Daily Media Digest December 8, 2022

Clinical Trials BC and Pfizer partnered to deliver clinical trial training to BC researchers
Michael Smith Health Research BC
“Clinical Trials BC teamed up with Pfizer Canada to organize the Investigator Training Program (ITP). It was a one-day, hybrid workshop designed for clinical trial investigators and research site team members…”
TAGS: clinical research, Canadian research, Pfizer Canada, Clinical Trials BC

Ask an expert: Do I need to wear sunscreen in the winter?
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“Our skin research expert explains the importance of practicing sun safety throughout the winter season — especially when spending time on the slopes, or if vacationing in a sunny climate.”
TAGS: dermatology, skin cancer, preventative medicine, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Health-care providers receive cultural safety training to better serve Indigenous patients
“Tajikeimɨk has partnered with Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax to create the course. ‘We’ve heard the stories and experienced …”
TAGS: Indigenous health and wellness, Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre

You’re supporting the ALS community today and tomorrow
ALS Canada
“It’s been 15 years since my cousin Doug, who was like a big brother to me, was diagnosed with ALS. Our options were limited then with only one approved therapy available.”
TAGS: patient perspective, innovative research, ALS Canada

Tick-borne bacteria increasingly widespread in Canada, study finds
CTV News
“Climate change having broad effects on health-care systems: Lancet … In a study published in the medical journal Vector-Borne and Zoonotic …”
TAGS: Lyme disease, climate change and health, McGill University, the University of Ottawa

Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund Implement Phase | Deadline December 21, 2022
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
“Through the HCCF, PHAC invests approximately $20 million annually and leverages additional funding from partners to support projects that focus on behavioural risk factors, including physical inactivity, and less nutritious patterns of eating and tobacco use that are associated with the major chronic diseases of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.”