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October 5, 2010

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.

Results of good collaboration
With fall upon us, cold and influenza season has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. In the post-pandemic period, pH1N1 appears to be taking on the behaviour of a seasonal virus and co-circulating with other seasonal influenza strains. The latest Purple Paper, entitled “Composition and Role of the 2010-2011 Northern Hemisphere Seasonal Influenza Vaccine in the Post-Pandemic Period,” outlines the recommended trivalent seasonal vaccine and explains how pH1N1 is expected to affect younger age groups disproportionately as we saw during the 2009 pandemic.
Back in 2008, NCCID consulted with an expert advisory group to help look for ways to reduce the burden of community-acquired antimicrobial resistance. This collaboration resulted in the development of various projects including three comprehensive reviews, the executive summaries of which have been published, along with a special article by NCCID, in the Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology. The AMR comprehensive reviews are also available on our website. Read them to learn more about:
Meanwhile, NCCID recently had the pleasure of working with, which posted 14 new summaries that we provided. Visit to get short commentaries on key findings and practical implications for the reviews before deciding whether you wish to see the full articles. You can also access the summaries via the NCCID website.

I invite you to read these articles and visit our homepage for more infectious disease news.


Margaret Fast, MD, FRCPC
Scientific Director

Upcoming Conferences

Global Forum for Health Research
November 16 to 19, 2010
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TB: Immunology, Cell Biology and Novel Vaccination Strategies
January 15 to 20, 2011
Vancouver, British Columbia

International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED 2011)
February 4 to 7, 2011
Vienna, Austria

1st International One Health Congress
February 14 to 16, 2011
Victoria, Australia

2011 CHSPR Health Policy Conference
February 22 to 23, 2011
Vancouver, British Columbia

CADTH: 2011 Symposium
April 3 to 5, 2011
Vancouver, British Columbia

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