Windows of Opportunity: Integrated Hepatitis C Programming Approaches for Priority Populations

 

Appendix II Meeting agenda

National Deliberative Dialogue on Integrated Hepatitis C (HCV) Programming and Services

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Delta Toronto • Kensington Ballroom, Southcore Financial Centre, 75 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto, ON

The first day of the Deliberative Dialogue will focus on different approaches to integrated HCV programs and services. Brief presentations will highlight program collaboration and service integration models that meet the comprehensive needs of people at risk for, and with lived experience of, HCV. In the afternoon, we will focus on how putting the needs of people living with HCV at the centre of service delivery can help us think differently about what integrated program models might look like. Brief presentations on customized HCV treatment programs will set the stage for our discussions. 

Time

 

7:45-8:30

 

Registration and Breakfast

8:30-9:15

Welcome, Introductions and Overview of CATIE’s Role

Laurie Edmiston, Executive Director, CATIE

Marc-André LeBlanc, Meeting Facilitator

Welcome to the traditional territory

Dr. Malcolm King, a member of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, and Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health,

Opening of the meeting

Ed Bennett, Community Readiness Project Supervisor, CAAN

9:15-10:00

The HCV Continuum of Care: Overcoming Barriers to Successful Engagement

Shruti H. Mehta, PhD MPH, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

10:00-10:15

Break

10:15-11:15

Integrated Community Health Approaches in Urban Settings: Examining Different Models

Five 10-minute presentations followed by large-group discussion.

  • Halifax: Jacqueline Atkinson, HCV Program Lead, RN, North End Community Centre
  • Toronto: Jason Altenberg, Director of Programs and Services, South Riverdale Community Health Centre
  • Winnipeg: Carla Pindera, Manager of Clinical Programs, Nine Circles Community Health Centre
  • Calgary: Lynda Watson Waddington, Hepatitis C Nurse Clinician, Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS)
  • St-Jérôme:  Hugo Bissonnet, Directeur Général, Centre Sida Amitié

11:15– 12:15

Facilitated Discussion

Participants will discuss the development and implementation of integrated HCV approaches, and discuss the strengths, challenges and opportunities presented by the various approaches.

12:15-1:15

  Lunch

1:15-2:05

Integrated Community Health Approaches in Low Density Areas

Four 10-minute presentations followed by large-group discussion.

  • Kamloops/Merritt, British Columbia: Bob Hughes, Executive Director, ASK Wellness Society
  • Yukon: Hélène Bélanger, RN, BScN, Infectious Diseases and HCV Treatment Nurse, Yukon Communicable Diseases Control
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Lesley Gallagher, HCV Nurse Clinician, Saskatoon Infectious Disease Care Network
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario: Holly Gauvin, Executive Director, Elevate NWO (formerly AIDS Thunder Bay)

 

2:05-3:00  

 

Facilitated Discussion

Participants will discuss the development and implementation of integrated HCV approaches, and discuss the strengths, challenges and opportunities presented by the various approaches.

3:00-3:15

Break

3:15- 4:00

Expanding a Traditional HCV Treatment Model to Meet the Comprehensive Needs of People Living with HCV.

Two 15-minute presentations followed by large-group discussion.

  • An Integrated Clinic Model: Dr. Chris Steingart, Executive Director, Sanguen Health Centre
  • Integrated HCV Treatment: Telemedicine and Community Liaison Program: Dr. Curtis Cooper MD, FRCPC, Director, The Ottawa Hospital and Regional Viral Hepatitis Program

4:00-5:00 

  Facilitated Discussion

Participants will discuss expanding traditional treatment models to meet the comprehensive needs of people living with HCV, the implications of new HCV treatments in their programming, and lessons learned from different approaches.

5:00-5:15

   Wrap-up for Day 1

   Marc-André LeBlanc

 

 

Welcome Reception at the Hotel

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Delta Toronto • Kensington Ballroom, Southcore Financial Centre, 75 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto, ON

The second day of the Deliberative Dialogue will focus on population-level approaches to HCV services.  A panel of brief presentations will synthesize population-specific priorities and challenges. Participants will engage in small-group discussions focused on identifying strengths, opportunities and priority recommendations to move integrated HCV programs forward with specific populations. An interactive and iterative process will allow each group to provide feedback and build on each other’s thinking, culminating in final population-level recommendations.

Time

 

8:00-8:30

Breakfast

8:30-9:00

Reflection on Day 1 and Orientation to Day 2

Laurie Edmiston, Executive Director, CATIE

Marc-André LeBlanc, Meeting Facilitator

9:00 – 10:00

Addressing Different Realities and Priorities: A Population-Level Discussion

Five 10-minute presentations followed by large-group discussion.

  • Older Adults: Daryl Luster, President, Pacific Hepatitis C Network
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples: Alexandra King, MD, FRCPC, Nipissing First Nation, GIM w/ HIV & Hep C focus, Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre; PhD Student, Simon Fraser University
  • Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Baldev Mutta, Chief Executive Officer, Punjabi Community Health Services
  • People who Use Drugs: Karine Hudon, Direction générale, Association québécoise pour la promotion de la santé des personnes utilisatrices de drogues (AQPSUD)
  • People who Use Drugs: Terra Tynes, Community Support Worker, Toronto Community Hep C Program

10:00-10:30

Facilitated Discussion

Participants will use their own expertise and the information from the presentations to discuss common (overlapping and intersecting) themes across populations. 

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-12:15

Small Population-Level Discussion

Participants are assigned to small break-out groups based on the five identified populations. They  will discuss how program models can be tailored to meet the needs of their assigned population, and to envision the key components of a successful program model for it. They will be asked to develop key recommendations/priorities for their assigned population.

12:15-1:15

Lunch

1:15-1:45

Report Backs from the Small Group Discussions

Each break-out group will present the key components they have identified, including key recommendations/priorities to enhance HCV program delivery. Later in the day, groups will receive feedback on their vision through a facilitated discussion.

1:45-2:35

Facilitated Discussion

Participants will discuss how key components highlighted by other groups intersect and overlap with their groups, discuss differences between populations and provide feedback on each group’s recommendations/priorities.

2:35-2:45

Group photo in hotel lobby

2:45-3:00

Break

3:00-4:00

Small Population-Level Discussion

Participants will reflect on the large group discussions, the feedback provided by other groups and finalize their recommendations/priorities to move integrated HCV programs forward.

4:00-4:45 

Pulling it All Together: Next Steps, Wrap-up, Evaluation

Marc-André LeBlanc, Meeting Facilitator

Laurie Edmiston, Executive Director, CATIE

 

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