Workshop on the use of syndromic surveillance for extreme heat in North America
17 and 18 May, 2017
This workshop will showcase the results of the CEC project Helping North American Communities Adapt to Climate Change: A Pilot Syndromic Surveillance System for Extreme Heat.
The three pilot communities collaborating on the project – Ottawa in Canada, Detroit in the US, and Hermosillo in Mexico – will present efforts to increase their capacity to monitor health outcomes related to extreme heat events and to identify vulnerable populations. The guide for the design and implementation of syndromic surveillance systems for heat-related health outcomes in North America, developed under the project, will also be presented.
Head of Unit, Environmental Quality