Regional Training 2017


Regional Gathering – Interior
November 21 and 22 , 2017
Royal Anne Hotel – Kelowna, BC


General Registration Information

The Pacific AIDS Network, in partnership with the Interior Health Authority, is excited to be hosting a two-day regional gathering to learn, share wisdom and network.

A draft preliminary schedule will be available in mid September but were are please to announce that the first day of the training will be led by Vikki Reynolds and will focus on grief and loss, vicarious trauma, resiliency, debriefing, as it relates to the ongoing opioid crisis in BC.

The event is scheduled for November 21 and 22, 2017 at the Royal Anne Hotel in the heart of downtown Kelowna.

This training is open to people working in the Interior Health Region. PAN member agencies in the region may send up to 4 delegates to attend the training. We may be able to accommodate more than 4 people so if you have more than 4 people that wish to attend please register them now and we will work with agencies once registration has closed. Each individual wishing to attend the regional training is required to complete a separate registration form.

PAN is able to provide travel and shared accommodation sponsorship where required. Resources are finite so travel arrangements will be done on a delegate-by-delegate and agency-by-agency basis.  All participants will be provided with free registration, which will include a light breakfast and lunch on each of the two days of the event.  In exchange for this free registration we ask that all training participants agree to complete post event evaluations (one at the end of the training itself and a follow-up survey 3-6 months following the event).


Please read the following information carefully as it contains all the pertinent information to submit your registration.

The deadline for submitting an application is Monday October 16th, by 4:00pm.

Space for this special event is limited and resources are finite.  We therefore sincerely thank you in advance for respecting this and remind you that through the act of submitting your registration that you are agreeing to attend the entirety of all seminars, workshops, presentations, and other events that are part of the program.

Failure to honour this agreement may result in your agency or organization being unable to register for future events as well as being billed for accommodation and conference food and beverage costs.

Exceptions will apply regarding health-related and/or exceptional circumstances. It is the responsibility of the individual to inform PAN event organizers as to the reason for lateness or absence. (Contact information at bottom of this page).


Registration and Event Meals Sponsorship:
All participants will be provided with free event registration and a light breakfast and lunch on each of the two days of the event.  All other meal and incidental costs are the responsibility of the individual or their agency.


Travel and Accommodation Sponsorship:
PAN is able to provide travel and shared accommodation sponsorship where required. Resources are limited so travel arrangements will be done on a delegate-by-delegate and agency-by-agency basis.

Rooms have been made available at the Royal Anne Hotel in Kelowna. To ensure accommodation registrants must submit the required accommodation information, via the online application form, at the time of submission.

Registrants will be eligible for one room night per day of training, unless you are not able to get back to your home community at the end of the session and in that case we will provide an additional night of accommodation. There will be no charge for shared rooms but a request for a single room will incur a charge of $60.00 per night (you will be invoiced in advance of the training).


Cancellation, Changes and No-Show Policy:
All delegates are responsible for notifying PAN event organizers (contact information available at the end of this page) of any cancellations within 5 business days of their scheduled arrival in order to avoid accommodation, and conference food and beverage, billing for non-attendance. In the event that a person does not arrive at the training hotel for this training (a no-show) PAN will invoice the delegate for accommodation costs (where applicable) and a registration fee to cover program, venue and meal costs.


Expense and Reimbursement information for people travelling by car or bus:
PAN will reimburse accepted applicant’s mileage at $0.48 per kilometer, but only to the equivalent cost of an economy fare flight from that community (if applicable).

If you are travelling by Greyhound Bus, or similar, we will also reimburse these expenses. Please note that travel receipts and boarding passes, where available, will be required with your reimbursement submission.

  • Costs for cancelled or altered airfares/bus will not be reimbursed.
  • Reimbursement forms will be available at the registration desk onsite.
  • Expense claims received after 14 days WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED.


To begin the application/registration process please hit the Start Now button below:


Stacy Leblanc
Director of Program Development
Pacific AIDS Network
Tel: 604.968.3160
Email: [email protected]

Janet Madsen
Capacity Building and Knowledge Translation Coordinator
Pacific AIDS Network
Tel: 604.725.5897
Email: [email protected]


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