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.

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

2015

 

9:00am-3:00pm, April 18th, Hotel Alma, Calgary AB

Speakers:

• Allison Scott - The 2014-15 influenza season: how it affected Alberta

• Catharine Chambers - Interim vaccine effectiveness estimates show reduced protection against influenza A(H3N2) during the 2014/15 season: Findings from the Canadian Sentinel Physician Surveillance Network (SPSN)

• Catharine Chambers - Population-level enterovirus D68 surveillance findings among hospitalized and community cases in Canada, 2013

• Lisa Wong - Surveillance tools and analytics: Linking the "lab" to public health

• Jim Dickinson - New evidence about Oseltamivir (in-)effectiveness

• Alexander Doroshenko - The need for evidence on using Oseltamivir in long term care outbreaks

• Stephen Freedman - APPETITE – Alberta Provincial Pediatric EnTeric Infection Team

• Ran Zhuo - Detection of gastroenteritis viruses in CPGS

• Lilly Pang - Finding human viruses in environmental water

• Bonita Lee - One year study of gastroenteritis virus in surface water and in acute and outbreak gastroenteritis in Alberta

Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2015
Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2015
Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2015
Tarrant Annual General Meeting
2015