STBBI Opt-Out testing in Provincial Correctional Settings

Introduction

The webinar is the second in a series that examines corrections as a public health setting for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) testing and care. The webinar will explore evidence for STBBI care in correctional settings, and examine the development, implementation, and results of an opt-out testing program in Alberta provincial corrections.

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Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT

Experts available for discussion: Dr. Rabia Ahmed, infectious disease specialist; Angela Draude, Director of Correctional Health for Alberta Health Services; and Jennifer Gratrix, Provincial STBBI Program Manager.

The webinar is the second in a series that examines corrections as a public health setting for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) testing and care. The webinar will explore evidence for STBBI care in correctional settings, and examine the development, implementation, and results of an opt-out testing program in Alberta provincial corrections.

Participants will learn about:

  • The context of STBBI in correctional settings
  • Methodology and implementation of opt-out testing in Alberta
  • Results of the opt-out testing program
  • Sustainability of an opt-out testing model
  • Future opportunities for program development

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Registrants are encouraged to submit questions of interest prior to the webinar to susie.taylor@umanitoba.ca.

Access Instructions

Instructions will be posted on Eventbrite and e-mailed to all registrants prior to the webinar.

Dr. Rabia Ahmed

Dr. Rabia Ahmed is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta. She is a specialist in infectious diseases and her clinical and academic focus is in developing novel models for health service delivery for marginalized and underserved populations, particularly in the areas of TB and STBBI.

Angela Draude

Angela Draude is the Director of Correctional Health with Alberta Health Services. She is an RN, with over 30 years of clinical and operational leadership in various federal and provincial correctional health service systems. Angela has led the implementation of STI programs, and in collaboration with provincial team partners, assisted with evaluation and best practice identification that best meets the needs of the marginalized and high risk incarcerated population.

Jennifer Gratrix

Jennifer Gratrix is the manager in the provincial STI program for Alberta Health Services. She has held various positions in the program including STI Clinic nurse, partner notification nurse, and epidemiologist providing her with the opportunity to be involved in a variety of STBBI projects from surveillance to implementation science.