Environmental Public Health Week
On November 16, 2013, members of the NS/PEI CIPHI Branch gathered in Bedford for supper to celebrate a (belated) Environmental Public Health Week. There were 14 members in attendance including retirees and staff from NS Department of Agriculture, Nova Scotia Environment and Department of Health and Wellness. Luckily for us, our National President of CIPHI, Gary O’Toole was in attendance and addressed the group. Everyone agreed it was a great evening and appreciated catching up and meeting with new colleagues.
Tree Planting Ceremony
The NS/PEI Branch of CIPHI cordially invites you to a Tree Planting Ceremony and Webinar In dedication of Environmental Public Health Week. The ceremony will take place at 11:30am at MacDonald Residence. Light lunch will be served followed by a Webinar: Quantitative Risk Assessment: An Overview and Discussion of Emerging Issues.
Environmental Public Health Week Dinner Invitation
2013 CIPHI Honorary Member Award
Dr. Lamont Sweet has been a cornerstone for public health in Prince Edward Island for the past 23 years. Dr. Sweet is presently serving as Deputy Chieft Public Health Officer after spending 17 years as the Chief (Public) Health Officer in Pei. Over this time, Dr. Sweet has provided leadership, guidance and support for environmental/public health programming provincially, nationally and internationally. Since his arrival on PEI in 1980, the Chief Public Health Office has grown from a small section to over 25 staff working in immunization, infection control, epidemiology, communicable disease control, environmental/public health, reproductive care, health promotion, emergency management and other programs.
Dr. Sweet was born and raised in Kentville, Nova Scotia. His dedication to higher education and passion for learning are obvious by his many acadeic achievements including: Bachelor of Science (Acadia University), Medical Degree (McGill University), Specialist in Pediatrics (Dalhousie University) and Master in Health Science, Clinical Epidemiology (University of British Columbia). In addition to his work as a family physician and pediatrician in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland for 15 years, Dr. Sweet has served as Director of Ambulatory Care, Janeway Child Health Care Centre, St. John's Newfoundland; Director of Poison Control for Newfoundland; Clinical Lecutrer in Pediatrics, Memorial University of Newfoundland; and Director, Western Unit, Nova Scotia Department of Health.
Dr. Sweet has an extensive list of peer-reviewed publication spanning across 40 years. His works are found in such journals as: Environmental Health Review, Canadian Journal of Public Health, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Canadian Journal of Infection Control, Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Clinical Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal to name a few. He has been guest speaker at numerous events over his career including keynote speaker at the 2004 CIPHI Educational Conference in PEI. He continues to teach and share his knowledge through presentations and speaking engagements on a regular basis.
Dr. Sweet's exemplary acheivements and dedication and support of the environmental/public health profession on PEI and across Canada make him a well deserving recipient of the Canadian Intitute of Public Health Inspectors Honorary Member Award.
Environmental Public Health Week 2013
Environmental Public Health Week Poster see here
Name our Newsletter!
The NS/PEI Branch Newsletter is looking for a name! Please see message below from Cheryl Cameron, NS/PEI Branch Newsletter
Before the release of our next newsletter we need name suggestions from our readers. Please submit your suggestions to myself at email@example.com by April 30th for a chance to win a $40 Tim Horton's gift card!
Also, if anyone is interested in helping out with the newsletter or has ideas on what they would like to see in it let me know so we can maximize its purpose.
Proxy for Elections - NS/PEI CIPHI Branch AGM March 6, 2013
If you, as a voting member, are unable to attend the AGM we encourage participation in the election process by forwarding the attached "Proxy" to a fellow member who will be attending. Nominations will be accepted up until the actual election of officers at the AGM on March 6, 2013.
If you plan to nominate someone for office that is not in attendance at the AGM, you should contact and let them know you plan to nominate them and that they will need to inform the Branch Secretary of their intention to let their name stand for election.
If you have any questions please contact Branch Secretary Wanda Timmons, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message from the President
The Nova Scotia/PEI CIPHI Branch Executive has been working hard on the Development of a strategic plan for the Branch. One goal of the plan is the development of a number of working Committees within the Branch. These committees will not only improve Communication but provide many opportunities for the membership. I encourage all members to review the attached Call for Interest document and volunteer!
The NS/PEI CIPHI National Education Award Application is attached. Please see details attached, this award will be presented to a member at the AGM. I encourage members to check out the 100th Anniversary CIPHI website at www.ciphi.100.ca for information regarding the National Education Conference to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba from June 23-26, 2013.
Save The Date!
Also I am pleased to announce we will be holding our AGM on March 6, 2013 12:30-2:30 PM at The Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, located at 1919 Upper Water St., Halifax, NS. Stay tuned for more details….
Doreen Mackley, CPHI(C), CP-FS
President, NS/PEI CIPHI Branch