Speaker: A Picard
André Picard is an award-winning national health writer and has been a leading voice in health and public policy issues related to the COVID‑19 pandemic. Our healthcare systems typically struggle to learn from previous public health emergencies, and the relationship between science, media, and policy is often a challenge in efforts to move forward on a path informed by evidence but nuanced by public and political behaviour. What is different this round? How might this influence Canada’s response to the next pandemic? Join us as André Picard shares his insights regarding what has been novel in the case of COVID‑19 at the science-media-policy intersection and advice for scientists working to help privilege evidence in policy as we work through the aftermath and prepare for the next big one.