Sepsis Webinar Video

Co-owner Fiona Molloy

Our Co-owner Fiona Molloy

Good Call Media Co-owner, Fiona Molloy used her interviewing, editing and graphics skills to support our client, VolitionRX, quoted on the New York Stock Exchange, to prepare a webinar highlighting the company’s developing a programme of early detection with their Nu.Q® NETs tool.

Globally, sepsis is estimated to be contracted by about 50 million people, leading to more than 11 million deaths (c 25% mortality rate) each year. It accounts for 42% of global deaths of children under the age of five.

The condition can spread rapidly and cause multiple organ failure. Survivors can suffer life-altering consequences, with 50% left with the pathological condition of long-term sequelae.

See the Linked In posting below to take a look at how the webinar turned out:

 

 

Volition is undertaking studies to test its groundbreaking CE-marked technology as a diagnostic aid for sepsis and to monitor disease progression and treatment response.

To find out more about sepsis and Volition’s exciting work in this field, read Edison’s thematic report and watch this short video featuring Dr Andrew Retter, a consultant in intensive care specialising in sepsis. Let’s stop the rot.

To understand more about the company, take a look at Edison’s published content.

Canada Filming Assignment

Our latest filming assignment took us deep into the Rideau Lakes countryside in Ontario, Canada.

Nik Wood will be on stage in Cape Town

Nik Wood host for Awards

That is the home of the latest winner to be named by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) for their prestigious 2024 Global Veterinary Awards, sponsored by our client, Ceva Animal Health. Good Call Media Co-owner, Nik Wood, will host the official ceremony to hand over the Awards at the WVA’s annual congress in Cape Town, South Africa in April this year.

Dr. Renwick was nominated by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) for his active role in the field of antimicrobial stewardship, as well as other issues of national importance, including One Health and the role of the Canadian Veterinary Profession in addressing the challenges of Climate Change.

Dr. Renwick spearheaded the development of the Stewardship of Antimicrobials by Veterinarians Initiative (SAVI) as well as a mobile app called Firstline. These tools help veterinarians working with many species to select the most appropriate antibiotic, if indicated, as well as dosage and withdrawal times.

The winner of the Medicine Stewardship Award has been revealed as Canadian veterinarian, Dr. Shane Renwick. See our video report here:

Dr. Renwick was nominated by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) for his active role in the field of antimicrobial stewardship, as well as other issues of national importance, including One Health and the role of the Canadian Veterinary Profession in addressing the challenges of Climate Change.

Dr. Renwick spearheaded the development of the Stewardship of Antimicrobials by Veterinarians Initiative (SAVI) as well as a mobile app called Firstline. These tools help veterinarians working with many species to select the most appropriate antibiotic, if indicated, as well as dosage and withdrawal times.

Dr. Renwick is the second category winner to be announced in the run up to the Awards ceremony which will take place on the 17th of April during the 39th World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC), in Cape Town, South Africa.

Dr. Olatunji Nasir, Chair of the WVA Pharmaceutical Stewardship Working Group said: ‘Dr. Renwick’s work over the years has been phenomenal and this award has proven his mettle in his field. His several contributions have not gone unnoticed by colleagues and the veterinary community. I congratulate him for this recognition.

Dr. Trevor Lawson, Canadian Veterinary Medicine Association (CVMA) President stated “We are immensely proud of our staff veterinarian, Dr. Shane Renwick, being named as the winner of the WVA Medicines Stewardship award, he has been thoroughly dedicated to antimicrobial stewardship since he joined the CVMA nine years ago. The SAVI project has seen this dedication come to fruition by providing veterinary professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed decisions on antimicrobial use in a wide range of species, including point of care guidance to practitioners via the Firstline app. We are very proud of Dr. Renwick’s contribution to the veterinary profession that is sustainable, innovative, and future-ready.”

The winners of the remaining awards for:

  • Animal Welfare,
  • Veterinary Education, and
  • The Student of the Year Award

 

Global Filming for Awards

We are on our travels around the world again, to record films depicting the winners of the 2024 World Veterinary Association (WVA) Global Veterinary Awards, sponsored by our ‘patron’ client, Ceva Animal Health.

The five Award winners will be revealed on a regular basis in the run up to the presentation ceremony, which will be held on stage at the WVA’s 39th Annual Congress being held in Cape Town, South Africa between 16-19 April and hosted by Good Call Media’s co-owner, Nik Wood.

The back-story videos play a major part in the ceremony because they graphically illustrate the work of the winning veterinarians who have all been selected for going ‘above and beyond’ in the category where they are
nominated.

The first winner to be announced in the One Health category, is Dr. Simon Doherty of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK (see our video report below).

Dr. Doherty was nominated and supported by three WVA members – the British Veterinary Association nominated Dr Doherty with the support of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) and of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association for his outstanding contributions to One Health.

One Health winner, Dr. Simon Doherty

He began his veterinary career working in a progressive farm animal and equine practice and was later appointed the Animal Health & Aquaculture Sector Specialist for the UK Government’s Department for International Trade. He went on to become President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and was the founding chair of the UK One Health Coordination Group, later chairing the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) Food Safety & Sustainability Working Group.

For the last fifteen years, he has been working with the international NGO, Ripple Effect (formerly Send a Cow) which is involved in sustainable development in six sub-Saharan countries – Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi & Zambia bringing his expertise in livestock health & welfare, and One Health, to the organisation.

He currently works as Senior Lecturer (Education) in Animal Health in the School of Biological Sciences & Institute of Global Food Security, Queen’s University, Belfast.

The winners of the remaining awards for:

Animal Welfare, Veterinary Education, Medicine Stewardship and the Veterinary Student of the Year (supported by the International Veterinary Students’ Association-IVSA), will be announced in the months leading up to the event.

One overall winner will be named as Veterinarian of the Year on stage during the ceremony.

Viva Las Vegas!

Good Call Media travelled to Las Vegas, USA for the 2024 Western Veterinary Conference (WVC).

The Conference is one of the largest events of its kind in the world and our joint owners, Fiona Molloy and Nik Wood were to be seen filming a whole series of interviews on the Conference floor as part of our ongoing high profile in the veterinary sector.

We were based on Volition Veterinary’s stand as their Nu.Q® Vet Cancer Test continues in its expansion across the USA into Europe and Asia. Earlier this year Volition announced the expansion of the availability of the test throughout North America, through the IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (“IDEXX”) reference laboratory network in the U.S.

Dr. Tom Butera, Chief Executive Officer of Volition Veterinary Diagnostics Development LLC, said: “IDEXX is a global leader in pet healthcare innovation and well-positioned to roll out the IDEXX Nu.Q® Canine Cancer Screen worldwide. It is a simple, cost effective, easy to use blood test for screening older or ‘at risk’ dogs.

“Our Nucleosomics™ technology is easy to incorporate into annual wellness visits to support veterinarians in their clinical decision-making, enable earlier detection and treatment of cancer and improve the health and wellbeing of pets and pet owners.

“IDEXX’s launch of the Nu.Q® Canine Cancer Screen in the U.S. this week, under our previously announced supply agreement¹, ultimately provides worldwide customer reach through its global reference laboratory network as we continue to commercialize our transformational Nu.Q® technology within the companion animal healthcare sector, and capitalize on the significant opportunities available.”

Volition is developing simple, easy-to-use, cost-effective blood tests to help diagnose and monitor a range of life-altering diseases including cancer in both humans and animals. For more information about Volition’s Nu.Q® technology go to: www.volition.com.

 

Evolution of a Song

As part of a policy of supporting the communities where we live and work, were excited to highlight the development of a new original number on the latest album by South of England band, the TR5’s.

The band has become well know on the live music circuit for their blend of 50s skiffle and early 60s rock and roll, playing a wide variety of venues including leading festivals and central London gigs. in 2023 they were invited to play at
International Beatleweek, a 7 day, 7 night extravaganza. The event celebrated the music of those sons from Liverpool, John, Paul, George and Ringo, and took over iconic venues across the city with the sounds of ‘The Fabs’ reverberating around the city walls.

The TR5’s latest album ‘A Triumph’ features an original number, Drummin’ Man’, written by the band’s former lead guitarist, Richey, who wanted to celebrate the role of drummers in bands like the late Taylor Hawkins. We used our interviewing skills to trace the evolution of the song to portray the unique elements of the number. The album is available on Foot Tapping Records. FT230. The link is here – www.foottappingrecords.co.uk

Good Call Media co-owner, Nik Wood, said: “We came across the band after forging a friendship with our neighbour Harry Barsk (known as Finn in the TR5’s) who originates from Sweden. He invited us along to a few of the band’s gigs and we were so impressed with the band, that we decided to give them a hand in promoting their new album”.

Drummin’ Man has a fascinating beat and tells an interesting story but, despite its title, also promotes the skills of women who play the drums in bands.

You can also find the album on all major music streaming sites and see further details through these links:

www.thetr5s.com

www.facebook.com/thetr5s

www.instagram.com/thetr5s

www.lemonrock.com/tr5s

See our film here:

New Wildlife Research Fund Video

Good Call Media travelled to Belgium to record an interview connected with the new Ceva Wildlife Research Fund for one of our major clients, Ceva Animal Health.

Since October 2021, Europe has been facing an epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza, considered to be the most destructive it has ever seen.

The endowment fund supports the Belgian animal park Pairi Daiza, named best zoo in Europe, by financing a vaccination program against the avian influenza threatening the park’s birds including wild pelicans and peacocks. This epidemic, caused by the H5N1 virus, affects both poultry and wild birds, leading to the death of several million birds and causing massive mortality in both wild populations and animal parks.

The pelican and peacock conservation program at the Pairi Daiza animal park is a prime example of concrete collaboration with a positive impact. The Ceva Wildlife Research Fund supports this project by financing vaccination campaigns and providing expertise and equipment. The Sciensano Institute, a national reference laboratory, contributes by ensuring the necessary serological and virological follow-up, as required by the Belgian authorities.

London Vet Show – Overview Video

We attended London Vet Show & BVA Live, Europe’s largest veterinary exhibition, to launch Volition RX’s Nu.Q® Vet Cancer test to the UK and Ireland markets through two new collaborators, Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG) , and NationWide Laboratories.

We spoke to many attendees from the veterinary field and filmed talks featuring Volition’s Research Director, Dr. Rebecca Timmons, and Dr. Sue Ettinger, aka Dr. Sue Cancer Vet, a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, and vlogger.

Watch our video for highlights of London Vet Show 2023:

Highlights from London Vet Show 2023 from Volition on Vimeo.

Support for Orchards Cookery School

We were so impressed with the Orchards Cookery School in the UK when we came across their work with young people and food, that we decided to make a film for them.

Orchards Cookery specialises in training and recruiting Chalet Cooks and also runs Off to University courses, Designer Dinner party courses, Corporate Days and One and Two Day cookery courses.

The Award Winning cookery school has a new approach to cookery and tuition, courses are ‘hands on’ and lots of fun, each day concluding with a dinner party.

The school also offers a recruitment service supplying cooks for ski chalets, private parties, shooting, hunting and fishing lodges, holiday villas, yachts etc. The school is a family home situated on a farm in the heart of England, near Stratford-upon-Avon and students live in cottages on site.

They loved our video:

New Product Video for SAFTA

SST has developed and continues to develop products to combat the increasing losses being incurred by airlines and a broad range of transport sectors due to theft and fraud. We have already produced an overview video for the company, used prominently on their website, and they have now just commissioned Good Call Media to produce a product explainer video designed to be shown to potential investors in the company:

 

Powerful Employee Case Studies

We have worked with XP Power for a number of years, starting with ‘as live’ interviews with senior directors highlighting their bi-annual financial results.

The company wanted to take our involvement a step further. As part of their move to attract the very best candidates to work with their teams, Good Call Media co-owner, Fiona Molloy, was asked to record a number of interviews with key employees and the results were used on social media, including her own Linked In site.