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HIV/Hep C Co-Infection Skills Training in Victoria

Please join us on Feb 22nd. This training will cover a broad spectrum of topics related to HIV and hep C co-infection, harm reduction and improving service provision.

This free training is for social service and health care providers. Light lunch and beverages provided. Event venue is wheelchair accessible. Please call 250 384 2366 ext. 2270 or email Hermione.Jefferis@Avi.Org  if you have any dietary restrictions or are looking for more information.

Those interested are encouraged to register online: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5409893136/eivtefrnd#

Please see the agenda below. 

Conference Agenda  Feb. 22, 2013 

8:30am - 9:00am: Registration, coffee, muffins and fruit available

9:00am- 9:15am: Welcome, acknowledgement of territories, overview of day, introductions

9:15am- 10:30am: HCV/HIV Co-infection, presentation by Dr. Conway: Disease progression, complications, treatments, etc

10:30am- 11:15am: Local HCV Healthcare and Treatment, presented by nurses from Victoria’s Percuro Clinic and CoolAid Clinic:   Overview of what each clinic provides, how referrals are made, strengths and challenges of HCV healthcare in Victoria

11:15am-11:30am: Break

11:30am-12:15pm: ‘Doing Dignity’ in Challenging Settings, presentation by Kristen Kvakic, AIDS Vancouver Island creating mutually safe and respectful relationships with clients/patients

12:15pm Light lunch provided

(working lunch break) 12:30pm- 1:30pm HCV Overview and Update, presentation by Dr. Ghesquiere disease progression, complications, treatments, up and coming issues.

1:30pm- 2:45pm: Indigenous Wellness, presentation by Janis Jonasen, Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society impact of trauma and residential school on wellness, providing culturally appropriate healthcare

2:45pm- 3:00pm: break

3:00pm-4:00pm: Harm Reduction Policies and Practices, presentation by Sheena Campbell (VIHA) HR philosophy, services, challenges, statistics and evidence, connections between HIV, HCV, and HR, VIHA policies on HR

4:00pm-4:30pm: wrap up, evaluation