Pandemic Influenza Outbreak Research Modelling

Program Schedule

October 1
8:30 - 8:45Registration
8:45 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:15Seyed Moghadas (Pan-InfORM overview and progress to-date)
9:15 - 9:30Margaret Haworth-Brockman (NCCID, mod4PH, and "Modelling Matters" learning video)
9:30 - 10:00Ashleigh Tuite (What’s going on and how worried should I be? Developing a global early warning system for infectious diseases)
10:00 - 10:15Health Break
10:15 - 10:45Raymond Tsang (Laboratory surveillance of invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease in Canada: emergence of serotype a strains and their characteristics) 
10:45 - 11:15Marina Ulanova (Consistent presence of Haemophilus influenzae serotype a in First Nations communities and natural immunity against this pathogen)
11:15 - 11:45Andrew Cox (Pre-clinical and clinical development of a glycoconjugate vaccine to combat Haemophilus influenzae serotype a disease)
11:45 - 12:15Affan Shoukat (Cost-effectiveness of a vaccine for Haemophilus influenzae serotype a in Nunavut population)
12:15 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:00Marek Smieja (Clinical and infection control aspects of Clostridium difficile infection)
14:00 - 14:30David Champredon (Simulating the impact of a vaccine on nosocomial Clostridium difficile infections) 
14:30 - 14:45Health Break
14:45 - 15:15Robert Van Exan (The evolution of vaccines and vaccine development:  implications for Canada informed by the past, present and a glimpse of the future)
15:15 - 16:00Discussion (summary of the day and wrap-up)
18:00 - 21:00Networking Dinner
October 2
9:00 - 9:30Joanne Langley (Envisioning a framework: What would the ideal Canadian framework for economic evaluation of vaccines look like?)
9:30 - 10:00
Amy Greer (Collaboration for improved health outcomes: breaking the “silo mentality” and building collective knowledge)
10:00 - 10:30
Michelle Driedger (Closing the loop in the knowledge-to-action cycle: Moving beyond window dressing)
10:30 - 11:00Health Break
11:00 - 12:30Group Meetings
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:00Summary of Group Meetings (key questions, research plans with partnerships)
14:00 - 15:00

Discussion (action plans on health economics framework for vaccine evaluation, and indigenous research and training program)
15:00 - 15:15
Health Break
15:15 - 15:30Workshop wrap-up (feedback and evaluation)