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 STBBI Treatment Education Program for Saskatchewan (STEPS).

  • This program is intended for primary care physicians, medical residents, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses working in Saskatchewan.
  • Other allied health care professions are welcomed to participate.

Fall 2023: STBBI Virtual Classroom Series


  • There is NO COST to participate.
  • All registrants will recieve access to the event recording.
  • Missed registering for a presentation? You can still access the recording.


HIV Key Messages for Health Care Providers

Thursday, September 28, 2023 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Larissa Kiesman MD, CCFP & Dessie-Jo Sutherland, Community Consultant 


Congenital Syphilis 

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Dr. Rupeena Purewal MD, FRCPC & Dr. Julie Kryzanowski MD, CCFP FRCPC MSc


Treating Syphilis 

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 1:30pm-3:00pm

Dr. Alexander Wong MD, FRCPC & Dr. Lanre Medu MBBS, FRCPC

Preventing Substance-Use Related Infections 

Thursday, November 23, 2023 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Dr. Victoria Weaver MD, FRCPC & Dr. Victoria Tian MD, FRCPC


Chlamydia & Gonorrhea: An Overview for Health Care Providers

Note! This event has a new date and time. If you previously registered for the original December 6, 2023 date there is no need to re-register. All previous and new registrants will recieve a reminder e-mail on the day of the event with the link to join.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 | 1:00pm-2:30pm 

Dr. Alexander Wong MD, FRCPC & Dr. Troy Grennan MD, MSc, FRCPC, DTMH

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

For more information contact the STEPS Program Coordinator,