Stay Safe. Stay Open.
Stay Safe. Stay Open.What Businesses Need to Know Heading into the Holidays
11:00 AM - Welcome and opening remarks from Sueling Ching, Ottawa Board of Trade
11:10 AM - Public Health Update from Dr. Vera Etches, Ottawa Public Health
11:20 AM - Science Based Update for Business Owners - Dr. Kumanan Wilson, CANImmunize
11:30 AM - How CANImmunize can help businesses stay safe and stay open, Alicia St. Hill, CANImmunize
11:40 AM - Legal implications of Vaccination Policy in the Workplace - Colleen Flood, University of Ottawa
11:50 AM - Q&A
Dr. Vera Etches, MD, CCFP, MHSc, FRCPC Medical Officer of Health
Dr. Etches was appointed as Medical Officer of Health for Ottawa Public Health (OPH) in April 2018, having served as Deputy MOH from 2014 to 2017.
As Deputy MOH, Dr. Etches supported the organization in delivering quality, client-centered services; contributed to knowledge transfer and applied public health research; and reinforced population health assessment, surveillance, and program evaluation.
Dr. Kumanan Wilson, CEO, CANImmunize
An internal medicine physician, scientist and expert in digital health, Dr. Wilson is an internationally, widely published expert in public health and immunization and the founder and CEO of CANImmunize. Dr. Wilson’s vision is to use technology to solve public health problems.
Alicia St. Hill, Vice President, Business Development, CANImmunize
Alicia brings 15+ years of experience both in Canada and the US in health information technology, healthcare operations, and program development. Before joining CANImmunize, she led significant components of COVID-19 policy for Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest health maintenance organizations in the US. Alicia has worked at Health Canada and in health system operations and strategy from within large hospital systems.
Colleen Flood, Professor & University Research Chair, University of Ottawa
Colleen M. Flood is Professor at the University of Ottawa and a University Research Chair in Health Law & Policy. She is also inaugural Director of the University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics. From 2000–2015 she was a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, with cross-appointments to the School of Public Policy and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. From 2006–2011 she served as Scientific Director at the Canadian Institute for Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR). Her primary areas of scholarship are comparative health care law and policy, public/private financing of health care systems, health care reform, constitutional law, administrative law, and accountability and governance issues more broadly.