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.
In this webinar, speakers will discuss the development and application of a public health emergency preparedness framework, corresponding indicators and health equity prompts.
Learn about this year’s recommendations for the prevention and treatment of seasonal influenza, the use of antivirals, the recommended vaccinations, and infection and prevention control measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at the time of flu vaccine administration.
Immunization by vaccine is one of the most successful public health interventions for the prevention and control of both endemic infectious diseases and emerging pathogens.
Join us and Dr. Joanne Langley who will present an overview of current vaccine development for COVID-19.
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.
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).
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.