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Understanding Tuberculosis (TB) in the current context of Canada’s Indigenous Populations Webinar
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Description: This webinar will describe the history of tuberculosis (TB) in Indigenous populations in Canada. It will look at the current epidemiology of TB and the various contexts on Indigenous Peoples that relate with the social determinants of health, along with on the ground information. Finally, it will give an overview of the different frameworks and targets for the elimination of TB among Indigenous populations and highlight Indigenous-specific TB resources and tools.
Start date: upon registration
Completion: 52 weeks
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Description: This webinar will describe the history of tuberculosis (TB) in Indigenous populations in Canada. It will look at the current epidemiology of TB and the various contexts on Indigenous Peoples that relate with the social determinants of health, along with on the ground information. Finally, it will give an overview of the different frameworks and targets for the elimination of TB among Indigenous populations and highlight Indigenous-specific TB resources and tools.

Start date: upon registration 

Completion: 52 weeks

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At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Understand the history of tuberculosis (TB) among Indigenous peoples
  • Current epidemiology and contexts of TB on Indigenous populations
  • Know what the frameworks/targets are for the elimination of TB

 

Speaker: Dr. Justin Lys, MD

Dr. Justin Lys received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 2014. He has worked for the University of Manitoba/Centre for Healthcare Innovation in the Knowledge Synthesis platform, Sessional Instructor in the ACCESS/Aboriginal Focus Program and departments of Internal Medicine/Critical Care, running the research program in the Intensive Care Units. Currently, he works as a Research Associate with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health at the University of Northern British Columbia. He looks forward to working with Indigenous populations on innovative ways health research can be of benefit. He is also a member of the Manitoba Metis Federation.

 

Recorded: October 27, 2021

 

PEP hours: 1.0

CPS credits: 0

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of the quiz.

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