COVID-19 and the Health Care/Essential Workers
Dr. Maureen Cividino, Dr. Sidney Siu and Dr. Alain Sotto
The Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine, the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada and the Occupational Medicine Specialists of Canada are pleased to present the following webinar.
Attendees will learn:
- Pathophysiology of COVID-19, screening of Health Care Workers, and Work-Self-Isolation
- COVID-19 and the workplace. Essential workers and how to keep them at work after “exposure” or during “self-isolation”
- PPE: face shield, N95s, KN95s, surgical/procedure mask, extended use, and recycling.
About the Speakers
Dr. Maureen Cividino, IPAC Physician, Infection Prevention and Control, Public Health Ontario, CCBOM
Dr. Cividino completed her MD and family medicine residency at McMaster University. She holds a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and maintains certification with the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine and Certification in Infection Prevention Control and Epidemiology.
She provides IPAC Physician support to Public Health Ontario and is a member of the PIDAC Infection Prevention and Control Committee. She was Co-Chair of the OHA/OMA Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols Committee, and is a member of the PHAC National Advisory Committee for Infection Prevention and Control. Dr. Cividino also continues to work as an occupational health physician in academic and community acute care hospitals.
Dr. Sidney Siu, MD, FRCPC, FCBOM, etc.
Dr. Siu has a BSc in chemical engineering and worked as a professional engineer in the petrochemical industry before completing his medical degree at the University of Toronto in 1982. He went on to obtain an FRCPC in occupational medicine and obtained certification from the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine. He is a Certified Toxicologist by the American Board of Toxicology and a Certified Industrial Hygienist. He is a fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and active in the Emergency Response Planning Guideline Committee. He is currently a member of the BioAerosols Working Group (BAWG) with the Canadian Standards Association for the Respirator Selection Guidelines (CAN/CSA- Z94.4) .
He was the medical consultant at the Ministry of Labour for 13 years and now provides consultations and expert opinions to industry, workers, law enforcement agencies, compensation boards, universities, hospitals, and lawyers.
In the 1980s, he participated in an extensive study on latex allergy and health care workers. He served as the chair of the Occupational Health Section of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) (2002-2004), during which time, he was heavily involved with pandemic planning related to SARS and was recently awarded a lifetime membership by the OMA. He was the president of the Occupational and Environmental Association of Canada (OEMAC) from 2014-2015 and is currently a board member of the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine (CBOM) and member of the Occupational Medicine Society of Canada (OMSOC.)
He is an adjunct professor at Western University and a tutor for the Foundation Course in Occupational Medicine at the University of Alberta. In his free time, he acts as a Coroner for the Province of Ontario.
Dr. Alain Sotto Hon. BSc, MD, CCFP (EM) FCBOM
Dr. Sotto received his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1987 and also completed the Executive Leadership Program at the Rotman School of Business
Dr. Sotto is certified as a specialist in emergency and family medicine. He is also certified as a specialist in occupational medicine and is a Fellow of the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine (FCBOM). He is presently the vice president of Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine (CBOM).
From 2001 – 2014, Dr. Alain Sotto was the Chief Physician, Wellness Division, for Ontario Power Generation (OPG) in Toronto. Since 2006, Dr. Sotto has been the Occupational Medical Consultant for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and is presently actively involved in pandemic planning, business continuity, disability management, fitness for duty, and implementing health and wellness programs.
Dr. Sotto was the lead consultant on a cross—functional team during the SARS epidemic of 2003. As a result, OPG was honored as the “model employer” by the Rotman School of Business. Dr. Sotto was also the founding member of the OPG-Pandemic Planning Steering Committee and helped lead OPG and TTC through the medical journey and business continuity for the H1N1 Pandemic of 2009.
In March 2009, Dr. Sotto was invited by the Government of France’s Civil Defense Force to speak in Paris on critical infrastructure pandemic planning and implementation of antiviral prophylaxis program.
In 2009, Dr. Sotto was appointed as an examiner for the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine and in 2008, he was appointed by an Order in Council in the Ontario Parliament as Investigative Coroner for York Region performing death scene investigations.
Dr. Sotto was the Director of the Medcan Wellness Clinic from 2014 till 2018, is also a Senior Medical Consultant for Medcan, managing patients in a very busy clinical setting. Dr. Sotto also worked in the Emergency room of a large hospital in the GTA for over 19 years.
He is a highly respected public speaker who is sought after to present on a variety of topics including cancer and mental health screening in the workplace, chronic disease prevention, and the business of aging. His primary area of interest is focused on “saving lives in the workplace,
one life at a time” with integrated health strategies at work for preventing or delaying the onset of chronic diseases. Most recently in May 2013, Dr. Sotto was named the Honorary Chair for the ROI of One Life conference held in Toronto, Ontario.
Dr. Sotto has held a number of medical consultant positions for large, national organizations, and has been appointed to numerous medical and professional advisory boards.
In 2012, Dr. Sotto lead OPG’s Corporate Health and Wellness Strategy and the company was chosen as one of the top 3 finalists for Best Employer in the Workplace Health and Benefits’ Award. Dr. Sotto also appeared on Rogers TV and his articles on workplace health and wellness have been published in various magazines including several in Benefits Canada, “The ROI of One Life: Cancer”, “Courage”, and “Patient’s Voice”.
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