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Public Health Engagement in Official Plan Reviews, HC Link


March 29, 2018  

10:00–11:30 a.m.

Paul Young, landscape architect and health promoter, and Janet Dawson, Coordinator of the Advocating for Health in Official Plans project at Peterborough Public Health, will lead a discussion about the new provincial planning policy, its potential to support healthier communities, and opportunities for public health to influence municipal official plans. You will also hear examples of how public health staff are engaging with planners, in both rural and urban contexts, to review and update official plans.

Timothy Caulfield on "Science-ploitation," Dalla Lana School of Public Health's Alumni Association


Toronto, Ontario
March 22, 2018

Refreshments at 5:30 p.m.
Remarks at 6:00 p.m.

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health's Alumni Association (PHAA) presents the third annual In The Loop featuring Professor Timothy Caulfield, a self-proclaimed science geek and lover of evidence who enjoys integrating a wide range of perspectives in the pursuit of health and science policies to benefit all Canadians.

About the talk:

Nutrition and Health Status of New Canadians: Readiness for Culturally Appropriate Care, Canadian Nutrition Society


Calgary, Ontario
March 21, 2018

This one day thematic conference that will take place as a pre-conference event to the 20th Annual Metropolis Conference that is taking at the Westin Calgary.

Please join us to learn from some of the leading experts in the field of immigration health--providing perspectives of researchers, service providers and policy makers.

Learning Objectives

At the close of this symposium, participants will be able to:

Psychology for Digital Behavior Change, AlterSpark


Toronto, Ontario
March 19 to 21, 2018
AlterSpark Training Academy, Lower level, 193 Augusta Avenue

Over two days, discover how to harness digital psychology to build online products that are more motivating, usable, and persuasive. This workshop covers the foundational principles in digital psychology, key tools, and over 40 principles, with a focus on psychology-driven technologies and campaigns.

Phenibut Use Disorder: What is it and how can we help? Evidence Exchange Network


March 14, 2018

1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
About the webinar:

Phenibut is a medication that is similar to muscle relaxants, such as baclofen. It is available in North America as a supplement, and it is used to treat anxiety in Eastern Europe.
The goal of this webinar is to introduce this substance and to describe its pharmacology and clinical effects using case studies. The webinar will also introduce a treatment model based on pharmacological data, and will describe how to help those who have difficulties quitting this substance.

Synchronizing our Impact--Gay Men’s Mental Health Summit


Toronto, Ontario
March 14 and 15, 2018 

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

The Gay Men's Sexual Health Alliance is hosting a conference for mental health providers in Ontario. This includes psychotherapists, social workers, community mental health workers, and other allied professionals. Over 2 days, attendees can expect to increase their knowledge of contemporary issues impacting gay men’s mental health, expand their scope of practice through training and strengthen their referral networks.

Respiratory Medications and Inhaler Devices OTN Workshop, Provider Education Program, Ontario Lung Association


March 13, 2018

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the participant will have:

  • Reviewed recently approved medications and devices for COPD and Asthma
  • Compared and contrasted newer and older medications and devices with respect to benefits and drawbacks



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