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.
Hematology in a time of COVID: Update on Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)
Online / June 9–17, 2021
Online – This year’s European Hematology Association meeting (EHA2021) covered the new medical realities of hematology during the COVID-19 pandemic. Expert panels discussed the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on clinical decision-making in...
PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on OMA District 11 Doctors' Lounge virtual session - The Semmelweis Reflex on COVID-19 Insights. As well as recently published, peer-reviewed article in American Journal of Therapeutics, April 30, 2021:28:e299-e318
COVID-19 and the Family Practitioner: A Message of Hope from a New Outpatient Protocol
Toronto, Ontario / May 10, 2021
Guest Author: Pierre Kory, MD, MPAPulmonary and Critical Care SpecialistPresident and Chief Medical Officer of theFront Line COVID-19 Critical Care AllianceFormer Associate Professor andChief of the Critical Care Service at the University...
Influenza Researchers Explore Real-World Data for Flu-Vaccine Evaluation and Learnings for COVID-19
Online / December 1-3, 2020
Online – Although the COVID-19 pandemic dominates the infectious disease headlines, influenza remains a striking public-health problem in Canada, with up to 7 million people sickened during a non-pandemic flu season. The seasonal...
An overview of new data on the relative effectiveness of flu vaccines in vulnerable populations
As healthcare professionals prepare for flu season in a pandemic year, the results of three large, population-based U.S. studies now provide comparisons of the relative effectiveness (rVE) of the available flu vaccine formulations in...
An overview of new guidelines released by the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
In December, 2019, CATMAT released a Statement on the Prevention of Japanese Encephalitis1 for Canadian travellers, following a similar endeavour by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released in July, 20192. Japanese...
Leveraging Years of Data on GPCRs for Transformative Drug Discovery
Boston, USA / September 16–19, 2019
Boston - GPCRs, which play a role in most biological processes, remain one of the most vibrant fields for drug discovery and perhaps the single largest source of untapped therapeutic potential. Years of data are increasingly...
Management of Axial Disease in Patients with PsA and SpA Pandemic
Atlanta, Georgia / November 8-13, 2019
Atlanta – The spine was in the spotlight at the ACR meeting in Atlanta. Axial psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and axial spondyloarthitis (SpA) featured in more than 200 posters and sessions, including landmark studies in neglected areas....
Ground-breaking Science in Seasonal Influenza Arms the World to Fight Next Pandemic
Singapore / August 28-September 1, 2019
Singapore – The next influenza pandemic is “a matter of when not if,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO) in its Global Influenza Strategy 2019–2030. Despite seven decades of advances in flu research,...
Une percée technologique dans la lutte contre la grippe saisonnière protégera le monde contre la prochaine pandémie
Singapour / 28 août-1er septembre 2019
Singapour – Selon la Stratégie mondiale de lutte contre la grippe 2019-2030 de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), la prochaine pandémie de grippe est une certitude ; seul le moment est...