Category: Conferences and Special Events

The Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) is presenting the 27th annual conference on HIV and AIDS research in Vancouver from April 26-29, 2018. This conference is an interesting mix of basic and clinical science; epidemiology and public health; as well as social sciences. The call for abstracts has been released and deadline for abstract… Read more »

CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Awards

The Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) has launched the 2018 CAHR – CANFAR Excellence in Research Awards.  This program is intended to “highlight and celebrate the contributions of Canadian researchers in HIV/AIDS research in Canada and internationally”, and includes community-based researchers. Up to five awards are awarded each year at the CAHR conference; the 2018 CAHR… Read more »

Gay Men’s Health Summit Registration Open

Join the Community Based Research Centre for our most ambitious Gay Men’s Health Summit yet.  This year’s Summit will focus on optimizing HIV combination prevention strategies for gay, bi and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM). This unique conference experience will give members of the community, government representatives, academics, and health care providers a… Read more »

HIV Treatment Updates

For those who are keen to learn the latest on HIV and HIV treatment, the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE’s) Fall HIV/Antiretroviral Update will be presented in Vancouver on Monday, November 6. This is a day-long event that features information on research into the course of HIV infection and related health issues, such… Read more »

People who use injection drugs represent approximately 90% of newly acquired hepatitis C (HCV) infection. Clinicians working with PWID play an important role in reducing HCV-related morbidity and mortality through early diagnosis and treatment. A new course will strengthen the capacity of clinical staff to test for, treat and manage HCV in their setting. Through online learning and a… Read more »

Suicide Prevention Training for Queer Service Providers & Allies

From the Crisis Centre   Join us in Building a Suicide-Safer Queer Community! “We know that as many as 1 in 5 LGBT people have attempted suicide,” says Dr. Travis Salway, a post-doctoral fellow with the BC Centre for Disease Control/UBC School of Population and Public Health. “Thus it is essential to build a network… Read more »

PWN Healing Circles

After 25 years of support, education, and advocacy it is with deep sadness we witness the dissolution of Positive Women’s Network. In an attempt to find some understanding around this profound loss there will be two healing circles. These circles are in response to many requests from women living with HIV to have a space… Read more »

YouthCO’s Yúusnewas Program Video Launch

  From Kayla Mitchell at YouthCO As you are aware, Yúusnewas empowers youth to be leaders in our communities. At our youth retreat ‘First Directions: Reclaiming our Bodies’, we gave youth the tools to produce films that create meaningful change. At First Directions this year, youth created three heart-felt short films focused on decolonizing our… Read more »