challenges of applying research outcomes, identify existing knowledge gaps, and catalyze new research initiatives based on quality data, evidence, and modelling tools and techniques.

It is our hope that the integration of interdisciplinary and complementary expertise will lead to new initiatives that would drive the research agenda for application of infectious disease modelling in the public health domain in Canada. 

The workshop was supported by: