Webinars and Virtual Events

Webinars and virtual trainings aim to support our communities to gain information, skills, and knowledge to strengthen their work.

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KnowledgeConnect Webinars and Virtual Trainings

The KnowledgeConnect series helps build capacity, health literacy, and community connections. Themed virtual trainings (3 or more related sessions) and single focus webinars offer insight into new and innovative approaches to work, new research that will contribute to shared community knowledge, advocacy issues, new community resources, or the social determinants of health that affect HIV and hepatitis C, and harm reduction. See series.

 

PAN Presents Webinars

The PAN Presents series connects PAN member organizations with provincial Health Authority representatives, provincial and federal funding organizations, and representatives from governmental ministries. You can learn the latest information from these voices, and bring your questions to the table in these exchanges. See series.

 

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Virtual Trainings (2 or more sessions linked by theme)

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We greatly appreciate the vision of our government funders and their ongoing commitment to supporting the work of PAN. In particular we gratefully acknowledge the Public Health Agency of Canada – HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Past Webinars

PrEP 201: Prevention for Every Body

Please join PAN and two community educators from Freddie for PrEP 201: Prevention for Every Body. On the registration page you can submit questions in advance (your name won’t be mentioned in webinar). This webinar will be presented by Thomas Iglesias Trombetta and Grant Picarillo who will offer accessible information about some of the lesser-known… Read more »

Supporting interpersonal relationships

Our first virtual event of 2024 featured conversation to  build core knowledge for practice and policy development in frontline support work. It featured two different topics embedded in relationships, as providing services to a couple can present intricate layers that differ from working with an individual. Each session offered information to help attendees enhance connections… Read more »

STIBBI update – HIV and Syphilis

  Speakers: Elaine Chan, MPH, CPH (she/her) Teddy Consolacion, PhD (she/they) Epidemiologists with Clinical Prevention Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control   Elaine Chan and Teddy Consolacion pull out some key messages for the community based response based on current data and comparing back over the years.

Community. Action. Change.

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day 2023 was “Let Communities Lead“. We upheld the theme and expanded the vision to the intersecting communities we support with this training on December 6th. We featured discussions on improving client connection and cultural safety; ethical and open employment practices supporting people with lived andl iving experience (PWLLE);… Read more »

2023 AGM Keynote panel on Addressing the Deadly Gap in Drug Policy

 PAN held its Annual General Meeting virtually on Thursday, October 19, 2023. We convened a special keynote panel called Addressing the deadly gap in drug policy: treatment and harm reduction are not enough. We need safer supply. Presentations were by Charlene Burmeister (Coalition of Substance Users of the North) and Kurt Lock (Research Coordinator at… Read more »

HPV Prevention, Care, and Research in 2SLGBTQ+ Individuals

At least three out of four people will be exposed to human papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their lives, and there are different kinds, or strains. Some strains cause warts, which are generally not dangerous; other strains can lead to cervical or anal cancer if not detected. In this webinar, Dr. Troy Grennan shared… Read more »

Hep C Diversities

  World Hepatitis Day is an annual day of recognition, education, and advocacy on July 28th. In the lead up, we hosted this virtual community event Wednesday July 19, 2023 to look at some of the layers of living with hepatitis C. The recordings of the sessions are available below. Program Micro-elimination of hep C… Read more »

Community Discussion Forum on HIV/Hepatitis C Testing Technologies in BC

  Our Community Discussion Forum on HIV/Hepatitis C Testing Technologies in BC featured a presentation from Shriya Hari from CATIE, who provided insights on the latest testing technologies available for HIV and Hepatitis C in Canada. Following Shriya’s presentation, Daniel Boyle from HIM shared the organizational experience in implementing HIV Self-Testing.   Suggested audience: The… Read more »

Walking Our Talk: Everyday Decolonizing

We were pleased to support a virtual training to discuss approaches to building decolonization ethics into our everyday practices in non-profit and community-based work. Dr. Shauneen Pete and Nikki Sanchez encouraged us to see how we could strengthen our approaches to standing against colonialism in our work. These discussions offered essential insights and skills for… Read more »

Do vaccines reduce the harm of COVID-19 for people living with HIV and people who inject drugs in BC?

 People living with HIV (PLHIV) have been reported to be at increased risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes. Yet it remains unclear how vaccines work in this population as they were mostly underrepresented in the early vaccine trials that determined vaccine approvals. We utilized a population-level data platform which links COVID-19 data on testing and… Read more »

Hepatitis C Testing to Treatment Know-How

In this KnowledgeConnect webinar, Sofia Bartlett presented information about different kinds of hepatitis; hepatitis C testing and what different methods can tell us; hepatitis C prevalence in BC, and where we are at in meeting health outcome targets.  She also talked about treatment, what a “cure” means;  reinfection, and more. Presentation slides   This webinar… Read more »

STIBBI Savvy to Support Your Work

    KnowledgeConnect events help frontline organizations build their skills, health literacy, and community connections. We were pleased to host Venessa Ryan, who is the Senior Practice Lead in Epidemiology for Clinical Prevention Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control, supporting provincial surveillance of STIBBIs and TB. Venessa provided an update on current trends in… Read more »