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The Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases created a hepatitis C subcommittee that has developed recommendations to help support public health management of Hepatitis C. This session will focus on this subcommittee’s recommendations and describe the process through which they were developed.
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Presenters: Dr. Doug Sider and Peggy Millson
Dr. Doug Sider is medical director, Communicable Disease Prevention and Control. In this role, he provides scientific and medical leadership on communicable diseases, in addition to providing operational guidance, research, and evaluation to PHO.
Dr. Sider has over 20 years of public health experience at provincial and regional levels. His former roles have included associate chief medical officer of health, Government of Ontario; director, Infection Prevention and Control, PHO; associate medical officer of health, Region of Niagara and Region of Waterloo; and medical officer of health, Brant County Health Unit. From 2005 to 2009, he served as co-chair of the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee and currently serves as the scientific lead for the PIDAC Committee on Communicable Disease.
Dr. Peggy Millson is a professor emerita at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), University of Toronto. Dr. Millson is a researcher in the HIV Social, Behavioural and Epidemiological Studies Unit in the DLSPH. She is a medical doctor with a master of health science and medical specialty training in public health. Her research interests include injection drug use; HIV/HCV prevention and harm reduction; social, behavioural, and epidemiological aspects of HIV infection, especially among women and injection drug users; care, treatment, and support for HIV positive persons; tuberculosis and HIV; and epidemiology and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.
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