Category: Research

The 2021 Sex Now Survey is now online!

The 2021 edition of Sex Now—Canada’s national health survey for gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer (GBT2Q) men and non-binary people—has launched. We hope you’ll add your voice and help build healthier and inclusive communities for us all. Developed by CBRC, Sex Now has been collecting and sharing valuable data on the physical and mental… Read more »

Take part in STBBI Study

The Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHEOS) is recruiting folks for a study. They are looking for 3-8 participants within the gbMSM population for one focus group with equal distribution among the following age groups: 19-30, 31-64, and 65+. This project is recruiting participants nationally and hoping for equal distribution between provinces. Representation… Read more »

As we head into a new fiscal year and welcome the onset of spring, we would like to take a moment to update members and allies on our work in light of the continuing dictates of COVID. On an operational level, PAN’s own programs and services continue to be impacted as both BC and Canada… Read more »

People living with HIV wanted for cannabis study

Smartphone-based study of medicinal and non-medicinal cannabis use (SMART-CAN) Purpose York University researchers are seeking research participants to help test a smartphone-based method for assessing medicinal and non-medicinal cannabis use, and associated health outcomes, among people living with HIV. What does the study involve? Two hour online assessment (i.e. Zoom interview and questionnaires) Downloading an… Read more »

Call for Abstracts: Issues of Substance Conference 2021

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has announced a call for submissions for the Issues of Substance 2021 conference scheduled for November 23-25. Conference organizers are encouraging submissions based on personal experience related to substance use, and provide a page of Guidelines for Personal Experience Submissions. They also welcome submissions of academic… Read more »

Substance Use News, February 2021

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. With the added layer of the coronoavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened concerns about how… Read more »

New website from REACH: REACH Nexus

  REACH has launched a new website for REACH Nexus! “REACH Nexus is an ambitious national research group working on how to address HIV, Hepatitis C, and other STBBIs (sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections) in Canada.”  The new site includes information about projects and initiatives happening through REACH across Canada, as well as information about… Read more »

We’re happy to welcome Diandra Oliver, who recently joined the Research and Evaluation department as Research Coordinator for the Making it Work Research Project. Read the Meet the People at PAN series.   What are you looking forward to in your work over the next year? Joining the Making It Work team at PAN has been… Read more »

Thanks to those who have participated in PAN’s safe supply surveys! In this blog post, we share a few insights we learned from your responses to the 2nd installment of this survey.  As you might recall, PAN’s safe supply survey was first distributed in July – August 2020. Our aim was to gather input on the rollout of the BC Government’s Clinical Guidance… Read more »

BC CfE Webinar: “Water Women Rising:” Indigenizing Re-search

BC-CfE Webinar Learning Series “Water Women Rising” Indigenizing Re-search to explore how Indigenous women living with HIV understand and support their health Date: Wednesday February 24, 2021 Time:  12  – 1:30 PM  Pacific time Webinar main objectives: Following this webinar, participants will be able to: 1. Explain new approaches to research, including Indigenizing the re-search… Read more »

BC’s Overdose Overview: January 24-30, 2021

The BCCDC Overdose Dashboard provides updates on: Illegal drug overdoses attended by paramedics (BCEHS) Illicit drug toxicity deaths (BCCS defined) Mortality rate maps by Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA) Severity of ingestion poisoning calls coded in most severe category at time of ambulance dispatch (provincial view) Severity of overdose patient presentation assessed by paramedics using the Glasgow… Read more »