Daily Media Digest November 18, 2020

Ottawa’s CANImmunize eyes major part in COVID-19 vaccine rollout
Ottawa Business Journal
“CANImmunize was originally launched out of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in 2011 and was spun off into its own company last year.”
TAGS: COVID-19, immunization, public health, vaccine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

UN releases York-led Research Roadmap for COVID-19 Recovery
York University
“The United Nations launched the UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery Nov. 17, a report led by York University Professor Steven J. Hoffman in his role as scientific director of the Institute of Population & Public Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, infectious disease, York University

Sask. doctors say public education campaign needed to combat COVID-19 myths, misinformation
“Government should combat ‘falsehoods’. A behavioural scientist at the University of Regina Gordon Pennycook said the government could “take a more …”
TAGS: COVID-19, misinformation, public health education, University of Saskatchewan

Fast Forward to the Future of Healthcare
Women’s College Hospital
“Launched at the end of 2019, Women’s Virtual – Canada’s first virtual hospital – is utilizing digital health tools and virtual models of care to re-envision the healthcare experience, making it more accessible, responsive and equitable.”
TAGS: healthcare, virtual care, accessibility to care, Women’s College Hospital

Virtual Health has made our visits more patient centred
Provincial Health Services Authority
“It’s an unbelievable relief not having to take a severely autistic child to see the doctor in person.” Micheline Wiebe, provincial director, Trauma Services BC, is grateful for virtual care for her son Carter.”
TAGS: healthcare, virtual care, accessibility to care, Provincial Health Services Authority

Research is lacking on effective mental health and substance use treatment options for people with FASD
HRI Portal
“This week, a team of researchers and partners published findings that show a startling gap in the evidence about treatment for mental health and substance use challenges for people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).”
TAGS: developmental health, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, innovative research, mental health, CanFASD

DUPIXENT® (dupilumab injection) now approved by Health Canada for patients with severe asthma
Canada NewsWire
“… Asthma and Airway Centre of the University Health Network. “Too often, such patients must resort to oral steroids to bring their disease under control …”
TAGS: asthma, respiratory illness, treatment, innovative medicines, Pfizer Canada, University Health Network

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month outlines virtual events
“We chat with David Harrison from the Halifax Chapter of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada to find out more about virtual events planned for the month of …”