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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. Scroll through for upcoming webinars and past webinars ready to watch when you are.

 

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.  Please contact Simon for more details: [email protected]

 

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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

PAN Presents: Northern Health Updates

PAN will be hosting Ashley Stoppler and other staff from Northern Health to talk on topics of most interest to our members – as chosen by you.  At this point, we are planning for presentations that focus on: the current rates in NH region for HIV testing, as well as new diagnoses compared to goals;… Read more »

Harm Reduction and Healing in Indigenous Communities

This dialogue-based webinar will be with Andrea Medley, 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. Join us to learn about different approaches to harm reduction… 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? Join us for a webinar with Pacific Hepatitis C Network team members Deb Schmitz and Daryl Luster as they explain the road… Read more »

CBRC Sex Now Survey

This webinar will focus 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). We will provide an overview of the survey’s history, our questionnaire design and consultation process, and recruitment methods, using the in-person Sex Now 2018 survey (conducted at 15… Read more »

Past Webinars

PAN Presents: Northern Health Updates

PAN will be hosting Ashley Stoppler and other staff from Northern Health to talk on topics of most interest to our members – as chosen by you.  At this point, we are planning for presentations that focus on: the current rates in NH region for HIV testing, as well as new diagnoses compared to goals;… Read more »

Queering Healthcare Access and Accessibility: CBRC Summit Round-Up

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 isn’t working for Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two Spirit,… 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

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 and diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine who… Read more »

Working With Peer Research Associates

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 shared experiences expand on recommendations for working with and… Read more »

PAN Presents: PHSA Hot Topics

PAN welcomed presenters Dr. Jason Wong, Jill Pascoe and Lauren Allan from the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) to talk about topics chosen by our members. This session provided an update on current epidemiology in BC and PHSA women’s services.     Suggested audience: HIV and hepatitis C organization staff and volunteers, especially those working… Read more »

Near and Far: the Harm Reduction Landscape in the Interior

Each region in BC is facing its own overdose crisis within this public health emergency. Each region has its own layout of services, and the sheer land area of each region can make it difficult to support everyone who needs harm reduction services. ANKORS has been providing community care and support in the East and… Read more »

Making Connections for Cultural Safety and Humility

For groups that are non-Indigenous but work with Indigenous people, there may be some gaps in knowledge about how to best provide culturally sensitive and appropriate support. In this KnowledgeConnect dialogue the topic was how to advance cultural safety through humility, sensitivity, and skills development. Andrea Derban and Cherlyn Cortes of the First Nations Health… Read more »

Hepatitis C Schooling That Connects: Dialogue with Shelley Taylor of CATIE

World Hepatitis Day is honoured every year on July 28, and this year we presented a KnowledgeConnect dialogue webinar will focus on hepatitis C knowledge and skills that connect people across the country. Shelley Taylor, the Regional Health Education Coordinator with CATIE, shared what brought her to working in hepatitis C and what her work… Read more »

PHAC Harm Reduction Fund

At last year’s PAN fall conference, one of the requests we heard at the ED summit was for PAN to facilitate more conversations and potential collaborations across the network when it came to large national and provincial funding calls. In the weeks before PHAC launched its latest solicitation for the Harm Reduction Fund, we worked… Read more »

Measuring Reductions in STBBIs: Your Input Matters

Help Shape how Canada evaluates its success in addressing HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and other STBBIs!  Reducing the health impact of sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs) is a key goal for British Columbia, for Canada, and globally. To support this goal, the Public Health Agency of Canada released a Pan-Canadian STBBI Framework for Action and… Read more »

Pozcast: Supporting PLHIV in their Health

During Men’s Health Week we sat down with James Watson, the host of Pozcast. The goal of Pozcast is to connect people living with HIV with HIV research in ways that matter. Episodes on men’s health have included HIV and fatherhood, and a series on drug use in the gay men’s community. But it is… Read more »