FEATURE BLOG: Election 2015 – A marathon campaign comes down to a sprint for the finish

The past weekend saw families gather for Thanksgiving dinner, or to watch fall football and baseball games – and inevitably talk about the election. Shared views of family and friends have played a role in past elections—particularly assisting undecided voters to make up their minds and we expect that this will be no different this time around.

Research is the foundation for all we do

MICHENER INSTITUTE: Among the most revolutionary changes to how health care services are delivered to patients is personalized medicine, where diagnostic testing provides genetic, molecular and cellular information that guides medical decisions tailored to the individual patient.

Mental illness is the health issue of our time

CAMH: One in three Canadians will experience depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease or another brain condition. Mental illness, neurodevelopmental abnormalities and neurodegenerative diseases carry enormous societal, economic, human rights and personal costs.

The investments of the Government of Canada are tied not only to innovation and the vitality of the life sciences, but also to the health of our national economy

JOHNSON & JOHNSON CANADA: The investments of the Government of Canada are tied not only to innovation and the vitality of the life sciences, but also to the health of our national economy. The pace of medical research must keep up with the aging of our population, the evolution of disease and treatment and the outcomes we value as a society.

Finding a cure for cystic fibrosis

CYSTIC FIBROSIS CANADA: Cystic Fibrosis Canada is one of the world’s top three charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). Cystic Fibrosis Canada is an internationally-recognized leader in CF research, innovation, and clinical care. We invest more funding in life-saving cystic fibrosis research and care than any other non-governmental agency in Canada.

Michelle McLean Feature Blog Series

Join Ms. Michelle McLean, Vice-President, Hill & Knowlton Canada, for her blog series on the Your Candidates, Your Health website during Election 2015.

Fostering the development of research and scholarship

YORK UNIVERSITY: York University has an established tradition of excellence in health research and encompasses a diverse range of approaches and disciplines. From the biomedical to social determinants of health, from health data mining and disease modelling, from global health and health policy to the biological causes of cancer and neurological disorders, to childhood bullying behaviours and obesity.

Utilizing an end-to-end research strategy

CSMLS collaboration with Research Canada supports our obligation to strengthen and unify research efforts within the medical laboratory profession, ensuring that we continue to be responsive to the health needs of all Canadians as well as the skilled workforce (current and future) that helps to propel the healthcare system forward.

The Way Forward: Personalized Healthcare

In my recent article for the Huffington Post, I’m talking about incredible advances that researchers are making in the development of new medicines that tap into an individual’s genetic makeup and give them the best possible outcomes when fighting a disease or chronic illness.

Identifying and sharing information on new and emerging health technologies

The Canadian Network for Environmental Scanning in Health (CNESH) was established in 2011. Its primary purpose is to identify and share information on new and emerging health technologies. This activity, known as horizon scanning, is the corner stone of the strategies aiming to anticipate 1) the potential impact of disruptive health innovation and 2) how they might transform the delivery of health care in order to facilitate their adoption.