Routine HIV Testing Workshop (Mar 3 & May 5)

Routine HIV Testing Workshop (Mar 3 & May 5)

In partnership with Island Health and Nanaimo Division of Family Practice

Target Audience:

Family Physicians. We also welcome Specialists, Allied Health Professionals, Residents, & Students.

  • Mar 3, 2015
  • May 5, 2015
Vancouver Island Conference Centre
101 Gordon Street
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Following the overwhelming success of our previous workshops in Vancouver Coastal Health, we are pleased to offer sessions on routine HIV testing on Vancouver Island. These two-part interactive sessions will cover new guidelines for routine HIV testing, how to implement the recommendations, and what to do following a positive result.

Part 1 (Workshop)
Date: Tuesday March 3, 2015
Time: 1800-2100 PST (Dinner served at 1730)
Location: Vancouver Island Conference Centre, 101Gordon Street, Nanaimo  BC

Part 2 (Follow-Up Session)
Date: Tuesday May 5, 2015
Time: 1800-1900 PST
Location: Teleconference

Key Speakers

Dr. Paul Hasselback, Medical Health Officer, Island Health

Dr. David Forrest
Dr. Mary Winder

Skills Gained

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

  • Describe the clinical rationale and evidence for routine HIV testing, early treatment, and treatment-as-prevention
  • Describe new BC guidelines for HIV testing
  • Identify and utilize resources to support routine HIV testing
  • Design a plan for integrating routine HIV testing into practice
  • Identify and utilize resources to connect HIV positive patients to care

At the end of the Follow-Up Session participants will be able to:

  • Self-appraise and reflect on routine HIV testing in practice
  • Describe the family physician's role in follow-up and management of a patient living with HIV
  • Develop a plan for sustaining routine HIV testing in practice


Free. Dinner and course materials provided.

Cancellations and Refunds


If you have any questions or would like to cancel your registration, please email us or call 604.875.5075.

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