Webinar: Addressing the Syphilis Surge

January 20, 2023

Webinar is open to all CPSM registrants 

Date: Tuesday, February 7

Time: 6 PM 

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February 13 – 17 is Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of sexual and reproductive health. Join this webinar on February 7 with a focus on syphilis, to ensure your practice is informed on current trends and that you are prepared to test and treat individuals who present for care.  

Manitoba continues to experience among the highest rates of all reportable sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs); the number of congenital syphilis cases in the province has doubled in recent years. (Read the latest guidance from Shared Health on reportable STBBIs here.) 

The webinar will cover:

  • clinical staging and presentations
  • congenital syphilis
  • testing and interpretation of results
  • assessing re-infection
  • treatment and follow-up
  • reporting requirements

Presenters: 

Dr. Brent Roussin
Chief Provincial Public Health Officer

Dr. Carol Kurbis
Medical Officer of Health

Dr. Paul Van Caeseele
Medical Director at Cadham Provincial Laboratory

Dr. Jared Bullard
Section Head of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Manitoba and Associate Medical Director of Cadham Provincial Laboratory

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