Webinar series: Gay men’s health and HIV prevention in Canada
Join some of Canada’s pre-eminent leaders in gay men’s health and HIV for a special CATIE webinar series that explores nationally-relevant issues and topics in HIV and sexual health among gay, bisexual, two-spirit, queer and other cis and trans men who have sex with men (MSM).
The following webinars are being offered in January and February, 2012, with more to follow later in the year:
- Lay of the Land: National Studies and Surveys Addressing Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit and other Men who have Sex with Men
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012, 11am-12:30pm PT
We all know that research can help us shape more effective programs and services, but often it’s difficult to know where to find that research. This webinar will introduce participants to three large-scale, nationally-relevant studies on gay/bi/MSM men in Canada
- The HPV Question: HPV and Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit and other MSM in Canada
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, 11am-12:30pm PT
With an HPV vaccine approved for boys and men, what do we need to know about gay/bi/MSM men, HIV and HPV? How does HPV affect gay/bi/MSM men, and who should be getting the HPV vaccine?
- 7th Annual BC Gay Men’s Health Summit: Reflections on Research and Programming
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012, 11am-12:30pm PT
Over 150 people working and volunteering in gay men’s health and HIV prevention in British Columbia and Canada met in Vancouver, BC over two days to discuss the latest research and programming in their field.
- HIV Testing: Different Regions, Different Strategies
Friday, February 17th, 2012, 11am-12:30pm PT
Research has shown that as many as 20-30% of HIV-positive MSM in Canada are not aware of their status. Across the country, different strategies to support gay/bi/MSM men in getting tested for HIV and other STIs are underway.
- The Rising Tide of Syphilis: Update on Syphilis among Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit and other MSM in Canada
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012, 11am-12:30pm PT
Syphilis rates have continued to rise among gay/bi/MSM men across Canada, prompting a need for increased awareness of syphilis testing, treatment and epidemiology.
It is possible to register for as many webinars as you wish, although space is limited. Instructions on how to join the specific webinar will be sent out closer to its date.