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DATE: Friday, October 31, 2014, registration at 8:45 am – 3:45 pm
LOCATION: Li Ka Shing Auditorium, St. Michael’s Hospital

HIV/AIDS and Health Care: Complex Lives / Collaborative Care Maintaining Excellence in Health Care for People Living with HIV/AIDSCapacity building, knowledge exchange and education for health care professionals and AIDS service providers.

Space is limited, please register early by email. Confirmation of registration is required. If you have any special requirements please let us know when registering to ensure we can make every effort to accommodate these requests.

PLENARY: Activism and Alliances: Three Decades of Care in the World of AIDS
SPEAKER: Dr. Philip Berger

Dr. Philip Berger is Medical Director of the Inner City Health Program at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. In 2013 he was inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Berger has been involved in the treatment of people with HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic, and has been a member of the Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS since 2004.

TOPIC: Collegial Conversations in Care Collaborations
SPEAKER: Dr. Monica Branigan

Dr. Monica Branigan is a physician and an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Professional Development Lead in the Division of Palliative Care at the University of Toronto. In 2012 she became a trainer for Crucial Conversations, and is currently exploring mindfulness as a way to enhance ethical and professional decision making, as well as to build resilience. In her current clinical role she provides palliative care in the community with the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care.

KEYNOTE: Understanding the Narrative: Building Empathy
SPEAKER: Dr. Vincent Lam

Dr. Lam is an emergency physician in Toronto and a Lecturer at the University of Toronto. He has also worked in international air evacuation and expedition medicine on Arctic and Antarctic ships. Dr. Lam’s first book, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures won the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Dr. Lam co-authored The Flu Pandemic And You, a non-fiction guide to influenza pandemics, and his biography of Tommy Douglas was published by Penguin Canada as part of Extraordinary Canadians series. The Headmaster’s Wager, Dr. Lam’s first novel, was a finalist for the 2012 Governor General’s Prize.

TOPIC: Casey House Community Education HIV and Long Term Care Video Series “Compassionate Care in a Changing Landscape:”A Snapshot of the next set of videos: Living with HIV – Mental Health, Substance Use and Addiction, Complex Medical Concerns and Pharmacy

Compassionate Care in a Changing Landscape is a series of educational videos designed to encourage an environment of inclusion for people living with HIV within long term care. Created through a unique partnership with a long term care home (the Rekai Centre) and an HIV specialty hospital (Casey House) the videos include the wisdom and reflections of people living with HIV, the personal and professional experiences of care providers and the knowledge of experts in HIV care.

Casey House would like to acknowledge the generous support of AbbVie Corporation

Program Director: Dr. Ann Stewart, MD, MSc, CCFP, Medical Director, Casey House
Program Lead: Maureen Mahan, RN, BA, MEd, Education Development, Casey House