The Canadian Immunization Conference (CIC) Organizing Committee has announced award winners for the 2014 Distinguished Lecture in Canadian Immunization Award and 2014 John Waters Memorial Award. The award recipients will deliver a plenary lecture at the 2014 CIC taking place in Ottawa, Ontario from December 2-4.
2014 Distinguished Lecture in Canadian Immunization Award
Established in 2008, the Distinguished Lecture in Canadian Immunization Award is granted by the Awards Committee of the CIC every two years. This tribute recognizes outstanding career achievement in the field of Canadian immunization.
2014 John Waters Memorial Award
The John Waters Memorial Award was initiated in 2002 in recognition of his outstanding leadership in support of immunization programs and policy. The purpose of the Dr. John Waters Memorial Award is to recognize other outstanding contributors to public health and immunization programs.
|2014 Distinguished Lecture in Canadian Immunization Award|
|Presented by: Shalini Desai, Medical Epidemiologist, Public Health OntarioAward Winner:
Dr. Halperin has been a leader in the field of immunizations over his career. As an infectious diseases consultant he has cared for patients with vaccine preventable diseases. He has done pivotal research work that goes from bench to bedside. He continues to lead national networks such as the Immunization Monitoring Program Active (IMPACT), the Public Health Agency of Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Influenza Research Network (PCIRN) and the Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) to generate knowledge around vaccine preventable disease surveillance, immunization program practices and knowledge translation. He has taught and supervised students at a variety of different levels of training, and by doing so has contributed to the future of vaccine research in Canada.
|2014 John Waters Memorial Award|
|Presented by: Bryce Larke, Dr. John Waters Memorial Committee
Award Winner: Dr. Barbara Law
Over a career spanning 35 years, Dr. Law has made numerous contributions through her clinical and academic work – from the benefits of breastfeeding to appropriate antibiotic therapy for a range of infectious diseases. She participated in numerous vaccine development trials and was a founding member of IMPACT, which up to today forms the backbone of vaccine safety monitoring and surveillance for paediatric infectious diseases in Canada. Through policy committees and working groups, Dr Law has helped drive forward the public health agenda in communicable disease control, immunization and vaccine safety. Dr Law has committed her life and career to the science and promotion of child health and public health programmes across Canada, for the benefit of children everywhere.
|The CIC is organized by the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) in collaboration with the CAIRE, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), and the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)|