• About this Program:

    Welcome to the EMPLORE Program, an online accredited program to provide Canadian physicians with the resources necessary to optimize antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the era of virtual care. In this program we will cover optimizing ART regimens for long-term health benefits, review the Department of Health and Human Services HIV guidelines, explore treatment optimization via virtual care, examine the goals of treatment and lastly, consider applicability in the clinical setting.

  • Program Objectives:

    After completing this program, participants will be able to:

    • Recognize the need for treatment optimization in aging people living with HIV (PLWH) with and without comorbidities to achieve the fourth 90 of the UNAIDS targets
    • Describe the reasons to consider regimen optimization in the setting of viral suppression
    • Adapt clinical practice behaviours to effectively manage PLWH in the era of virtual care
    • Apply knowledge gained to identify the optimal treatment option for each of the reasons to consider regimen optimization
    • Practice how to effectively manage aging PLWH and address the unique concerns of the aging population
  • Faculty

    Gordon Arbess

    MD, CCFP
    Department of Family & Community Medicine Director, FHT HIV Clinic Unity Health University of Toronto

    Bertrand Lebouché

    MD, PhD
    Associate Professor - Professeur agrégé, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

    Chris Fraser

    MD
    Cool Aid Community Health Centre, Victoria, BC Clinical Faculty, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

    Mona Loutfy

    MD, FRCPC, MPH
    Professor, Infectious Diseases Specialist & Clinical Researcher Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto & Maple Leaf Medical Clinic

    Stephen Shafran

    MD, FRCPC, FACP, FIDSA
    Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases Department of Medicine University of Alberta
  • Accreditation

    This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University. You may claim a maximum of 1 credit/hour (credits are automatically calculated by the College). This 2 credit/hour Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 2.0 Mainpro+® credits.

    This program has received an educational grant or in-kind resources from Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc.

Faculty

Gordon Arbess

MD, CCFP
Department of Family & Community Medicine Director, FHT HIV Clinic Unity Health University of Toronto

Bertrand Lebouché

MD, PhD
Associate Professor - Professeur agrégé, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Chris Fraser

MD
Cool Aid Community Health Centre, Victoria, BC Clinical Faculty, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Mona Loutfy

MD, FRCPC, MPH
Professor, Infectious Diseases Specialist & Clinical Researcher Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto & Maple Leaf Medical Clinic

Stephen Shafran

MD, FRCPC, FACP, FIDSA
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases Department of Medicine University of Alberta

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