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New Resource--The PrEP You Want: guide to purchasing generic PrEP online, Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance of Ontario

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PrEP is an HIV prevention strategy whereby individuals at risk for HIV take antiretroviral medication to reduce their risk of acquiring it. A number of studies including PROUD and IPERGAY have found oral PrEP to be highly effective, especially for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM).

Call for Submissions--Second Annual Food Law & Policy Conference, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

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Deadline June 9, 2017

What is the state of food law and policy in Canada today? For the 2nd annual Canadian Food Law and Policy Conference we take stock of our food law and policy schemes – from the federal level through the provincial and territorial down to the municipal – and strategize ways to improve them.

From November 2-4, 2017, we will bring together thought leaders and stakeholders for a three-day national conference at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law to help chart the future of food law and policy in Canada.

Together, we will ask:

Association of Local Public Health Agencies' Executive Director Retires November 2017

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It is with mixed emotions that the Board of Directors announces Linda Stewart’s retirement as Executive Director of the Association of Local Public Health Agencies, effective November 4, 2017.  Since 2005, Linda has played a critical role in the development and success of the organization. Her strategic leadership has positioned the Association well for the future.

Coping with Cancer – Creative Expression Part 2, CancerConnection Webcast On-demand

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We are pleased to announce our May webcast is On-demand and ready to view.

Join us for a free and easy guided paint-along workshop, brought to you in collaboration with the ART for Cancer Foundation.

Who? Featuring Cid Palacio (Founder/Executive Director – ART for Cancer) and Guest Artist Laurie Stein

Where? Register here: http://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1377656/3E96C80E76E5757B95C048BEC8CCFDAC

Call for Input—Consultation on Draft Guideline for Plant and Mushroom Products Stored in Oil, Health Canada

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Deadline July 28, 2017

Health Canada’s Bureau of Microbial Hazards is in the process of developing microbiological guidance to control Clostridium botulinum in plant and mushroom products stored in oil or infusing oil. This document is now available, upon request, on our website at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/consult/2017-mushrooms-champignons-eng.php.

The consultation period will be held from May 29 to July 28, 2017.

Injury Prevention Centre, University of Alberta, Launches New Online Networking Tool

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The Injury Prevention Centre (IPC) at the University of Alberta is proud to announce the launch of a new online news and networking tool - SafetyNET. Our goal is to build the largest injury prevention community where news and ideas can be shared.

SafetyNET replaces the traditional email newsletter system allowing the Centre to create more dynamic content and encourage dialogue within the injury prevention community.

Call for Abstracts--The 8th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Review, Respond and Relate – Integrating Research, Policy and Practice Around the World

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Deadline September 12, 2017

Although there have been thousands of published articles in FASD in general, there has been limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD or on individuals across the lifespan. As those individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the “need to know” across a broad spectrum of areas is becoming critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions.

Call for Abstracts--Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry National Conference, Common Risk Factors Approach: The Role of Policy, Programs and Research

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Deadline June 15, 2017

What does dental decay, diabetes and obesity have in common? These conditions all share the same common risk: a sugar-rich diet. The same can be said about poverty and its array of implications. Key note speakers, decision makers, dental public health community, students, researchers and those in the field will lead us through an exciting program focusing on the common risk factors approach.

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