HIV Care Round

HIV Care Round

Strategies to Improve HIV Care for Indigenous People Living with HIV in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside


Dr. David Tu & Elder Bruce Robinson

Dr. David Tu: Family Physician, community based researcher, UBC Clinical Assistant Professor

Elder Bruce Robinson: Elder with urban Indigenous youth with UNYA, Elder for families working with VACFSS, Elder with the medical team at Vancouver Native Health Society

When: Wednesday, January 29th, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Where: Conference Room 6, Providence Level 1, St. Paul’s Hospital

The HIV Care Rounds are free and are geared towards the needs and interests of health care providers and support workers of HIV-positive individuals.

A light lunch will be served.

This 1-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit


Dr. David Tu: is a Family Physician, community based researcher, and UBC Clinical Assistant Professor with a focus on Indigenous Peoples Health, HIV, and Substance Use Disorder. His family practice has been centred in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for the past 18 years. He worked at the Vancouver Native Health Clinic for17 years, and currently works at the Kílala Lelum Health Centre and the Lu’ma Medical Center. He is the current Co-Physician Lead and Board Treasurer of Kílala Lelum and is a preceptor with the UBC Aboriginal Family Practice Residency Stream. He has worked previously with the VCH STOP HIV/AIDS program, and was a longstanding Clinical Associate on St. Paul’s HIV ward. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children.

Elder Bruce Robinson: Bruce’s traditional name is Owii`lo`ly`eyum`gaudlth`ni`Ki`insque. (Grizzly Bear with a Big Heart). He comes from the Nisga’a people from the Wilp (house) of Nii’is’lis’eyan (our chief), Laxgiibuu (wolf) tribe, from the village of Gingolx (Kincolith) on the Nass River, and was raised in a traditional home. Bruce moved to the lower mainland in 1970 to attend school and has lived here ever since. He graduated high school in 1975/76 and has worked in the fishing industry for over 32 yrs. Bruce has worked as an Elder with urban Indigenous youth with UNYA, as an advocate and Elder for families working with VACFSS and as an Elder with the medical team at Vancouver Native Health Society. He also provides traditional services for Metis Family Services and the Tsawwassen First Nation.

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