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Underinvestment in infrastructure costs workers, firms: report

Continued volatile infrastructure investment over the next 50 years could cost Canadian workers up to $51,000 each and cut employers’ long-term profits by almost a quarter, an industry commissioned report reveals.

Paul Smetanin has been named as the recipient for the Dr. Lindsay E. Nicolle Award for 2010

Paul Smetanin has been named as the recipient for the DR. LINDSAY E. NICOLLE AWARD for 2010 by the Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology.This award is named in honour of the founding Editor-in-Chief and is given each year to the first author of a paper that has made a significant contribution to Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology as demonstrated by the impact of their original research published in the Journal.

New study shows the risk of underfunding infrastructure

A new report will link public spending on infrastructure to national growth and prosperity: the report will quantify what Canada’s poor infrastructure strategies may cost the public over the next 50 years. The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) commissioned RiskAnalytica (a Toronto-based risk analysis group) to write the report, which is set for release in June 2010.

Rising tide of dementia projected to cost Canadians $872 billion over next 30 years

A report released by the Alzheimer Society today to mark Alzheimer Awareness Month reveals alarming new statistics about the projected economic and social costs of dementia in Canada. Rising Tide: The Impact of Dementia on Canadian Society, says that, if nothing changes the prevalence of dementia will more than double in 30 years, with the costs increasing ten-fold.

Paul Smetanin presents at the 6th annual CHRNet symposium

Dr. Paul Smetanin gives a seminar presentation at the 6th annual CHRNet symposium.

Paul Smetanin presents at the Fairmont Empress on alternatives for prophylactic action for H1N1

Live presentation at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia, September 17th 2009.

Paul Smetanin delivers an informative presentation around pandemic planning

Paul Smetanin speaks about a study his company undertook to examine the various outcome possibilities of using antivirals for workers and emergency service providers at different stages during influenza outbreaks at the Pandemic Planning Symposium.

Paul Smetanin delivers a presentation related to pandemic influenza

The IAFF's Canadian leadership gathered to debate and vote on resolutions addressing a wide range of issues, where Paul Smetanin delivered a presentation related to pandemic influenza.

Swine flu models preparing Canada for pandemic

“Get ready,” was Smetanin’s message to a gathering of health professionals and experts in Winnipeg last week. He spoke at a conference on the H1N1 pandemic that had a particular focus on managing severe cases of the disease. Most cases in Canada have been mild, but some people have required life-saving treatment in intensive care units and 72 people have died.

Canadian Pandemic Preparedness Meeting: H1N1 outbreak research response

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Rx&D Health Research Foundation (HRF) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) sponsored a one-day research meeting of more than 180 influenza and pandemic experts from across Canada on July 8, 2009, in Toronto.

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