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Clinical Prevention Services Webinar Series

Clinical Prevention Services hosted an all-day webinar series on September 17, 2018. The presentation topics spanned each of CPS's respective program areas and focused on the theme of "the client perspective".


Full catalog of webinar series

Links and individual presentation descriptions are below.

Webinar Series Introduction

Geoff Ford & Shaila Jiwa, Senior Practice Leaders

Hepatitis C cascades of care

Presenter:  Naveed Janjua

Cascade of care is a tool to measure program progress and identifies gaps in access and engagement in hepatitis C virus (HCV) care and treatment. In British Columbia, the HCV care cascade shows improvement in the progression of people affected from diagnosis to infection confirmation, linkage with care and treatment initiation. Though, there are gaps in treatment initiation among people in younger birth cohorts and people who inject drugs (PWID).

Overview of the Help4Hep line and the patient experience of HCV infection

Presenter:  Deb Schmitz

Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN) peer navigators talk about Help4Hep BC, PHCN’s toll-free, confidential and safe peer-to-peer helpline and also describe their experience living with and getting treated for hep C.

A TB client's perspective

Presenter:  Liz Stapf

The Importance of Support: Sharing a personal story from someone who had TB, the struggle with understanding this diagnosis, dealing with stigma and her journey to make a difference and support others with TB.

Exploring difficult aspects of TB care

Presenter:  Maria MacDougall

Most individuals diagnosed with infectious, active TB are asked to home isolate during their infectious period of the disease and may be recommended to take directly observed treatment (DOT). There is a risk that clients perceive home isolation and DOT as punitive interventions by the health care team. This webinar will review the meaning of home isolation and DOT from both the medical and client perspective and offer recommendations to minimize the negative impact these interventions have on individuals’ lives.

Compassion, Inclusion and Engagement (CIE) Program

Presenter:  Blake Stitilis

The CIE Project brings together people who use drugs (also referred to as peers), service providers, and health leadership to improve peer engagement, build capacity, and sustain networks focused on harm reduction systems improvements, especially in urban centres outside of the lower mainland.  This webinar will outline the project and the approach taken to supporting communities in responding to the overdose crisis.

Walking in two worlds:  Harm reduction and Indigenous Peoples

Presenter:  Emily Sollows

Harm reduction means many things to many people, and from an indigenous perspective ‘harm reduction’ has been around much longer than the words to describe it. In this conversation we will talk about indigenous ways of connection as fundamentals in harm reduction practices, and how those fundamentals can help guide us in more western-based practices.

Gender-affirming care & STI Certified Practice Decision Support Tool Updates

Presenter:  Lauren Goldman

By reviewing recent updates to the STI Certified Practice DSTs through the lens of gender-affirming care, participants will: understand common terminology related to gender; identify common barriers to care faced by people who are transgender, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse; learn about the gender-affirming approach to providing care; understand the updates in the STI Certified Practice DSTs as they apply to the provision of gender-affirming care.

No missed opportunities... PrEP in BC - It's that easy

Presenter:  Monica Durigon

8 months in…Where are we at? Where are we going?  This presentation will address the current process for accessing PrEP in BC, where we are at 8 months in, available resources, and what lies ahead. 

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