Vaccine Hesitancy: A Conversation
July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
The UBC MED Public Health Club and 19ToZero are excited to present “Vaccine Hesitancy: A Conversation.”
Join us on July 6th for a thoughtful discussion with Dr. Cora Constantinescu and Dr. Noah Ivers, and learn how to approach conversations about vaccine hesitancy with your patients and the public.
Everyone who signs up AND attends the event in full will be entered into a draw to win a DOORDASH GIFT CARD!! (multiple prizes available!)
Sign up here: https://forms.gle/ppuHy5ECH6kmP4ck9
Dr. Cora Constantinescu practices pediatric infectious disease in Calgary, AB. From seeing vaccine hesitant patients in clinic, to her academic pursuits in vaccine acceptance and surveillance, she has a strong passion for vaccine research and promotion. She holds a medical educator appointment with the University of Calgary specializing in developing curricula and education programs rooted in psychosocial determinants of behavior change. She co-leads the 19tozero HCW education team and continues to be a vaccine advocate at the local and national levels. Dr. Constantinescu also has a weekly CBC Television NewsNet Segment addressing COVID-19 vaccine questions and supporting Canadians as they make the vaccination decision.
Dr. Noah Ivers (MD, CCFP, PhD) is a family physician at Women’s College Hospital, scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, and innovation fellow at the Women’s College Institute for Health System Solutions. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He holds a Canada Research Chair in the Implementation of Evidence Based Practice. Noah’s research focuses on the use of data to drive evidence-based, patient-centred improvements in healthcare. He has conducted multiple pragmatic randomized trials, systematic reviews, and qualitative work on health services and quality improvement interventions. Since late 2020, he has been focusing on supporting primary care aspects of the vaccine rollout through roles in policy tables and by co-leading the national initiative known as 19toZero.
The 19 to Zero Story
19 to Zero is a dedicated coalition of academics, public health experts, behavioural economists, and creative professionals working to understand, engage with, and ultimately shift public perceptions around COVID-19 behaviours and vaccination.
19 to Zero was launched at the University of Calgary in August of 2020. The team leads the implementation of CONVINCE Canada (COVID-19 New Vaccine Information, Communication, and Engagement). The global CONVINCE initiative is the product of a series of global dialogues over the course of the pandemic with City University of New York School of Public Health, the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Wilton Park, an agency of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office.