Sep 22, 2016
By Jane Brown
Influenza is one of the most important public health issues our country faces, with Canadians 65 and older accounting for 70 percent of total influenza related hospitalizations and 90 percent of total influenza related deaths.
Here at the ZoomerPlex this morning, CARP is hosting a panel of leading experts to take a closer look at the impact, burden and prevention strategies for influenza on our aging population.
The 60-minute panel discussion will take place at the ZoomerPlex studio in Toronto (70 Jefferson Ave) starting at 9:30 a.m., and the experts will include:
• Candace Chartier, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Long Term Care Association
• Janet McElhaney, M.D. and Vice President of Research & Scientific Director, Health Sciences North Research Institute, Sudbury, ON
• Dr. Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil, Chair in Geriatrics and Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System (Toronto), Provincial Lead of Ontario’s Seniors Strategy
• André Picard, Public Health Reporter and Columnist at The Globe and Mail
• Dr. Brian Aw, Family Practice Practitioner
The show will be moderated by our own Libby Znaimer. It will be live streamed on carp’s website from 9:30 until 10:30 at the carp website and the conversation continues on Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back with Libby Znaimer after the noon news.