Webinar Category: PAN Presents

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 »

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 »

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 »

Taking Care of Each Other in Times of Change and Crisis

 This was the Special Keynote Presentation from PAN’s 2021 AGM (October 21, 2021). Len talked about how we can mobilize Indigenous knowledge and values to care for one another as teams, organizations, and human beings doing work on the frontlines. Doing the “good work” as Len calls it is really just caring for fellow… Read more »

Risk Mitigation and Safer Supply: What’s Next and What’s Needed

  This addition to our PAN Presents webinar series focuses on safer supply. More than a year ago, BC introduced the clinical guidance Risk Mitigation in the Context of Dual Health Emergencies. Hear about how the guidance has been updated to reflect lived and clinical experiences as drug poisonings are worse than ever and the… Read more »

Let’s get together with a small carbon footprint

As a follow up to the Earth Day Special Webinar on Health, Equity and Climate Change, we hosted PAN Presents: Let’s get together with a small carbon footprint. Our work time and meetings have a hidden carbon footprint! Online video, including streaming, videoconferencing, and video embedded in apps, uses a lot of electricity. Since about… Read more »

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

April 22 is Earth Day and PAN was pleased to host a PAN Presents… special Earth Day webinar with Dr. Maya Gislason. This webinar presented opportunities to think about an equity approach to climate change – what are some of the impacts of climate change on health equity? How can we understand the relationship between… Read more »

HIV, hepatitis c and Syphilis Testing and Cases for 2020 in BC

  As part of the Collective Impact Network meeting, PAN hosted a short presentation called “HIV, Hepatitis C and Syphilis Testing and Cases for 2020 in BC”, followed by an unrecorded Q&A.  The results presented were from 2016 – 2020 (estimated).  They included: HIV, hepatitis C and syphilis testing and percent positivity HIV, hepatitis C… Read more »

PAN Presents… CBRC Webinar on New Testing Tech

After years of advocacy, Health Canada is expected to approve the first HIV self-test in the country. As testing is the critical first step in HIV prevention, treatment, and care cascade, HIV self-testing will be an additional tool in our tool-box to reach GBTQ2+ men who experience vulnerabilities for HIV as well as the undiagnosed…. Read more »

PAN Presents… Q&A session about Safe Supply with Guy Felicella

  BC has released new guidance on providing safe supply to people who use drugs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We have heard from PAN member and allied organizations about uncertainty on how these changes will be implemented, and how people can access safe supply across the province. To help answer these questions from community-based organizations… Read more »