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PHO Rounds: A three part series on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) - Part 1: An overview of bacterial sexually transmitted infections
Monday, January 23, 2017 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: By webinar only
Infectious Diseases; Learning and development; Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Rounds
Format: Webinar

​​Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

PHO will be offering a three part webinar series that will focus on sexually transmitted infections.

The series will include:

  • Part 1: An overview of bacterial sexually transmitted infections on January 23, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Part 2: A focus on Chlamydia and Gonorrhea on February 13, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Part 3: A focus on Syphilis on March 20, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ontario is experiencing increases in the bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) chlamydia, gonorrhea and infectious syphilis.  Increases have also been documented in other provinces and internationally.

This session aims to enhance practitioners’ awareness of the overall increase in STIs, promote STI screening among priority populations, and encourage effective prevention and control measures to assist in reducing STIs in Ontario. 

Attendees will receive an overview of the epidemiology of bacterial STIs from provincial, national and international perspectives.  Presenters will highlight risk factors associated with acquiring and transmitting bacterial STIs and populations identified as priorities for STI screening.  Additionally, evidence-informed STI prevention and control measures – such as risk reduction counselling and expedited partner therapy will be discussed.

Presenters: Alanna Fitzgerald-Husek and Andrea Saunders

Alanna Fitzgerald-Husek is a Public Health Physician with the Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control team at Public Health Ontario. Her portfolio includes bacterial sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis and Hepatitis B, among other communicable diseases.
Andrea Saunders is a nurse epidemiologist working as a Communicable Diseases Specialist with Public Health Ontario’s Communicable Disease Unit. Her portfolio includes sexually transmitted infections, bloodborne infections, and tuberculosis.

Public Health Ontario Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. 
PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI). For more information, contact 


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