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The Fight's Not Over Yet: CTAC’s Treatment Access Dialogue

The Fight's Not Over Yet: CTAC’s Treatment Access Dialogue

september 15, 2017

We are delighted to announce that our one-day event, The Fight's Not Over Yet: CTAC’s Treatment Access Dialogue will take place on 1st November from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm at the 519 in downtown Toronto (519 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9). Breakfast will be available from 8:00 am.
The aim of the day is to bring together the HIV and hepatitis C community to discuss treatment access challenges, examine CTAC’s current work, and explore community engagement in health policy.

We are delighted to be hosting an exciting mix of expert speakers:


Morning Session:  Barriers to Access



Keynote Address: The Holistic Approach



Doris Peltier, Visioning Health II National Coordinator, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network


Treatment Access: Realities on the ground in Canada and working around the barriers


Dr. Sharon Walmsley, Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at the Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network

Dr. David Wong, Education Director for Hepatology Education, University of Toronto



Comorbidities and Treatment Access

Dr. Michael Fanous, HIV Pharmacist, medsEXPERT.ca

Sandi Mitchell, Clinical Research Associate, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/ADS




Afternoon Session:  Engagement in Health Care of People living with HIV

The Cascade of Care, preliminary findings from Ontario: a CTAC project  

Amanda Fletcher, Policy Researcher, CTAC

The Cascade of Care: Panel Discussion

Claudia Medina (Moderator), Women’s Community Program Manager, PASAN



Getting Involved in Patient Input 


Jaspreet Soor, Policy Researcher, CTAC

David Arron, Policy Researcher, CTAC


The Way Forward



Tim McCaskell, Writer and Activist 

Wrap-up & evaluations

Terry Pigeon, Chair, CTAC


To register please email gordon@ctac.ca or call 437-222-2822 ext. 224. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The day will include CTAC’s AGM, which CTAC’s members can also attend remotely through an online platform. Unfortunately, due to funding restrictions, we are unable to fund travel or accommodation for this event. 

If you have any questions please contact gordon@ctac.ca.