Outline the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
Understand the evolving issues with regards to vaccine hesitancy in COVID-19.
Provide guidance on how to support patients in their decision making about vaccines and understand the role you play, as a healthcare professional.
Alan Kaplan is a Family Physician working in York Region, Ontario, Canada and the Chairperson of the Family Physician Airways Group of Canada (www.fpagc.com), the Past-Chairperson of the Respiratory Section of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and Senate member of the International Primary Care Respiratory Group. He co-chaired the Community Standards of COPD program for Health Quality Ontario. In addition, Dr. Kaplan provides his expertise to a number of medical journals across the world.
Simon Bacon is a Full Professor in the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology at Concordia University and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at University of Montreal. He is a professor and CIHR SPOR Chair in Innovative, Patient-Oriented, Behavioural Clinical Trials, Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. He is also the co-director of the Montreal Behavioral Medicine Centre (MBMC) – primary investigator of iCARE study, a researcher at the CIUSSS-NIM, and co-leads the International Behavioural Trials Network.
Kim Lavoie is a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at UQAM and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at University of Montreal. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Medicine and is a researcher in the Research Centre of the CIUSSS-NIM. She is the Co-Director of the Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre and Co-Lead of the International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN). Dr.Lavoie co-leads the iCARE study that seeks to assess public awareness, attitudes, concerns and behavioural responses to public health policies implemented to reduce COVID-19 transmission, as well as the impacts (e.g., psychosocial, health, economic) of the pandemic among Canadians and people around the world.