2017 Fall Conference, PLHIV Forum and AGM

October 25-26, 2017
Vancouver Airport Marriott in Richmond, BC

Thank you to the members of the PAN community and allies who attended and contributed to the 2017 Fall Conference, PLHIV Forum and Annual General Meeting. Please see our Conference Collage blog for a quick look at the work we accomplished together. Resources from presentations are available below.

The 2017 PAN Fall Conference featured:

  • Opening & Territory Acknowledgement: Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society
  • Government and Health Authority Partner Panel
  • Where do we go from here? – Conversations on Canadian Drug Policy
  • PAN 101 – Structure, Policies, and Programs
  • Forum for People Living with HIV
  • Executive Director’s Meeting
  • Annual General Meeting

Spotlight on Community-Based Research at PAN:

  • Positive Living, Positive Homes Project
  • The BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index Project
  • Moving Knowledge to Action Discussion: Taking Action on Housing and HIV in BC – with data from the Positive Living Positive Homes Study
  • Moving Knowledge to Action Roundtable: Identifying Stigma in BC Communities: Action Items for Change from the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index Project
  • Closing: Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society

 

The 2017 PAN Fall Conference draft minutes and notes:

 

Immediate Action Item

One advocacy piece that was discussed with urgency during the Executive Director’s Summit was the need for PrEP funding. The Community Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health (CBRC), Health Initiative for Men (HIM) and YouthCO are driving the charge that PrEP be funded by the BC government. (For those who aren’t familiar with PrEP, it is medication that is prescribed to people who don’t have HIV to prevent them from becoming infected if they are exposed to the virus.) HIM developed a comprehensive resource last year that has alink on it to make it easy for people to advocate with the Premier and their MLA, and YouthCo has a link as well. PAN has written in support of this funding, and other groups are encouraged to do the same.

Learn more about PrEP

Learn more about the PrEP advocacy campaign

 

 

Documents and Resources (in order of program)

Conference Schedule and list of Speakers
Government and Health Authority Partner Panel

Updates in order of presentation

Where do we go from here? – Conversations on Canadian Drug Policy

Dr. Dan Werb, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital

Andrea Woo, the Globe and Mail

PAN 101

Paul Kerber and Mona Lee

Forum for People Living with HIV

PLHIV Forum Agenda

2016 PLHIV Forum minutes

PLHIV Forum Survey Sets Priority for Action

Executive Director’s Summit

2017 Executive Director’s Summit Agenda

Annual General Meeting

Annual Report: Working Together in Challenging Times

2017 Annual General Meeting Agenda

2016 Annual General Meeting minutes

Important Information Regarding PAN Board Elections 2017

PAN Membership Applications

PAN Audited Statements 2017

Spotlight on Community-Based Research at PAN

Positive Living, Positive Homes Project Heather Picotte and research team

The BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index Project Heather Picotte and research team

 

Background Documents

HPV Vaccine Advocacy Update
Positive Living, Positive Homes and BC People Living with Stigma Index research summaries

 

For additional information please contact Janet Madsen at [email protected]

 

 

 

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  • The Research and Evaluation work at Pacific AIDS Network is funded through a partnership with the CIHR CBR Collaborative, a program of REACH 2.0.  REACH 2.0 is “a nation-wide, innovative, virtual laboratory for intervention research, participatory evaluation, and applied program science in HIV, hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections.” The PAN Research and… Read more »

  • “Community-based research is research that is conducted with and for, not on, members of a community.” (Kerry Strand. 2003. Community-Based Research and Higher Education: Principles and Practices, p. xxi) Community-based research (CBR) is a methodological practice that places community partnerships at the forefront. promote an interdisciplinary framework that recognizes the multiple social, economic, political and health… Read more »

  • PAN’s Community-Based Research (CBR) program facilitates and supports community-based research initiatives and partnerships to address HIV and HCV  in British Columbia and across Canada.  This program is possible thanks to our partnership with and funding from the CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS. Through CBR  we work to help foster CBR in the province by linking… Read more »

  • One of the key pieces in our Training and Leadership program is the Positive Leadership  Development Institute (PLDI). The purpose of PLDI is to support people living with HIV/AIDS to realize their leadership potential and increase their capacity to participate meaningfully in community life. PLDI features three modules to engage people at various stages of… Read more »

  • As part of our Training and Leadership program, webinar topics are  developed with community input gathered at our annual meeting with people from across BC, through our annual Members and Stakeholder Surveys, and by following public health trends and emerging issues. Our goal is to provide member organizations and the community information they can use… Read more »

  • PAN works to facilitate, support and grow participatory evaluation initiatives and associated partnerships that address HIV, HCV and and related issues in British Columbia and across Canada.  This work is made possible through our partnership with and funding from the CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS. PAN works within a participatory and community-based evaluation framework: we work to build… Read more »

  • Each year our Fall Conference focuses on key issues in HIV and HCV work in order to educate, support and connect people working across BC. The annual meeting, Executive Directors’ Summit and People Living with HIV forum also identify and prioritize advocacy issues for PAN to address.  The 2017 event will be October 25 and… Read more »

  • The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) supports people who are living with HIV to realize their leadership potential and increase their capacity to participate meaningfully in community life. Developed in partnership with the Ontario AIDS Network (OAN), these learning modules have supported many people to go on to pursue paid and volunteer work with new… Read more »

  • Going on a weekend training with peers who have HIV can be life-changing. People arrive to meet other attendees and often feel nervous and uncertain about what to expect and how they will do. When the weekend program is finished, people  don’t want to leave. But what does happen when people leave? How does PLDI training… Read more »

  • The Positive Leadership Development Institute News blog covers information about the multi-module PLDI training as well as information about PLDI grads. Some have gone on to work in the HIV sector as researchers, educators, support workers, and more. Read stories on what it’s like to work in community-based research work from someone with lived experience; read… Read more »

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