Opening Doors Toronto 2019Thank you to participants and presenters of the Opening Doors Toronto 2019. We were excited to offer three events on this year’s theme of HIV, the New Basics, including a CME (Continuing Medical Education) accredited event targeting health care providers in partnership with Casey House and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network. Feedback and evaluation indicated strong success in meeting the conference goals of:
- Increase our individual and collective understanding of how HIV prevention, engagement and care have changed over time, and how communities, healthcare providers and community support evolved in response.
- Contribute insight and ideas to Toronto to Zero efforts to make new HIV transmissions rare and help people with HIV lead long healthy lives, free from stigma and discrimination.
- Strengthen participants’ excitement, sense of connection and contribution to the HIV response in Toronto.
HIV, The New Basics: Building our future from a strong foundation
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- AM Plenary Panel – History – How We Got Here
- AM Discussion – Optimum care experience
- HALCO update – Jill McNall
- PM Plenary Speaker – Toronto To Zero initiative – Jack Mohr
- PM Discussion – Readiness & Preparedness for optimal and collaborative care
Toronto to Zero
Friday, March 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
[Toronto to Zero]
- OD TtZ – Project Updates – Jack Mohr
- OD TtZ – Stigma – Clay Jones
- OD TtZ – Linkage Retention Adherence – Suzanne Paddock
- OD TtZ – Newcomer – Alan Li & Alessandro Bisignano
- OD TtZ – PrEP – Jack Mohr
- OD TtZ – Community Engagement – Murray Jose-Boerbridge
HIV, the New Basics in Care: Implications for care amongst key populations including new immigrants.
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 2 Mainpro+ credits. HIV Care: The New Basics (ID-189376)
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Edward Kucharski MD, CCFP, Casey House
HIV, the New Basics of Care – Gord Arbess MD, St. Michael’s Hospital
U=U and Community Impact – Darien Taylor, Community Member
HIV Primary Care, Considerations for Refugees – Dr. Praseedha Janakiram, Women’s College Hospital
Care & System Navigation for Newcomer PHAs – Ower Oberto, Community Member
Linkage to Care: Resources and Support – Simran Kaur, Ontario HIV Treatment Network