Friday, Dec 14, 2018

News Recap:

Philip Wilkin, who passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 24th, 2018, was a man with the true spirit of giving. Phil sat on various committees designed to improve health and welfare of prisoners within the Canadian Prison System, and actively advocated for education, treatment and prevention. To help celebrate his achievements, HepCBC has set up a GoFundMe page to collect $1000 to host a COMMUNITY DINNER at OUR PLACE Thursday, January 10th from 5-6 pm.

Hepatitis C highlights from The Liver Meeting 2018
This year at The Liver Meeting, data presented on hepatitis C treatment highlighted continued significantly positive outcomes from direct-acting antiviral therapy, reduced rates of hepatocellular carcinoma, and improved outreach and screening techniques. Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease has compiled several reports which you can read here.

Links to the Presentations at the 7th Annual Liver Forum in Vancouver (October 19, 2018)
If you missed the 7th Annual Liver Forum in Vancouver (October 19, 2018), here are links to the presentations.

Read Joan King’s and Laurel Gloslee’s “Hep C Stories” in new CATIE booklet
We just discovered two of HepCBC’s wonderful former Board members are now stars at CATIE! Both Joan King and Laurel Gloslee tell their inspiring and insightful Hep C Stories in a new CATIE booklet.

History of Segregated Indian Hospitals in Canada
History of Segregated Indian Hospitals in Canada, a summary of a December 4, 2018 webinar with the author of the book SEPARATE BEDS, Race, Medicine, and the State: Indian Hospitals in Canada (a history of Indian hospitals in Canada, 1920s – 1980s).

Celebrating 25 Years of World AIDS Day in Vancouver!
The 25th (!!!) annual World AIDS Day Vancouver event took place on November 29, 2018 at the Carnegie Centre. This was actually the 30th annual World AIDS Day, but the event was not held in Vancouver the first 5 years. Meals, snacks, and prizes attracted many Downtown Eastside guests who stayed to hear the speeches, participate in games, visit the info booths, and get tested.