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The Infectious Disease & Climate Change Forum will be held virtually 5 October 2021. The Forum is a key knowledge exchange event for public health and allied health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees committed to sharing their research, best practices and policies to deal with the impacts of climate change on infectious disease in Canada.

The virtual event will deliver a scientific program featuring plenary and panel sessions on Tuesday 5 October from 11:00–16:30 (EST). Accepted submission will be presented in a dedicated stream of Public Health 2021 on Wednesday 6 October.


The Infectious Disease & Climate Change Forum will provide participants the opportunity to:

  • engage public health leaders and other partners and local organizations from within and outside the health sector;
  • highlight local, regional, provincial and national level projects; and
  • provide a platform for professionals and providers to discuss gaps and opportunities.

Call for Submission

The Infectious Disease & Climate Change Forum invites submissions that address topics related to the impacts of climate change on infectious diseases. Topics of particular interest include:

  • Surveillance and modelling
  • Impact on health inequities
  • Multi-sectoral projects
  • Preparing the healthcare system

Submissions are invited for oral presentation, symposiums and workshops. Accepted submission will be presented in a dedicated stream of Public Health 2021 on Wednesday 6 October.  

Proposals may be submitted in either English or French and will be peer-reviewed according to the language of submission. Simultaneous interpretation will not be provided and French submitters must be comfortable presenting in English. 


  • Each submission is reviewed and scored by at least two independent peer reviewers. 
  • Final acceptance will be determined by the Steering Committee.
  • Symposium and Workshop submitters will be notified of the results of the peer review on or before Tuesday 20 July.
  • Oral abstract submitters will be notified of the results of the peer review on or before Friday 23 July.
  • All accepted presenters will be notified of the date and time of their presentation on or before Thursday 5 August.
  • All presenters must register for at least one day of the conference to be included in the program. Daily presenter rates will be available. 
  • Pre-recorded presentations and session recordings will be available registered participants for one year post-conference. Presenters may request that the presentation/recording not be posted.


  • Registration opens: Thursday 20 May  
  • Call for submission deadline: Thursday 3 June
  • Notification of results: Wednesday 30 June  
  • Forum Preliminary Program: Tuesday 20 July
  • Infectious Disease & Climate Change Forum: Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Public Health 2021 dedicated IDCC Stream: Wednesday 6 October 2021

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