Roderick Ross Research Day – October 24, 2022
Roderick Ross Research Day will highlight the advances in tailoring clinical microbiology practices to meet evolving infectious diseases clinical needs in Canada. This hybrid (virtual and in person) symposium is aimed to engage a wide audience from across the country and is geared towards, laboratory personnel, clinicians, clinical laboratory scientists and physicians, infectious diseases specialists, and trainees at all levels of clinical training. Local and invited international experts will provide their insights into a variety of innovations applied to the clinical microbiology laboratory, including, metagenomics, phage therapy, COVID-19 diagnostics and antimicrobial stewardship.
After attending this symposium, participants will be able to:
- Describe the application of phage therapy to infectious diseases management.
- Discuss the application of metagenomics to infectious diseases diagnostics.
- Explain alternatives for COVID-19 specimen collection and molecular diagnostic platforms.
- Discuss the application of antimicrobial stewardship strategies in microbiology susceptibility testing reports.
CFID/NCCID Vaccine Webinar
This webinar took place on June 15 and included the following learning objectives:
- Overview of Landscape of COVID Vaccinations (present and future).
- mRNA Vaccine Platforms (distribution, access, and broad applications).
- Adverse reactions to COVID vaccine and Indications for Exclusions for COVID vaccines.
Click HERE to watch the recording of the webinar.
CFID Webinar – A Liver Disease Workshop For Infectious Disease Specialists and Trainees
This webinar was held on February 22, 2022, and covered the following topics:
- Dr. Marco Puglia | Topic: Primer on Non-Infectious Liver Disease
- Dr. Carla Coffin | Topic: Viral Hepatitis
- Dr. Philippe Lagace-Wiens | Topic: Parasites and Liver Disease
- Dr. Arianne Buchan | Topic: Liver Transplant ID
Click HERE to watch the recording of the webinar.
2021 New Investigator Workshop
Held in conjunction with the 2021 CAHR Conference (May 4th), this New Investigator Workshop brought together over 50 aspiring infectious disease researchers – ranging from Masters Students, PhD students, Post Graduates, Interns/Residents and New Researchers. Co-chairs Dr. Curtis Cooper (Ottawa Hospital) and Dr. Keith Fowke (University of Manitoba) led mentorship sessions and presentations from leading Canadian researchers on topics such as getting your grant-funded, publishing and working with the media as part of the one-day event. CFID thanks its partner on this event (the Canadian Association for HIV Research) and event sponsor Abbvie. Session recordings of the event can be found HERE.
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.