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 - EULAR European Congress of Rheumatology

Changing Landscape in the Treatment of Axial Disease in Patients with Axial PsA and axSpA

Madrid, Spain / June 12-15, 2019

Madrid – Axial manifestations are present in a high proportion (25%-75%) of patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). NSAIDs continue to be the mainstay of treatment in the early phases of axial PsA and axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA)....

PRIORITY PRESS - The Canadian Immunization Conference (CIC)

Overcoming Low Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness

Ottawa, Ontario / December 4-6, 2018

Ottawa - Increasing the effectiveness of influenza vaccines is one of the core strategies for dealing with future seasonal influenza outbreaks and pandemics. While egg-based manufacturing processes for influenza vaccines have been in place...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology

A New Era of Chemotherapy-free Treatments Emerges for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Atlanta, Georgia / December 9-12, 2017

Atlanta - The recent approvals of many effective, well-tolerated novel agents for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have changed the treatment landscape. Researchers are learning how best to sequence and potentially combine novel...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology

Update on the Impact of IL-17A Inhibition on Disease Severity and Structural Changes in Axial Spondyloarthritis

San Diego, California / November 4-7, 2017

San Diego - Joint symptoms and structural joint damage are two targets of the treatment of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), which encompasses psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Inhibition of interleukin-17A, a key cytokine...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - 26th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress

A Long-Term Update with IL-17A Inhibition

Geneva, Switzerland / September 13-17, 2017

Geneva - Long-term data are emerging with the interleukin (IL)-17A inhibitors in the treatment of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. These findings, from open-label extensions of phase 2 and phase 3...

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....

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