Category: Pacific AIDS Network News

Webinar: CBRC Sex Now Survey

Date: Wednesday February 26, 2020 Time: 10 AM Pacific Time Presenter: Ben Klassen, Research Manager, Community-Based Research Centre This webinar will focus on CBRC’s Sex Now survey, Canada’s largest and longest-running survey of gay, bi, and queer men’s health (inclusive of trans and Two-Spirit people). We will provide an overview of the survey’s history, our… Read more »

Provincial Syphilis Action Plan – Community Consultation

  Date: Thursday January 23, 12-1 PM As you may know, rates of infectious syphilis continue to rise in BC.  Pacific AID Network (PAN) is hosting Dr. Jason Wong from the BC Centre for Disease Control to briefly talk on the current Syphilis Action Plan, and then lead into discussion that aims to help refresh… Read more »

Get Involved in the Hepatitis C Leadership Project

We are looking for people with lived and/or living experience of hepatitis C who are interested in being on the Advisory Committee for the Hepatitis C Leadership Project. This project is a peer-led initiative where hepatitis C community leaders will model their skills and knowledge to inspire other BC community members to embark on leadership… Read more »

5 Questions with Alfiya Battalova, Evaluation Manager

Alfiya Battalova is the newest member of the Pacific AIDS Network team, joining us as Evaluation Manager. Alfiya has a PhD in Disability Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago, has worked at UBC’s Department of Occupational Science and Therapy as a Research Coordinator, at the Social Planning and Research Council of BC, and… Read more »

New Webinar in PAN Presents series: Northern Health Updates

PAN will be hosting Ashley Stoppler and other staff from Northern Health to talk on topics of most interest to our members – as chosen by you.  At this point, we are planning for presentations that focus on: the current rates in NH region for HIV testing, as well as new diagnoses compared to goals;… Read more »

Apply Now for Educators’ Forum

Promoting Effective STBBI, HIV, Hepatitis C and Harm Reduction Education with Indigenous Peoples of BC Date: March 3 and 4, 2020 Location: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Vancouver, BC, the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people. Deadline to apply: Thursday January 23, 2020. We are accepting applications to attend the 5th Educators’ Forum…. Read more »

Webinar: The Ins and Outs of Getting on Hepatitis C Treatment

Date: Wednesday February 12, 2020 Time: 10 AM Pacific Time Hep C treatment is now short term, highly effective, and has minimal side effects for most people. What do you need to know for yourself or the people you support about getting treatment? Join us for a webinar with Pacific Hepatitis C Network team members… Read more »

Substance Use News December 2019

  Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working to support folks who use substances. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. See our Drug Use and Overdose Response page for resources on overdose services, team resilience, governmental reports,… Read more »

What a Year It Was!

Casting the traditional fiscal year aside, the calendar shows 2019 was an amazing year with you all. Thank you to everyone who walked through the months, events, and issues with us. PAN and our members continued to do critical social justice work in every corner of the province throughout 2019.  Some social change and equity… Read more »

Webinar: Harm Reduction and Healing in Indigenous Communities

Date: Wednesday February 5, 2020 Time: 10 AM Pacific time   This dialogue-based webinar will be with Andrea Medley, one of the Indigenous Wellness Educators with the First Nations Health Authority’s Indigenous Wellness team. When Andrea and her teammates are invited into BC First Nations communities, they’ve found that harm reduction can mean many different… Read more »

We are inviting those living in the Northern Health region to help shape your region’s upcoming PAN presents… webinar in late January, which will feature staff from NH. Towards this end, we invite you to complete a 30-second poll here. Historically as part of an annual Fall Conference, Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) has organized a… Read more »

Date: Wednesday January 22, 2020 Time: 10 AM Pacific time This webinar will recap some of the highlights of last year’s Summit, a conference for Queer Men’s health hosted by Darren Ho and and Jose Patiño-Gomez of Community Based Research Centre. In its 15th iteration in 2019, the theme was ‘Queering Healthcare Access and Accessibility’… Read more »