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Advanced Flu-ency to Support Healthy Aging

Age-related declines in immune response render adults aged 65 and older more vulnerable to infections, and less responsive to standard-dose vaccines. This webinar explains the potentially devastating impact of influenza on your older patients, why this population remains so vulnerable despite a relatively high rate of vaccination—and the recommended steps you can take to further protect these patients.

Join Dr. William Dalziel and Dr. David Colby discuss:

  • The high risk of serious outcomes in older adults due to influenza, leading to loss of function and a spiral of dependency
  • The vital role of vaccination to support healthy aging, and the evidence behind the high-dose vaccine to counter immunosenescence
  • Influenza vaccine recommendations in Canada based on the National Advisory Committee for Immunization (NACI) Statement for the 2019-2020 flu season
  • By-province updates on public funding of the high-dose influenza vaccine for older adults
  • Health professionals’ degree of influence on flu vaccine coverage, and how to address three of the most common reasons for flu vaccine hesitancy

Presented by CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca, The Medical Post and Pharmacy Practice + Business, and supported by Sanofi Pasteur.

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‘Digesting’ the human microbiome: its role and enablers in infants and children

Based on decades of scientific research, we have a better understanding of the role of a balanced intestinal microbiota composition in health and disease. In early life especially, the composition of the microbiota profoundly influences the development and maturation of the gastrointestinal tract mucosa.

Dr. Jose Garza, pediatric neurogastroenterologist, and Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic, clinical pharmacist, join for an interactive webinar in which they:

  • Explore the composition and role of the human microbiome, and understand factors that negatively impact its composition
  • Review microbiome enablers and the use of probiotics for the modulation of a healthy microbiota composition
  • Examine real-world evidence involving pediatric patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders, and the outcomes following the use of evidence-based probiotics
  • Learn how to select and integrate probiotics into your practice, and how to counsel parents of children with functional gastrointestinal disorders

Presented by CandianHealthcareNetwork.ca and the Medical Post. This free program is an unaccredited learning activity, supported by Ferring Canada.

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Innovations in Cancer Treatment

CAR-T Therapy for Hematologic Malignancies

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapy is a promising new treatment for blood cancers. It is an individualized therapy that harnesses the power of the immune system by genetically modifying cells to enable them to kill cancer. Dr. Mustaqeem Siddiqui, a hematologist oncologist with extensive expertise in CAR-T cell therapy, discusses:

  • how T cells are engineered in a laboratory to make a new protein called a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR), which enables a T cell to recognize a cancer cell that expresses the antigen.
  • the current active clinical trials to examine the use of CAR-T cell therapy earlier in the management of leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.
  • the most recent results of FDA-approved uses for CAR-T cell therapy and the optimal time to consider such therapy for patients.

Proton Beam Therapy for Fewer Potential Complications

Radiation oncologist Dr. Anita Mahajan discusses how proton beam therapy helps patients survive their cancers with potentially fewer severe side effects and complications – a benefit that is especially impactful for children with cancer. Gain expertise on how proton beam therapy can be optimized to help your patients battling cancer. Also:

  • Review the latest innovations for treating patients who previously received radiation therapy.
  • Examine how proton beam therapy precisely targets protons to tumours while sparing more healthy tissue and organs.
  • Explore the different types of cancers that benefit most from proton beam treatment.
  • You will be able to submit your own questions during this live session.

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Medical Cannabis: Risks, Myths and Misconceptions

This webinar addresses patients’ and physicians’ most common fears and beliefs about medical cannabis. Dr. Lionel Marks de Chabris, a pain and addiction specialist, has included medical cannabis as a treatment option for patients since 2007. Here he shares his knowledge of this treatment option with respect to many of the common concerns of physicians and patients, with a focus on patient counselling and education.

Topics addressed include:

  • Adverse effects
  • Intoxication and overdose
  • Risk of accidental exposure
  • Psychosis
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Cancer
  • Cannabis use disorder
  • Amotivational syndrome
  • Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome
  • Impaired cognition
  • Withdrawal

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Webinar: Asthma & COPD: Medical Devices that will Change your Practice

Improving patient outcomes for respiratory patients may be as simple as adding on a medical device to their treatment plan. Healthcare professionals often overlook prescribing and recommending medical devices, which can be an effective way to deliver medication and help drug deposition in the lungs. In this on-demand video, Dr. Alan Kaplan, a family physician with extensive expertise in respiratory care, reviews the latest updates on managing your COPD and asthma patients, examines real-world evidence on patient outcomes with respiratory devices and how they make a difference, offers tips on how to use medical devices in your practice and for talking to patients about device reimbursement.

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Enhancing Flu-ency for Your 65+ Patients

In this webinar, Dr. Brian Aw, pharmacist Umberto Leone and Dr. David Colby explore the overlooked burden of influenza that extends beyond the lung, and why influenza can be considered a cardiorespiratory disease among older adults. They also examine the clinical evidence for immunization against influenza among adults 65 and older, including a review of new recommendations from the updated 2018-19 National Advisory Committee on Immunization; and provide an overview of publicly funded influenza immunization programs for older adults, including updates on the availability of the high-dose influenza vaccine in your province.

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