Webinar – Prioritizing Zoonotic Diseases – International Society for Disease Surveillance


Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET


Victoria Ng, PhDSenior Scientific EvaluatorInfectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch

Public Health Agency of Canada

Victoria obtained her PhD in epidemiology from the Australian National University. She completed her Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Guelph, her postdoctoral research was on the prioritization of zoonotic diseases in North America. She is currently a Senior Scientific Evaluator at the Public Health Agency of Canada where she combines her background in epidemiology and mathematical modelling to conduct quantitative risk assessments on various vector-borne and foodborne diseases.


The first part of the presentation will present on a disease prioritization study that was conducted in 2010-2011 to prioritize zoonotic diseases in North America using a quantitative method called Conjoint Analysis. The second part of the presentation will focus on a disease prioritization tool that was developed using a subset of the results from the international study, the tool combines the Conjoint Analysis results with multi-criteria decision analysis to allow users of the tool to develop a user-driven disease priority list.

The Excel tool can be downloaded here: http://ovc.uoguelph.ca/cphaz/resources.