Cafe Scientifique: Employing HIV peer research associates – Are we providing enough support?

Employing HIV peer research associates: Are we providing enough support? – A Cafe Scientifique organized by Positive Living BC

Employing people living with HIV as peer research associates is gaining popularity today as community-based organizations and researchers attempt to integrate the greater involvement of people living with HIV more meaningfully into new research projects. By openly discussing and including the input of peer workers to develop industry standards of support provision, we hope to offer a valuable resource for researchers, community organizations, and others who seek to employ people living with HIV for research projects.

Join Positive Living BC – HIV Community Based ResearchCIHR Café Scientifique, moderator Robert Ablenas, Ablenas Public Health Communications, and our panel of experts:

  • Surita Parashar, principle investigator, “The way I see it” study
  • Shelly Tognazzini, peer navigator and peer research associate
  • Chuck Osborne, peer research coordinator and peer research associate
  • Ben Stevenson, peer research coordinator and research assistant
  • Angela Kaida, principle investigator, “CHIWOS” study
  • Jonathan Postnikoff, peer research associate, “GPS” study

The discussion takes place on Dec. 4 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Chateau Granville, Burrard Room, 2nd Floor, 1100 Granville St., Vancouver.

Please RSVP to [email protected]