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Accredited CHEO Annual Pediatric Refresher: Still Time to Register for Nov. 1-2, 2019 Conference

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2019

There is still time to register CHEO’s 44th Annual Pediatric Refresher Conference taking place Nov. 1st & 2nd at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. While online registration is closed, you can still sign-up via  E-mail: or Tel: (613) 737-2285.

Immunization Panel Discussion

This year’s conference highlights an Immunization Panel Discussion around vaccine hesitancy and the role of media and public health in immunization...

Influenza 2019-2020: Important updates for physicians

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2019

Again this year, quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (QIV) will be publicly funded for adults, and children over the age of 6 months.

Flumist® Quadrivalent, a live attenuated quadrivalent influenza vaccine given as a nasal spray, will not be available in Canada for the 2019/2020 influenza season.

High dose trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (HD-TIV) will be publicly funded for adults 65 years of age and older and will be available to physicians, nurse practitioners...

Highlights from OPH’s 2nd Annual Family Physician Update: Suggestions Welcome for 2020 CME

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2019

Ottawa Public Health’s 2nd annual accredited Family Physician Update saw an excellent turnout and active participation at the Oct. 3rd evening event at the St. Elias Centre.

Attendance increased by some 27% with a good mix of health care practitioners, including 134 family physicians and 19 nurse practitioners and 6 allied health care providers.  The new format this year allowed for a question and answer session after each presentation, which encouraged more...

Professional Development

Posted Thursday, September 26, 2019

One Week left to OPH Family Physician Update : Register for Oct 3rd Accredited Event

Join Ottawa Public Health for a 2nd annual accredited CME Family Physician Update on October 3rd, 2019, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood...

October is Children’s Vision Health Month: Resources and information for Children’s Vision Health

Posted Thursday, September 26, 2019

October is Children’s Vision Health Month. Children rarely complain about not seeing well because they think their vision is normal. If not identified early, some eye problems such as amblyopia can permanently reduce a child’s vision.  Treatment for amblyopia is more successful before age 71. Every year in Ontario, 7000 children lose the use of an eye because a vision disorder was not identified and treated. Another 15,000 children have trouble learning to...

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