Date & Time
Wednesday, September 7th, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Central time
The webinar is the third in a series that examines corrections as a public health setting for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) testing and care. The webinar explores evidence for STBBI care in correctional settings, and examines the development, implementation, and results of a point of care tests for syphilis and HIV study in Alberta provincial corrections.
This webinar highlights:
- The importance of testing and providing treatment for sexually transmitted infections, including syphilis, in provincial correctional settings
- The findings of a study using dual HIV/syphilis point of care tests (POCT) in an Alberta provincial correctional centre
- Current use of dual syphilis/HIV POCT in Alberta correctional settings
Speakers – Dr. Ameeta Singh, BMBS (UK), MSc, FRCPC, FIDSA – infectious diseases specialist and clinical professor, University of Alberta
Dr. Ameeta Singh
Dr. Ameeta Singh is a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on sexually transmitted infections and HIV, particularly guideline development, program evaluation, prevention and rapid testing. She was the Alberta provincial consultant for sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBI) from 1998 to 2008, and the Medical Director of the Edmonton STI Clinic from 1998 to 2014. She served as an HIV consultant for federal corrections at the Edmonton Institution for Women from 2000-2017. She maintains a general infectious diseases practice at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton and an HIV/STI outpatient practice at the Edmonton STI Clinic. She has also served as a consultant to the Government of Nunavut since 2017.