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A report of the National Advisory Committee on SARS and Public Health October 2003

Please note that this document was published by Health Canada prior to the announcement of the establishment of the Public Health Agency of Canada on September 24, 2004. Any reference to Health Canada should be assumed to be to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

The members* of the National Advisory Committee on SARS and Public Health were:

  • Dr. David Naylor, Dean of Medicine at the University of Toronto (Chair)
  • Dr. Sheela Basrur, Medical Officer of Health, City of Toronto
  • Dr. Michel G. Bergeron, Chairman of the Division of Microbiology and of the Infectious Diseases Research Centre of Laval University, Quebec City
  • Dr. Robert C. Brunham, Medical Director of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver
  • Dr. David Butler-Jones, Medical Health Officer for Sun Country, and Consulting Medical Health Officer for Saskatoon Health Regions, Regina
  • Gerald Dafoe, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Public Health Association, Ottawa
  • Dr. Mary Ferguson-Paré, Vice-President, Professional Affairs and Chief Nurse Executive at University Health Network, Toronto
  • Frank Lussing, Past President and CEO of York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill
  • Dr. Allison McGeer, Director of Infection Control, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
  • Kaaren R. Neufeld, Executive Director and Chief Nursing Officer at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg
  • Dr. Frank Plummer, Scientific Director of the Health Canada National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg (ex officio)

This publication can also be made available in/on computer diskette/large print/audio-cassette/Braille upon request.

For further information or to obtain additional copies, please contact:

Health Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
Tel.: (613) 954-5995
Fax: (613) 941-5366

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2003
Cat. H21-220/2003E
ISBN: 0-662-34984-9
Publication Number: 1210 Learning from SARS: Renewal of Public Health in Canada

*The Committee was materially assisted through corresponding members of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

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