Routine HIV Testing in Primary Care Kelowna

Routine HIV Testing in Primary Care Kelowna

Target Audience:

Primary Care Providers in Interior Health including: Family Physicians, Specialists, Allied Health Professionals, Residents & Medical Students

Course Format: 90 minute pre-workshop online module and a 2.5 hour in-person dinner workshop.
Waterfront Room I/II, Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel
3762 Lakeshore Rd
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The Routine HIV Testing in Family Practice Education Team at UBC Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in partnership with Interior Health and From Hope to Health bring the successful series of in-person HIV Testing workshops to the Interior region. This initiative aims to support primary care providers in learning why, how and when to test for HIV, to facilitate the integration of the new routine HIV testing guidelines (released in May 2014) into clinical practice, and to link physicians to resources for connecting HIV positive patients to quality careThis educational program consists of a 90 minute pre-workshop online module and a 2.5 hour in-person workshop.

Complete the online module* prior to the in-person workshop. Follow this link: 

*Completion of the online module is mandatory for participation in the in-person workshop


Dinner 1730

Workshop 1800-2030

Key Speakers

Dr. Heather McDonald, Dr. Dwight Ferris, Ms. Kim Bucek, Ms. Gwen McDonald, and Ms. Maja Karlsson

Skills Gained

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the clinical rationale and evidence for routine HIV testing, early treatment, and treatment-as-prevention
  2.  Consider how to apply HIV testing recommendations to their practice setting  
  3. Recognize special circumstances for HIV testing and employ the correct testing regime
  4. Identify and utilize resources to support routine HIV testing
  5. Design a plan for integrating routine HIV testing into their practice
  6. Identify and utilize resources to connect HIV positive patients to care
  7. Describe how family physicians can support routine care and treatment of patients with HIV


Early bird registration: Mon. Sep 14, 2015 | Add to calendar +

Free. Courtesy of Hope to Health HIV Initiative and Interior Health. Registration closes: Sep 14 @ 2359.

Limited space. Please email if you register but cannot attend. Other colleagues might need that space.

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Laura Beamish 604.875.5101

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