Continuing Professional Development Symposium

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Toronto, Ontario

PHPC will host its eighth annual Continuing Professional Development Symposium in Toronto this coming May 2014 as part of the annual conference of the Canadian Public Health Association, Public Health 2014.

The following PHPC events are planned, more information follows: 

  • Breakfast Session:  PHPC - Developing Capacity for Medical Officers of Health in Canada:  May 26th, 8:00-9:15am
  • CPD Event: Practice, Evidence and Research:  Public Health Physicians' Perspectives: May 26th, 9:30-3:30pm
  • PHPC Annual General Meeting: May 26th, 4:00-6:00pm
  • PHPC Annual Dinner: May 26th, 7:00-10:00pm
  • Collaborator Session: A Call to Action on Poverty and Health  May 28th, 1:00-3:00pm

To register for CPHA Public Health 2014 including the PHPC CPD Symposium: 

CPHA Member Registration   or  CPHA Non-Member Registration  or the PHPC CPD Symposium only

 If you have any questions please contact us at

Veuillez noter que cette séance sera présentée en anglais seulement et la traduction simultanée ne sera pas offerte durant la séance.


PHPC 2014 CPD Symposium Overview and Program

Monday, May 26, 2014 and Wednesday, May 28th 2014

Sheraton Centre Toronto


PHPC Breakfast Session
May 26, 2014, 8:00-9:15am


Public Health Physicians of Canada:  Developing Capacity for Medical Officers of Health in Canada

This breakfast session is open exclusively to PHPM specialists and public health physicians.

Médecins de santé publique du Canada:  Développer les capacities des directeurs de santé publique, médecins chefs en santé publique et autres médecins de santé publique au Canada.

Ce séance du petit déjeuner est reserve exclusivement aux spécialistes en santé publique et en médecine preventive et aux médecins de santé publique.


PHPC Continuing Professional Development

Practice, Evidence, and Research:  Public Health Physicians’ Perspectives

May 26, 2014, 9:30am -3:30pm


The Public Health Physicians of Canada (PHPC) are pleased to present a series of high quality talks by public health physician leaders from across Canada. Your colleagues will share evidence, experience and insight on issues ranging from public health practice and training to health equity. This session is certain to provoke thoughtful exchanges and debate.  Event Schedule

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 5 credits.  This program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development.


 Cette activité est une activité de formation collective agréée aux termes de la Section 1 du programme de Maintien du certificat du Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada pour 5 crédits.  Ce programme a été révisé et approuvé par le Bureau de formation professionnelle continue de l’Université d’Ottawa.

Registration Fee:  Physician $150 CAD;  Resident $100 CAD

Veuillez noter que cette séance sera présentée en anglais seulement et la traduction simultanée ne sera pas offerte durant la séance.


PHPC Collaborator Session

A Call to Action on Poverty and Health:  Collaboration across the health sector

May 28, 2014 1:00-3:00pm


A PHPC Collaborator Session at the Canadian Public Health Association Conference*

The focus of the panel will be to examine the role of public health and primary care in reducing or mitigating poverty, which is a major risk factor for poor health. Panelists will use examples of approaches at multiple levels to highlight effective interventions and identify areas for future collaboration.

Public health and primary care providers need to understand better our roles: where does one sector lead, how does our work need to change and adapt, where are the opportunities for partnership, where do we need to remain vigilant and when is there a need to advocate?

The introduction will orient everyone to the four different “front lines” of our work: the practice or neighbourhood, the municipal or regional, the provincial or territorial, and the national or federal levels. Speakers have been asked to identify both the gaps in collaboration and the opportunities to change current practice. The hope is that this could inform some priority next steps.

Learning Objectives:

• Review a range of partnership activities and their potential impact on poverty mitigation and prevention.

• Identify the ways in which primary care and public health can collaborate to reduce poverty related health inequities.

• Explore non-contextual barriers and facilitators to implementation.

• Take home practical ideas for implementation in participants’ own local settings.


• Maura Ricketts, Past President, Public Health Physicians of Canada & Principal Consultant, Health Policy WORKs Inc

This session is co-sponsored by the following organizations: Canadian Association of Community Health Centres, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Public Health Association, College of Family Physicians of Canada and Public Health Physicians of Canada.

*Please register with Public Health 2014 to attend this session.


PHPC Annual General Meeting

Monday, May 26, 2014

4:00-6:00pm - Sheraton Centre Toronto, Willow Room


You are invited to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting which will be held on Monday, May 26, 2014 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, following the day’s Accredited CME events.    The Annual General Meeting will be held from 4:00-6:00pm in the Willow Room at the Sheraton Centre Toronto.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The agenda includes important information and decisions:

  • PHPC Council and Committee Reports
  • Canada’s Not for Profit Act Compliance
  • Membership approval of PHPC Bylaws for submission to Industry Canada
  • Membership approval of PHPC Membership Models
  • Click here to visit the Members Area of the PHPC website for AGM Meeting documents and information, regularly being updated.

 Important to Note:  

  • To renew your PHPC Membership, click here:  You must be a member to vote at the AGM. 
  • Teleconferencing will be made available:  please monitor the PHPC Updates in the Members Area of the website, and outgoing announcements for details.                                             

Please RSVP:

To register for the AGM, please click here or contact for assistance.




 PHPC Annual Society Dinner

Monday, May 26, 2014

Adega Restaurante

33 Elm Street, Toronto, Ontario

Cocktails 7:00 pm


You are invited to join us for the 2014 Annual Society Dinner.  Following the Annual General Meeting at the Toronto Sheraton Centre, please join us for cocktail hour (7:00pm) followed by dinner, speeches and presentation of the Annual PHPC Awards.  At this year’s dinner, we will enjoy a talk by Dr. David McKeown, representing this year’s host city.

This annual event provides you with the unique opportunity to meet colleagues from across the country and is an excellent way to wrap up the PHPC annual events, and jump-start your CPHA Conference experience.

To Reserve your ticket:

Please click here to register,  or contact for assistance.  $85 per person.



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