CHNC Professional Development Webinar Series

Posted on Sept. 18, 2023, 2:22 p.m.

CHNC is pleased to announce our next 2 webinars for September and October, which are parts 2 and 3 of the Vaccines Across the Lifespan Webinar Series. 

 There is no charge to attend the webinars, and all are welcome to join! Please feel free to share this webinar information widely.

Part 2: Title of Webinar: Getting Ready for Fall and Respiratory Infections: What do I Need to Know Now?

 Date: Thursday, Sept 21, 2023

Time: 12-1 pm ET (9-10 am PT; 10-11 am MT; 11 am - 12 pm CT; 1-2 pm AT)

To register for this webinar, click here

 Learning objectives for this webinar:

  1. Review the epidemiology of the common respiratory pathogens in adults: Covid-19, RSV, Pneumococcal, Influenza
  2. Understand the risk factors and co morbidities that increase risk
  3. Discuss the current NACI guidelines
  4. Appreciate immunization strategies for this population.

Presenter Bio:
Dr. Vivien Brown is a family physician and author in Toronto. Educated at McGill University, she currently is appointed to the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, holding the rank of Assistant Professor. An award winner for teaching on many levels, her major interests are in the area of health promotion and prevention for women, and continuing medical education, Adult Immunization and Vaccine Preventable Illness. The College of Family Physicians of Ontario named Dr Brown "Physician of the Year for the Region of Toronto”, awarded November 2012. Canada. She is the Past President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada and is immediate past Vice President for North America for the Medical Women’s International Association. Recently she was named one of Canada’s most influential women by the organization Women of Influence, for her work on advocacy on HPV vaccine for Canadians. In March 2017, she was honored to present HPV initiatives in Canada at the UN meetings for the Commission on the Status of Women. In 2018 she was honored with the Media Award from the North American Menopause Society for her work in Women’s Health. She also received the May Cohen Award from the Federation of Medical Women of Canada for her work in Women’s Health. Her most recent book, "The New Woman’s Guide to Healthy Aging” was recently published to rave reviews.

Part 3: Title of Webinar: RSV Burden of Disease in Infants: The use of Nirsevimab as a Prevention Strategy.

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Time: 12-1 pm ET (9-10 am PT; 10-11 am MT; 11 am - 12 pm CT; 1-2 pm AT)

To register for this webinar, click here 

 Learning objectives for this webinar:

  1. Understand the burden of RSV disease in all infants by reviewing the epidemiology and clinical factors for infection.
  2. Review current and emerging RSV preventative strategies, with a focus on passive immunization with Nirsevimab.
  3. Discuss the role and impact that nursing professionals can have on the management and prevention of RSV in infants.

Erin Fleischer is a Paediatric Nurse Practitioner at the Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with University of Victoria and went on to complete her Master of Nursing and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certificate with the University of Toronto in 2009. Erin has been the Nurse Practitioner for the Paediatric Respirology division since 2011 where she built and runs the centralized RSV prophylaxis clinic. Her other areas of clinical interest are, childhood asthma, for which she is a certified asthma educator, and paediatric cystic fibrosis. Erin is active in research and participated in the CARESS registry, a Canadian database which followed infants receiving RSV prophylaxis.

This communication may be confidential and subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Ontario).  Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient, please delete this email immediately.