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SK Provincial EM Journal Club (March 18, 2024)

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Target Audience: Rural, regional and urban emergency healthcare professionals, including residents, medical students,
nurses, EMT, and all other interprofessional healthcare providers practicing emergency care.

Article 1
Dr. Christopher Haddad (Resident) with Dr. Emmett Harrison (Faculty)
Before and after study of opt-out dual HIV/Syphilis screening
Understand the role for deliberate physician education in HIV/syphilis testing and provider-directed screening in increasing the amount of
cases of HIV and syphilis diagnosed in the ED.
Recognize the importance of referring syphilis-positive HIV-negative patients to resources for PrEP counselling and/or initiation.
Adapt the findings of the current study to our ED population in Saskatchewan in order to modify individual practice or establish similar


Article 2
Dr. Jaskaran Singh Khinda (Resident) with Dr. Jessi Warren (Faculty)
HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis from the ED
Understand the concept of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and its significance in preventing HIV transmission.
Identify potential criteria for selecting appropriate candidates for HIV PrEP among patients presenting to the emergency department.
Recognize the role of emergency department physicians in advocating for broader access to HIV PrEP and facilitating multidisciplinary
collaboration for comprehensive HIV prevention efforts.


March 18, 2024 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm (SK) | Zoom

View the recording from this session HERE

Contact Information:

  • Sherri Duggan (Executive Assistant to Dr. James Stempien; Provincial Head)
  • Email:

CME Accreditation

The College of Family Physicians of Canada: This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Continuing Medical Education Division, University of Saskatchewan up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits.

Royal Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: This is 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.

Other Healthcare Professionals: Participation in this conference may be included as part of the continuing education and competence programs established by individual professional associations.