Conference and Workshop Objectives

The objectives of the 2018 APHEO event are to:
  • Share implementation and operationalization strategies for the new Ontario Public Health Standards.
  • Discuss the role of the epidemiologist for evidence-informed decision-making in the local context.
  • Explore tools and methods for assessing health inequities and identifying priority populations.
  • Network with colleagues and strengthen connections.

Registration is now open!

Registration for the 2018 Conference & Workshop is now live. Early bird rates end October 5, 2018. 

Preliminary Agenda

This agenda is preliminary and subject to change.


APHEO has reserved a block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls - Fallsview at a special group rate.
The hotel is located at 5685 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 6W7
If you encounter any issues with reservations, please contact Aki Cook at 905-374-4444 ext. 4077 or Chuck Schouwerwou at 613-720-7211.
City View $99 per night plus taxes
Falls View $119 per night plus taxes 
Parking: Self-parking $19.00 per vehicle, per night, plus taxes 

Travel from Pearson Airport or Buffalo Airport

Niagara Airbus is offering a discount for APHEO conference delgates for travel to/from the Crowne Plaza hotel, valid for travel between November 16 and December 5, 2018. Please visit or call 905-374-8111 and use the conference code 563. 
Toronto Pearson Airport:
  • Round trip shuttle: $90 CAD + HST per person
  • One way:$65 CAD + HST per person
Buffalo Airport:
  • Round trip shuttle: $99 CAD + HST per person
  • One way:$70 CAD + HST per person


The APHEO Conference Planning Committee gratefully acknowledges the contributions of our sponsors: 

Gold Sponsor:

University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Bronze Sponsors:

 Public Health Ontario STATA  Brock University Faculty of Applied Health Sciences University of Guelph Ontario Veterinary College Department of Population Medicine

Planning Committee

Mackenzie Slifierz (Chair)
Lydia Cheng
Tim Chisamore
Stanley Ing
Po-Po Lam
Kelsie Near
Saamir Pasha
Jessica Deming (Past Chair)
James Macintosh (Past Chair)

Planning Services Provided by:

Chuck Schouwerwou, ConferSense Planners Inc.