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Healthcare Professionals – e-Learning


Browse a selection of educational resources and online continuing medical education credits (CMEs) regarding vaccination. Select a category below to view available broadcasts, training modules and webinar titles. Note that these courses are designated to healthcare professionals only.

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mdBriefCase: Online CME
Influenza Vaccine 2020-2021 Update – A New Vaccine Option for Patients

Each year influenza is responsible for an average 12,200 hospitalizations and 3500 deaths in Canada. Influenza immunization is the most effective method of preventing influenza and its complications. With the circulation of COVID-19, there is increasing concern of two potential highly infectious diseases circulating in Canada simultaneously. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has updated their recommendations for the 2020-2021 season. This program will review the new recommendations, introduce the new cell-based influenza vaccine, and discuss the importance and strategies to protect the priority group of older adults.

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The New Cell-Based Influenza Vaccine
Implications for Your Patients
Presented by John Papastergiou, BSc, BSc Phm

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the characteristics of the influenza virus and the effect of antigenic drift
  • Compare the production and effectiveness of the new cell-based vaccine with egg-based vaccines
  • Implement methods to optimize immunization services

To participate in this CE program and earn 1 CEU, you must be a registered user of CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca and its companion learning site, eCortex.ca. Registration is free and easy. Visit www.canadianhealthcarenetwork.ca to sign up.

Visit eCortex.ca to register.

Flu Refresher Course

This training module is intended as a refresher on how to administer the flu vaccine. The module can be completed within 30 minutes.

The iMD Patient Engagement Platform is a web-based patient education platform that is available on any device with internet. iMD Health enables healthcare providers to bring their patient sessions to life through the seamless integration of professionally-vetted diagrams, educational resources, brochures and videos covering over 1,800 medical conditions, procedures and treatment options.

To get your account, visit app.imdhealth.com/signup.

mdBriefCase: Online CME
One shot after the other: The importance of influenza protection in patients immunized against COVID-19
This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ Credit.​

Influenza vaccination remains a critical public health tool during COVID-19 to reduce outbreaks of endemic influenza infection that have been suppressed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This program summarizes key NACI influenza vaccine recommendations and reviews the differences between the currently marketed vaccines in Canada. The overall goal of this program is to increase clinicians’ confidence in applying the NACI recommendations to the 2021-2022 influenza season.

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Infants & Children

mdBriefCase: Online CME
Meningococcal Type B – Protecting Against the Most Common Cause of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in Canada (2022)

N. meningitidis serogroup B strain is the most prevalent form of invasive meningococcal disease in Canada. Although this infection is relatively rare, no other bacterial agent may kill as swiftly after bloodstream invasion as the meningococcus. With the availability of vaccines to protect against the different serogroups, it is important for clinicians to educate patients on the potential risks of meningococcal infection and the benefits of immunization. This program will review the clinical consequences of meningococcal type B infection, the different vaccine options and how it can be integrated into practice.

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Teenagers & Adults


Travel Health

by Ajit Johal, B.Sc. (Pharm), BCPP, CTH, CDE
Travel Health Services by Primary Care Pharmacists in Community Practice
Approved for 1 CEU (continuing education unit)

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe traveller cases that can be managed by primary care pharmacists.
  • Educate the traveller regarding anticipated health risks and methods for prevention, based on risk assessment.
  • Recommend the appropriate immunizations, and over‐the‐counter products for travelling patients who can be managed by primary care pharmacists.
  • Identify high‐risk patients or destinations that require a referral to a travel medicine specialist or travel clinic.

Visit eCortex.ca to register.


mdBriefCase: Online CME
Recommend, Ask, Educate and Immunize – Four easy steps to building vaccine confidence

Over the past 50 years, immunization has been one of Public Health’s most important accomplishments. It has led to the elimination, containment and control of diseases that were once very common in Canada. Children in the past were commonly hospitalized or died from diseases such as diphtheria, pertussis, and polio. Although these infections are seen in different regions of the world, they rarely occur in Canada. If immunization was to decrease or stop, many infections would become more prevalent in Canada. Recent outbreaks of measles are loud reminders of such risk.

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World Health Organization
Vaccine Safety Basics

This course is designed for healthcare professionals and aims to establish a shared understanding among professionals whose work is linked to vaccine safety issues. The training modules introduce you to vaccine safety issues and provide you with the technical information required to look at the case studies and take assessments and can be completed in an hour and a half. Should you pass the general assessment, you will be provided with a downloadable document confirming your successful participation in the exam.

Visit WHO to register.

National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases
Newcomers and Vaccine Decision-Making Practices: Lessons from the Prairies
Original air date: Thursday, January 26, 2017

This webinar will focus on immunization information-gathering and decision-making practices in vulnerable refugee and immigrant populations in the city of Edmonton, Alberta. Ms. Stephanie Kowal will present key findings and recommendations from her study on the prairies focusing particularly on the potential impact that using cultural brokers can have on the success of creating access to immunization services and promoting immunization uptake.

Visit NCCID.adobeconnect.com to hear webinar.


mdBriefCase: Online CME
Straight talk on COVID-19

Straight talk on COVID-19 is a new series by MDBriefCase featuring internationally recognized clinician.

Join us as they discuss and share answers to questions and concerns that you or your patients may have about COVID-19.

Visit mdBriefCase to register.