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Upcoming webinar on demystifying the science around wastewater surveillance.

A webinar presented by The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) in collaboration with Canadian Water Network (CWN) will take place November 28 at 12pm Eastern time.

The webinar will present findings from the 2022 Royal Society of Canada policy brief on wastewater surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Canada. This report summarizes pan-Canadian wastewater surveillance approaches adopted across jurisdictions in Canada and the usefulness of this technology as an early detection method for SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens.

Ultimately, public health organizations including PHAC, the WHO, the European Commission and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recognised wastewater surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 to be an important source of evidence for informing COVID-19 response and management.

During the webinar, attendees will learn about Canada’s wastewater surveillance system for SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens. Guests will also hear about the latest technologies and methods identified across jurisdictions (on and off-reserves) to inform public health decision making.

The three panelists will be Dr. Steve E. Hrudey – Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta; Monali Varia – Director of Public Health Intelligence at Peel Public Health; and Dr. Michael Becker – Research Scientist at the Public Health Agency of Canada.

The webinar will be delivered in English with simultaneous interpretation available in French, and will be followed by a discussion session.

Registrants are encouraged to submit questions of interest prior to the webinar to nccid@umanitoba.ca

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