Presentation on theme: "March 16 th, 2012 Jim Dickinson Professor & Program Director TARRANT Viral Watch Program Department of Family Medicine Faculty of Medicine, University."— Presentation transcript:
March 16 th, 2012 Jim Dickinson Professor & Program Director TARRANT Viral Watch Program Department of Family Medicine Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2012 Welcome!
Goals Background Invited Speakers TARRANT program - 2010/2011 season Acknowledgement Welcome dinner Outline
Goals Review the year Inform what we are doing Learn from others and obtain feedback from sentinels and staff
Background Interesting mix: 85 Sentinels and their staffs. ProvLab staff Alberta Health: AHW, AHS Public Health Our staffs: Elaine Douglas, Madison Wang, Sandy Berzins, Tova Dybvig, and Quynh Le.
Invited Speakers Dr. Carol Yung, R.N. BScN. CCHN(C), Team Lead – Seasonal Influenza & Pneumococcal Immunization Program The Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program – An Evolving Partnership between Community Physicians and Alberta Health Services Dr. Naveed Janjua, Assistant Professor, UBC, Epidemiologist, BCCDC, Clinical Swine-Origin Influenza A/H3N2 Variant Virus [A(H3N2)v]: From Pigs to Humans! Dr. Margaret Russell, Associate Professor, Dept. of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, U of C The Hutterite Influenza Prevention Studies Dr. Kani Pabbaraju, Molecular Diagnostics, AB ProvLab Influenza C in Alberta Dr. Kevin Fonseca, Clinical Virologist, AB ProvLab Influenza Virus – Whats Changed, What is hot?
Urban dictionary definition: An acute, commonly epidemic disease, with several different symptoms, caused by abundant consumption of intoxicants and characterized by a combination of head throbbing, watery digestive discharge and rancid breath. Synonym: Hung over. Irish Influenza Virus