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September 21, 2020

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day. This year, the theme of World Alzheimer’s Month is #LetsTalkAboutDementia. Talking about dementia can raise awareness and help to end the stigma associated with dementia.

We had a look thr...

July 30, 2020

This week Zebra Medical announced the FDA approval for their HealthMammo artificial intelligence system. This system scans mammograms and marks them as either “suspicious” or “not suspicious.” This way the radiologist can prioritize the suspicious scans for review and...

May 22, 2020

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting is the world’s largest cancer research conference. It was originally planned as a live meeting in Chicago and organizers made the decision to switch to a virtual meeting for the safety of all attendees dur...

March 13, 2020

The Horizon2020 project SOLUS team aims to begin testing their non-invasive breast imaging system beginning in late 2020. While, mammography can accurately detect breast lesions there a still a large number of false positives, which lead to unnecessary biopsies. The te...

March 12, 2020

#IAMRESILIENT2020

March is Myeloma Action Month. This year the theme is “I am Resilient.” This theme was inspired by an art installation shown at the International Myeloma Foundation’s 13th Annual Comedy Celebration in October 2019 which featured 100 photographs from IM...

October 25, 2019

​This Monday the Liberals won a minority government and Justin Trudeau is heading back to Ottawa as Prime Minister. What can we expect from this new minority government when it comes to national pharmacare?

The Liberals, the NDP and the Green party all promised national...

August 1, 2019

Last week on July 25th Alnylam announced the Health Canada approval of Onpattro (patisiran) for the treatment of polyneuropathy in adults with hereditary transthyretin-mediated (hATTR) amyloidosis. Onpattro is the first RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic approved in C...

May 7, 2019

In 1993 the American Nurses Association declared May 6-May 12 National Nurses Week. The celebration ends every year on May 12 because it is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. National Nurses Week has since expanded to Canada.

This year’s theme is “Nurses: A Voice to Lead...

February 20, 2019

February is Heart Month! Heart disease is the second-leading cause of death in Canada. To improve our heart health MEDUCOM has started “Feel Good Friday.” Every Friday we meet as a team and everyone shares:

  • Something they learned that week

  • A “win” for the week

    ...

February 15, 2019

​Our medical team recently presented our annual pipeline review to our team. We present all the FDA and Health Canada approvals from the previous year as well as late stage agents in the pipeline to keep everyone up-to-date. One class that came up several times was ant...

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