This webinar is the fifth of the NCCID series, Corrections as Public Health Settings for STBBI Testing and Care, which began in 2022. The series aims to support public health and correctional health departments across Canada in sharing knowledge to improve practices for the prevention, testing, treatment, and care of STBBIs, including hepatitis C and HIV, in correctional settings.
Time & Date
November 23, 2023
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. CST
This webinar will explore evidence for treatment continuity for people who are incarcerated in British Columbia (BC) Provincial Correctional Centres.
This webinar is the fifth of the NCCID series, Corrections as Public Health Settings for STBBI Testing and Care, which began in 2022. The series aims to support public health and correctional health departments across Canada in sharing knowledge to improve practices for the prevention, testing, treatment, and care of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI), including hepatitis C and HIV, in correctional settings.
The webinar will feature two presentations by:
- Dr. Terri-Lee Seeley and Kamaldeep Parmar, Regional Directors of British Columbia Community Transition Teams; and
- Dr. Sofia Bartlett, STBBI expert.
The presentations will be followed by an interactive Q&A session. This webinar will be in English.
Instructions will be posted on Eventbrite and e-mailed to all registrants prior to the webinar. A recording of the webinar and presentation slides will be shared on the NCCID website after the event.
Moderator: Signy Baragar, Project Manager, NCCID
Dr. Terri-Lee Seeley
Dr. Terri-Lee Seeley has worked as a clinical social worker over several decades, specializing in trauma informed care, concurrent disorders, and social determinants of health. She has worked with youth, adults, couples and families providing intensive treatment programming. She has been instrumental in developing residential treatment programs for women and girls struggling with substance use and mental health concerns, groups for men who are violent in intimate relationships and drinking and driving treatment programs. Most recently she has provided practice leadership in Correctional Health Services, including the Community Transition Teams, across British Columbia, co-leading the program to exemplary status with Accreditation Canada in 2022.
Kamaldeep Parmar has over 17 years experience of direct management and leadership in the substance use and mental health field and is particularly passionate about improving the health system for marginalized and vulnerable patient populations. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in working at various levels within the provincial healthcare system. She has worked very closely with various BC local communities, non profits and health authorities and has previous experience working for the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, to support and expand much needed mental health and substance use services and programs across the province. Her journey with Provincial Health Services started as the Program Manager for the Community Transition Teams and currently she is the Regional Director for Correctional Health Services overseeing the Community Transition Teams program.
Dr. Sofia Bartlett
Sofia Bartlett is the Senior Scientist for Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections (STBBIs) at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. She completed her PhD in Medicine at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, then undertook her Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of British Columbia. She is a Co-Investigator with the Canadian Network on Hepatitis C (CanHepC), CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN), and the BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort (BC-HTC). She is the lead of the You Matter – Pathways to STBBI Care in Prisons Project, collaborating with people with lived and living experience of incarceration, as well as Correctional Officers and Correctional Health Services, to complete this transformative project.