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CHÉOS at APHA 2015

APHA-2015

CHÉOS researchers are presenting abstracts at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2015 Annual Meeting, which runs from October 31–November 4 in Chicago. Projects include the Study to Assess Long-Term Opioid Maintenance Effectiveness and The Cedar Project.

CHÉOS PhD Student Heather Palis received a 2015 Leadership Challenge Annual Meeting Scholarship from APHA.

Blair A, Patel S, Katamba A, Oneka A, Ogwang M, Tebere L, Odong P, Malambas S, Schechter MT, Muyinda H, Pearce M, Spittal PM, Sewankambo N. “The Cango Lyec Project – Healing the Elephant”: Comparisons of HIV, PTSD, and depression between former abductees compared to their non-abducted counterparts in post-conflict Northern Uganda. American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: Oct 31–Nov 4, 2015. 326133.

Blair A, Schechter MT, Ogwang M, Oneka A, Sewankambo N, Odong P, Patel S, Katamba A, Muyinda H, Pearce M, Malambas S, Spittal PM. “The Cango Lyec Project – Healing the Elephant”: The impact of syphilis on HIV vulnerability among populations aged 14-49 in post-conflict Northern Uganda. American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: Oct 31–Nov 4, 2015. 326182.

Blair A, Pearce M, Muyinda H, Katamba A, Schechter MT, Spittal PM. Qualitative exploration of the legacy of civil war on alcohol use and its intersection with depression, PTSD, and HIV in the post-conflict populations of Northern Uganda. American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: Oct 31–Nov 4, 2015. 326369.

Jongbloed K, Friedman A, Pearce M, Demerais L, Thomas V, Schechter MT, Lester R, Spittal PM, Pooyak S. Cedar Project mHealth Study: Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of an mHealth intervention for HIV treatment and prevention among young Indigenous people who use illicit drugs. American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: Oct 31–Nov 4, 2015. 325647.

Marchand K, Guh D, MacDonald S, Harrison S, Brissette S, Schechter MT, Oviedo-Joekes E. A comparison of participant’s satisfaction with injectable diacetylmorphine and hydromorphone treatment in a double-blind randomized controlled trial for the treatment of long-term opioid dependence. American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: Oct 31–Nov 4, 2015. 330280.

Marchand K, Palis H, Fikowski J, Harrison S, Schechter MT, Oviedo-Joekes E. Understanding patient capacity to meet the demands of methadone maintenance treatment from the perspectives of long-term opioid dependent women and men. American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: Oct 31–Nov 4, 2015. 330274.

Marchand K, Palis H, Fikowski J, Harrison S, Schechter MT, Oviedo-Joekes E. Histories of victimization and its relationship with age of regular heroin injection among of long-term opioid dependent women and men. American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: Oct 31–Nov 4, 2015. 330197.

Oviedo-Joekes E, Marchand K, MacDonald S, Guh D, Palis H, Harrison S, Brissette S, Marsh D, Schechter MT. Characteristics and response to treatment among Aboriginal people receiving treatment with injectable opioids for the treatment of long-term opioid-dependency. American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: Oct 31–Nov 4, 2015. 329271.

Palis H, Marchand K, Fikowski J, Oviedo-Joekes E, Harrison S, Schechter MT. Engaging long-term opioid users in knowledge translation: Assessing participants’ perceptions of the effectiveness of two formats. American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: Oct 31–Nov 4, 2015. 329528.

Palis H, Marchand K, Fikowski J, Harrison S, Schechter MT, Oviedo-Joekes E. Gender sensitive predictors of retention in opioid substitution treatment among long-term opioid users. American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: Oct 31–Nov 4, 2015. 328446.

Pan SW, Zhang Z, Li D, Carpiano RM, Schechter MT, Ruan Y, Spittal PM. Ethnicity, ethnic identity affirmation, and language proficiency among men who have sex with men in North China: Implications for HIV vulnerability and psychological distress. American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: Oct 31–Nov 4, 2015. 323817.

Pan SW, Zhang Z, Li D, Carpiano RM, Schechter MT, Spittal PM, Ruan Y. Religion and homonegativity among men who have sex with men (MSM) in North China: Implications for HIV vulnerability and psychological distress. American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: Oct 31–Nov 4, 2015. 323737.

Pearce M, Jongbloed K, Henderson E, Blair A, Schechter MT, Spittal PM. Cedar Project: Psychological distress and HIV vulnerability among young Indigenous people who use drugs in three Canadian cities. American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: Oct 31–Nov 4, 2015. 325329.

Pearce M, Jongbloed K, Henderson E, Blair A, Schechter MT, Spittal PM. Cedar Project: Resilience in the face of HIV vulnerability among young Indigenous people who use drugs in three Canadian cities. American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: Oct 31–Nov 4, 2015. 325477.

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