2016 Speakers

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DR. ISAAC Bogoch

Dr. Isaac Bogoch is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Medicine, and an Infectious Diseases consultant at the Toronto General Hospital.  Dr. Bogoch's clinical and research interests focus on HIV prevention strategies. He created and leads a dedicated HIV Prevention Clinic at the Toronto General Hospital to improve the quality of care provided to individuals seeking care for HIV Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP). This clinic serves as a major hub for HIV prevention research. His recent work evaluates the transition of individuals at high risk of HIV acquisition from PEP to PrEP care. Dr. Bogoch is also involved in numerous community outreach programs promoting HIV prevention.

Dr. Bogoch completed medical school and Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Toronto, and then specialized in Infectious Diseases at Harvard University.  He holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, and completed fellowships in both HIV care and Tropical Infectious Diseases.

Dane Griffiths

Dane Griffiths is the Manager of Health Promotion at the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance of Ontario (GMSH) where he coordinates the planning, implementation and evaluation of knowledge transfer & exchange (KTE) activities to strengthen gay men’s sexual health programs in AIDS service organizations across the province.  His engagement in the HIV sector thrived during his time developing the Men4Men program at The AIDS Network in Hamilton. There he produced a series of sexual health promotion campaigns that were evidence informed, community driven and targeted to increase knowledge of HIV & STI’s while reducing barriers to testing & treatment access. In his current role he has contributed to the re-development of Primed- a sexual health guide for gay, bisexual and queer trans men as well as the Cruising Counts guide to sexual health online outreach. Dane is a graduate of Sheridan College, student at George Brown College and a knowledge user for various gay men’s health research projects. 

Devon MacFarlane

Devon MacFarlane serves as the Director for Rainbow Health Ontario. Devon has worked in roles related to community development, program development, management, and systems change in the health sector for almost 20 years. Across this time, a substantial focus of Devon’s work has been on advancing the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bi, queer, Two Spirit, and trans communities, using an intersectional approach – work that is close to Devon’s heart as an out trans and queer person. As a volunteer, Devon is currently the President of the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health.

Dan Gallant

Dan Gallant works doing Knowledge Translation work for the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH) in Toronto. Prior to his work with the GMSH, Dan has worked in community development, HIV prevention, harm reduction, and as a research assistant to several community-based research projects. Dan holds an MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies from Brock University.