CADTH is committed to supporting Canada’s health care decision-makers through this challenging and uncertain time.
For evidence, tools, and resources related to COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 Evidence Portal.


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CADTH Weekly COVID-19 Update

Last updated: September 21, 2020
Product Line: New at CADTH
Result type: Report

CADTH is committed to supporting Canada’s health care decision-makers through this challenging and uncertain time.

Our COVID-19 evidence portal contains the latest COVID-19 information from CADTH and other respected organizations. Content is updated daily to reflect the rapidly changing and growing state of the international scientific evidence related to this disease.

The following is a summary of the most recent information posted to our COVID-19 portal.


CADTH Virtual Symposium: November 9-10, 2020 — Call for Abstracts on COVID-19 Topics

  • CADTH is now accepting abstracts on topics related to COVID-19 for presentation at the 2020 Virtual CADTH Symposium. Follow the details at the above link and submit your abstract by Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
  • Only abstracts reporting on recently generated findings on important clinical, methodological, or policy topics related to COVID-19 will be considered. The rest of the program will be based on abstracts previously submitted and accepted for presentation at the 2020 CADTH Symposium.

Why Attend the CADTH Virtual Symposium?

  • If you’re interested in the assessment, uptake, and management of drugs and medical devices in Canada, don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend one of the major health technology assessment conferences in the world.
  • With the pandemic in our midst, this event will focus on the timely theme of Decision-Making in an Age of Uncertainty.
  • Do decision-makers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions? Will new methods in health technology assessment provide the support and tools decision-makers need in an age of uncertainty? These are some of the issues that will be addressed at this year’s event.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to connect with Canadian and international experts for two days of education, information sharing, and networking.
  • Attendees will include health researchers; health economists; senior leaders from government, regional health authorities, hospitals, and other facilities; clinicians and patients; students; and industry representatives.

Registration Information Coming Soon


Ongoing Trials for Drugs in the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19

  • This report provides information on ongoing randomized controlled trials of drugs being investigated to treat or prevent COVID-19.
  • It will be updated every two weeks.
  • Ongoing trials of vaccines and plasma-based therapies are addressed in separate CADTH reports.

COVID-19 News

Visit our news page to stay on top of all of the emerging evidence we are monitoring and updating.

CADTH Literature Searching Tools

To help conduct your COVID-19–related literature searches, see our COVID-19 Search Strings and our COVID-19 Grey Literature Resources.

Additional Resources

CADTH is pleased to showcase additional COVID-19 resources from our partner organizations, as well as from the Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial governments’ health jurisdictions:

Can't Find What You Need? Let Us Know.

Canadian ministries and departments of health, publicly funded organizations responsible for health service delivery, and clinical society stakeholders are encouraged to submit a request or contact their CADTH Liaison Officer. We’re here to help.

The CADTH Weekly COVID-19 Update is intended to keep you informed about the latest information posted on the CADTH COVID-19 portal. You’re receiving this update because you’ve subscribed to our CADTH e-alert system.