Category: Conferences, Forums, Training Events

Registration is now open for the Fall HIV/Antiretroviral Update. This education event is for healthcare professionals and those with an interest in HIV and hepatitis C research, treatment and care. Date: October 22, 2018 Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Location: Grand Ballroom-North Tower Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel (located across from St. Paul’s Hospital in Downtown… Read more »

AIDS 2018: Summaries and Impressions

The 22nd International AIDS Conference took place July 23-27, 2018 in Amsterdam. Now that the conference is over and people are making their way back to their home countries, the second wave of information is swelling across the internet: summaries, reflections, and calls to action are being published. There are many worth reading; here are… Read more »

  BC is in the midst of a Public Health Emergency. Last year 1422 people died of an unintentional overdose. Every community is struggling with the issue of substance use and overdoses. Join us for two days of expert speakers and workshops on how we can work together to find solutions to support people in… Read more »

Webinar: BCCDC Grand Rounds Update on Hepatitis C

As part of the World Hepatitis Day Committee Vancouver (BCCDC, HepC BC, Pacific HepC Network, CAHN, patient advocates, healthcare providers, and volunteers), we’d like to invite you to a BCCDC Grand Rounds seminar that will provide recent updates on hepatitis C (HCV) screening guidelines, testing, treatment (and coverage), and linkage to care for their patients… Read more »

Hepatitis C in Primary Care & Drug and Alcohol Settings: Treating hepatitis C in people who inject drugs   People who inject drugs (PWID) represent approximately 90% of newly acquired hepatitis C (HCV) infections. Clinicians working with PWID play an important role in reducing HCV-related morbidity and mortality through early diagnosis and treatment. With the advent of new, well-tolerated,… Read more »

BC CBR Quarterly at CAHR 2018

The BC Community-Based Research (CBR) Quarterly Meetings (referred to as the CBR Quarterly Meetings hereon) is a community of practice that gathers three to four times a year to share learnings, challenges, and best practices related to CBR, evaluation, and knowledge translation/sharing initiatives. Meetings are organized by Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) staff, hosted by McLaren… Read more »

Regional Training in Prince George: #PANintheNorth18

Several members of the PAN team were welcomed in Prince George for the regional training on June 5-6. A sincere shout out and thank you from the PAN folks that attended (Stacy Leblanc, Janice Duddy, Mona Lee, Jaydee Cossar, Tabitha Steager and myself) to the people from Positive Living North (Prince George and Smithers), Central Interior… Read more »

PrEP 4 Sex, Drugs & Rock’n’Roll

The BC Center for Disease Control’s Chee Mamuk and the First Nations Health Authority invite you to: PrEP 4 Sex, Drugs & Rock’n’Roll – HIV Prevention Community Forum for BC’s Lower Mainland Indigenous and Two-Spirit community members.   Date: June 18, 2018 5:30 – 7:30pm Location: SFU Downtown Campus Room 1430 515 W Hastings St.,… Read more »

Stimulus 2018: Drugs, Policy and Practice in Canada

Stimulus 2018 is a national conference on harm reduction and drug policy in Canada. It is scheduled for October 3 – 5, 2018 in Edmonton. This comes from the conference site: We are in the midst of an unprecedented overdose crisis, impending legalization of cannabis, a sexually transmitted infection epidemic, and a wide range of drug… Read more »

Your are encouraged to register for the Public Health Association of BC’s 9th annual Summer School, The Public Health Approach: Building Safe and Inclusive Communities. PHABC’s Summer School is one of BC’s only continuing education courses for public health. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest issues in public health, build your professional… Read more »

Adding to resources for those dealing with the ongoing challenges of the overdose crisis, we are pleased to direct members to a series of videos from the Community Action Initiative that are available to view on-demand. They feature Vikki Reynolds in short videos you can watch all at once in under an hour or in 5-15… Read more »