When: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Where: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, 150 Albert Street, 2nd floor, Rideau Room, Ottawa, Ontario
Registration is closed.
Josée Bégin, Director, Health Statistics Division, Statistics Canada
Josée Bégin holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics-statistics from the Université de Sherbrooke and a master’s degree in mathematics-statistics from the University of Ottawa. She is responsible for the collection of data on the health of Canadians through national surveys and administrative data programs. Mrs. Bégin is also the co-chair of the Vital Statistics Council for Canada and the co-chair of the Canadian Council of Cancer Registry.
Martin Lemire, Assistant Director, Health Statistics Division, Statistics Canada
Martin Lemire holds a Masters of Science (Geography) from the University of Sherbrooke. He joined Statistics Canada in 1993 and has worked in a number of programs and surveys in the social and economic spheres. Since 2014, Mr. Lemire has overseen the Canadian Health Measures Survey, the Health at a Glance indicator program and publication, the division’s data dissemination program, and all processing of survey and administrative health data, to name a few.
Douglas Haines, Director, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada
Douglas Haines holds a Bachelor of Science from Lakehead University and a Master of Science from the University of Ottawa. Under the Government of Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan, he developed and implemented national human biomonitoring and environmental monitoring initiatives to track Canadians’ exposures to environmental chemicals and their integration into health risk assessments. Mr. Haines recently completed an interchange with the Federal Environment Agency of Germany working on German and European-wide human biomonitoring initiatives. On assignment at Statistics Canada, he developed the concept for the Canadian Health Measures Survey. He has published articles in peer reviewed journals and has presented at numerous, scientific, public and policy venues.
Dr. Allana LeBlanc, Knowledge Manager, ParticipACTION
Dr. Allana LeBlanc completed her PhD in Population Health at the University of Ottawa, focusing on sedentary behaviour and screen time in children around the world. She holds a master from Queen’s University in kinesiology and epidemiology, and graduated from Acadia University with a double major in biology and kinesiology. Dr. LeBlanc is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, a Clinical Exercise Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine and a Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine/National Physical Activity Society. She has published over 30 research articles, has over 1,200 citations, and has completed interviews across the country for all types of media outlets, from University newspapers to national morning news shows.
Dr. Doug Manuel, Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa
Dr. Doug Manuel is a Medical Doctor with a Masters in Epidemiology and Royal College specialization in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. With his research team, he creates population risk assessment tools that can be used at the population level, in clinic or community settings. These population risk tools are then used to assess the health impact of strategies and interventions for improving population health. Dr. Manuel has published over 150 research papers in various journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the British Medical Journal and other leading journals. He has worked as a primary care physician in rural, remote and underserviced communities across Canada for over 20 years. His current practice is at the Wellness Centre; the health care point of entry for refugees arriving in Ottawa.
Dr. John McLaughlin, Chief Science Officer and Senior Scientist, Public Health Ontario, and Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Dr. John McLaughlin’s epidemiological research integrates diverse sciences in studies of health determinants, with the aim of improving disease prevention, which has led to more than 225 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. McLaughlin has established large collaborative teams for major studies on the roles of environmental and genetic causes of disease across Canada’s diverse populations, and for the delivery of major programs to improve health outcomes of individuals and communities. As a health system executive, he applies evidence to improve disease prevention and control.