For a second year , the Quebec Outbreak Intervention Symposium (Quebec OIS) will take place in Quebec City, October 18-19 .The two-day will explore emerging responses to public health emergencies and outbreak interventions. This will be the 2nd edition of the symposium, following a successful inaugural event last year. A documentary of the highlights of the 2016 Quebec OIS can be found here.
This constructive forum brings together international experts from a range of disciplines including R&D, virology, clinical medicine, epidemiology, anthropology, social-behavioral science, urban development, health financing and emergency operations. Québec City is quickly emerging as an international hub of research in infectious diseases and emerging pathogens, and Quebec OIS aims to leverage this rich knowledge to develop better cross-sectorial technical expertise for high value impact in responding to global public health threats.