K2A Past Events

K2A Past Events

Intervention Research and Peer Research Associates in HIV: What's the Connection? 

Date:               February 8, 2018
Time:               9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location:         Toronto, ON

The Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR), the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) and Universities Without Walls (UWW) will be holding a workshop focused on including Peer Research Associates (PRAs) in Intervention Research. The meeting will be held on February 8, 2018 in Toronto.  The key learning outcomes are to: 1) Produce a short but actionable list of recommendations for practice of including PRAs in Intervention research studies and 2) Improving healthcare systems and practice by engaging patients as partners and focussing on patient-identified priorities

 

Preparing to Enter the Field: An Advanced Data Collection Skills Workshop 

Date:               February 1 - 2, 2018
Time:               9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location:         Toronto, ON

The Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR), the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) and Universities Without Walls (UWW) will be holding their fourth Data Collection Skill Development Workshop on February 1-2, 2018 in Toronto.  Program science requires solid data which is why this workshop will instruct attendees on such things as collecting data using semi-structured interviews, participant observation and survey methods.  For more information and to apply to attend this workshop, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/preparing-to-enter-the-field-an-advanced-data-collection-skills-workshop-tickets-37944782867

 

Universities Without Walls – Intervention Science Learning Institute

Date:               January 30 - 31, 2018
Time:               9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location:         Toronto, ON

The Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR), the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) and Universities Without Walls (UWW) hosted a workshop for trainees (PhD, Post-Doc) whose research is focused on implementation science. The meeting was held on January 30-31, 2018 in Toronto.  The meeting brought trainees together with mentors from across Canada to analyze existing HIV treatment interventions and suggest new practices to improve HIV prevention, treatment and care services in Canada.

 

Community Health Forum: U=U and the Potential Impacts & Limits of HIV Treatment Science

Date:               November 22, 2017
Time:               6:30 – 9:00 pm
Location:         Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON

This event brought attention to U=U and the potential impacts and limits of HIV treatment science. The undetectable = untransmittable (U=U) campaign is an international movement which unites communities of people living with HIV, community-based agencies, health care providers and leading HIV researchers in support of a clear, evidence-based consensus statement about the power of effective antiretroviral treatment to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV. The forum unpacked the history and science behind U=U and what the statement means for all people living with HIV in daily life. Speakers included Bruce Richman (Prevention Access Campaign) and Camille Arkell (CATIE), and others participated in a panel discussion. Other funders included: CATIE, ACT, UWW, and OHTN.

 

Program Science in HIV and HCV

Date:               October 29, 2017
Location:         Ottawa, ON

Session Overview: Program science and related fields such as intervention research and implementation science emphasize research on programming and implementation issues, and the translation of that scientific knowledge into action to improve the population health. No area has a more persistent need for knowledge translation than the prevention and control of infectious diseases such as HIV, HCV and other STBBIs. Program science has evolved as a result of thorough analysis of research and implementation best practices across disciplines and content areas organizing the framework that describes and depicts the high-level processes necessary to move from discovery into action through translation of evidence-based programs, practices, or policies.

YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/ltMja5S9XDM

 

Being Pragmatic in Getting to the 90-90-90 Targets in Canada

Date:               April 7, 2017
Location:         Montréal, QC

Session Overview: Reaching the 90-90-90 HIV care cascade targets is now a national priority. Health care providers, public health agencies, front-line community-based agencies, researchers, and decision makers across the country are engaged in innovative and pragmatic efforts to support people living with HIV in the HIV care cascade, and to achieve the UNAIDS targets by 2020. This program science plenary showcased work underway in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec to build and scale up monitoring of the HIV care cascade. Presenters shared information about the data platforms and systems evolving to monitor the cascade and about interventions being used to help people living with HIV stay connected to care.

YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn-H5-DI8pE