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In this, the fifth in our ‘TB Talk’ series of episodes, we hear from Dr. Ryan Cooper, an infectious diseases specialist with Alberta Health Services. Here, Dr. Cooper speaks to how post-landing TB surveillance works in Canada (including some Alberta-specific challenges), plus the best approach to on-going follow-up. He also discusses how Alberta’s virtual TB clinic model has made a difference to rural, remote and Indigenous communities.
The fourth in our ‘TB Talk’ series, conversations from the most recent meeting of the North American Region of the International Union Against Tuberculosis. This episode, we hear from Dr. Dennis Falzon, a Medical Officer with the Stop TB Department at the World Health Organization in Geneva. Here, he discusses the WHO’s End TB Strategy, as well as the potential of new technologies to prevent and eliminate TB.
The third in our ‘TB Talk’ series, we hear from Dr. Malcolm King, a professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He discusses the importance of social determinants of health to the rate of new TB infections and better TB outcomes in remote, northern and Indigenous communities.
This episode continues our look at tuberculosis at End TB 2017, a meeting of the North American Region of the International Union Against Tuberculosis. Our guest, Kay Wallis, is a special projects manager with the Curry International Tuberculosis Center. She presented on cultural proficiency among healthcare providers, or, as she calls it, cultural humility.
This episode, we turn our attention to tuberculosis. This February, the city of Vancouver played host to End TB 2017, a meeting of the International Union Against Tuberculosis, specifically, the North American Region. We hear a sample of attendees’ top TB priorities. In future episodes, we’ll bring you a number of one-on-one conversations with experts at the meeting.
In this episode, we continue our look at refugee oral health. Last episode, we discussed universal screening and how to optimize collaboration between primary care providers and dentists. This time around, we’ll discuss the Interim Federal Health Program. It provides limited, temporary coverage of healthcare benefits to people who aren’t eligible for health insurance.
In this episode, we continue our look at refugee oral health: specifically, the benefits of universal screening and how to optimize collaborations between primary care providers and dentists. Dr. Carlos Quiñonez, an associate professor of dental public health at the University of Toronto, returns as our guest expert.
This episode marks a shift in focus for our podcast, from a virus—Zika—to a population, namely, refugees. Refugee health remains a matter of concern to public health practitioners across Canada. Here, we focus on their oral health, an aspect of wellbeing all too often overlooked.
Once again, Zika virus is the focus of this program. In this episode, we’ll explore two more questions: What healthcare providers should do to evaluate infants with positive or inconclusive Zika virus test results, and, should a mother who had Zika virus infection during pregnancy breastfeed her infant.
OCTOBER 2016: apx. 9 min. | This episode addresses a question about amniocentesis for pregnant women who’ve recently travelled to Zika endemic areas.
At the CATIE 2015 Forum in Toronto, NCCID’s Harpa Isfeld-Kiely spoke with Nitika Pant Pai, MD MPH PhD, about her keynote address, “Pushing the Boundaries of HIV, Hepatitis C and STI Testing.”