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2017 Zoonoses Symposium

Thank you for your interest and support for the BC Zoonoses Symposium!
We will be holding this year’s Zoonotic Symposium at Langley Golf Centre on November 15, 2017.



Registration is free but we require your contact information to send future updates on the agenda.    

Please confirm if you will be attending in-person or by webinar, as space is very limited. 

If you register and are unable to make it, please let us know as soon as possible so that your seat may be made available.   Please fill out the Registration Form and email to Kirsten.mitchell@bccdc.ca 


About the Symposium


The Zoonotic Disease Symposium is a collaborative, interdisciplinary forum that provides an opportunity for professionals from across BC to gather, network, and learn about health issues affecting animals and humans.  The Symposium program offers a broad range of topics that are relevant to professionals from a variety of disciplines. The agenda for this event will be made available closer to the date and will be posted on this webpage and handed out at the registration desk.

This year's session will also be available by Online Webinar for participants who wish to view remotely. Registration for the online webinar is limited, so please register early to ensure a seat.  If you are not able to attend after registering, kindly let us know so that your seat will be available for someone else.

The Symposium is made possible with the financial support of the BCCDC Foundation, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.  




Videos from our 2016 Zoonoses Symposium last year 



Parrot Refugees and Mycobacterium genavense: What’s the squawking about? Paul Hasselback & Anne McDonald, VIHA and Night Owl Bird Hospital

Skunks and pandemic H1N1 influenza A virus Ann Britton, MAGRI 

Going Batty: disease surveillance in BC’s bats  Glenna McGregor, MAGRI

Echinococcus multilocularis in western Canada: a zoonosis of emergent concern? Alessandro Massolo, University of Calgary

Hepatic hydatid disease (Echinococcus granulosus) discovered at liver biopsy  Elizabeth Parfitt, Interior Health

Binoculars to Bird Flu, The Proof is in the Pond Scum! Genomic Analysis of Wetland Sediments as a New Tool for Avian Influenza Surveillance in Waterfowl, & Avian Influenza Virus Surveillance using Quantitative RT-PCR of Wetland Sediments   Michelle Coombe, UBC;  Chelsea Himsworth, MAGRI; Waren Baticados,  BCCDC

Occurrence and diversity of Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp. in irrigation water in British Columbia Natalie Prystajecky, BCCDC 

An update of Borrelia and ZIka virus: What we know and what we don’t know Muhammad Morshed, BCCDC 

Zoonotic Disease Surveillance in Washington State: What’s New? Hanna Oltean, WA State Department of Health


Raw pet food - Case Study A  

  • Eleni Galanis, Gillian Frosst, Silvina Mema, Joanne Tataryn (via Webinar) ,
  • BCCDC, Interior Health & Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Case study:  Outbreak associated with raw pet food

  • Raw pet food - Case Study B

  • Eleni Galanis, Gillian Frosst, Silvina Mema, Joanne Tataryn (via Webinar) ,
  • BCCDC, Interior Health & Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Case study:  Outbreak associated with raw pet food

  • Raw pet food - Case Study C

  • Eleni Galanis, Gillian Frosst, Silvina Mema, Joanne Tataryn (via Webinar) ,
  • BCCDC, Interior Health & Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Case study:  Outbreak associated with raw pet food

  • Raw pet food - Case Study D

  • Eleni Galanis, Gillian Frosst, Silvina Mema, Joanne Tataryn (via Webinar) ,
  • BCCDC, Interior Health & Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Case study:  Outbreak associated with raw pet food

  • Raw pet food - Case Study E

  • Eleni Galanis, Gillian Frosst, Silvina Mema, Joanne Tataryn (via Webinar) ,
  • BCCDC, Interior Health & Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Case study:  Outbreak associated with raw pet food





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