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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).

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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Congenital Syphilis
  • September 28, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:00pm | Rupeena Purewal MD, FRCPC
Treating Syphilis in Saskatchewan
  • October 13, 2022 | 6:30pm-8:300pm | Alex Wong MD, FRCPC

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Treating and Curing Hepatitis C (HCV) in Saskatchewan Primary Care
  • October 20, 2022 | 6:30pm-8:30pm |Alex Wong MD, FRCPC

Attending this presentation meets the education recommendation for physicians and nurse practitioners to be added to SK Drug Plan as a Designated DAA Prescriber for Saskatchewan.

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Attending all 4 HIV Virtual Classroom presentations meets the education recommendation for physicians and nurse practitioners to be added to SK Drug Plan as a Designated ARV Prescriber for Saskatchewan.

Approaches to Care for a Newly Diagnosed Patient Living with HIV in Saskatchewan
  • November 8, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:00pm| Larissa Kiesman MD, CCFP & Kristin Dunn
ARV Initiation Treatment in an Uncomplicated, Treatment Naïve Patient Living with HIV
  • November 10, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:00pm|Beverly Wudel MD, FRCPC
Long-Term Treatment and Primary Care of a Patient Living with HIV
  • November 15, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:00pm|Beverly Wudel MD, FRCPC
Management of Key Populations & Harm Reduction Approaches
  • November 17, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:00pm|Beverly Wudel MD, FRCPC