Webinar Category: Advocacy, Policy and Public Health

An Earth Day Special Webinar on Health, Equity and Climate Change

April 22 is Earth Day and PAN is pleased to host a PAN Presents… special Earth Day webinar with Dr. Maya Gislason. This webinar will present opportunities to think about an equity approach to climate change – what are some of the impacts of climate change on health equity? How can we understand the relationship between… Read more »

Build Your Trans-Friendly Services

Working within HIV, hep C and harm reduction, you are likely used to working with folks of varied sexual identities, but might not be as experienced working with people along the gender continuum. We partnered with Gwen Haworth to introduce you to Trans Care BC.  Gwen shared key terms and concepts, along with strategies for… Read more »

Alcohol: Community Trends and Impact

#AlcoholHarmReductionPAN   We were pleased to work in collaboration with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) on this day-long virtual event* featuring discussion on alcohol use patterns and harm reduction in British Columbia. Scroll to bottom for resources to read and download after viewing webinars.   “Alcohol and tobacco use contributed 89% of… Read more »

Highlights from Summit 2020: Resistance and Responsibility

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) produces Summit, an annual knowledge exchange and capacity building national conference on gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer men’s (GBT2Q) health. This summary shares key highlights from the first-ever virtual Summit, which brought together service providers, researchers, activists, and community members from across Canada around the theme of Resistance and Responsibility…. Read more »

Safe Supply and The Role of Community in Saving Lives and Changing Systems: A Call to Action

Presentation ends at 1:03 followed by questions and comments. Keynote Session at AGM 2020 The overdose crisis continues to ravage our province, taking lives, devastating families and forever-changing communities. COVID-19 has only made the situation worse, greatly increasing the unnecessary loss of life and other harms. Now more than ever, there is a need for… Read more »

HIV, hepatitis c and Syphilis Testing and Cases for 2020 in BC

  As part of the Collective Impact Network meeting, PAN hosted a short presentation called “HIV, Hepatitis C and Syphilis Testing and Cases for 2020 in BC”, followed by an unrecorded Q&A.  The results presented were from 2016 – 2020 (estimated).  They included: HIV, hepatitis C and syphilis testing and percent positivity HIV, hepatitis C… Read more »

PAN Presents… CBRC Webinar on New Testing Tech

After years of advocacy, Health Canada is expected to approve the first HIV self-test in the country. As testing is the critical first step in HIV prevention, treatment, and care cascade, HIV self-testing will be an additional tool in our tool-box to reach GBTQ2+ men who experience vulnerabilities for HIV as well as the undiagnosed…. Read more »

The Hepatitis C Leadership Project

The Hepatitis C Leadership Project is about modelling and developing the leadership skills and knowledge of people with lived experience of hepatitis C in BC. This webinar provided an opportunity to hear from some members of the project’s advisory committee that is predominantly led by peers. They shared concepts & principles guiding the project, needs… Read more »

Hep C in Focus

Hep C in Focus was a special virtual event on July 16, 2020. It featured the presentations available on-demand below, as well as community networking in breaks. This collaboration of women with lived experience of hepatitis C, researchers, and the attendees who shared their day with us was a great experience. We look forward to bringing… Read more »

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 looked at the use patterns for meth… Read more »

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 »