The PHPC Hot Topic Forum (HTF) is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. PHPC has partnered with RRNPHN to offer the session as part of the HTF series.
The PHPC Hot Topics Forum is an online, discussion-based webinar for members to interact on critical public health issues.
For this session, Tuesday, September 24rd at 12:30 pm Eastern Time (9:30 am Pacific Time), Dr. Yoko Schreiber will be joining members for discussion on the subject of "Tuberculosis and public health in Canada” with a focus on rural and remote northern communities. She will be presenting on TB clinical and diagnostic updates as well as review, experience and use of the 3HP regimen for LTBI.
After receiving her medical degree (MD) at Dalhousie University in 2005, Yoko Schreiber completed her residency specialty and subspecialty training in Internal Medicine (2009) and Infectious Diseases (2010), at the University of Ottawa. Following a M.Sc. in Epidemiology and Community Medicine (2014), she practiced as an Infectious Diseases consultant with particular interest in Indigenous Health at The Ottawa Hospital / University of Ottawa for eight years before moving permanently to Sioux Lookout in 2017. She now provides clinical Infectious Disease expertise at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre. She is currently an Assistant Professor with NOSM as well as the Section of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at the University of Manitoba. She is currently Chair of the Indigenous Health Committee at AMMI Canada, and acts as consultant to FNIHB and the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority. Her interests lie in improving care for Indigenous people by providing direct clinical care in Sioux Lookout region, collaborating on local and regional public health and quality improvement initiatives, and through research.
After a presentation on the topic, RRNPHN members will have the opportunity to ask questions, share opinions and experience which can inform future TB focused webinars.
The Rural Remote and Northern Public Health Network (RRNPHN) is a supportive network for Public Health practitioners working outside of urban spaces in Canada. The RRNPHN seeks to connect, share and advocate for Public Health issues important to rural, remote, and northern populations.
Please note that as an aid to free discussion, the meeting will be held under the Chatham House Rule. Questions and comments can be made through a text box in the webinar or by using the teleconference line.
After this session participants will be able to:
- Describe emerging issues facing public health physicians in Canada.
- Identify and explain areas of controversy in the field of public health and preventive medicine.
- Identify strategies to respond to and advocate for topical public health concerns.