New Investigator Workshop
CFID will be co-hosting a New Investigator Workshop on May 4th, 2021 for those working in the realm of infectious diseases. The workshop will bring together aspiring researchers – ranging from Master’s students to New Faculty — from all research disciplines. The workshop will include presentations from leading experts on topics such as getting your grant-funded, publishing, and speaking with the media. In addition, a panel session will allow participants to ask questions directly to leading researchers. Thanks to the support of sponsors, registration is free. For those interested, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, academic institution, and current status (Masters Student, PhD student, Post Graduate, Intern/Resident, New Researcher) and a free registration link will be forwarded to eligible candidates. CFID extends its appreciation to the following sponsors for making this event possible: Abbvie, CIHR, and the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network.
Clinical Considerations for Health Care Professionals in Canada
CFID hosted an educational webinar on COVID-19 featuring a panel of infectious disease clinicians on March 29th, 2021. The panel session highlighted case discussion, clinical considerations, therapeutic/vaccine updates, and offered insights through an open discussion. The speakers included: Daniel Kuritzkes, MD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston), Curtis Cooper, MD (University of Ottawa) and Shariq Haider, MD (McMaster University). Click HERE to view the webinar (password is: CFID2021).
Panel Discussion on COVID-19 PCR Testing
CFID hosted a panel discussion on COVID-19 PCR Testing on March 22nd, 2021. The webinar included a review of some of the most frequently performed assays in Canada. Panelists included: Dr. Todd Hatchette (Nova Scotia Health Authority), Dr. Marthe Charles (Vancouver Coastal Health), Dr. Ramzi Fattouh (St. Michael’s Hospital), and Dr. Aaron Campigotto (The Hospital for Sick Children). Click HERE to view the webinar (password is: CFID2021).
CFID Clinical COVID-19 Webinar
This webinar was held on December 8, 2020, and provided an update on the clinical management of COVID-19 infection and explored lessons learned from clinical COVID-19 cases. Click here to download the slides from the webinar.
Workshop: Professional Development for Mid-Career ID Researchers
This virtual Professional Development Workshop for Infectious Disease researchers – October 22-23, 2020 — was made possible through an innovative partnership between the Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases (CFID), the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) and CIHR’s Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) and HIV/AIDS Research Initiative. Over the course of two days, over twenty mid-career researchers had the opportunity to network and learn from those with a wealth of experience in such domains as academic leadership, career progression, effective partnerships, global engagement, and communicating effectively with decision-makers. Co-chaired by Dr. Curtis Cooper (University of Ottawa) and Dr. Keith Fowke (University of Manitoba), the meeting included presentations from Dr. David Evans (University of Alberta); Dr. Charu Kaushic (McMaster University, CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity); and Dr. Guido van Marle (University of Calgary). Special thanks are extended to sponsors Merck, Gilead, Innovative Medicines and the Canadian Society for International Health. Click HERE to view the suite of presentations.