TARRANT Annual General Meeting

 

Every spring, TARRANT hosts its Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM brings together sentinels, public health representatives, laboratory personnel and researchers interested in influenza. Decisions made at the AGM help determine the direction of TARRANT for the upcoming season. The AGM provides the opportunity for sentinels to share their experiences in the program and meet other participants, allowing for progression and growth of the program.

2019 

 

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Amber B, Matrix Hotel, 10640 – 100th Ave Edmonton AB T5J 3N8

Speakers:

• Jim Dickinson – Introduction & Influenza in Alberta, 2018-2019

• Nathan Zelyas – Closer-to-patient respiratory virus testing in Alberta: a pilot study

• Siobhan Leir – Vaccine Effectiveness during the 2018-19 Influenza Season in Canada

• Danuta Skowronski – The Canadian SPSN: Celebrating 15 Years of Innovation and Achievement in Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Monitoring

Summary

2018 

 

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 13th, 2018, Tactic 4, Aloft Calgary University Hotel, Calgary A.B

Speakers:

• Mariam Osman – Epidemiology of Influenza in Alberta: 2017-2018

• Marie (Betsy) Varughese – Predicting the Peak of Influenza in Alberta

• Steven Drews – Updates in Respiratory Virus Testing in ProvLab Alberta

• Kaitlyn Shaw/Tarrant team – How can we improve organization of Sentinel practitioners? The BC view, the Alberta story

• Danuta Skowronski: – Vaccine effectiveness 2017-18. Can we get any better?

Summary

Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2018
Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2018
Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2018
Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2018
Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2018

2017 

 

5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, March 31st, 2017, the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta

Speakers:

• Allison Scott – The Epidemiology of the 2016-2017 Influenza Season

• Virginia Goetz/Dylan Kendrick – Positive Predictive Value (PPV) for Influenza detection by sentinels in Alberta Network: 2009-2016

• Steven Drews – How we test for respiratory viruses at ProvLab Alberta

• Catharine Chambers – Interim estimates of 2016/17 vaccine effectiveness against influenza A (H3N2): findings from the Canadian Sentinel Practitioner Surveillance Network

• Danuta Skowronski – Critical analysis of the evidence for enforced health care worker influenza vaccination

Summary

Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2017
Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2017
Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2017
Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2017
Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2017

2016

 

6:00pm-9:30pm, April 15th, Hotel Arts, Calgary AB

Speakers:

• Catharine Chambers - 2015-2016 Interim Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness

• Alexander Doroshenko - Evaluation of the use of Oseltamivir prophylaxis in the control of influenza outbreaks in long-term care facilities in Alberta

• Catharine Chambers - Repeat Influenza Immunization Effects

Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2016
Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2016
Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2016
Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2016