get involved!

Registration is now open!

There is no cost to attend, the symposium includes accommodation and all meals. 

After registration, you will receive a registration package via email that will provide you with all the information you need to prepare to attend and to arrange your travel.

Limited travel scholarships are available for those travelling from outside of BC. Please contact the organizers as soon as possible if you require assistance.

For those travelling within BC, please contact Sarah Chown at YouthCo to make your travel arrangements.

Important Dates
Call for Abstracts: Extended to April 16!

This Call is open to any Canadian resident, aged 18 – 32, who is currently living with HIV, and /or has ever been diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Presentations are typically 1 hour in length, please contact us if you have any questions or would like to propose a longer workshop.

Further information about eligibility, as well as submission guidelines, can be found in the Call for Abstracts document. Please return it along with the Contact Form by April 16, 2018, by email. Submissions will be reviewed by the symposium Peer Coordinators, all of whom are living with HIV and/ or HCV.

Download the forms:

Call For Abstracts
Contact Form

Steering Committee
HIV and Hepatitis-C positive youth aged 18 – 32 are invited to join our steering committee, which meets once monthly via teleconference. We seek to have representation from all regions of Canada, so please contact us if this interests you. The steering committee provides input and oversight into the symposium content.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring #YUP, hosting a fundraiser, or providing in-kind support.

Healthcare Services
We are seeking partnerships for 2018 to provide complementary health care services on-site during the symposium, from June 4 – 8, in Langley BC.

Please contact us to join our mailing list, or to let us know how you’d like to be involved!