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Pandemic Flight Path: How Infectious Disease Spreads through the Global AirlineTransportation Network

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bar Italia, 582 College St. West, Toronto (College & Clinton)

Toronto is not an island unto itself. Air travel brings not only people to Toronto, but infectious diseases as well. Understanding how Canadian cities are interconnected with other international centres is essential for developing a strategic approach to global pandemics.

Join us at this edition of Café Scientifique for a lively discussion moderated by Bob McDonald, host of CBC*s Quirks & Quarks.  Scientists Drs. Kamran Khan and Michael Gardam will discuss critical issues related to the global spread of infectious disease including:

  • What factors lead to the emergence and control of infectious diseases?
  • Where are the frontiers for responding to global pandemics?
  • What is our shared responsibility for living in a globalized world?

This event is free and everyone is welcome.  Space is limited - please RSVP ASAP to Anne-Marie Tynan at

Café Scientifique is presented by The Canadian Institutes Of Health Research (CIHR) and The Centre
For Research On Inner City Health (CRICH).