Special Crafé: Blastomycosis

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As part of our recent tour of northern Ontario with the mobile research lab we heard from several workers (especially from Manitoulin and Kenora region) about their concerns with blastomycosis, a fungal infection that can be contracted when working in close contact with moist soils/decomposing wood that carry the fungus. In response, we are hosting a guest speaker and infectious disease specialist from Health Sciences North, Dr. Roger Sandre, who has had experience treating several patients/workers who have had blastomycosis. Dr. Sandre will give us an overview of the epidemiology, risk factors and treatments for blastomycosis and we hope to have a discussion on how best we can move forward with educating workers about it.  

 

Details are as follows:

Date: November 13

Time: 9:00-9:30AM

Speaker: Dr. Roger Sandre, MD.

Location: CROSH Lab in Ben Avery Building.

 

Coffee and snacks will be provided.