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Lyme and other human tick-borne diseases increasing in Ottawa

Posted Thursday, July 21, 2022

With climate change, the presence of blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis)continues to increase in Ottawa, particularly in wooded habitat,continues to increase across the Ottawa area. The blacklegged ticks are the most important vector of human tick-borne disease locally. There are related OPH resources for physicians and healthcare providers available at Communicable and Infectious Diseases - Ottawa Public Health.

In 2021, Ottawa reported its highest number of cases of Lyme...

COVID-19 - Where We Are and Where We're Going, Covid-19 Community of Practice Recorded Webinar

Posted Thursday, July 21, 2022

Provider

The COVID-19 Community of Practice for Family Physicians is co-organized by the Quality and Innovation Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Family Physicians.

Overview

This is the last session before the group breaks for the summer. 47th in the series 'Changing the way we work'. Discussion to include taking stock of where we are with COVID-19 and what we might expect come the fall; available evidence on the...

Monkeypox: How to Recognize It. How to Manage It, Recorded Webinar from Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN)

Posted Thursday, July 21, 2022

Provider

Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN)

Overview

This is an updated presentation of the June 13th and June 23rd webinar.  The live presentations was followed by a live Q&A which is not included in the recorded webinar.

Outline of what primary care physicians and clinicians need to know about monkeypox including how to recognize it, how to manage it, and lessons from our first 60 days including best practices in identifying contacts and stopping...

Syphilis in Ontario: A clinical and surveillance update, Recorded Webinar from Public Health Ontario, mid-to-late July

Posted Thursday, July 21, 2022

Provider

Public Health Ontario

Overview

Syphilis rates and cases in Ontario continue to increase, with marked increases seen across genders and in the numbers of congenital syphilis cases. This presentation will review recent syphilis epidemiology in Ontario and cover the clinical and public health management of infectious syphilis.

Date / Time / Location

  • Live session recorded on Thursday, July 7th, 2022
  • Recorded session available within two weeks of recording, on the Public Health...

2022 Otolaryngology & Ophthalmology Virtual Webinar Series: Registration for September Sessions, University of Ottawa CPD

Posted Thursday, July 21, 2022

Provider

The University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development

Overview

3rd Otolaryngology & Ophthalmology course ideal for primary care providers. This series will provide information and practical tips about common and serious conditions that could present to you in your office. The webinars will cover, acute and chronic management, preventative care, when referral is needed and what resources are available to help manage your patients with eye, ear, nose...

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