Bridging Project (HCV & Co-infection)

Strengthening the Community-Based Response to the HCV/HIV co-infection epidemic(s) in BC



Date: January 31st and February 1st
Location: Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo
Address: 11 Bastion Street

This two day workforce development training will be open to PAN member agencies in the Vancouver Island region, as well as allied health providers in the region.

Presenters will be a mix of regionally based and non regional presenters. A detailed program with presenters will be released shortly.


PAN member organizations on Vancouver Island are eligible to send up to three sponsored delegates to the training.  Please consult with your organizations Executive Director before submitting a registration.  Additional delegates are invited to attend but travel and accommodation costs will be the responsibility of the member organization.

Non PAN member organizations are also invited to attend the training but travel and accommodation costs will be the responsiblity of the individual or their agency. Registration is free for all attendees.

Registration Deadlines:

For PAN Members that require hotel accommodation: Friday, December 23rd, 2011 by 4:00pm. 

Standard Registration (people based in Nanaimo and Non PAN member organizations): Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 by 4:00pm

If you are not PAN member agency in the Vancouver Island region, but would like to attend this session, please contact Stacy LeBlanc, Director of Program Development, at [email protected].


A copy of the draft agenda is available here.


Date: November 23 & 24, 2011
Location: Coast Inn of the North –  Prince George, BC
Address: 770 Brunswick Street

The Prince George Bridging Project training has now concluded.  We would like to thank all of the presenters and the participants who attended the training for helping to make it a great success!  Presentations and handouts will be posted to the website over the coming weeks.


Information/Presentations Available for Download:

A List of free resources available from the CATIE Ordering Centre

HCV Stats Handout bundle 


Accessing Treatment for Hepatitis C – Presented by Ilse Kuepper, HCV Nurse, Northern Health

HCV Treatment Access: New treatments, old story…. – Presented by Deb Schmitz, Executive Director, Pacific Hepatitis C Network

Sexual Transmission of HCV – Presented by Hermione Jefferis, Health Promotion Educator, AIDS Vancouver Island

Recommendations for Living Well (Nutrition & Wellness) – Presented by Hermione Jefferis, Health Promotion Educator, AIDS Vancouver Island

Harm Reduction Strategies and Best Practices in Community Support/Peer Empowerment – Presented by Hermione Jefferis, Health Promotion Educator, AIDS Vancouver Island

Addressing Hepatitis C Stigma – Presented by Liza McGuinness, Project Manager, Hepatitis Services, BC Centre for Disease Control


PLEASE NOTE: Other presentations will be uploaded to the website as they become available.

A copy of the agenda/programme used for the training is available HERE.



Pacific AIDS Network would like to thank the Public Health Agency of Canada for funding these workshops