The Moving Mountains HIV/AIDS Community Based Research Conference took place in Prince George, BC on June 17-19, 2014. This conference was born out of a desire to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders from the North to review research-in-progress and to build participants’ capacity to participate in CBR, all with the goal of strengthening the local response to HIV/AIDS.
The conference included a session on setting research priorities, and the top research priorities as identified by conference participants are summarized in the Community Report. The full list of priority topics are available here. Also available is the environmental scan of HIV/AIDS research in Northern Canada that was conducted in preparation for this conference.
As you might imagine, the conference program was jam-packed; you can find links to a number of the presentations that took place over the three days in the list below.
We graciously acknowledge that this event took place on the traditional territories of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and express our gratitude for being able to gather on their traditional territory to learn together.
Go Tell it On a Mountain: HIV/AIDS-Related Research in the North
In these fast-paced sessions we heard updates from novel research undertaken in the region.
- The Cedar Project– Vicky Thomas (Cedar Project)
- Sex Now Survey– Olivier Ferlatte (Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health)
- Prince George I-Track Survey– Martha Risdale (UNBC)
- Food Security & HIV Study– Evin Jones (Pacific AIDS Network)
- Patient Journey Mapping Project– Patricia Howard (Northern Health Authority)
- Promising and Proven HIV Prevention and Intervention in Rural and Remote Regions in Canada– Cathy Worthington (University of Victoria)
Research 101: Partnerships, Participation and Processes– Kendra Mitchell-Foster and Carlene Dingwall
You, Me, and the Spaces Between: Reflexivity and Research Priorities Arts-Based Approaches in Health Research– Virginia Russell and Dahne Z. Harding
Moving Mountains was made possible through funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Association of HIV/AIDS Research, and the support of the Pacific AIDS Network, the CIHR CBR Collaborative (A program of REACH) and the Aboriginal HIV/AIDS CBR Collaborative Centre.