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Let’s Talk About Syphilis: A Case-based Clinical Overview

Over the last decade, rates of infectious syphilis have been rising in Canada, along with a resurgence of congenital syphilis. Timely screening, diagnosis and treatment can prevent serious adverse outcomes, including congenital syphilis. This session uses an interactive, case-based format to review syphilis screening and treatment recommendations from the National Advisory Committee for Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections (NAC-STBBI). It discusses the interpretation of syphilis tests, including novel point-of-care tests, and provides an approach to staging syphilis infections. Dr. Chittle will share syphilis resources for healthcare providers from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Intended audience: Public Health Practitioners, Clinicians and Researchers, Public Health Unit staff working in Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections (STBBI)

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and implement national screening and treatment recommendations for syphilis in their public health practice
  • Explain the role of epidemiologic information, clinical exam findings, and the interpretation of test results in the diagnosis of syphilis
  • Support the treatment and follow-up of individuals diagnosed with syphilis infections using national clinical recommendations

Présentateur(s): Andrea Chittle

Dr. Andrea Chittle, MD, MPH, CCFP, is a Medical Advisor in the Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infections Surveillance Division at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). She completed her Family Medicine residency at McMaster University and a Master of Public Health at the University of Waterloo. She has worked as a consultant physician in the sexual health programs of three Ontario Public Health Units and operated an HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Clinic. In her role at PHAC, she has been involved in the development of health care provider resources, including a syphilis toolkit.

Avis de non-responsabilité

The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.


Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds are a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). In order to receive written documentation for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, please check “Yes” beside the question “Do you require CME credits?” on the registration form.

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Affiliate Members may count RCPSC credits toward their Mainpro+ credit requirements. All other CFPC members may claim up to 50 Certified credits per cycle for participation in RCPSC MOC Section 1 accredited activities.

PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by the Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

For more information or for a record of registration for other Continuing Education purposes, please contact events@oahpp.ca


Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or events@oahpp.ca.

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Mis à jour le 6 juin 2024