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In wake of COVID-19, CABHI conference makes quick pivot to virtual

As COVID-19 started to escalate globally and in Canada, the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), powered by Baycrest, pivoted to deliver its annual What’s Next Canada conference as a global webinar. The decision to switch from an in-person event to an online platform was prompted by recommendations from the Toronto Region COVID-19 Healthcare Human Resources Working Group, and reports from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The health and safety of all presenters and attendees, and Baycrest patients and residents, who are a particularly vulnerable population, is of paramount priority,” said CABHI’s Managing Director, Dr. Allison Sekuler, during her opening remarks on March 11.

As the world looks to virtual platforms to help combat the spread of COVID-19, What’s Next Canada 2020 stands as an example of how virtual technology can be used to create community, promote learning and build networks while maintaining public health and safety protocols.

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This entry was posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 12:10 pm and is filed under Longwoods Online.