We are proud to announce that Emma Monti, a second-year medical student at Queen’s University and a 2023 Keenan Summer Research Student in the Options Lab, has had her abstract accepted to the Community-Based Research Centre Summit. This conference will be held in Vancouver, BC from November 16th to 17th, and Emma will be presenting […]
Summer Students at the 2023 Keenan Research Poster Competition
We are excited to announce that Ashan Wijesinghe, a MSc student in the Options Lab, has been accepted to the Fast Track Cities Conference and the European AIDS Conference, with abstracts titled “A Descriptive Analysis of Patients Receiving Injectable ART at Academic HIV clinics in Toronto” and “Marginalization related to Material Deprivation and Ethnic Concentration among Patients […]
Keenan Research Seminar (July 2023) – Emma Monti & James Lisondra
This year’s Options Lab summer students, Ivan Qian, Archchana Arulananthan, Emma Monti and James Lisondra participated in the Keenan Research Summer Student program’s poster competition on July 26th, 2023. This group is joined by Siham Mohamud and Monica Rudd, two other summer students in the lab. This annual gathering brings together summer students from various […]
PHO Rounds – Mpox: Outbreak, Response and Vaccine Effectiveness
Every summer, the Keenan Research Summer Student programs runs weekly research seminars, giving undergraduate and medical students the chance to share more about their ongoing summer projects with their fellow peers and colleagues at St. Michael’s Hospital. On Thursday, July 6th, two of the Options Lab’s summer students, Emma Monti and James Lisondra delivered a […]
IAS 2023 Conference – Brisbane, Australia
Dr. Darrell Tan presented at the Public Health Ontario Rounds on June 19th, 2023 regarding the Mpox outbreak, response and vaccine effectiveness. Please see the slides of his talk for more information. A recording of the presentation is also available below!
European Meeting on HIV & Hepatitis 2023/European HIV Clinical Forum 2023
This year the International AIDS Society Conference was held in Brisbane, Australia from July 23rd – 26th, 2023. Two of our team members, Shreya Shah and Robinson Truong both had abstracts accepted to the conference for a poster presentation. Rob’s abstract/poster is titled: Preferences of gbMSM regarding sexual orientation disclosure interventions in primary care: a qualitative […]
Congratulations Dr. Sheliza Halani (PGY-5 Infectious Diseases)
In the realm of HIV research, few names hold as much esteem as Dr. Darrell Tan. A visionary leader, dedicated scientist, and compassionate healthcare professional, Dr. Tan recently had the honor of presenting at two prestigious conferences in Rome, Italy: the European HIV Clinical Forum and the European Meeting on HIV & Hepatitis. His groundbreaking […]
CANAC’s HIV Mixtape Event – Matt McGarrity
Dr. Sheliza Halani, postgraduate medical research trainee, has an abstract on MPX accepted to ID Week, happening this October in Boston, MA. She also received a Travel Award. Congrats Dr. Halani!
Another Publication Accepted – Congrats Oscar!
Recent MPH graduate, Matthew McGarrity, was one of the guest speakers at CANAC’s HIV Mixtape Event held in Toronto on May 26th, 2023. Matthew’s presentation called “HIV PrEP and Vaccine Opportunities” described updates on hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in participants in the Ontario PrEP Cohort Study. Matthew’s presentation […]
Post-doc fellow, Dr. Oscar Javier Pico Espinosa’s paper titled Disjuncture between self-perceived and clinically assessed risk of HIV among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada has been accepted for publication on BMC Public Health as an Open Access paper. Oscar has been working on the PrEP […]