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Media, Health and Pandemics: Pandemic Management and Media Response

Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES
 
1st ANNUAL
GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMER INSTITUTE

Presents
PANDEMICS AND THE MEDIA
Global Health Challenges
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Health Sciences Building
155 College Street (west of University Avenue), 6th Floor Auditorium

$30.00 for Professionals(CME Accredited) + $10.00 for Students

REGISTRATION: uofttix.ca /416-978-8849
INFORMATION: j.kopelow@sympatico.ca/416-946-7962

AFFILIATED PROGRAMS
JUNE 26, 6-9:30PM Behind the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Training the Trainers, Hart House. Free admission. REGISTRATION:http://www.sa.utoronto.ca/details.php?wscid=380
JUNE 26-29-ONTARIO HEALTH PROMOTION SUMMER SCHOOL: Centre for Health Promotion
AUGUST 17-23-Evidence Based HIV/AIDS Short Course:Centre for Global Health Research & International Aids Society

KEY QUESTIONS

  • How can public health and media professionals interact in better ways to inform the public?
  • How do the media amplify or attenuate risk perceptions about pandemics?

PROGRAM

0830    REGISTRATION and BREAKFAST

0845      WELCOME
Catharine Whiteside, Dean, Faculty of Medicine
         
OPENING REMARKS
Tony Burman, Editor in Chief, English Services Division - CBC News,
Current Affairs and Newsworld (pending confirmation)
Harvey Skinner. Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences

0900    TOWN HALL with Piya Chattophadyay, Health Reporter, CBC Radio
Richard Schabas, Medical Officer of Health, Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
Peter Singer, Director, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto

1030    COFFEE

1045    LISTENING TO THE RESEARCHERS
Chair: Barbara Yaffe, Toronto Public Health
Claire Hooker, Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
Margaret MacNeill, Centre for Girls & Women's Health & PA; cross-appointed to Public Health Sciences
Peter Singer, Director, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto

1145    Q&A

1200    LUNCH

1300    LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE
Chair: Luis Barretto, Vice-President, Public Affairs, Sanofi Pasteur (confirmation pending)
Alex Jadad, VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE: Director, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation,
University Health Network;Ministries of Health and Innovation, Andalusia, Spain
Amarjeet Kaur Chhabra, Toronto Youth Cabinet
Tam Goossen, Community Representative
Gene Long, Communications, Toronto Public Health

1400    Q&A

1430     LISTENING TO THE MEDIA
Chair: Peter Desbarats, Veteran journalist and Educator
Maureen Taylor, National Health/Medical Reporter, CBC Television News
Umberto Manca, News and Program Director, CHIN Radio
Paul Knox, Dean, Ryerson School of Journalism

1530    Q&A
    
1600    CLOSING REMARKS followed by RECEPTION
Harvey Skinner, Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine