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PHSI23 Final program and information package released

Public Health Summer Institute 2023: Draft Program Released

PHABC’s Public Health Summer Institute is starting in TWO days! Register now to attend the intensive two day series on June 22 and 23.

Day one of the Summer Institute will discuss the challenges and ethical considerations associated with AI, emphasizing the importance of inclusivity and equity in addressing them.

Day two will emphasize how healthy aging is a central public health concern for society as a whole and specific populations that suffer from health inequities. The imperative derives, in part, from the usual worries about aging demographics and pressure on health and social care systems that will inevitably threaten their sustainability.

Download the updated final program now to review the schedule, speakers, presentations, and discussion topics.


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Information Package and Connection Instructions

All registrants will have already received an information package that includes details on the Summer Institute, think pieces, program, session descriptions, speaker biographies and Scientific Program Committee as well as connection instructions for the two day event.

If you have already registered and have yet to receive either, please check your spam filter then reach out to us at to have them resent.


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#PHSI23 Featured Speakers

We are pleased to share our Summer Institute’s growing line of speakers who have a range of expertise in public health, artificial intelligence and healthy aging. Some of our notable speakers include:

  • Dr. Albert Tozzi is a distinguished Pediatrician and Epidemiologist renowned for his innovative work in pediatrics and expertise in artificial intelligence within healthcare. He has successfully managed numerous research projects funded by both national and international organizations.
  • Dr. Jude Kong a Professor in the Mathematics and Statistics Department at York University, is a renowned expert in artificial intelligence (AI) and its application in public health. As the founding Director of the Africa-Canada Artificial Intelligence and Data Innovation Consortium (ACADIC), he spearheads ground-breaking research in AI and data science.
  • Dr. Lorie Donelle is the Emily Myrtle Smith Endowed Professor of Nursing within the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina (USC) and the Co-director of the ACORN Research Centre at USC. She is also adjunct faculty and Professor Emerita at Western University in the in Ontario, Canada.


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About PHABC’s Summer Institute

Over the last thirteen years, the summer institute has provided excellent opportunities for continuing education and professional development for the public health workforce.

The event provides a unique evidence-based program where participants can actively learn, evaluate and test the principles of the curriculum through keynote presentations, best practice examples and case studies, team building exercises, and hands-on activities.

The Institute will bring together professionals who work directly or indirectly with public health issues across numerous social service sectors and help to foster innovative solutions to the identified issues. Join us online for the two day event for only $50+GST!


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