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Opportunities exist to improve the detection and management of heart valve disease in Canada

New report highlights components needed for a National Heart Valve Disease Strategy The Institute for Health Economics (IHE) has published a report which provides the results of a national roundtable convened in November 2021 to identify the necessary components for a national strategy to address heart valve disease. The report provides a comprehensive list of recommendations to improve care along the continuum of services for those living with heart valve disease as well as how to address a number of important systemic issues. The incidence of heart valve disease (HVD) is markedly increasing with the aging of the population and should be considered as the next epidemic affecting millions of people worldwide. Heart valve conditions are serious conditions and can be fatal if left untreated…
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UK-Canada doctoral exchange program Opportunity at IHE

The UK-Canada Globalink doctoral exchange scheme https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/uk-canada-globalink-doctoral-exchange-scheme-2/  and MITACS Canada https://www.mitacs.ca/en  will fund up to £15,000 for 12-week research placements, starting Aug ’22 – April ’23. The student would be hosted by the University of Alberta and the Institute of Health Economics. A great opportunity for a PhD student to collaborate on an innovative project at the intersection of infectious disease modelling, health economics, value of information analysis, and risk communication. More information on the postion is available at: (job posting). For further information John Sproule, Senior Policy Director, Institute of Health Economics, Ph: 780-862-1905  Email: [email protected] The Institute of Health Economics is an…
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Pandemics and Society webinar series February to June, 2022

March 7, 2022, 2022 One Society Network webinar series explores dynamics between pandemics and diverse aspects of society. The One Society Network (OSN) - https://onesocietynetwork.ca/ isoffering introductory seminars, beginning February 20th, 2022  to June that give an overview of the dynamic connections between pandemics, like COVID-19, and diverse aspects of society. These seminars will explore the comprehensive impacts of pandemics and pandemic response on some key sectors of the economy and population subgroups, including the environment, education, agriculture and marginalized populations, among others. Please register here:  click here to register! . Note: You can register at the link above for all seminars. (see list of seminar dates and topics below). Check out latest info on upcoming…
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IHE supports Prairie provinces in development of clinical practice guidelines for immune globulin use

The Institute of Health Economics and an interprovincial medical expert committee have produced the second edition clinical practice guidelines as part of the Prairie Collaborative Immune Globulin (IG) Utilization Management Framework project. The project was initiated to establish criteria for Immune Globulin therapy as a means to increase accountability for the quality, safety, and sustainability of the blood supply system, and to demonstrate stewardship for the use of public funds. This project is a trilateral arrangement between the Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan ministries of health, involved multidisciplinary committees comprising specialists from the three provinces, and was supported by a research team from the Guideline Adaptation and Development Program at the Institute of Health…
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Pandemics and Society webinar series beginning February 10, 2022

One Society Network webinar series explores dynamics between pandemics and diverse aspects of society. The One Society Network (OSN) www.onesocietynetwork.ca is offering introductory seminars, beginning February 20th, 2022  that give an overview of the dynamic connections between pandemics, like COVID-19, and diverse aspects of society. These seminars will explore the comprehensive impacts of pandemics and pandemic response on some key sectors of the economy and population subgroups, including the environment, education, agriculture and marginalized populations, among others. Please register here:  click here to register! . The first online seminar will be a presentation on: “Modelling the Economic Impacts of Policy Responses to Pandemic”.  The presenters will be Huw Lloyd-Ellis, PhD. Professor…
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