Past Conferences – Fall 2008

PAN’s Fall Conference took place October 22nd to 24th, 2008 and included: HIV+ Forum, an Interactive Breakfast Cafe on the Future of the HIV/AIDS Movement in BC, a General Assembly and an AGM. 

The Pacific AIDS Network gratefully acknowledges the funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, AIDS Community Action Program (ACAP) and from the Provincial Health Services Authority that made this conference possible. 

Special thanks as well to our conference partner, the Community Based Research Program housed at the BC Persons with AIDS Society. 

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Record of Proceedings 

For the Conference Agenda, please Click Here.

For the Draft Minutes for the HIV+ Forum, please Click Here. 

For the Draft Minutes of the General Assembly, please Click Here.

For the Draft Minutes for the AGM, please Click Here.

For the Audited Financial Statements for FYE March 31st, 2007 (presented and approved by the PAN Membership during the AGM), please Click Here.

For the Audited Financial Statements for FYE March 31st, 2008 (presented and approved by the PAN Membership during the AGM), please Click Here.

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Interactive Breakfast Cafe on the Future of the HIV/AIDS Movement in BC

On October 23, 2008, the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) and the BCPWA Community Based Research Program hosted a Breakfast Interactive Café for 80 PHAs, AIDS Service Organization (ASO) staff, volunteers, and Public Health representatives. Cheryl Dowden from ANKORS in the Kootenays, Rick Kennedy from the Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) and Moffatt Clarke from the Public Health Agency of Canada jumpstarted a town hall meeting. There was some resistance to imagine ourselves ten years from now. Does this mean that it will be business as usual, denial, or that we do not see ASOs or an HIV movement in the future? In the end, there was a lively diaologue and the café left us with more questions than answers.

For a brief environmental scan/literature review on the Future of the HIV/AIDS Movement in BC, please Click Here.

To read an article by Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco about his reflections on the Café and the questions it raised for him, (contained in issue 59 of BCPWA’s Living +)  magazine, please Click Here. 

To see a short seven minute  podcast of the Café prepared by BCPWA videographers, please Click Here.