The Week in Review: Jan. 18, 2019 – Jan. 25, 2019

Friday, Jan 25, 2019 News Recap: Using Telemedicine HCV Care Model in Prisons in SPAIN “HCV telemedicine program satisfying, cost-effective in Spanish prison:  A telemedicine program brought high levels of satisfaction and proved cost effective in patients with hepatitis C in a Spanish prison, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting 2018…” Read more about Spain’s prison-based HCV “Telemedicine” treatment model. Saturday in Surrey! Visit HepC

The Week in Review: Jan 11, 2019 – Jan 18, 2019

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 News Recap: Photos of January 10, 2019 HepCBC Community Dinner in Memory of Phil Wilkin at Our Place Victoria, BC January 10, 2019. A community dinner was held today at Our Place Society in memory of HepCBC’s Board Member and Prison Outreach Committee founder, Phil Wilkin. It was a truly blessed evening and we are happy to share these great photos (many thanks to photographer and event organizer, Tracy, of Our Place). Invitation

The Week in Review: Jan 4, 2019 – Jan 11, 2019

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 News Recap: Winners of HepCBC’s November and December, 2019 Colouring Book Contest Announced HepCBC has a monthly contest aimed at current and former prisoners, but others are welcome to join. The prize is $50 worth of art supplies. Dramatic Series, UNSPEAKABLE about Canada’s Tainted Blood Scandal January 9, 2019, Toronto. A new CBC TV historical drama series, Unspeakable, started today which follows the lives of a couple he...

The Week in Review: Dec 21, 2018 – Jan 4, 2019

Friday, Jan 4, 2019 News Recap: Hepatitis B Treatment, Viread, Approved in USA for Children Under 12 Hepatitis B in children is of particular concern, as the younger a person is when she/he contracts HBV, the greater likelihood of developing the chronic form of the disease. While HBV vaccination (primarily of users of IV drugs, or of infants born to HBV+ mothers) remains the greatest HBV-related public health challenge for Canada, we also should con...

The Week in Review: Dec 14 – Dec 21, 2018

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 News Recap: ***COMMUNITY DINNER January 10th at OUR PLACE in HONOUR of PHIL WILKIN*** 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 Go...

The Week in Review: Dec 7 – Dec 14, 2018

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 News Recap: COMMUNITY DINNER January 10th at OUR PLACE in HONOUR of PHIL WILKIN 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...

The Week in Review: Nov 30 – Dec 7, 2018

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 News Recap: Renally-Impaired Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection Find Success with Low Dose of TDF A low dose of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) may help to preserve renal function and maintain viral suppression in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, even those with advanced liver disease, according to new research. Join Us to Honour & Remember Our Friend Phil Wilkin On Friday December 14,...

The Week in Review: Nov 23 – Nov 30, 2018

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 News Recap: Phil Wilkin: 1957 – 2018: R.I.P. R.I.P. Philip Wilkin. You gave so much to so many and asked for so little in return.  Saying such sad farewells today to our Board Member, Phil Wilkin, who passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Novel Surrogate End Point Proposed in Hepatocellular Carcinoma New research on patients with intermediate hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have undergone conventional trans...

The Week in Review: Nov 16 – Nov 23, 2018

Friday, Nov 23, 2018 News Recap: Links to a Non-Academic Online Journal and a Blog about Viral Hepatitis We recommend that if you prefer non-academic language and are not yet subscribers to this online magazine or the HepVoice blog about viral hepatitis, that you should consider it. Here are the links. Elimination of Hepatitis C and the Imperative for Trauma-Informed Care Anyone interested in eliminating hepatitis C should read this article, "In...

The Week in Review: Nov 9 – Nov 16, 2018

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 News Recap: Push to test for hepatitis C in Richmond London Drugs joins other community organizations offering testing for the curable liver-targeting virus. Richmondites will have one more option to find out if they have hepatitis C starting Monday, November 19, as London Drugs joins other community organizations offering testing for the curable liver-targeting virus. HepCBC Reaches Inmates through Info-Fairs at 8 Federal Pr...