An Update on Vector-Borne Diseases in Canada: Zika Virus and Lyme Disease
Type: Session Therapeutic: Infectious Disease,Travel Medicine
Thursday May 10 10:15am to 11:15am Location: Lecture Hall 1 Credits: 1 Mainpro+
This talk will address new vctor-transmitted infections in Canada with a focus on
imported cases of Zika virus and locally acquired cases of Lyme disease. We will
explore new events and updates for these infections with a focus on diagnosis,
management, and control efforts in place.
To explore the changing burden of disease related to Zika virus and Lyme disease in Canada.
Understand diagnostic challenges with Zika virus and Lyme disease in Canadian settings.
Develop an approach to managing clinical issues related to Zika virus and Lyme
disease in Canadian primary care settings.
Isaac Bogoch MD, MS, FRCPC, DTM&H Dr. Isaac Bogoch is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Medicine, and is an Infectious Diseases consultant and General Internist
at the Toronto General Hospital. He completed medical school and Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Toronto, and then specialized in Infectious
Diseases at Harvard. He holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, and has completed fellowships in both Tropical
Infectious Diseases and HIV care. Dr. Bogoch divides his clinical and research time between Toronto and several countries in Africa and Asia. He collaborates with a team
that models the spread of emerging infectious diseases, and studies innovative and simple diagnostic solutions to improve the quality of medical care in resourceconstrained