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Vaccine Hesitancy: Combatting a ‘Wicked’ Risk Communication Problem, Faculty of Public Affairs Professional Institute, Carleton University

Ottawa, Ontario
May 13-14, 2015

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
1125 @ Carleton, Carleton University

Recent outbreaks of measles, mumps and pertussis in North America–and the re-emergence of other vaccine preventable diseases–have brought the vaccination debate to the fore in Canada. This workshop will focus on the problem of vaccine hesitancy and the risk communication challenges it presents.

Our workshop will challenge participants to think seriously about why some people are resistant to vaccination, what strategies work and don’t work in improving immunization rates, and strengthening trust between the healthcare sector and public.

Enrolment Fee: The registration fee for the seminar is $1099.00 plus HST per person. There are reduced rates available for non-profit organizations including universities ($499.00 plus HST) and students ($299.00). The registration fee includes online materials, two days of in person instruction and speakers, coffee breaks and one evening reception.

Workshop leaders: Dr. Joshua Greenberg and John Rainford

For more information and to register visit http://carleton.ca/fpa-professionalinstitute/.