Health Care Professional Speaker Events

Join us in building a more LGBTQ+ friendly environment for all. Events will take place at The519 Community Centre and include a cocktail reception followed by presentations by esteemed providers in each field. Please choose the event/events you would like to register for bellow

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August 9: PrEP and PEP

Dr. Michael Fanous (PharmD, RPh) and Dr. Kevin Woodward(MD, Infectious Disease Specialist) will be speaking about the importance and process of prescribing PrEP and PEP.

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August 16: LGBTQ+ Mental Health

Registered social worker and psychotherapist Rahim Thawer (RSW),

Community counsellor James Myslik (MSW, RSW) and

Community-based research (CBR) postdoctoral fellow Dr. Rainier Liboro (PhD) will be discussing LGBTQ+ specific mental health concerns and how to approach them as a HCP.

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August 23: Harm Reduction and Hep C

Dr. Jordan Feld (MD, Hepatologist) and Kero Saleib (Gay Men’s Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Coordinator at ACT) will be discussing the importance of harm reduction model and prevalence Hepatitis C within the LGBTQ+ community.