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).
The Heart & Stroke 2017 Stroke Report looks at the stroke recovery journey across the ages, highlighting common challenges and issues that occur at specific life stages: babies and children, younger adults and older adults, and examines the essential role of the family caregiver.
The report is available at http://heartandstroke.ca/strokereport.
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:
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.
Deadline June 30, 2017
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
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.
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.
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.
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.