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TARRANT AGM

Every spring TARRANT Viral Watch hosts its Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM brings together sentinels, public health representatives, laboratory personnel and researchers interested in influenza.Decisions made at the AGM help determine the direction of TARRANT for the upcoming season. It’s a great opportunity for sentinels to share their experiences in the program and meet other participants. 

TARRANT 2015 Annual Meeting, April 18th, Hotel Alma - University of Calgary

Speakers: 

Morning Session: Influenza Photo

  1. Ms. Alison Scott: The 2014-15 influenza season: how it affected Alberta
  2. Ms. Catharine Chambers: Interim vaccine effectiveness estimates show reduced protection against influenza A(H3N2) during the 2014/15 season: Findings from the Canadian Sentinel Physician Surveillance Network (SPSN)**
  3. Ms. Catharine Chambers: Population-level enterovirus D68 surveillance findings among hospitalized and community cases in Canada, 2013-14.**
  4. Ms Lisa Wong: Surveillance tools and analytics: Linking the "lab" to public health
  5. Dr. Jim Dickinson: New evidence about Oseltamivir (in-)effectiveness
  6. Dr. Alexander Doroshenko: The need for evidence on using Oseltamivir in long term care outbreaks

Afternoon Session: Gastroenteritis Photo

  1. Dr. Stephen Freedman: APPETITE – Alberta Provincial Pediatric EnTeric Infection TEam
  2. Dr. Ran Zhou: Detection of gastroenteritis viruses in CPGS
  3. Dr. Lilly Pang: Finding human viruses in environmental water**
  4. Dr. Bonita Lee: One year study of gastroenteritis virus in surface water and in acute and outbreak gastroenteritis in Alberta**

  **These presentations will not be available on this website due to copyright issues.

A summary is available here.

 

TARRANT 2014 Annual Meeting, March 27th-28th  Matrix Hotel, Downtown Edmonton

Speakers: 

A. Influenza

  1. Ms. Kim SimmondsEpidemiology of 2013-14 Season
  2. Ms. Catharine Chambers: Who is immune to influenza?  Community Sero-Surveys**
  3. Dr. Kevin Fonseca: New influenza variants: coming to Alberta?
  4. Dr. Danuta Skowronski: Effectiveness of the 2013-14 influneza vaccine & how this affects planning for future years**
  5. Dr. Jim Dickinson: How good is Oseltamivir to treat influenza?
  6. Ms. E. Kirwin, Mr. D Dover: Mathematical Modeling of Interventions to Mitigate Influenza
  7. Dr. Johan Bester: What are the ethical issues in protecting patients & staff? 

**These presentations will not be available on this website due to copyright issues.

B. Pediatric Gastroenteritis

  1. Dr. Jim Dickinson: Introduction: adding a  new component to surveillance
  2. Dr. Lilly Pang: New tests for enteric viruses
  3. Dr. Bonita Lee: Clinical & epidemiological features of gastroenteritis viruses
  4. Dr. Jim Dickinson: Community Gastroenteritis Surveillance Program: where are we going?

TARRANT 2012 Annual Meeting - Photo

Speakers: (please click the link for the detailed PPT presentations and photos)

  1. Dr. Jim Dickinson - Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2012: TARRANT program - 2010/2011 season - Photo
  2. Ms. Carol Yung - The Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program – An Evolving Partnership between Community Physicians and Alberta Health Services: - Photo
  3. Dr. Naveed Janjua - Swine-Origin Influenza A/H3N2 Variant Virus [A(H3N2)v]: From Pigs to Human! - Photo
  4. Dr. Margaret Russell - The Hutterite Influenza Prevention Studies - Photo
  5. Dr. Kanti Pabbaraju - Influenza C in Alberta - Photo
  6. Dr. Kevin Fonseca - Influenza Virus – What’s Changed, What is hot? - Photo

TARRANT 2010 Annual Meeting

  1. Dr. Jim Dickinson: Introduction and Tarrant Update
  2. Dr. Kevin Fonseca: To C or not to C: that is the question

TARRANT 2009 Annual Meeting

See TARRANT AGM 2009 Presentations (MS Power Point files) by clicking on these links:

  1. Dr. Jim Dickinson: Introduction and an update on TARRANT activities for the 2008/09 influenza season
  2. Dr. Kevin Fonseca: Tarrant The year of the pandemic
  3. Alana Heise: CUPS Health and education centre: response to H1N1
  4. Dr. Judy Macdonald: H1N1 response 

TARRANT 2008 Annual Meeting 

Click HERE for TARRANT 2008 Annual Meeting summary. See TARRANT AGM 2008 Presentations (MS Power Point files) by clicking on these links:

 

  1. Dr. Jim Dickinson: An update on TARRANT activities for the 2007/08 influenza season
  2. Dr. James Adams; Dr. Jim Adams’ Experience
  3. Dr. Kevin Fonseca; The Journey of the TARRANT swab within ProvLab
  4. Dr. Kevin Fonseca; Laboratory data from the 2007/08 respiratory season
  5. Brian Winchester; Age-stratified ILI calculations for data arising from Alberta - TARRANT 

 

TARRANT 2007 Annual Meeting 

Click HERE for TARRANT 2007 Annual Meeting summary. See TARRANT AGM 2007 Presentations (MS Power Point files) by clicking on these links:

  1. Dr. Jim Dickinson: Tarrant Conference Introduction.
  2. Mapping Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Using Physician Claims Data. 
  3. Dr. Kevin Fonseca: Part 1: Influenza in Alberta 2006-07; Part 2: Planning for a Pandemic.
  4. Dr. Chris Bockmuehl: Pandemic Flu: Personal and office preparedness. 
  5. Elaine Sartison: Alberta’s Influenza Immunization Program. 

TARRANT 2006 Annual Meeting 

Click HERE for TARRANT 2006 Annual Meeting summary.

See TARRANT AGM 2006 Presentations (MS Power Point files) by clicking on these links:

  1. Alberta’s Influenza Surveillance Program. Elaine Sartison, Alberta Health and Wellness.
  2. Dr. Kevin Fonseca: TARRANT & The Role of The Lab
  3. Dr. Larry Svenson: Influenza Surveillance in Alberta Using Physician Claims Data
  4. Karen Grimsrud:Pandemic Influenza Response Pandemic Influenza Response - Impact on Provincial Vaccine and Impact on Provincial Vaccine and Surveillance Programs Surveillance Programs 

TARRANT 2005 Annual Meeting  

See TARRANT AGM 2005 Presentations (MS Power Point files) by clicking on these links:

  1. Dr. Jim Dickinson: TARRANT (The Alberta Recording and ReseArch NeTwork) 
  2. Dr. Kevin Fonseca: The Laboratory & TARRANT
  3. Agnes Honish: New Developments in Alberta Pandemic Influenza Planning 
  4. Elaine Sartison: ALBERTA’S INFLUENZA SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM 
  5. Brian Winchester: Influenza Surveillance at IRID 
  6. Dr. Jamie Jensen: FluWatch:Partners in Sentinel Health Surveillance: 2003-2004, National Research System (NaReS) Staff. See here for the FluWatch Weekly Report Form example. 
  7. Dr. Ken Brandt: Influenza Surveillance In Saskatchewan 
  8. Dr. Ken Morrison: Influenza Surveillance In Alberta Using Physician Claims Data
  9. Dr. Neil Drummond: TARRANT: where might we go next?