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New at CADTH - April 2021

Last updated: April 9, 2021
Product Line: New at CADTH
Result type: Report

News and Events

Call for Nominations Now Open for CADTH Board and Expert Committees
CADTH is seeking 15 new members from across the country for its Board of Directors and expert committees. Visit nominations.cadth.ca for details. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, April 26th, 2021.

CADTH Recommends Gene Therapy for Infants With Rare Genetic Disorder
On March 26th, CADTH issued a recommendation that Canada’s public drug plans (except Quebec) reimburse, with conditions, onasemnogene abeparvovec (Zolgensma) for infants with spinal muscular atrophy. This is the first gene therapy used to treat spinal muscular atrophy — a rare progressive and life-threatening condition that often begins in childhood and is caused by a genetic mutation.

Canada’s First Digital Health Evaluation Network
The new Canadian Network for Digital Health Evaluation (CNDHE) is an initiative to strengthen Canadian capacity to evaluate digital health interventions. Supported with Health Canada funding, the CNDHE is led by the Centre for Digital Health Evaluation at Women’s College Hospital, in collaboration with leading pan-Canadian Health Organizations — CADTH, Canada Health Infoway, and CIHI‒Canadian Institute for Health Information — as well as the Centre for Wise Practices in Indigenous Health. Learn more.

New Condition-Level Review Aims to Close Evidence Gaps in Tuberculosis Care
CADTH published its first condition-level review on tuberculosis (TB) to inform decision-making about the overall management of TB. Evidence related to screening, diagnostics, drug regimens, support programs, and more has been synthesized, appraised, and mapped to 4 broad categories of care on a user-friendly digital platform: tuberculosis.cadth.ca. If you missed our webinar on Canadian and international perspectives on TB, you can watch it on our YouTube channel.

CADTH Lecture Tuesday, April 20th — How to Advance Gender Equity
Despite evidence indicating that greater gender equity is better for health policy-making and patient care, gender inequity remains a problem in Canadian health care. Join Dr. Larissa Shamseer and Dr. Andrea Tricco from Unity Health Toronto on April 20th as they discuss the occurrence and consequences of gender inequity in medicine and academia. Registration is required.

2021 Virtual Conference of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
CADTH will have a virtual exhibit booth at the 2021 virtual conference of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada taking place from April 22nd to April 24th. Join our team as it shares information about a variety of topics of interest to the conference delegates, including CADTH’s work on TuberculosisRural and Remote HealthPrimary Care and more.

Want to learn more about our work on COVID-19? Visit our CADTH COVID Evidence Portal.

CADTH Reimbursement Reviews

CADTH recently issued the following reimbursement recommendations:

CADTH Health Technology Reviews

CADTH recently published the following health technology reviews:

CADTH Reference Lists

CADTH recently completed the following reference lists:

Other CADTH Tools

CADTH recently developed the following tools:

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