Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s Fall Conference, PLHIV Forum and AGM, which was held on the traditional territories of the Syilx (Okanagan) people October 30-31st.
“We were gifted with a welcome from Elder Wilfred “Grouse” Barnes and drummer Margaret Manuel who opened the event and set the tone for a truly collaborative and productive gathering.” Read From Stigma to Strength – Reflections on This Year’s PAN Fall Conference by Executive Director J. Evin Jones’
After a number of years of consultation and the need to change our governance structures, we are pleased to say that the the draft bylaws were unanimously supported in the AGM vote- read the final version that will carry our work forward.
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Program Day 1 included:
- Opening & Territory Acknowledgement
- Moment of Silence
- Opening Remarks
- Update on Criminalization/Sex2 Guideline- Richard Elliott – Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
- Women with Lived Experience of HIV and hepatitis C panel
- Report from the ViVA sponsored Women’s Empowerment Forum
- Provincial reports/updates: BC Centre for Disease Control- Epidemiology of HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis in BC, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS- Update on PrEP, the Overdose Emergency Response Centre, Ministry of Health, Public Health Agency of Canada
- Forum for People Living with HIV
- Executive Directors’ Meeting
- The Unconference Room
- Annual General Meeting: PAN AGM 2018 Agenda Approved PAN Constitution and Bylaws 2018
Program Day 2 included:
- Charging up for Change – fighting HIV Stigma in BC
- Regional Health Authority panel: First Nations Health Authority, Interior Health, Northern Health, Vancouver Island Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, Provincial Health Services
- Keynote Presentation: A Journey in Transforming the Health and Wellness of British Columbia First Nations. Dr. Shannon McDonald, First Nations Health Authority
- Closing Remarks & Acknowledgements
We greatly appreciate the vision of our government funders and their ongoing commitment to supporting the work of the Pacific AIDS Network. In particular we gratefully acknowledge the Provincial Health Services Authority. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Provincial Health Services Authority.