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)

Advocacy, Policy and Public Health

Health Determinants

Health Authority and Government Networking

Professional Development 

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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

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 »

Virtual Event Series: Gender Construct and Continuum

  We were excited to host this virtual training series looking at gender constructs and experiences along the gender continuum. Our goal for this series is that it supports people in making their work more affirming, welcoming, and culturally safe*, reducing stigma and discrimination.   Turning up the Outrage Machine with Dr. Gerald Walton Suggested… Read more »

A National Environmental Scan of HIV and Disability Resources

Join us for a webinar with the Canadian HIV and Disability Project (CaNHDis) of Realize: A National Environmental Scan of HIV and Disability Resources Register Summary: Systemic ableism is increasingly being identified as a major barrier in Canada’s HIV Response (PHAC, 2020). Realize’s ongoing dialogues across the HIV and Disability sectors have flagged systemic ableism… Read more »

The key to ending HIV/AIDS: Meaningful Engagement with Indigenous peoples

As part of our Annual General Meeting, we welcomed Trevor Stratton, Indigenous Leadership Policy Manager for CAAN as keynote speaker: The key to ending HIV/AIDS: Meaningful Engagement with Indigenous peoples    Trevor Stratton is a 57-year-old, two-spirit citizen of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation near Toronto, Canada with mixed English and Ojibwe… Read more »

PnP 101

Health Initiative for Men (HIM)’s PnP & Me harm reduction-based program is for gay, bi, queer men and gender diverse folks who use meth during sex and want support achieving health goals. As a harm reduction program, abstinence may be part of the conversation, but isn’t a requirement. HIM’s Daniel Boyle presents the basics of… Read more »

STI and Blood-borne Infections: Testing and Cases 2017-2021 in BC

This webinar in our PAN Presents series focused on an epidemiological snap-shot of STI and blood-borne Infections (STBBI) across 5 years. Testing for STBBIs fell in 2020 coinciding with the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about changes in test positivity and cases compared to previous years.   Suggested audience: HIV and hepatitis C organization… Read more »

An Earth Day Special Webinar on Climate Change, Equity and Lessons from Public Health

British Columbia saw the effects of climate change first hand in 2021 with heavy rains in the fall, wildfires and extreme heat in the summer. We will need to prepare and adapt our communities and our systems for more frequent and extreme climate stressors in the coming decades, ensuring that we keep equity top of… Read more »

Research on benefits and challenges of overdose prevention sites

  This webinar in the PAN Presents webinar series focuses on research and evaluation of  overdose prevention sites. Mary Clare Kennedy, PhD and Michelle Olding, MPH of the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and the University of British Columbia present research examining benefits and challenges of overdose prevention sites, including studies examining health impacts… Read more »

Two-Spirit Reconciliation

We were pleased to work with Cree Two-Spirit community organizer, researcher and educator Harlan Pruden on Two-Spirit Reconcilation. This two-part event situated Two-Spirit people in Indigenous and colonial histories, looking at how we must work towards decolonizing Two-Spirit realities today.   Part 1 : Gender, Sexuality and Two-Spirit Lives Harlan led us through a history of… Read more »

Safer Supply through Compassion Clubs with Guy Felicella of BCCSU

This session in our PAN Presents webinar series concentrates on alternative models of safer supply, something that stirred up interest during the October 2021 webinar with the BCCSU. Guy Felicella expands on his statement “We need to meet substance users where they’re at, and not the medical system. Heroin co-op’s and/or compassion clubs would give… Read more »