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.
Young Infants and the Multi-Component Serogroup B Vaccine: New NACI Recommendations for Healthcare Professionals
March 26, 2014
Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is an acute and serious infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. In Canada, 5 serogroups are responsible for IMD, of which serogroup B is now the most prevalent, especially among infants...
PRIORITY PRESS - 7th Annual Congress of the European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders (EAHAD)
New Treatment Strategies for Prophylaxis in Severe Hemophilia: Moving from Clinical Trials into Real World Practice
Brussels, Belgium / February 26-28, 2014
Brussels - The focus of care in hemophilia A and B has shifted from the management of acute bleeding episodes (on-demand therapy) toward prophylaxis to prevent bleeding episodes and disease sequelae. Currently, hemophilia A patients...
PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on current literature and presentations from the 19th Canadian Digestive Disease Week (CDDW) & 8th Annual CASL Winter Meeting
Update on Bowel Preparation Agents: Considering Efficacy, Tolerability and Safety for Optimal Compliance
Toronto, Ontario / February 8-11, 2014
Guest Editors:Stephen VannerProfessor of Medicine and PhysiologyQueen’s UniversityKingston, Ontario Lawrence HookeyAssociate Professor of MedicineQueen’s UniversityKingston, Ontario Introduction The effectiveness of...
New Insights into Strategies for Management of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Copenhagen, Denmark / February 20-22, 2014
Copenhagen - Numerous clinical trials have demonstrated the therapeutic value of treatment with monoclonal anti-TNF-a antibodies such as infliximab and adalimumab in luminal and/or fistulizing Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis,...
Perspectives on Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) - Reviews from published literature
The 6-Minute Walk Test: Rethinking Outcome Measures in PAH Editorial ReviewWritten by: Theodore Bosworth Paul Hernandez, MDCM, FRCPCRespirologist, QEII Health Sciences CentreProfessor, Department of MedicineDalhousie UniversityHalifax,...
SGLT2 Inhibitors: A Multi-Pronged Tool Against Type 2 Diabetes
Montreal, Quebec / October 17-20, 2013
Guest Editors: Philip A. McFarlane, MD, PhD, FRCPCDivision of NephrologySt. Michael’s HospitalUniversity of TorontoToronto, Ontario Ronald M. Goldenberg, MD, FRCPC, FACELMC Diabetes & EndocrinologyThornhill,...
Strategies for Control of Multiple Myeloma Refined By New and Extended Data Analysis of Major Trials
New Orleans, Louisiana / December 7-10, 2013
New Orleans - Of data with practice-changing implications for control of multiple myeloma presented at ASH 2013, the most significant involved dosing of front-line therapy in those who are transplant-ineligible. In this group, it was shown...
Update on Iron Deficiency Anemia in Gastrointestinal Disorders
San Diego, California / October 11-16, 2013
San Diego - Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is widely prevalent among patients with gastrointestinal disease, mainly due to chronic blood loss as a result of mucosal damage, reduced duodenal absorption of dietary iron, and/or reduced dietary...
Advances in Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer
San Antonio, Texas / December 10-14, 2013
San Antonio - Endocrine therapy is an important weapon in a clinician’s armamentarium against metastatic breast cancer (mBC). Several endocrine therapies are considered standard for hormone receptor-positive (HR+) postmenopausal...