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This week's feature article is "Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Attitudes of Canadian Emergency Physicians: Findings from a National Study," by Kent V. Rondeau and Louis H. Francescutti from the Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta. In their introduction they write, "While hospital emergency departments provide a potential setting for health-promotion interventions, they are grounded in episodic treatment of acute conditions and are generally not considered traditional places to practice health promotion and disease prevention (Goel and MacIsaac, 2002). Yet, physicians and nurses in emergency departments are in a unique position to be advocates for, and practitioners of, health-promoting interventions."

This article is part of a series inspired by CPHA's 2003 conference. For more information, read our introduction to the series in the OHPE News and Summary section of OHPE 344.0 ( ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=344).

If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in our submission guidelines(


Ontario Self-Help Network Conference 2004


Metro Hall, Toronto

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Theme: "Think Self-Help: Building Blocks to Popularity"

The conference welcomes people already working with self-help/mutual aid groups and those who wish to learn more about it. It is an excellent opportunity to share, network and learn. The day's program includes seven exciting roundtables in the morning and a choice of four skills-building workshops in the afternoon. There is no cost for registration, but spaces are limited.

Community Forum: Bisexual Health and Wellness in Ontario


7:00-9:00 p.m.

The 519 Church Street Community Centre

Presenter: Cheryl Dobinson

On behalf of the Public Health Alliance for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Intersexed, Queer and Questioning Equity, Cheryl will present the results of the OPHA bi health research project, "Improving the Access and Quality of Public Health Services for Bisexuals." There will also be an opportunity for community members to provide feedback and to discuss plans for action. This event is free and open to the public.

Bisexual and Transsexual/Transgender Inclusivity and Sensitivity


Holiday Inn, Oakville

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Public Health Alliance for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Queer and Questioning Equity presents this workshop for public and community health staff.

Please join us to

* Learn about bi and trans inclusivity and sensitivity training.

* Acquire teaching strategies to take back to your organization.

Social Determinants of Immigrant Health: Research, Policy, and Practice


Room 548, 246 Bloor Street West, 5th Floor, (St. George subway station, Bedford Street exit)

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS) presents this public seminar.

Panel members

* Dr. Richard Glazier, Associate Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Scientist, Inner City Health Research Unit, St. Michael's Hospital

* Ms. Maria Herrera, Manager, Urban Health Issues, Toronto Public Health

Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians


104 - 1785 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, ON K1G 3Y6
Tel: (613) 523-3343 or 1-800-463-1158
Fax: (613) 523-0190

 From the website: "CAEP has played a vital role in the development of emergency medicine in Canada. As the national voice of emergency medicine, CAEP represents and provides advocacy for emergency physicians and the emergency health care needs of the Canadian public. In cooperation with other specialties and committees, CAEP has assisted in the development of national standards and clinical guidelines.

Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta


Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Alberta
13-103 Clinical Sciences Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G3
Tel: (780) 492-6408
Fax: (780) 492-0364

 Mission Statement from the website: "The Mission of the Department of Public Health Sciences is to pursue and disseminate knowledge relevant to managing, monitoring, and improving the quality of community health status and health services, thereby helping to meet the health needs of the people of Alberta, Canada and the international community."


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