Mass Casualty Training, London, ON, Canada September 15, 2011

MASCAL: Preparing for the predictable surprise is a one-day course developed by the Canadian Association of General Surgeons and the Trauma Association of Canada which will use simulation and scenario role play, presentations and interactive discussions to cover emergency preparedness. The course is designed for surgeons and hospital staff in community or academic centres that may have to deal with mass casualty incidents. The focus of the course will be within-hospital care and will be conducted inconjunction with the Canadian Surgery 2011 forum. You may register for the course without attending the Forum:


 Biosafety and Applied Dual-Use Biosecurity Education, Ottawa, ON, Canada, November 7-18, 2011

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the University of Bradford are pleased to announce the delivery of a university-level accredited pilot course on applied dual-use biosecurity, biosafety and bioethics that will be given at the University of Carleton. This collaborative course is the first step in the development of a joint curriculum on biosafety and biosecurity for life scientists in Canadian institutions. The intention of the course is to bring the issues of dual-use biosecurity to a broader community and to enhance overall biosafety and biosecurity practices on a national level.

This course is intended to benefit personnel who are responsible for activities involving human pathogens and toxins under the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act (HPTA) (e.g. head of research, the president or a vice-president of research). This is a high level course and is intended for those with low-level knowledge of biosafety

The deadline for submitting applications is October 14th, 2011.  Applications will be considered upon receipt on a first-come, first-served basis. Please take advantage of this unique opportunity by completing the attached application form (English) (French).