THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29
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Dr. Jane Parmley

Associate Professor in One Health

Department of Population Medicine

Ontario Veterinary College

After graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998, Jane returned to British Columbia where she practiced as a mixed animal veterinarian on Vancouver Island. In 2001, she enrolled in graduate studies as the University of Guelph and completed a PhD in epidemiology in 2005. Since then, Jane has worked as a veterinary epidemiologist in BC and Ontario with the Centre for Coastal Health (CCH), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC). 

Jane is now an Associate Professor in One Health in the Department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph. Most recently, she is working to develop new methods to find and assess clues from the environment that may be used to predict threats and help decrease vulnerability of human and animal populations. Jane also works with Community of Practice in Ecosystem Health (CoPEH-Canada) as a lead on their course and webinar series on ecosystem approaches to health. Her main interest continues to be the interconnectedness between human, domestic animal, wildlife and environmental health.

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Dr. Riina Bray

Medical Director of the Environmental Health Clinic

Women's College Hospital

Dr. Riina Bray has been Medical Director of the Environmental Health Clinic at Women’s College Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine for over ten years. She was Chair of the Environmental Health Committee of the Ontario College of Family Physicians for ten years. She has taught University level courses, won awards for her work in environmental health, spear-headed multiple educational and academic programs, been involved in multiple government-funded research projects with strong grant funding, mentored and taught hundreds of medical students, residents and peers in the area of environmental health, and been an advocate in environmental health over the many years.

Dr. Bray achieved first-class honours in chemical engineering, then earned her Masters of Science degree in pharmacology and biomedical engineering in the area of addictions and toxicology. She then studied medicine at the University of Toronto and did her specialty in Family Practice at UBC. In addition, Dr. Bray has also then completed a fellowship in Environmental Health at the University of Toronto. She holds a Master’s of Health Sciences (Public Health) in Family and Community Medicine.

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Dr. Anthony Miller

Professor Emeritus, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

University of Toronto

Dr. Anthony Miller, MD, FRCP, FRCP(C), FFPHM(UK), FACE is Professor Emeritus in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and Director of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study. After training in internal medicine in the UK, he joined the Medical Research Council Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases Unit in 1962. He was Director of the Epidemiology Unit of the National Cancer Institute of Canada, 1971-86 and Chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, University of Toronto, 1992-6. He served as Special Expert in the Early Detection Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention, US National Cancer Institute, 1996-7, was Senior Epidemiologist, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France 1997-8, and served as Head, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Centre), Heidelberg, Germany 1998-2002. He has been a consultant to the World Health Organization on Cancer Control and to the US National Cancer Institute on cancer screening, working on both the Prostate Lung Colon and Ovary Trial and the National Lung Screening Trial. He is Scientific Lead of the Cancer Risk Management Initiative of the Canadian Partnership against Cancer and a member of the Partnership’s Cancer Control Council.

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