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Friday, Sep 28, 2018

News Recap:

A Deadline and an Invitation: HepCBC Seeking Board Members, Members, and Volunteers before October 3rd, 2018
While we can always use your support and welcome new members and volunteers year-round, we are particularly hoping to hear from you on or before October 3rd this year! This is because November 3rd is our Annual General Meeting (AGM), and in order to vote, you must be an official Member a month in advance of the meeting. Voting by eligible members is either in person or via an online voting system (“Election Buddy”).

Key Messages from Dr. Julio Montaner at World Hepatitis Day Vancouver 2018
On September 13th at the Downtown Eastside Carnegie Centre, Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, updated the audience about the massive ongoing international program for the elimination of hepatitis B and C (and other forms of viral hepatitis).

HepCBC Info Tables Pop Up in Variety of September Venues
This September saw HepCBC cooperating with many different groups in Victoria and Vancouver to inform people from diverse communities about hepatitis B and C. These included members of First Nations, Chinese, IVDU (both active and in recovery), and homeless (or housing-challenged) communities. Three of the events included partnership with Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre (VIDC) who held popular HCV screening clinics on site.