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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.

Titles are listed by category:


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
Which flu shot do I give
This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ Credit.​

Influenza ranks among the top 10 leading causes of death in Canada. Protecting all Canadians over the age of 6 months is recommended by the National Advisory Committee on immunization (NACI) statement on seasonal influenza vaccine. This influenza program will discuss the importance of protecting every member of a young family against influenza with an influenza vaccine, and strategies to increase vaccine uptake.

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Infants & Children

mdBriefCase: Online CME
Making Routine Childhood Immunization a Priority During COVID-19

Maintaining routine immunization for infants and children is essential, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. By implementing practical strategies to continue providing routine immunization, clinicians can help protect their patients from vaccine-preventable diseases, while protecting themselves and the public.

Visit mdBriefCase to register.

Teenagers & Adults

mdBriefCase: Online CME
Integrating MenB Immunization into Practice

Meningococcal serogroup B is the leading cause of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in Canada. Although this condition is relatively rare, IMD is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Meningococcal serogroup B immunization can protect patients from this serious infection. In this program, Dr. Kirk Leifso provides expert IMD insight and discusses the role of immunization against this endemic infection.

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

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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Travel Health

Pri-Med Canada
Integrating Travel Health into Primary Care: The Role of Primary Care Physicians in Travel Medicine

This session, led by Dr. Vivien Brown, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP, was live streamed from the 2018 Pri-Med Canada Pre-Conference.

Learning Objectives:

  • Counsel travellers on travel health topics to reduce their risk of illness, injury or disease.
  • Review recommendations on travellers’ diarrhea, typhoid fever, and hepatitis A & B vaccines.
  • Explore common immunization administration issues seen in primary care including issues of billing.
  • Determine when to refer to a travel-health professional.

This program was supported in part by an educational grant from Valneva.

Visit Pri-Med Canada to view webinar.

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
Travel Medicine: Roadmap for Primary Care – Mainpro+
This online 1-credit-per-hour Self-Learning program has been certifed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ Credit.

A traveller’s health and wellbeing while abroad will often rely on the practitioner’s level of competence in providing the pre-travel primary care consultation. Planning Committee includes:

  • Dominique Tessier, MD, CCFP, FCFP, FISTM.
  • Brian Aw, MD, CCFP, CTH®.
  • Darin Cherniwchan, MD.
  • Tim Kelton, BSc, MD CCFP (E.M.) FCFP CTropMed, CTH.

Learning Objectives:

  • Make pre-travel health recommendations based on travel itinerary, duration and style of travel
  • Implement prevention strategies to reduce the risks of travel-related diseases.
  • Identify clinical conditions requiring a referral to a travel medicine specialist or travel clinic.

Visit mdBriefCase 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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mdBriefCase: Online CME
Varicella Zoster: Protection at all ages – Mainpro+

This program supports Canadian healthcare practitioners in building their up-to-date knowledge of the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) and the use of vaccines available to prevent Varicella and Herpes Zoster infections. The available vaccines for Varicella and Herpes Zoster in Canada are evolving, and the landscape for immunization has changed in many ways, with improved vaccine efficacy, but also changes for vaccine options and patient selection, safety considerations, vaccine storage and administration, and vaccine schedules. The safety, efficacy, and immunization schedules for these vaccines will be illustrated through case-based learning, to increase comfort and confidence in knowledgeably using and recommending vaccinations.

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mdBriefCase: Online CME
Vaccine Hesitancy in Today’s Healthcare Setting – Having the Conversation

Vaccine hesitancy challenges the overwhelming scientific evidence that supports the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent infectious disease. These expert brief videos, developed in collaboration with the Canadian Public Health Association, feature Dr. Noni Macdonald and Dr. Christine Palmay as they address issues and ways healthcare professionals can manage patient hesitancy over vaccines.

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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.

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mdBriefCase: Online CME
Strategies to Maintain Routine Adult Immunization During COVID-19

Maintaining routine immunization for adults is essential, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. By implementing practical strategies to continue providing routine immunization, clinicians can help protect their patients from vaccine-preventable diseases, while protecting themselves and the public.

Visit mdBriefCase to register.