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2016 Zoonoses Symposium

Thank you for your interest and support for the BC Zoonoses Symposium!
We held this year’s Zoonotic Symposium at Langley Golf Centre on November 17, 2016. 


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 click the link below, fill out and email to Kirsten.mitchell@bccdc.ca 






About the Symposium


The Zoonotic Disease Symposium will continue with a theme directed towards case studies.  This is the agenda for this event and a copy of the agenda will be 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.  Additionally, if you are not able to attend after registering, kindly let us know so that your seat will be available for someone else. 

We like to thank all participants for making this event a success.  We also like to thank The BCCDC Foundation, The Ministry of Agriculture and The Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations for the financial support.  This collaborative, interdisciplinary symposium provided an opportunity for professionals from across BC to gather, network and learn about disease issues affecting animals and humans.  Participation by International and National Colleagues from the INCDNCM meeting brought some interesting perspectives to discussions during the case study.  



Videos from our 2016 Zoonoses Symposium



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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