Free UK-CAB residential training for community advocates

Dear HIV Partners,

Following my last posting about the free online course on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), the second training I mentioned is for the UK-CAB residential training.

The UK-CAB is a UK-wide network for community HIV treatment advocates. It was set up in 2002 to enable HIV treatment activists to better understand science and research.

To apply for the residential training weekend you will have to become a member of the UK-CAB, this is free and open to anyone (other than people who work for drug company involved in HIV research) who is interested in HIV treatment advocacy. You can apply for membership online through the following link ukcab.net/join/

The deadline for the training weekend is the 19th of June so if you are interested do not delay. Remember you will have to join the UK CAB BEFORE you can apply for the training weekend.

I helped set up the UK CAB when I was working at i-Base, I have also been on one of these residential training weekends and recommend it to anyone who would like to learn more involved with HIV community advocacy. The UK CAB is a supportive organisation that welcomes new members regardless of their previous knowledge or experience.

Below is the call for applications of the residential training.

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Call for applications - UK-CAB residential training: 16-19 August 2017

Are you a UK-CAB member…

• Living with HIV

• Interested in becoming more involved in working with and for the community?

Then this UK-CAB 3-day training may be just what you are looking for.

The training aims to improve your skills in community representation and advocacy and your confidence to take up roles in these areas. Past trainees have gone on to take up roles as community representatives on the British HIV Association (BHIVA) committees, clinical and research advisory boards and regional commissioning groups, speak at conferences, and lead local patient forums.

The training will cover:

• Evidence-based science in relation to research

• Understanding trial design, research and the role of pharmaceutical companies

• The HIV lifecycle

• Treatment literacy

• Understanding advocacy and representation – how to be an effective community representative

Who can apply?

All UK-CAB members are welcome to apply.

Priority will be given to members who have not attended the training before.

You need:

• Basic literacy and numeracy skills

• An interest in learning about the scientific aspect of HIV and HIV treatment

• To be already engaged in some kind of community activity around HIV and keen to be more involved

• To be committed to improving the lives of people living with HIV, in all their diversity, in the UK

About UK-CAB

UK-CAB is a UK-wide network for community HIV treatment advocates. It was set up in 2002 to enable HIV treatment activists to better understand science and research.

For more information visit: ukcab.net

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Kind Regards,

Paul

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  • Thank you Paul for sharing this information.

    This is our 4th year of this training. Previous courses can be found here:

    ukcab.net/resources/