One Infection, Four Continents & Eight Countries: the psychosocial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic

The current pandemic represents a unique opportunity to evaluate the associated psychological impact in various sociocultural groups and contexts, providing important lessons that could be applied in response to future disasters. A Canadian-led collaboration of research in eight countries aims to measure the role communication strategies and media discourse play in shaping psychological and behavioural responses of the populations during the COVID-19 outbreak. With the second wave of the infection being reported in many countries, the study is timely to report and address the psychosocial manifestations people are facing.

Epidemiology of COVID-19 – Evidence from China

Emerging infectious diseases can spread dramatically and lead to large-scale outbreaks, as seen in pandemics of influenza H1N1, MERS, SARS-CoV-1 and, most recently, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

Join us and Dr. Benjamin Cowling who will overview the natural history of COVID-19 and shares recent findings from his epidemiological research.

An Overview of Mathematical Modeling for Pandemic Control

The emergence of COVID-19 has revealed the need for more effective model-based policies that meet the real-time challenges and surging demands of a pandemic-related emergency.

Join us and Dr. Ashleigh Tuite who will present an overview of mathematical modelling for public health pandemic control (presentation prepared by Dr. Amy Greer).

Seasonal Influenza: 2019-2020 NACI and AMMI Canada Recommendations

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…

Navigating the Canadian health care system: Refugee women’s experience

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…

Congenital syphilis: Jared Bullard

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.