Mednet Reports

The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

A New Era Emerges In Melanoma Control, Including Brain Metastases

Chicago, Illinois / June 2-6, 2017

Chicago - A growing proportion of patients with advanced metastatic melanoma are surviving for long periods due largely to two approaches. One involves combining therapies targeted at the BRAF and MEK pathways. The other involves...

PRIORITY PRESS - 15th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine

Understanding Japanese Encephalitis in the Context of Travel Medicine

Barcelona, Spain / May 14-18, 2017

Barcelona - Japanese encephalitis is caused by a mosquito-borne flavivirus, predominant in Asian countries, belonging in the same genus as the dengue, yellow fever, West Nile and Zika viruses.1,2 Even though the incidence is very low, and...

PRIORITY PRESS - The Canadian Immunization Conference (CIC)

Short-term Thinking about Influenza Underestimates the True Disease Burden in Older Patients

Ottawa, Ontario / December 6-8, 2016

Ottawa - Short-term thinking about influenza infection limits the illness to the acute period of illness when in fact, functional decline following hospitalization for influenza can be persistent and life-altering. Among the well, vaccine...

PRIORITY PRESS - 25th Congress of European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology (EADV)

Comorbidities in Psoriasis in the Dermatology Clinic: New Considerations

Vienna, Austria / September 28- October 2, 2016

Vienna - Over the past decade there has been growing recognition that psoriasis is more than just an isolated skin disease as it is has become associated with other disorders. A common trend featured throughout the conference was the...

PRIORITY PRESS - 28th International Congress of Pediatrics (IPA 2016)

Primary Care Primer on Seasonal Influenza Vaccination and Why it Matters in Children

Vancouver, BC / August 17-22, 2016

Vancouver - Uptake of the seasonal influenza vaccine is far from optimal in pediatric practice and physicians have an important role to play in helping parents understand why influenza vaccination is critical for infants and young children....

MEDICAL OPTIONS - Respirology

Evolution in Management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

March 2016

Targeting of the Prostacyclin Pathway in PAH Editorial ReviewWritten by: Theodore Bosworth Steeve Provencher, MD, MPH, FRCPCDirector, Pulmonary Hypertension ProgramProfessor, Université LavalQuebec City, Quebec For the treatment...

PRIORITY PRESS - Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2015

Spondyloarthritis: Interleukin-17a Underlies its Pathophysiology

San Francisco, California / November 6-11, 2015

San Francisco - Complex interactions between immunologic mediators, including interleukin (IL)-17a, underlie the pathogenesis of spondyloarthritis (SpA), which includes psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Although the...

MEDI-NEWS - Based on CATMAT - An Advisory Committee Statement (ACS)

Prevention of Travellers’ Diarrhea: Strategies To Reduce the Risk

November 2015

Travellers’ diarrhea affects approximately half of those who travel to low- and middle-income countries. While often self-limiting, up to half of travellers who acquire travellers’ diarrhea will be inconvenienced by the...

PRIORITY PRESS - Lung Cancer Summit 2015

The Right Drug at the Right Time in the Right Patient: Reflex Biomarker Testing in NSCLC Should Become a National Strategy

Toronto, Ontario / October 30, 2015

Toronto - Recent guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncologists state that systemic therapy for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) should start with knowledge of a patient’s biomarker status...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on presentations from the European Cancer Congress (ECC)

Neuroendocrine Tumours: Revised Strategies from New Trial Data

Vienna, Austria / September 25-29, 2015

Guest Editor: Simron Singh, MD, MPHStaff Oncologist Assistant Professor, University of TorontoSunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Toronto, Ontario   Introduction NET is a term for a genetically diverse group of solid tumours arising...

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