Presenter: Dr. Mary Vearncombe
Dr. Mary Vearncombe is a medical microbiologist and medical director of Infection Prevention and Control at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She is an associate professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Vearncombe is chair of the OHA/OMA Joint Committee for Development of Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols for Ontario Hospitals, chair of the Expert Panel on Infection Control for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, a member of the Steering Committee on Infection Control Guidelines of Health Canada, chair of the Health Canada working group on Infection Prevention and Control and Occupational Health Guidelines for Pandemic Influenza, and medical coordinator of the Regional Infection Control Networks (RICNs).
Dr. Vearncombe is a past president of the Canadian Association of Medical Microbiologists and a past chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Specialty Committee in Medical Microbiology. In 2005, she was the recipient of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada Distinguished Service Award. In 2007, she received the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Council Award and in 2010, she received the inaugural Community and Hospital Infection Control Association (CHICA-Canada) Champion Award.
Presenter: Isabelle Langman
Isabelle Langman is the network coordinator of Public Health Ontario’s Northeastern Ontario Infection Control Network. An experienced infection control professional, Isabelle entered the field of infection prevention and control in 2001 and holds a Certification in Infection Control from the Certification Board of Infection Control (CBIC). Isabelle led the roll out of the Provincial Council on Maternal and Child Health consensus-based infection prevention and control recommendations that were distributed to all perinatal programs in Ontario. She continues to support these programs and was involved on PIDAC’s IPC team as an external consultant during the development of the Best Practices for Infection Prevention and Control in Perinatology.
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