Category: PAN News and Events

Speaking My Truth: The HIV Stigma Index

PAN is working with a team led by people living with HIV in BC to launch a new community-based research project in 2015 that will be looking at stigma. Speaking My Truth: The HIV Stigma Index is an action-oriented project that will document experiences of stigma and discrimination from the perspective of people living with… Read more »

PAN Congratulates PHO on HIV, Stigma and Society Report

PAN recently sent Dr. Perry Kendall, BC’s Provincial Health Officer, a letter of congratulations on his recently released report: HIV, Stigma and Society: Tackling a Complex Epidemic and Renewing HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men in British Columbia. PAN notes that: “This is a very significant report in that it highlights the importance of HIV… Read more »

Heather is a former staff member of PAN. Heather Picotte is the Positive Living, Positive Homes study coordinator at the Pacific AIDS Network. She recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies, where her research focused on the food security of people living with HIV in the Okanagan Valley…. Read more »

PAN 2014 Fall Conference and AGM

It gives us great pleasure to announce the 2014 Pacific AIDS Network Fall Conference, Forum, ED Summit, and to provide you with formal notice of the 2014 AGM. Conference Dates: October 21 – 23, 2014 Conference Location: Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel, 7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Forum for persons living with HIV/AIDS: The Forum will… Read more »

The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) is excited to announce that that this year’s workforce development training will be focused on Frontline Support Workers and will be held on February 24 – 26 in Richmond. This three-day event will be held in partnership with CATIE. Draft program highlights will be released in late September and registration… Read more »

PAN’s Fall Conference 2013 Evaluation

PAN contracted Catalyst Research Group to conduct a process evaluation of our 2013 Fall Conference. PAN’s overall goal was to deliver the conference in a way that fostered learning about our programs, encouraged fun, and left the attendees feeling re-charged. The conference was a 2-day event that included the following activities: Keynote address by Carla… Read more »

5 Questions with Researcher Catherine Worthington

Catherine Worthington, Ph.D., is a faculty member in the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria Faculty of Human and Social Development. She has expertise in program evaluation, survey methods, and qualitative methods. Cathy has a long history of collaboration with HIV communities in conducting community-based and participatory research. As… Read more »

February 26 – 28, 2014, Richmond, BC  Registration Deadline: Friday, January 24th @4:00pm The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) is excited to announce that we will be hosting a two and a half day conference for PAN member organizations and other allied/partner organizations, where frontline prevention, education, harm reduction, health promotion workers and program managers and… Read more »

5 Questions with CBR Practicum Student Joanna Mendell

Joanna is a former practicum student at PAN. Joanna Mendell is a student at the University of Victoria currently working on her Master’s degree in Public Health and she’s conducting her practicum placement at PAN until April. Although public health has been an interest of hers for many years, up until last year Joanna was… Read more »