Reaching the Undiagnosed Webinar Series

As part of a national effort to reach Canadians living with undiagnosed HIV, hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted infections, the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), CATIE, and the CIHR Centre for REACH 2.0 joined forces to share promising practices for improved testing and linkage services in Canada.

About the webinar series

Testing and linkage services are a gateway to prevention, treatment and care. These services are also a part of an effective strategy to address HIV, hepatitis C and other STIs in Canada. To further improve our efforts to reach the right people, at the right time, at the right place, with the most effective testing programs, we need to explore innovative ways to expand testing opportunities for those who would most benefit and those who have been left behind by existing strategies.

Series:

Reaching the Undiagnosed: HIV and HCV Point-of-Care Testing in Canada - technologies and community programs

Speakers

  • Geneviève Boily-Larouche, NCCID
  • Wangari Tharao, Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, Toronto, ON
  • Lesley Gallagher, HCV Pop-Up Testing Clinics, Vancouver Coastal  Health, Vancouver, BC
  • Christine Hughes, Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta
  • Jason Kielly, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Download the presentation slides (PDF)

Webinar 2 (Dec 18, 12-1:30 EST): Reaching the Undiagnosed: New testing technologies and approaches for syphilis - learning from other countries

Speakers

  • Genevieve Boily-Larouche, NCCID
  • Rick Galli, BioLytical
  • Rosanna Peeling, International Diagnostics Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Michael Isaac,  Medical Officer of Health, Northern Health Region, Manitoba

Webinar 3 (January 2018): Reaching the Undiagnosed: Dried blood spot testing for Hepatitis C and HIV – a new approach for the rural and remote communities

Speakers

  • Geneviève Boily-Larouche, NCCID
  • David Smookler, Toronto University Health Network
  • Leroy Quoquat, Lac Seul Community Health Centre
  • Other speaker to be confirmed

Webinar 4 (February 2018): Reaching the Undiagnosed: HIV self-testing in Canada – what should we expect?

Speakers to be confirmed

Registration

  • To register for one webinar, click on the webinar link and follow the instructions on the page (available soon).
  • Registrants are invited to submit questions of interested to the webinar at Genevieve.Boily-Larouche@umanitoba.ca

Contact

For questions or comments about this series, please contact Genevieve.Boily-Larouche@umanitoba.ca