Webinars

We offer webinars as live events, or ready to watch on-demand. All sessions aim to support our communities to gain information, skills, and knowledge the strengthen their work. Scroll through for upcoming webinars and past webinars ready to watch when you are.

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KnowledgeConnect Webinar Series

The KnowledgeConnect series helps build capacity, health literacy, and community connections. Sessions may offer insight into new and innovative approaches to work, new research that will contribute to shared community knowledge, advocacy issues, new community resources, or the social determinants of health that affect HIV and hepatitis C.

 

PAN Presents Webinar Series

The PAN Presents series connects PAN member organizations with provincial Health Authority representatives, provincial and federal funding organizations, and representatives from governmental ministries. You can learn the latest information from these voices, and bring your questions to the table in these exchanges.

 

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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 Public Health Agency of Canada – HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Upcoming Webinars

Fighting stigma and offering support for people who use meth

Crystal meth is a commonly used drug in BC, so HIV, hep C and harm reduction organizations and advocates may well work with people using meth. What do we need to know about crystal meth’s affects on health and spirit to best support people using it? This webinar will look at the use patterns for… Read more »

Hep C in Focus

Join us for the special event! Hep C in Focus is a special virtual event featuring presentations, community networking, and resources. Registration provides access to all sessions of the day, which is scheduled to include breaks. You may join any of the sessions using the same registration link. Hep C in Focus is produced in… Read more »

Past Webinars

PAN Presents… Q&A session about Safe Supply with Guy Felicella

  BC has released new guidance on providing safe supply to people who use drugs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We have heard from PAN member and allied organizations about uncertainty on how these changes will be implemented, and how people can access safe supply across the province. To help answer these questions from community-based organizations… Read more »

Journal of Indigenous HIV Research Call for Submissions

    This webinar provided information about the history of the Journal of Indigenous HIV Research (JIHR) and its future, as the current call for submissions is for a Special Issue: Navigating Allyship: What does it mean to work together in service to the community? The JIHR is a peer-reviewed journal, produced by the Aboriginal… Read more »

Research update from the BC-HTC and Community implications

PAN hosted webinar “Research update from the BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort & highlights from the 2020 CanHepC Symposium & Canadian Liver Meeting: Implications for community & frontline providers” Each presenter summarized the findings from their research that they presented at the 2020 CanHepC Symposium and Canadian Liver Meeting, as well as summaries of findings from… Read more »

Outside In: An Initiative to Reach gbMSM at All Levels of ‘Outness’

This webinar shared information from the formative research informing the Outside In intervention at Health Initiative for Men (HIM) regarding the health and well-being of less-out GBT2Q. Our literature review and consultations with community members showed that compared to their more-out counterparts, less-out community members access HIV/STBBI testing services less frequently, are less familiar with… Read more »

CBRC Sex Now Survey

This webinar focused on CBRC’s Sex Now survey, Canada’s largest and longest-running survey of gay, bi, and queer men’s health (inclusive of trans and Two-Spirit people). Presenter Ben Klassen provided an overview of the survey’s history, questionnaire design and consultation process, and recruitment methods, using the in-person Sex Now 2018 survey (conducted at 15 LGBTQ2+… Read more »

The Ins and Outs of Getting on Hepatitis C Treatment

Hep C treatment is now short term, highly effective, and has minimal side effects for most people. What do you need to know for yourself or the people you support about getting treatment?  Pacific Hepatitis C Network team members Deb Schmitz and Daryl Luster  explain the road to treatment here in BC. They also talk… Read more »

Harm Reduction and Healing in Indigenous Communities

This dialogue-based webinar featured Andrea Medley in conversation with Janet Madsen of PAN. Andrea is one of the Indigenous Wellness Educators with the First Nations Health Authority’s Indigenous Wellness team. When Andrea and her teammates are invited into BC First Nations communities, they’ve found that harm reduction can mean many different things. Hear about different… Read more »

PAN Presents: Northern Health Updates

Slides PAN hosted by Ashley Stoppler and other staff from Northern Health to talk on topics of most interest to our members – as chosen by you. Suggested audience: HIV and hepatitis C organization staff and volunteers, including harm reduction workers Community members and other allies People interested in the epidemiology of infectious disease in… Read more »

Queering Healthcare Access and Accessibility: CBRC Summit Round-Up

Interview ends at 35:50, followed by Q/A period. This webinar recapped highlights of last year’s Summit, a conference for Queer Men’s health hosted by Community Based Research Centre. In its 15th iteration in 2019, the theme was ‘Queering Healthcare Access and Accessibility’ which meant that the Summit was dedicated to talking about what is and… Read more »

What’s Happening in Digital Sexual Health

This dialogue-style webinar explores some digital sexual health services available in BC. Digital sexual health programs help people learn about, monitor and enhance their sexual health and knowledge by engaging online. They have the potential to connect with people in hard to reach areas, and reach populations that may face stigma or challenges in accessing… Read more »

Special Presentation by Dr. Christy Sutherland

Presentation ends at 58:01 followed by questions and comments. We were pleased to welcome Dr. Christy Sutherland, Medical Director of PHS Community Services, as the keynote speaker  to precede PAN’s Annual General Meeting. She spoke on the topics of a safer drug supply and the question of decriminalization. Dr. Christy Sutherland is a family doctor… Read more »

Working With Peer Research Associates

Run time: 35:11. Please complete the evaluation after viewing. In this KnowledgeConnect webinar, Peer Research Associates (PRAs) from the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index reflected on their  experiences working on the project, and offered their thoughts on best practices to teams which include or are thinking of including PRAs in their work. These… Read more »