Continuing Professional Development Learning Series for Hope to Health Staff

The goal of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program is to ensure that health care providers and front-line staff at the Hope to Health Research and Innovation Centre are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and expertise to interact with clients that have complex care needs as well as significant co-morbidities. The program embraces an interdisciplinary approach to care and will include presentations that focus on both medical and social issues that clients of the centre may be faced with.

The CPD program commenced in January 2020 and will run on a monthly basis with sessions generally from 8:30AM to 10:00AM on a Monday or Wednesday. Topics for the initial phase of the program will be derived from ongoing needs assessment of the team at the Hope to Health Research and Innovation Centre.

Most presentations can be accessed on this website.

April 27, 2022

Delusional Infestation

Presenters: David Harris, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, DTM&H, CTropMed
Infectious Disease Physician, St. Paul’s Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor | University of British Columbia Dr. Clare Alexander
Family Physician
Hope to Health Research and Innovation Clinic
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

April 14, 2022

Trauma/PTSD in Primary Care

Presenters: Dr. Simon Elterman, R.Psych.
Psychologist, Behavioural Health Consultant
Hope to Health Research and Innovation Centre
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Providence Healthcare Alana Hirsh, MD, CCFP (EM)(AM)
Physician at Kilala Lelum (Urban Indigenous Health and Healing Cooperative)
UBC Clinical Assistant Professor

February 9, 2022

Ambulatory Approach to Wounds: Is it infected? How do I get it to heal?

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Infectious Diseases Consultant
St. Paul's Hospital and Hope to Health Research and Innovation Centre Patti Van Ham
Nurse Specializing in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence
Downtown Community Health Centre Marina Deziel
Community Health Nurse & Wound Clinician
Pender Community Health Centre Dr. Silvia Guillemi
Clinical Professor
Department of Family Practice
Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Clinical Consultant, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

January 26, 2022

Food Insecurity: Related Nutrition and Health Concerns

Presenters: Alena Spears
Clinical Dietitian
Hope to Health Research and Innovation Clinic
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Dr. Clare Alexander
Family Physician
Hope to Health Research and Innovation Clinic
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

September 30, 2021

Fentanyl Patch in the Context of Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Pain

Presenters: Dr. Annabel Mead
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC
Addiction Medicine Consultant, St Paul's Hospital
Senior Medical Director, Mental Health and Substance Use, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre Dr. Edward Rooke
Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Practice, UBC
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Usask
Physician, DTES Research and Innovation Centre, Hope to Health Clinic, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

June 23, 2021

Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (SSTI) in the DTES

Dr. Queenie Dinh
Clinical Researcher, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases Julie Foreman
Nurse
Hope to Health Research and Innovation Centre
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Dr. Cole Stanley
Innovation and QI Lead
Hope to Health Research and Innovation Centre
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

May 27, 2021

Our cultural safety journey: From awareness, to understanding, to every day action

Presenters: Alia Ali
Founder and Principal Consultant
Empathy Catalyst Consulting Elder Valerie Nicholson
Peer Indigenous Research Associate
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Surita Parashar, PhD
Research Scientist
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Patience Magagula
Executive Director
Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC Claudette Cardinal
Peer Indigenous Research Associate
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

April 21, 2021

When Meth and Psychosis Come Together

Dr. Julius Elefante Medical Education Lead, Department of Psychiatry, St. Paul’s Hospital Clinical Instructor, UBC Faculty of Medicine Dr. Tanya Fairweather Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine VGH Tertiary Mental Health GP Physician, Hope to Health Research and Innovation Centre BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Dr. Cole Stanley Medical Lead for the Hope to Health Research and Innovation Centre BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

March 10, 2021

Emotional Regulation through Sensory Interventions

Celine Ho Celine Ho, MScOT | Occupational Therapist | Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Stabilization Unit | Surrey Memorial Hospital | Philipp Santiago, MScOT | Interim Clinical Lead, Occupational Therapy | Mental Health & Substance Use Services | Fraser Health Authority

March 4, 2021

Psychosis Management in Primary Care

Dr. Tanya Fairweather, MD, CCFP, FCFP | Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine | VGH Tertiary Mental Health GP | DTES Research and Innovation Centre, Hope to Health Clinic, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

February 2, 2021

HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Harris, MD, CCFP | Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia; | Clinical Trials Physician, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

November 25, 2020

Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment

Presenters: Julie Foreman, RN BSN | Hope to Health Research and Innovation Centre, BC-CfE | Dr. Christy Sutherland, MD CCFP | Medical Director, PHS Community Services Society

July 20, 2020

Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Marginalized Populations

Dr. Greg Bondy, MD, FRCPC | Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) | Director of the IDC Metabolic Clinic and Associate Director of the Healthy Heart Prevention Clinic, St. Paul’s Hospital

May 28, 2020

Managing psychosis in the office setting

Dr. Tanya Fairweather, MD, CCFP, FCFP | Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine | VGH Tertiary Mental Health GP | DTES Research and Innovation Centre, Hope to Health Clinic, BC-CfE

January 20, 2020

Hepatitis C: Update on screening and treatment

Dr. Mark Hull MD, MHsc, FRCPC - Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia - Research Scientist – BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS | Dr. Cole Stanley, MD, CCFP - Innovation and QI Lead - Hope to Health Research and Innovation Clinic | Rachelle Funaro - HIV/Hep C Co-Infection Treatment Program - John Ruedy Clinic - St. Paul’s Hospital

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