FREE June 11 Webinar on Indigenous Prison-Community Partnership Study

You are invited to watch this webinar, June 11, 2019 (noon to 1 pm, PST) in person or online, presented by Helen Brown, PhD RN, "Work 2 Give: Indigenous and Participatory Knowledge Translation within a Prison-Community Partnership Study" at https://bcsupportunit.ca/events-training/work-2-give-indigenous-and-participatory-knowledge-translation-within-prison OR http://www.providenceresearch.ca/sites/default/files/KT%20CoP%20invite%202019Jun11.pdf Helen Br

ASSESSING RISKS to the LIVES of Canada’s INDIGENOUS WOMEN

In a 1200 word report issued June 3, 2019, Canada’s federal government acknowledged a horrifying statistic: Canada's Indigenous women are at least six times more likely to become victims of homicide than non-Indigenous women: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mmiwg-inquiry-deliver-final-report-justice-reforms-1.5158223 In addition, we should acknowledge that Canada's Indigenous people are at least five times more at risk of acquiring hepatitis C, and that

FEDERAL PRISONS in BC will be VISITED by HepCBC TEAM June 10-14, 2019

Twice a year HepCBC's all-volunteer outreach team visits the Community Resource Expo (CRE) events held in BC's federal prisons to give the most recent information about viral hepatitis (B and C) care and prevention, and to offer support to those seeking treatment. To see profiles of these institutions, go to https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/institutions/001002-5000-eng.shtml Our all-volunteer team consists of Leon Anderson, Ron Larsen, Dr. Sofia Bartlett, Chery

BLUEPRINT for ELIMINATING HEPATITIS C in CANADA

Is it possible to ELIMINATE HEPATITIS C in Canada? Dr. Jordan Feld presents the BLUEPRINT: "Blueprint to inform hepatitis C elimination efforts in Canada" at CanHepC's launch session, May 24, 2019 Dr Jordan Feld presents the Blueprint to inform hepatitis C elimination efforts in Canada at the 8th Canadian Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus/Canadian Liver Meeting on May 24th, 2019 in Montreal. Watch and share this moving one-hour presentation at https://www.

CONTAMINATED BLOOD SCANDAL HEARINGS finally being held in UK

Links follow to some really amazing "lived experience" stories from the recent UK inquiry, by British people who contracted hepatitis C from contaminated blood products and transfusions, including some stories from their families. They have waited many years for these hearings. https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/c6gz70808ext/uk-contaminated-blood-scandal

FDA approves first treatment for all HCV genotypes in CHILDREN (USA)

FDA approves MAVYRET™, the first treatment for all genotypes of hepatitis C approved by this US agency for pediatric use. On behalf of Canada's children, we hope Canada will soon follow (Canada's version of AbbVie's hepatitis C drug is spelled Maviret™)! For Immediate Release, April 30, 2019 https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-treatment-all-genotypes-hepatitis-c-pediatric-patients

Consultation Tool for Hepatitis B Decision-Making – Free Application from CCO

Clinical Care Options presents a new "Interactive Decision Support Tool" for Hepatitis B consultations to help determine whether and how to treat HBV patients, "Hep B Consult: US, European, and Asia-Pacific Guideline Recommendations on Whether and How to Treat HBV" Downloading this tool is FREE but requires that you register with Clinical Care Options website: https://www.clinicaloptions.com/hepatitis/programs/2019-hbv-management/idst/tool Source: B

FREE Seminar in HCV Elimination among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)

Clinical Care Options presents three new seminars in their HCV Elimination 2018 series, each one dealing with a population particularly at risk of acquiring or passing on HCV: Men Who Have Sex with Men [MSM] - ACCESS INFORMATION BELOW Persons Who Inject Drugs [PWID] - SEE ACCESS INFORMATION IN SEPARATE ARTICLE, and People Who Are Incarcerated [COMING SOON] The MSM module is introduced below... CCO CME/CE-certified interactive video module

FREE Seminar in HCV Elimination among Persons Who Inject Drugs (PWID)

Clinical Care Options presents three new seminars in their HCV Elimination 2018 series, each one dealing with a population particularly at risk of acquiring or passing on HCV: Persons Who Inject Drugs, [PWID] - ACCESS INFORMATION BELOW. Men Who Have Sex with Men [MSM] - SEE ACCESS INFORMATION IN SEPARATE ARTICLE, and People Who Are Incarcerated [COMING SOON] The PWID module is introduced below... CCO CME/CE-certified interactive video modu

BC PharmaCare lists Maviret™ treatment for HCV

Congratulations, hepatitis C patients in BC, BC PharmaCare, and AbbVie Pharmaceuticals! One more treatment option is now available to BC HCV patients of all genotypes, New patients without cirrhosis need only 8 weeks treatment. Maviret™ is also safe and effective for the many HCV+ people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). More information: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/british-columbia-pharmacare-lists-abbvie-s-hepatitis-c-treatment-mavi...