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March 31, Battling pandemics in an era of populism: Lessons from coronavirus – Luncheon Speaker Series

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$5 – $30.00

Group of 78 Luncheon Speaker Series

Dr Kumanan Wilson

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

 12:00 p.m. 

 Palais Imperial Restaurant,

 311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa


$30 for luncheon and presentation (12:00 p.m.)
RSVP by Friday, March 27, 2020, to join us for Lunch and presentation at 12:00 p.m.

$5 for presentation only (arrive 12:45 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available)
Presentation only participants are welcome to walk in, RSVP is appreciated.

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1) Interac e-transfer: direct deposit payment to group78@group78.org, please include a note with your name and email.
2) e-mail RSVP  (cheque, cash, credit, debit at the door):
3) Online (Eventbrite)

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*Individuals who do not cancel their reservations for the lunch at least 24 hours before the luncheon will be billed $30.


Prompted by the European outbreaks of cholera in the 19th century there has been a recognition that fighting the spread of disease requires international cooperation. This became particularly evident after the SARS outbreak resulting in the approval of revised International Health Regulations. These Regulations were unprecedented in their scope and emerged in an era where there was a recognition of the importance of global collaboration.

As we enter a new era, with a return of isolationism, the battle against pandemics has become more problematic. The early responses to the coronavirus outbreak demonstrate some these emerging challenges. This talk will discuss the emergence of the current approach to battling global public health emergencies and warning signs for managing future such threats.

Dr Kumanan Wilson

Dr Kumanan Wilson is Professor in Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa and scientist and physician at the Ottawa Hospital. He is currently a consultant to both the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization. His research has examined issues related to global and national public health security, leading him to develop the CANImmunize pan-Canadian digital immunization platform.

Dr. Wilson has published over 300 academic papers spanning the fields of digital health, immunization, pandemic preparedness, blood safety and health policy.


March 31
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$5 – $30.00
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Sarah Bowles
613-565-9449 ext. 23


Palais Imperial Restaurant
311- 313 Dalhousie St.
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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