Going Boldly Where We Haven’t Gone Before: New Innovations for STBBI Testing

Sharing Experiences, Changing Minds, and Building Healing Relationships

Join the Manitoba HIV-STBBI Collective Impact Network for their fall gathering on December 7th -8th, 2021. They have lined up innovative speakers and presentations, including a webinar about the Manitoba HIV Program’s new HIV Testing and Prevention Guidelines. Come learn about new testing innovations in syphilis, HIV, Hep C and other conditions that are changing how we think about testing and prevention and how we tackle STBBI’s. Help us to create an innovative landscape for STBBI testing and prevention in Manitoba!
December 7th: Pre-Event Workshops: 1:00 – 4:00 pm CST
  • Innovative Testing 101 presented by CATIE
  • Orientation to the Dec 8th Engagement Sessions: how to navigate zoom, white boards, etc.
  • PEER Engagement Session on Testing and Care: presented by the MB HIV Program and Nine Circles Community Health Centre
December 8th Main Event: some of our featured speakers include:
  • MB HIV Program Panel – Dr. Bria Sharkey and Dr. Laurie Ireland
  • Dr. Nitika (Nikki) Pant Pai – Digital Innovations for HIV Self-Testing and Multiplexed Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections for Health Impact: Lessons from South Africa, India, and Canada.
  • Dr. Rosanna Peeling: Innovations in Syphilis Testing occurring Internationally
  • Dr. John Kim: Innovations in Dry Blood Spot Testing in Canada
  • Dr. Sean Rourke and Rick Galli: REACH Innovative Testing and Prevention Studies
  • Dr. Linda Larcombe: Introducing the First Nation Community Readiness Assessment for Creating Change: HIV Workbook and Pilot Study

Sign up for the fall gathering on December 8th, 2021, from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm CST and the Manitoba HIV Program lunchtime webinar session within the fall gathering event from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST. 


The Manitoba HIV Program webinar is a Group Learning program that has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Manitoba Chapter for up to (1) Mainpro+ certified credits. You are welcome to attend the entire event and/or the lunchtime webinar. Please register for both if you plan to attend each event. The gatherings typically draw between 60 – 90 individuals who represent people with lived experience, policymakers, researchers, community-based organizations, healthcare practitioners, students, and Indigenous organizations. Checkout out a summary report of the previous Spring 2021 gathering here.