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Hotel Bonaventure Montréal

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A-C-B! Easy as 1-2-3? Complexities in Advancing HIV PrEP Program Science with African, Caribbean and Black Canadian Communities is a 2017 CAHR Ancillary Session, in Montreal Quebec.

Date: Thursday April 6th, 2017

Time: 12:00 - 13:00 Light Luncheon

13:00 - 16:00 Panel & Interactive Discussion

Location: Point-aux-Trembles room, in Hotel Bonaventure on the Convention level, 900 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Host: High Impact Field-Based Interventions (HiFi) Lab, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital

Focus: We will discuss and respond to African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Canadian communities experiences of disparities in HIV incidence and prevalence. HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis is a prevention strategy that has the promise for reducing the burden of new infections in ACB communities. Nonetheless, the development and large scale implementation of PrEP will require attention to the nuances of ACB life in Canada.

Format: The ancillary event will feature presentations and interactive discussions designed to both unmask and grapple with the complexities that will be encountered in the process of establishing PrEP delivery models that will optimize uptake among ACB communities. Examples from current PrEP program science efforts will be used as bases for discussion.

Content: The event will also include presentations of novel ideas and current research underway to identify solutions for increasing and maintaining momentum in the scale-up of PrEP through local health systems in partnership with community programs.

Who should attend? The session is appropriate for clinical, research, community and public policy stakeholders with an interest in maximizing the impact of PrEP in reducing racial disparities in HIV infection.

**Special Note: A light luncheon will be held from 12pm-1pm to provide opportunities to meet the OHTN ACB Research Chair in HIV Program Science and to network with the OHTN ACB Chair Scholars.

Cost: Free, you do not have to be registered for CAHR 2017 to attend.

For a list of presenters please visit the CAHR Program at: https://www.cahr-acrv.ca/conference/ancillary-events/#3

Contact HiFiCAHR2017@gmail.com with any questions specific to this ancillary session.

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