Webinar Category: PAN Presents

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 »

Research update from the BC-HTC and Community implications

PAN hosted webinar “Research update from the BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort & highlights from the 2020 CanHepC Symposium & Canadian Liver Meeting: Implications for community & frontline providers” Each presenter summarized the findings from their research that they presented at the 2020 CanHepC Symposium and Canadian Liver Meeting, as well as summaries of findings from… Read more »

PAN Presents: Northern Health Updates

Slides PAN hosted by Ashley Stoppler and other staff from Northern Health to talk on topics of most interest to our members – as chosen by you. Suggested audience: HIV and hepatitis C organization staff and volunteers, including harm reduction workers Community members and other allies People interested in the epidemiology of infectious disease in… Read more »

PAN Presents: PHSA Hot Topics

PAN welcomed presenters Dr. Jason Wong, Jill Pascoe and Lauren Allan from the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) to talk about topics chosen by our members. This session provided an update on current epidemiology in BC and PHSA women’s services.   Suggested audience: HIV and hepatitis C organization staff and volunteers, especially those working with… Read more »

PHAC Harm Reduction Fund

At last year’s PAN fall conference, one of the requests we heard at the ED summit was for PAN to facilitate more conversations and potential collaborations across the network when it came to large national and provincial funding calls. In the weeks before PHAC launched its latest solicitation for the Harm Reduction Fund, we worked… Read more »