Organizing Committee

Dr. Huaiping Zhu (York University), Dr. Hélène Carabin (Université de Montréal), Dr. Mark Lewis (University of Alberta), Dr. Arne Ruckert (University of Ottawa), Natasha Ketter (York University), Shivika Adhwaryu (York University) and IT support by Steven Chen (York University).

OMNI-RÉUNIS is excited to host multiple lectures as part of its inaugural Distinguished Lecture Series, where we aim to establish the relevance and importance of the various fields and disciplines working to advance research in modelling emerging infectious diseases and reflect on how to include a One Health approach in doing so. Experts are invited to share their research from the lens of their domain in public health, wild and domestic animal health, environment, and the One Health approach, focusing on research problems, data collection and sources, challenges, and the relevance of their fields to modelling. The OMNI-RÉUNIS Distinguished Lecture Series is a high-profile event that is open to all including our network members across 23 academic institutions and collaborators from more than 28 national and international organizations, networks part of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Modelling Initiative (EIDM), funding agencies Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), as well the general audience to reach many beyond the traditional academic settings.

Upcoming Lectures

Stay tuned for upcoming lectures!

Past Lectures

Better One Health Amidst the Great Unknown

Speaker: Dr. John Amuasi, head of the Global Health Department at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana

Date | Time: Feb 20 | 8:45-9:45 EST

Modelling to Support Public Health Decisions for Responding to Emerging Infectious Diseases

Speaker: Dr. Nick Ogden , Senior Research Scientist & Director of Public Health Risk Sciences Division, Public Health Agency of Canada)

Date | Time: March 16, 2023 | 11:00-12:15 EST

COVID-19 in the UK: Data, Models, Projections and Policy

Speaker: Dr. Matt Keeling, Professor in the Mathematics Institute and the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick (UK)

Date | Time: June 1, 2022 | 11:00-12:15 (EDT)

Reflections on Modelling for Infectious Diseases in the Framework of a One Health Approach

Speaker: Dr. Karine Chalvet-Monfray, Veterinarian and Professor of Statistics and Epidemiology at VetAgro Sup (France)

Date | Time: March 15, 2022 | 11:45-13:00 (EST)