Presenting: CANFAR2025 Conversations

Beginning this Thursday, January 28th, CANFAR is excited to unveil our first-ever virtual talk series connecting members within the CANFAR community, speaking to issues and initiatives involved with ending the HIV epidemic in Canada by the year 2025.

Each month, CANFAR will welcome a new guest, hosted by a familiar member of our CANFAR family. Through each #CANFAR2025 Conversation, our guests will help deconstruct and apply the research, trends, and obstacles affecting the HIV/AIDS community across Canada.

We are happy to present our first guest, Dr. Hasina Samji, Researcher and CANFAR Grant Recipient. In light of CANFAR’s focus on Mental Health for our first #CANFAR2025 Conversation, Dr. Samji’s research is making much-needed progress within the realm of HIV & Mental Health. 

“Incredible advances in HIV and HCV treatment have improved the life expectancy and quality of life of people living with HIV and HCV. Our work seeks to characterize the burden of mental illness among people living with HIV and HCV using population-level data in British Columbia to inform clinical management and care for these populations.”

– Dr. Hasina Samji

Tune in this Thursday January 28th at 2:00pm EST // 11:00am PST to join our chat with Dr. Samji hosted by CANFAR CEO, Alex Filiatrault, as we learn how this critical research on mental health can inform decisions and practices when it comes to providing care and resources for Canada’s HIV community.

Watch the CANFAR 2025 Conversation with Dr. Hasina Samji below