STBBI Treatment Education Program for Saskatchewan (STEPS)

Step Up Your STBBI Clinical Care!

For over 10 years, Saskatchewan has had the highest annual rate of new HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) diagnoses in the country. The province now has one of the fastest growing rates of syphilis infections in Canada. This is resulting in an urgent need to educate primary care providers how to recognize, test, treat and manage these sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBI) in their clinics, and when to consult or refer to a specialist.

In response, USask CME is pleased to offer the new STBBI Treatment Education Program for Saskatchewan (STEPS). This program is intended for primary care physicians, family medicine residents, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses working in Saskatchewan. Other allied health care professions providing care to patients living with, or at risk of acquiring, STBBIs are also welcomed to participate.

Note: Effective June 1, 2022, USask CME assumed the delivery of the HIV and HCV Virtual Classrooms originally delivered by the Saskatchewan Infectious Disease Care Network (SIDCN).

Coming Soon: Additional Information and Fall 2022 Session Dates

STBBI Virtual Classroom Series:

  1. Delivering Primary Care to People Living with HIV in Saskatchewan
  2. Treating and Curing HCV in Saskatchewan Primary Care
  3. Treating Syphilis in Saskatchewan Primary Care (New!)
  4. STBBI Special Presentations– topics to be determined (New!)

HIV and HCV Preceptorship Opportunities for Physicians, Residents, and Nurse Practitioners

  • Opportunity to attend full and half-day clinics to apply HIV and HCV Virtual Classroom content under the guidance and support of an HIV/HCV experienced physician or specialist.
  • Preference will be given to participants who complete the HIV and/or HCV Virtual Classroom, and who are interested (or currently) prescribing medication treatment to patients.

For more information contact the STEPS Program Coordinator, Amanda.galambos@usask.ca

Acknowledgment
This program has received an educational grant or in-kind resources from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health.

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