OHTN Research Leadership Series 2016

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network is proud to announce the OHTN Research Leadership Series 2016: For Research with Real Life Impact.

There will be three lectures this spring:

  • Dr. LaRon Nelson will speak about the implementation of high-impact, field-based (Hi-Fi) interventions to optimize HIV prevention and treatment outcomes for African, Caribbean and Black communities in Ontario.

Dr. Nelson is the Dean’s Endowed Fellow in Health Disparities & Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Rochester. His research focuses on novel approaches to implementing public health strategies to prevent HIV among African, Caribbean and Black communities. He has worked with marginalized African, Caribbean and Black people at risk for HIV, including gay men and youth in Canada, the United States and Ghana.

Dr. Nelson’s presentation will be held on May 31 from 2:00 – 3:00 at the OHTN.

  • Dr. Sharon Walmsley will speak about optimizing care and management for people aging with HIV in Ontario.

Dr. Walmsley is a Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute with 30 years of experience and a well-established research program focused on clinical trials in HIV management.

Dr. Walmsley’s presentation will be held on June 1 from 11:00 – 12:00 at the OHTN.

  • Dr. Paul MacPherson will speak about improving health outcomes for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Ontario.

Dr. MacPherson is a Clinician Scientist who works as a staff physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus, a research scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and an Associate Professor, University of Ottawa who has worked with people living with HIV, and gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men for over a decade.

Dr. MacPherson’s presentation will be held on June 1 from 1:00 – 2:00 at the OHTN.

There are three options for attending each lecture:

  1. Attend in person (please contact us to discuss travel, if required)
  2. Participate by teleconference
  3. Request a video of the presentation(s) in lieu of attending.

If you are interested in attending any of the lectures or requesting a video, please contact Lydia Makoroka, [email protected] by Thursday, May 26 (5 pm) to confirm.

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