Community researchers have got PANACHE! Working together to research the aging care needs and preferences of older people living with HIV in Ontario
Nov 29, 2022
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Date(s) - 29/11/2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Join our virtual Collaborative Conversation on Tuesday, November 29th at 12:00 p.m. with Kate Murzin, National Program Manager, Realize, and community researchers from the PANACHE Ontario (Preferences and Needs for Aging Care among HIV-positive Elderly people in Ontario) research team.
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST
Webinar Presentation: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
Reflecting Together: 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST (see details further below)
All are welcome to attend. The virtual link will be provided upon registration and one day prior to the event.
This conversation between research partners will:
- Explore the importance and impact of community-based research, using the HIV community as an example
- Describe approaches that enable fulsome engagement of community researchers at every stage of the research process
- Discuss the met and unmet needs of older people living with HIV in Ontario (age 60+), and potential strategies for better meeting these needs
Reflecting Together will take place immediately following this live webinar at 1:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for trainees, older adults and caregivers to come together and share their thoughts on the topics discussed during this event. We hope you will be able to join us as we continue the conversation and take our learnings into action.
About our speakers
Kate Murzin, MPH: Kate is the National Program Manager at Realize, a charitable organization committed to fostering optimal well-being for people living with HIV and other episodic disabilities. The research, education, policy, and practice change activities in which she engages are focused on the health and well-being of aging and older adults living with or vulnerable to HIV. Realize provides secretariat support to the National Coordinating Committee on HIV and Aging and Kate works closely with its diverse stakeholders, including older adults living with HIV, to effect change. She is the co-Principal Investigator on the PANACHE (Preferences And Needs for Aging Care among HIV-positive Elderly people) study, a community-based participatory research project.
Joanne Lindsay: A Community Investigator with ESTIMATE Lab at Unity Health Toronto, Joanne’s HIV research, advocacy and community education work focuses on understanding how HIV, HPV are linked to increased cancer risks for positive people, specifically cervical, anal and oral cancers. She talks with groups of positive people about protecting ourselves from HPV-related cancers, while exploring experiences accessing HPV and cancer prevention tools: vaccination, screening and treatment options for pre-cancer. She has held a variety of research, training, mentoring and program positions within Toronto’s HIV sector since 2012. Joanne has a Masters Degree in Community Development (MES, York) and a Graduate Diploma in Community Engaged Research and Evaluation (McMaster’s School of Social Work).
George Da Silva: George has been HIV positive for over 20 years, a Peer Researcher since 2017 and a volunteer within the community. George became a Peer Researcher to be able to share his life experiences and learn to listen to others telling their stories. He’s been involved in a number of projects ranging from HIV to homelessness research. He treasures each and every story shared with him and adds his own lived experience to help others while they share.
This event is part of the Collaborative Conversations Series. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive information about future events.