Category: Pacific AIDS Network News

We are so pleased to announce that PAN was successful in our proposal to CIHR under the Collaborative Centres of HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research competition. This news means that the CIHR CBR Collaborative: A Program of REACH (CBR Collaborative 2.0) will continue and that there will be sustained regional and national support through the CBR Collaborative… Read more »

Substance Use News: June

“Every 4 minutes 1 person who injects drugs becomes infected with HIV.” This statement comes from a newly released policy report from UNAIDS on Harm Reduction. It examines the public health implications of drug policy worldwide and highlights other health issues faced by people who use drugs (PWUD), including a high incidence of hepatitis C… Read more »

Cam graduated from UBC in the olden days and enjoyed a very interesting career, retiring 6 years ago. Highlights included over 15 years in the airline business where he did everything but the three “f’s”: flying, financing and fixing. After a short stint with an advertising agency where he helped launch Canadian Airlines international, he… Read more »

  “I would like to acknowledge that PAN, as a provincial organization, gratefully and respectfully works and partners with BC’s 198 First and Métis Nations.”   Within the past couple of months, PAN staff decided to add the territorial acknowledgement above to our email signatures. Although it may seem like a small thing, deciding on… Read more »

Part 2 of a 2-part series   |   Read Part 1 This post is Part 2 in our two-part series related to Pacific AIDS Network’s (PAN) oral and poster presentations at this year’s Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) Conference in Montreal, QC. The first post in the series focused on Jaydee Cossar’s oral… Read more »

You don’t often think of the words “data” and “party” in the same context, but at PAN we’re actively pursuing ways to make research exciting and relevant. To that end, we’ve now held two data parties for our community-based research study, Positive Living Positive Homes (PLPH). A “data party” is simply a gathering of people… Read more »

Webinars for Work

The thing about working in HIV and HCV support and services is you rarely wind down, as many PAN members can attest. Webinars can be a great way to gain knowledge and pause in your everyday of doing. Here are a few you might have missed that are worth a mention. All are about an… Read more »

Thoughts from BC Addiction Research Day

The Hurlburt auditorium at St. Paul’s Hospital was packed for BC Addiction Research Day on May 31. Familiar themes were present throughout the day: fentanyl’s hold on BC and stigma’s challenge in providing care. Dr. Mark Lysyshyn began with a keynote followed by oral and poster presentations throughout the day.   Fentanyl Changes the Curve… Read more »

Part I of a 2 part series   The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) had the good fortune of presenting several research and evaluation projects at the recent Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) Conference in Montreal, QC. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet, reconnect, and learn from a diverse group of researchers, people with… Read more »