IAS 2023 Conference – Brisbane, Australia

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 […]

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European Meeting on HIV & Hepatitis 2023/European HIV Clinical Forum 2023

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 contributions and commitment to advancing HIV treatment and care have made a lasting impact on the medical community and those affected by the virus. The […]

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CANAC’s HIV Mixtape Event – Matt McGarrity

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 […]

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Another Publication Accepted – Congrats Oscar!

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 […]

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PHAC Session @ CAHR Conference

Our very own, Dr. Darrell Tan was part of the panel for the PHAC Session at the CAHR Conference. The Symposium was an hour-long session led by PHAC and featuring several panelists from the HIV/AIDS field: researchers, community-based organizations, and people with living/lived experience of STBBI. The theme of this session was innovation in HIV […]

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Success at the CAHR Conference Weekend

Congratulations Options Lab Team! Everyone who submitted an abstract got accepted and did an amazing job in Quebec City at the CAHR Conference. Ashan, Dr. Tan on behalf of Maryam, Matthew, Oscar and Yasamin had presentations while Sam, Oscar, Rob and Darrell also had abstracts accepted for poster presentations. Here are some photos from the […]

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Risk Mitigation Strategies for gbMSM blood donors – International Symposium on Alternatives to Donation Deferral

Héma-Québec, in partnership with Canadian Blood Services, hosted a free, virtual international symposium, on April 20, 2023. This one-day symposium focused on the strategies to mitigate the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections following the removal of deferral criteria related to sexual orientation. For the occasion, experts from countries which have moved to a gender-neutral, individualized risk […]

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