9am - 5pm
A workshop on Community Preparedness in the context of HIV “Point-Of-Care-Testing” is being presented by the Gender and Health Promotion Studies (GAHPS) Unit of Dalhousie University.

The goal of this one-day workshop is to determine models of providing HIV Point-of-Care-Testing (POCT) in rural and non-urban communities throughout Atlantic Canada.

Interested community partners, service providers, policy makers, people living with HIV and affected by HIV, and health researchers are invited to this important meeting to review the key lessons from a POCT scoping review. The findings from this workshop will be used for the development of a position paper and a research grant on POCT in non-urban settings.

Registration deadline is June 7, 2015 and space is limited, so we encourage you to contact us to register as soon as possible! • Accommodations can be provided at Mount Saint Vincent University for those who are traveling from outside the Halifax Regional Municipality. • Reimbursement for travel costs may be provided for those coming from outside the Halifax Regional Municipality.

To register for the POCT Workshop, or for more information, please contact Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan, Principal Investigator, at mailto:JGahagan@dal.ca.

This event is being held in conjunction with the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia’s (ACNS) annual Knowledge Exchange and Health Promotion Forum, which runs June 17th to 19th. If you would like to attend the ACNS Forum on June 17th and 18th, please contact Michelle Johnson at (902) 425-4882 / 1-800- 566-2437, Ext: 226 or by email at: mailto:pc@acns.ns.ca.