Daily Media Digest November 17, 2020

Social gathering in a pandemic
“…professor at York University, Dasantila GolemiKotra, advises caution even in these social bubbles.”
TAGS: pandemic, social gathering, public health, COVID-19, York University

Saved by a hair’s breadth thanks to ECMO
“Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) patient David De Giuli would almost certainly have died from heart failure if not for the hospital’s new, life-saving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program introduced earlier this year.”
TAGS: ECMO, cardiac health, lung health, patient stories, Hamilton Health Sciences

Krembil researchers validate new, highly specific & sensitive criteria for classifying lupus.
“The new criteria for classifying whether a patient has lupus have been endorsed by the European League Against Rheumatism and the American College of Rheumatology.”
TAGS: lupus, chronic illness, criteria, University Health Network

Drucker Family Innovation Fund to Support Research on Diabetes and Metabolism
“Researchers at U of T’s Banting & Best Diabetes Centre and Department of Medicine, and at University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital will benefit from the fund.”
TAGS: Diabetes, metabolism, funding, University Health Network

The Forgotten Ones: Untold and Unseen Consequences of COVID-19
“This moderated discussion will highlight the inequalities that have caused vulnerable populations to be hit the hardest by COVID-19 and the many ways it is taking global – and local – inequalities to even greater heights by looking at the novel coronavirus pandemic from every angle – medicine, science, education, culture, and socio-economics.”Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy
“The in-person Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy has been postponed to November 2021 due to the current pandemic. But, in the meantime, BioCanRx is pleased to offer a series of interesting and interactive virtual talks featuring our funded Network Investigators from across the country. Each speaker session will include a plain language overview and wrap up, with an opportunity for questions. Best of all, it’s free to attend.”