Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Central Daylight Time REGISTER HERE Join the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) for the first event in a new, interdisciplinary webinar series: Synergies in Infectious Disease Modelling for Public Health. The Synergies Series harnesses the knowledge of experts from several disciplines and…
Influenza constantly evolves. Learn about the 2019-2020 recommendations for prevention and treatment of seasonal influenza. Speakers:Dr. Ian Gemmill and Dr. Gerald Evans, Infectious disease experts Speakers presented the recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization’s(NACI) Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Statement 2019-2020, and the Association of Medical Microbiology andInfectious Disease (AMMI) Canada’s Guidance for Practitioners on…
TRANSCRIPT DON’T SEE PLAYER? // Listen HERE Zeeshan: Welcome to a brand new episode of Infectious Questions, a public health podcast produced by the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases. At NCCID, we help those with infectious disease questions connect to those with answers. Hello, I’m Zeeshan Qadar. Shivoan: And I’m Shivoan Balakumar. For this episode of the…
This webinar provides an overview to public health personnel on AMR surveillance in Canada and opportunities to use surveillance data to support public health planning, decision-making and response.
This webinar covered the specific etiology, prevalence and incidence of HCV infection among Indigenous peoples. The presence of co-morbidities in HCV infection was also discussed, as well as what can be done to address prevalence and incidence within this population.
This February 2019 presentation explored ethical considerations of appropriate antibiotic prescribing of public health, primary care and specialist physicians, where there may be perceived tension between duty to individual patients and duty to avoid overuse of antimicrobials.
In this final episode of our series on syphilis and public health, we hear from Dr. Jared Bullard, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Manitoba and Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg. He discusses recent increases in cases of congenital syphilis, the risks it poses to a fetus, as well as prevention strategies.
In this podcast, Dr. Marcia Anderson, a medical officer of health and medical lead for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, discusses the determinants of syphilis transmission in Indigenous women and what public health and primary care providers can learn to slow or stop the progression of syphilis within this community.
In this podcast, Laverne Gervais, program coordinator at Ka Ni Kanichihk and a Sexual Health Educator, discusses the determinants of syphilis transmission in Indigenous women and what public health and primary care providers can learn to slow or stop the progression of syphilis within this community.
Summary of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization’s Seasonal Influenza Statement and the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada’s Treatment Recommendations for frontline healthcare practitioners and public health vaccine providers to help guide their practice.
Dr. Ian Gemmill presented on prevention of seasonal influenza, types of vaccines available and their effectiveness, new indications and available internet resources. Dr. Gerald Evans presented on the burden of seasonal influenza, the trends in recent years and the antiviral treatment recommendations.
Lyme disease is a prominent issue in the media these days and a matter of concern among public health practitioners in Canada. This episode, we look at Lyme’s risk of transmission and prevention strategies.
A mathematical model is a virtual experiment set up to test a hypothesis. It creates a controlled environment where complex relationships between biological, environmental, demographic and behavioural factors can be represented.
For public health, mathematical models can be used to test different “what if” scenarios and the results can help inform policy, programs and practice.
NCCID has released two new resources about modelling and public health. A new video, a partnership with NCCMT, introduces public health to modelling. As a companion piece, NCCID developed a case study of a Promising Practice of a collaboration between public health in Winnipeg and modelers in Toronto, to assess the benefits of new interventions to reduce syphilis infections in Winnipeg.