Primary Care

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.

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...

PRIORITY PRESS - 11th Canadian Immunization Conference

A Primer on HPV Vaccination for Primary Care Practitioners: NACI Recommendations Should Prevail

Ottawa, Ontario / December 2-4, 2014

Ottawa - Primary care providers are required to answer three questions for patients when they come asking about the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine: Is it safe? Does it work? And what do you think about it? Providing good,...

PRIORITY PRESS - Primary Care Today 2013

Update on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Primary Care

Toronto, Ontario / May 9-11, 2013

Toronto - Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in older males are a common clinical problem and are often secondary to the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Treatment goals include a reduction in daytime frequency, hesitancy...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on presentations and expert opinion from the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) Probiotics, Prebiotics, and the Host Microbiome: The Science of Translation and the 11th Annual Meeting of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP)

The Microbiome and the Brain-Gut Axis: A Role for Prebiotics and Probiotics

New York, New York / June 12-14, 2013

Reviewed and Edited by:Eamonn Quigley, MD Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology The Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell College of MedicineHouston, Texas IntroductionThe influence of gut microbiota on hormone and...

PRIORITY PRESS - Digestive Diseases Week 2013

Progress in Control of Constipation: Highly Specific Agents Change Treatment Algorithm

Orlando, Florida / May 18-21, 2013

Orlando - Pharmacologic control of constipation has improved as a result of progress in unraveling the brain-gut connection, according to data and expert opinion presented at the 2013 DDW meeting. Newer and emerging therapies are based on a...

PRIORITY PRESS - McGill Faculty of Medicine 62nd Annual Refresher Course for Family Physicians

Update on Paediatrics: Immunization, Progress and Recommendations

Montréal, Quebec / December 5-7, 2011

Montréal - During this year’s widely attended McGill Refresher Course, delegates learned of recent National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updates for immunization against 3 paediatric diseases. NACI recommends that...

PRIORITY PRESS - 22nd Annual Meeting of the North American Menopause Society

Rethinking Prophylaxis of Post-menopausal Risks

Washington, D.C. / September 21-24, 2011

Washington, D.C. - A more rational approach to hormone replacement therapy, particularly the use of estrogens to maintain function in estrogen-dependent tissues, such as the bone and structures of the urogenital tract, is being driven by...

PRIORITY PRESS - 61st Annual Refresher Course for Family Physicians

Addressing Cardiovascular Health and Back Pain

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec / November 28-December 1, 2010

Which Lifestyle Changes Are Effective? Lifestyle measures can promote overall health, help effect disease prevention and modestly extend life and may be more effective than increasing doses of antihypertensive and/or lipid-lowering...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - 61st Annual Refresher Course for Family Physicians

Disease Prevention in Primary Care

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec / November 28-December 1, 2010

Which Lifestyle Changes Are Effective? Lifestyle measures can promote overall health, prevent disease and extend life. In patients already taking antihypertensive or lipid-lowering therapy, lifestyle modification may be more effective than...


2008 CEO Forum on Workplace Health - Investing in Employee Wellness: A Sound Business Strategy

December 2008

Employee health can represent an important burden for organizations in terms of health care costs and loss of productivity. Health risks such as depression, obesity and smoking often lead to poor employee health and the development of...

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