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.

Seasonal Influenza: 2018-19 NACI and AMMI Canada Recommendations

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.