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

Building Blocks for Hepatitis and Sexual Health Literacy

Attention educators and frontline service providers! We are pleased to be presenting a webinar with Cherlyn Manderson Cortes in recognition of World Hepatitis Day. Cherlyn is a Clinical Nurse Educator at the BC Centre for Disease Control. Cherlyn will highlight inter-relationships of STIBBIs including hepatitis, and share education approaches that build hepatitis and sexual health… Read more »

Join Health Initiative for Men (HIM) , PAN and Ribbon Community for an overview of recent changes to the HIV medication landscape in Canada. This webinar will empower frontline staff, educators, and community members with new information on long-acting HIV treatment and prevention options and highlight current realities for accessing long-acting medications for priority populations… Read more »

  Meet the team, see the vision, and learn how BC’s new STBBI dashboard can support your work. The dashboard team includes community members and BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) staff. This webinar shares their vision for a tool that is easy to use and understand. The dashboard information can help you in… Read more »

PrEP 201: Prevention for Every Body

We were pleased to hear from community educators representing Freddie and PAN member Health Initiative for Men in PrEP 201: Prevention for Every Body. Thomas Iglesias Trombetta and Grant Picarillo from Freddie offered information about some of the lesser-known intricacies of PrEP for HIV prevention, talking about considerations for different types of communities, new developments… 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 »