Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre
Clinical
Clinical, Models of care

Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre (VIDC)
201-1200 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2C7

604-642-6429
604-642-6419

Disciplines

HCV treatment advances, Access/Care for IDUs, Community initiatives

Dr. Brian Conway is the President and Medical Director of the Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre (VIDC), specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic infectious diseases and related conditions, with a focus on HIV and HCV infections. At VIDC, he is the Principal Investigator for over 25 HIV and HCV clinical research trials, and is credited with the conceptualization and implementation of the ENTENTE (Engage, Test, Engage, Treat, Engage) program that led to the development of VIDC’s Community Pop-Up Clinics (CPCs). The VIDC’s CPCs provide point-of-care testing for HIV and HCV in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (DTES). Over 500 patients have been diagnosed with HCV and engaged in care through this program, and over 150 have already received HCV treatment. His leadership with the CPCs has led to the development of novel strategies for the delivery of care emphasizing the simplification of therapeutic options and integration of medical, addiction, social, and psychological aspects of care.

His passion for mentorship and education is also reflected in over 25 individuals employed at VIDC. VIDC provides excellent opportunities for graduate and post-doctoral students to receive training in multidisciplinary aspects of HCV care and research.

He was recently reappointed by the Minister of Health, Hon. Rona Ambrose, as Co-Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Council on the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS, HCV, and Related Health Conditions in Canada (MAC-FI). He is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to recognize his long term contribution to the field of HIV/AIDS and vulnerable populations in Canada. Last year he received the provincial AccolAIDS award for long-term contributions to the field of HIV/AIDS Research.