January 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.
We are so pleased to welcome our new Project Officer, Pamela Gareau, to the team. Pamela will be assisting all of the project managers with their current projects, and she is currently assisting in the planning for an upcoming Partner Notification consultation.
Watch for our next issue of the Purple Paper discussing NCCID’s Learning Site, a collaborative project with the Public Health Outreach Team at Alberta Health Services in Edmonton, Alberta. Along with the pilot test for point-of-care testing, the Learning Site was the first program to apply the principles from the Outreach Planning Guide to practice.
Coming in February! Don’t miss our new Evidence Review, “Swine Surveillance for Public Health Planning,” written by Lee Wisener DVM and Jan Sargeant DVM. Check out nccid.ca to read the other issues in the Evidence Review series on the public health response to pandemic H1N1.
Infectious Diseases in the News To read more infectious diseases news, visit nccid.ca.
Controversial Bird Flu Experiments To Go Ahead
CBC News, January 23, 2013
Flu researchers plan to resume controversial experiments into bird flu transmission that were voluntarily suspended over biosecurity fears.Last year, scientists agreed to a moratorium on changing the H5N1 avian flu virus in the lab to make it transmissible between ferrets through respiratory droplets. They want to understand how the bird virus could spread through the air to mammals such as humans. Read More
Recently-approved HIV treatment in Canada offers new hope for patients
CTV News, January 10, 2013
A promising treatment now available in Canada is providing new hope for people living with HIV and is just the latest in what one local expert calls a remarkable evolution of medication. Read More
Upcoming Conferences and Events
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
February 28 to March 2, 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia
TOPHC The Ontario Public Health Convention
April 3 to 5, 2013
AMMI/CACMID Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada
Canadian Association for Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
April 4 to 6 2013
Quebec City, Quebec
CAHR Canadian Association for HIV Research
April 11 to 14 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia
CANAC Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
April 25 to 28 2013
NCCID has a video brochure. Watch it on YouTube or visit our website.
NCC Website Links
National Collaborating Centres for Public Health NCCPH
National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases NCCID
National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health NCCEH
National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health NCCAH
National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools NCCMT
National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy NCCHPP
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health NCCDH
Visit NCCID at nccid.ca
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