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.
Climate Change and the Spread of Infectious Disease: Be Aware and Stay Informed
Rotterdam, The Netherlands / June 8-10, 2022
Rotterdam - According to investigators here this week, climate change is one of the key drivers of the emergence, re- emergence and spread of infectious disease
“Long-COVID is Not New” Long-term Sequelae Common in Flu, Especially in Older Adults, Say Influenza Researchers
Vancouver, BC / April 5-8, 2022
Vancouver – Influenza started to make a comeback worldwide and in Canada towards the end of 2021, emerging from the 2020–2021 pandemic lockdowns. A symposium at the recent AMMI Canada-CACMID annual conference updated...
“Could Anything Be Worse than COVID?” A Flu Pandemic, Say Influenza Researchers
Online / December 8–9, 2021
Online – While acknowledging that the current focus is on SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, influenza researchers at this year’s Canadian Immunization Conference reminded delegates that, if scaled up to 2021, the 1918–1920 flu...
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...
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....
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...
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,...