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PLAINS SPEAK on STBBIs, 2019: An emergent challenge for the Prairies

Winnipeg, MB March 14th and 15th, 2019 Sexually transmitted and blood borne infection (STBBI) rates—including syphilis, gonorrhea, HBV, HCV, and HIV—are rapidly increasing in the Prairie provinces. Public health professionals are struggling to set programmatic priorities and identify the best interventions to suit the epidemiological context to decrease the burden of infections. Currently in the […]

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The Two Faces of Syphilis: A Call for Sustained, National and Coordinated Responses to Syphilis

Montréal, 22–23 November 2016 Date: November 22-23, 2017Montréal, Canada Description Syphilis has re-emerged in Canada during the last decade with epidemics now rooted in both urban and rural settings. While gay men are still at the centre of the urban epidemics, there is now a transition in the epidemiological pattern with increasing numbers of cases […]

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Canadian Roundtable on Antimicrobial Stewardship

Toronto: June 16-17, 2016 Co-hosts: NCCID and HealthCareCAN Facilitator:  Dorothy Strachan, Strachan-Tomlinson Summary: Over 50 “Champions of Change”—experts, key influencers and stakeholders in the fields of antimicrobial stewardship and resistance—gathered to help build a national action plan for antimicrobial stewardship (AMS). (A draft action plan will be posted soon). Discussion began with certain assumptions about what […]

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Use of Mathematical Modelling in Public Health Decision Making for Infectious Diseases

On October 6-7, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Pan-InfORM and NCCID co-hosted the fourth bi-annual Pan-InfORM meeting. The meeting objectives were to bring more clarity to (i) areas where modelling results are unclear; (ii) how modelling can best be used in informing policy and improving practice; and (iii) the value of sustaining and enhancing the application of modelling in public health.

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Notifiable disease reporting in Canada

Online resources and an exploration into the past, present and future of national notifiable disease policy and data The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and NCCID both offer online resources to assist public health practitioners, researchers and decision makers interpret past and present data on notifiable diseases in Canada. With a combination of presentations, hands-on […]

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Social media and sexual health promotion

“Share, Poke, tag” This panel drew on the expertise of health researchers, advocates and program managers working with clients of sexual health promotion programs across the country. Presenters spoke about their own work in the use of social media for prevention and control of STIs, with particular emphasis on factors that lead to success and […]