Integrating Travel Health into Primary Care: The Role of Primary Care Physicians in Travel Medicine
Wednesday May 9 9:30am to 10:30am
Counsel travellers on travel health topics to reduce their risk of illness, injury or disease.
Review recommendations on travellers’ diarrhea, typhoid fever, and hepatitis A & B vaccines.
Explore common immunization administration issues seen in primary care including issues of billing.
Determine when to refer to a travel-health professional.
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ credits.
This program was supported in part by an educational grant from Valneva.
Vivien Brown MDCM, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP Dr. Vivien Brown is a family physician and author in Toronto and is the Vice President for Medical Affairs, Medisys Health Group Inc. a national business dedicated to preventative health care. Educated at McGill University, she currently is appointed to the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, holding the rank of Assistant Professor. An award winner for teaching on many levels, her major interests are in the area of health promotion and prevention for women, and continuing medical education. She is particularly focused in the area of Adult Immunization and Vaccine Preventable Illness. In 2009, she won the prestigious Enid Johnson McLeod Award from the Federation of Medical Women of Canada for teaching in women’s health. Most recently, the College of Family Physicians of Ontario has named Dr Brown “Physician of the Year for the Region of Toronto”, awarded November 2012. Representing Family Medicine in Canada, she has been on the board of the Canadian Immunization Conference and currently is on the Board of “Immunize Canada”, an educational component of Public Health Canada. She is a certified Menopause Practitioner and has served as Consumer Education Chair for the North American Menopause Society. Recently she has been appointed Director of Women’s Health for HealthChoicesFirst, helping to create an online educational library for the public
She is the Past President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, linking female physicians, students and residents throughout the country and serves on McGill’s Medical School Advisory Board as well as on the board of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative.
She has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on preventative medicine and implementation issues around vaccination, sharing her passion and Canada’s experience and is the current Chair of HPV Prevention Week in Canada.