About the Conference

Conference Theme:

Public Health: Who’s at risk? What’s at stake?

Conference Goal:

To provide a forum for profiling the leading developments and topical issues facing people who are active in public and community health throughout Ontario.

Conference Objectives:

Participants will benefit from learning that strengthens their ability to play an active role in promoting a progressive public health agenda in Ontario.The conference will

  1. Enhance knowledge, enable information sharing and build capacity to assess, manage and communicate risks to the health of the population.
  2. Examine current issues of organizational change and workforce pressures, reflecting what is at stake as our public health system is reformed.
  3. Provide extensive opportunities for both structured and informal professional development, networking and group meetings.

Conference Sub-Themes:

The Program Planning Committee invites submissions of abstracts consistent with the Conference Goal and Objectives and the following five Sub-themes:

  • Working in a Health System under Reform
  • Evidence Based Practice and the Precautionary Principle
  • Emerging Issues in Public Health
  • Populations at Risk
  • Access, Equity and Social Justice

Ontario Public Health Association

The Voice of Public Health Since 1949

The mission of the Ontario Public Health Association is to provide leadership onissues affecting the public’s health and to strengthen the impact of people who are active in public and community health throughout Ontario.

Our mission is achieved by providing education opportunities and up-to-date information in community and public health, access to local, provincial and multi-disciplinary community health networks, mechanisms to seek and discuss issues and views of members, issue identification and advocacy with a province-wide perspective, and expertise and consultation in public and community health.

Toward a Healthy City

The good health of a community’s population is worth celebrating. Since the appointment of the first Medical Officer of Health in 1883, the City of Toronto has maintained a strong commitment to keep people healthy by preventing the spread of disease, protecting against injury and illness, and advocating for social conditions that improve health.

As Toronto Public Health prepares to celebrate 125 years of continuous service in 2008, it will recognize the vital contribution of public health nurses and inspectors, physicians, researchers, dietitians, dental staff, health promoters, epidemiologists, nutritionists and administrative staff. Achievements in public health have provided the foundation for the evolution of our city and inspire our continuing efforts to overcome health inequalities and improve the health status of everyone in Toronto.

November 18-21, 2007
Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre