Weaving Strengths in HIV, hep C, STBBI and harm reduction



Interior Health and PAN are excited to be partnering to host a capacity building event that will bring together people working in HIV, hepatitis C, STIBBI health promotion and harm reduction.

The event will be held on the traditional territory of the Syilx people of the Okanagan Nation, in what is often referred to as Vernon.

The gathering will offer capacity and community building resources for folks new and experienced in their work. A key focus of this event is perinatal substance use and will feature comprehensive presentations by Jan Ference, BEd, MS, IPMHF and Alexandra Olmos Perez, PhD, Clinical Ethicist with PHSA Ethics.


The event will be held on September 17th and 18th, 2024.


Please note that the morning of September 17th will be reserved for Interior Health funded groups to meet for their annual BBI Face-to-Face. Further program details for the afternoon of the 17th and the full day on the 18th will be released in the coming weeks.

The event will be held in Vernon at the Best Western Premier (5350 Anderson Way, Vernon).

If you are an Interior Health funded group and would like to see detailed travel and accommodation guidelines please click HERE.

If you are a PAN member organization who received an invitation to register for this event and would like to review the detailed travel and accommodation guidelines please click HERE.

Please complete and submit the information in the online form below to confirm your participation.


The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 26th (4:00 PM PT).

General Application Information

By completing and submitting the information requested in this online application form, I acknowledge that I have read, understood and accept the travel, accommodation and reimbursement guidelines as they may apply to my attendance. I also agree to complete the post-event evaluations. Information collected via this application form is confidential and will be used solely for the purposes of determining attendance, evaluation purposes and for post-event follow up with PAN.
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PAN member scholarship support

This section is for invited PAN members. Please review travel and accommodation guidelines and answer the following questions.
Are you applying for a travel scholarship?(Required)
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Are you applying for a hotel scholarship?

Hotel Reservation Information

To streamline the registration process if your application is accepted, please complete the information below. PAN will book hotel stays for dates applicable to the days you've applied to attend. If you need alternate or additional dates, you must contact Stacy Leblanc or Janet Madsen at PAN to arrange this. Please Note: A CREDIT CARD or cash deposit will be required upon check-in for incidentals/damage deposit. If you do not have a credit card or are not able to pay a cash deposit, please let us know below in the "special requirements" section.
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I understand that if I require a hotel room in addition to the dates I've applied to attend, I agree to contact Stacy Leblanc or Janet Madsen immediately following submission of this application.
Stacy Leblanc: [email protected] | Janet Madsen: [email protected]

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