Category: Research

BC Centre for Excellence Spring HIV/Antiretroviral Update

  The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS will present its Spring HIV/Antiretroviral Update on Monday, May 6, 2019. Time: 8:30 am to 4:45 pm Location: Grand Ballroom – North Tower Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC (located across from St. Paul’s Hospital in Downtown Vancouver) This is an open educational event sponsored by… Read more »

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is currently seeking feedback on a draft of its Ethics Guidance for Developing Research Partnerships with Patients guide. This document “focuses on ethical concerns that need to be addressed to maintain trust in research partnerships across the research lifecycle”. Importantly, this draft document may serve as a useful tool… Read more »

The President’s Dream Colloquium on HIV: From Cell to Society is a high-profile lecture series hosted by Simon Fraser University. Towards an HIV Cure: Challenges and Prospects, is the next event in the series. This public lecture will feature Dr. Zabrina Brumme, who is the Laboratory Director at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. She… Read more »

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is presenting two education events next week: Are We There Yet? An Update on HIV Cure Research January 23, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Part of the HIV/AIDS Webinar Learning Series is a partnership between the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and Positive Living BC…. Read more »

Welcome to CAHR 2019

Did you know that Saskatchewan has the highest rate of HIV in Canada and Indigenous populations across Canada are more affected by HIV than other groups?  Are you interested in learning more about the disease and what Canadian researchers and community leaders from across Canada are doing to end HIV here in Canada and globally? The… Read more »

Pivot Legal Society Release Project Inclusion Report

From Pivot Legal Society Project Inclusion is a comprehensive study into the ways in which specific laws and policies in policing, health care, and the court system directly undermine the health and safety of people who are homeless and living with substance use issues by trapping them in a cycle of criminalization. Pivot travelled to… Read more »

A BC-CfE Education Event Audience: General Public Date: December 4, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Location: Cullen Lecture Theatre (SPH 1477), Providence Building Level 1, St. Paul’s Hospital Join Dr. Angela Kaida and Peer Research Associate Valerie Nicholoson as they present information from the CHIWOS study on the sexual and reproductive health of women with… Read more »

This was originally published on SmartSex Resource.  by Dr. Zahid Butt, University of British Columbia and BC Centre for Disease Control Background Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infection commonly co-occur because of shared transmission routes and risk behaviors. HIV infection among individuals living with HCV is a major predictor of morbidity and mortality. Risk factors… Read more »

In 2018, the Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control (CCDIC) commissioned EKOS Research Associates Inc. to conduct a survey asking Canadians questions about their awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI). The 2018 survey builds on similar surveys conducted for the Public Health Agency of Canada in 2003,… Read more »

Stop HIV/AIDS Program Evaluation Study Update

The Fall 2018 SHAPE Study update (Newsletter #4) has been released. SHAPE is a longitudinal cohort study, currently in the follow-up phase. The study aims to find out what affects individuals’ transitions through the HIV cascade of care. Recruitment for the SHAPE Study closed on August 31st, 2018. The study team was successful in enrolling… Read more »

Submit Your Abstract for CAHR 2019

Abstract deadline updated December 21, 2018 Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 28th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2019) Topics fall under CAHR’s four tracks: Basic Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences and Social Sciences. An additional oral abstract session will once again be offered with a focus on… Read more »

Please find attached a recruitment poster for the PEIRS (Patient Engagement In Research Scale) study. The study is focused on validating PEIRS as a tool. The study is looking to recruit patient partners who are able to communicate in English for an online survey. Please feel free to share with your contacts. Want to take part… Read more »