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May 31, 2013

The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The six centres form a network across Canada, each hosted by a different institution and focusing on a different topic in public health. NCCID is hosted by the International Centre for Infectious Diseases (ICID), located in Winnipeg.

NCCID is looking forward to the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) conference, June 9 – 12th in Ottawa Ontario. As one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH), we will be part of the collaborative NCCPH networking dinner on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Come out to learn more about what NCCPH does, who NCCID is, and discuss challenges and experiences with bringing research evidence into practice. Also, visit booth #110 to meet staff and have the opportunity to examine and discuss our knowledge products.

Since we will be in Ottawa for CPHA, we have taken the opportunity to meet with local public health practitioners (including program planners, program managers and staff) in outreach for HIV/STBBI prevention. Please take advantage of this free workshop on June 8, 2013.
Tools for Outreach Program Planning and Evaluation
Demonstration and Input from Public Health Practitioners

A workshop on tools for HIV/STBBI prevention outreach
Email our project officer, Pamela Gareau for registration details.
View our recently published Rapid Review written by NCCID’s Scientific Director, Dr. Joel Kettner, entitled “Influenza H7N9:  Ten Questions and Answers for Canadian Public Health Decision‐Makers”. This new format endeavours to take the latest information and provide a succinct overview on the current state of epidemiology and knowledge related to H7N9. Visit for more information.

Infectious Diseases in the News To read more infectious diseases news, visit

French man with MERS may have gone 12 days without symptoms
CBC News, May 29, 2013
The incubation period for the new MERS coronavirus may be longer than has been believed up until now, a new study suggests. French doctors report that a man who caught the virus from an infected patient he shared a hospital room may have gone 12 days before developing symptoms. Read more.

New H7N9 bird flu virus easily develops drug resistance
CBC News, May 28, 2013
Resistance to the main flu drug Tamiflu seems to develop with some ease in infections with the new H7N9 bird flu, a concerning new study says. The work, published in the journal The Lancet, suggests that if this virus were to become easily transmitted among people, there might be minimal tools with which to fight it. Read more

Upcoming Conferences and Events

Community and Hospital Infection Control Association - Canada
June 1 to 5, 2013
Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum
June 3 to 4, 2013
Mississauga, Ontario

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)
June 9 to 12, 2013
Ottawa, Ontario

National Health Leadership Conference
June 10 to 11, 2013
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC)
June 17 to 19, 2013
Kelowna, British Columbia

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI)
June 23 to 26, 2013
Winnipeg, Manitoba

CATIE Forum 2013
September 18 to 19, 2013
Toronto, Ontario

NCCID has a video brochure. Watch it on YouTube or visit our website.

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National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy NCCHPP
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health NCCDH

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