Next week I am traveling to St. Johns Newfoundland, a place I’ve never been to but always wanted to visit, to speak at CAHR 2014, a gathering of Canadian researchers, community workers and – yes – community. CAHR is The Canadian Association for HIV Research. I’m to be the “dicussant” – I guess the name speaks for itself – at a presentation led off by Professor Corrine Squire from the Centre for Narrative Research at the University of East London. The presentation takes place May 1 from 2-4 pm local time and will be available by webcast here.
The role of a discussant is not the easiest one in that one is required to react to what the presenter speaks to. I do know it will revolve around narrative accounts of the experience of living with HIV today and to what extent the condition has become normalized, a topic with which I am very familiar.
If you are one of those attending CAHR 2014, please consider attending as it promises to be an interesting and accessible session, or drop in to watch the webcast.
Further details are below.