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Conference Date and Location: December 6 & 7, 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel, Toronto.

The HIV Endgame 3: Breakthrough Initiatives conference has reached the maximum capacity for delegates.  New registrants will be placed on a waitlist. In the event of a cancellation, we will contact waitlisted delegates on a first come, first served basis.

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The HIV Endgame 3: Breakthrough Initiatives conference is happening December 6-7, 2018 at the InterContinental Toronto Centre (225 Front St. West). This event is an opportunity to learn more about evidence-based interventions and approaches to HIV care that build on Ontario’s strengths. It will feature international experts including Dr Andrew Grulich talking about Australia experience with rapid PrEP roll-out, Dr Roy Gulick on challenges in antiretroviral therapy, and two of our closing keynotes, Diane Smylie and Dr Arjumand Siddiqi who will present on the impact of the racialization of healthcare and interventions to alleviate its impact on individual health, with a particular focus on ACB and Indigenous peoples for our plenary session on Structural Racism and Stigma in Healthcare.

Keynote speakers:

andrew-grulich2015Dr Andrew Grulich will be sharing Australia’s experience with the focused, rapid roll-out of PrEP in NSW. Dr Grulich is an internationally renowned authority in immune deficiency, infection and cancer; and in the transmission and prevention of HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in gay men.
gulickDr. Roy Gulick will present on the challenges in antiretroviral therapy and emerging clinical strategies. Dr Gulick is a professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and attending physician at the New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.


Diane SmylieDiane Smylie is the Provincial Director, Ontario Indigenous Cultural Safety Program with the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) and Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC). She is a Red River Métis Mother, Partner, Auntie and Community Member, she has a strong commitment to Indigenous health equity and social justice that she brings to her work.
Dr Arjumand SiddiqiDr Arjumand Siddiqi is Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity and Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, where she also holds appointments in the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and the Hospital For Sick Children, as well as at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr Siddiqi is interested in understanding how social conditions produce and resolve inequities in population health and human development across the lifespan.


Ontario’s HIV sector is working to improve the health and well-being of people with and at risk of HIV – focusing on the prevention, engagement and care cascade. Where are the breakthrough opportunities to do better in clinical and community settings? How can the system work better to link people with or at risk of HIV to the care they need and help them stay engaged in care? What can providers do to improve quality to care and make HIV and related programs and services accessible to all?

HIV Endgame 3 will combine structured plenaries and educational sessions, with discussions of innovations in care and support. The program will focus on evidence-based interventions and approaches to care that build on Ontario’s strengths. It will highlight unique partnerships between clinicians and community-based service providers and between HIV and other sectors (e.g. housing, mental health, addictions). It will also explore how clinical care is evolving to meet targets and help achieve the vision of the HIV/AIDS Strategy to 2026 for Ontario.

Program At A Glance.

Click on the image below to access the HIV Endgame 3 Program At A Glance for Day 1 and Day 2 PDF.



Check out the 2016 HIV Endgame videos and summaries here.