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). The World Health Organization has called for Global Elimination of Viral Hepatitis by 2030 and Canada has "signed on" to this call and furthering its goals both internationally a

The Week in Review: July 20 – July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018 News Recap: HEPCBC Expands Mandate to Cover Hepatitis B and other types of Viral Hepatitis. (July 27, 2018, Victoria, BC) The timing was auspicious. Tomorrow is World Hepatitis Day and today HepCBC is delighted to announce a new mandate which more broadly supports the World Hepatitis Alliance’s target of eliminating all forms of viral hepatitis from the world by 2030. NEW PURPOSES: HepCBC Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Soc...

OPINION: Nine countries will eliminate hepatitis C by 2030. Why not Canada?

Guest opinion by Laurie Edmiston It’s rare that we have good news to share on a day dedicated to raising awareness about a disease. Particularly for a viral infection like hepatitis C, a silent killer that causes serious liver damage and affects more than 220,000 Canadians. But on World Hepatitis Day (July 28), we have reason to be optimistic. New treatments cure most people of hepatitis C with few side effects. For a virus that was discovered only 30

July 28 World Hepatitis Day Sample Social Media Posts

Twitter: July 28 is #WorldHepatitisDay! Take a moment to read about individuals' experiences in completing #HepC treatment—and how they are now helping researchers investigating hepatitis C prevention strategies. We can stop hep C! http://www.cfenet.ubc.ca/blog/patients-share-their-experiences-with-hepatitis-c-treatment-svr-study #NOhep #bchealth #endstigma Facebook: An estimated 73,000 Canadians are currently living with hepatitis C, but it is cu

BCCDC Grand Rounds for primary care on HCV; MoC credits available

Hello BC healthcare provider, As part of the World Hepatitis Day Committee (HepCBC, Pacific HepC Network, patient advocates, healthcare providers, and volunteers), I’d like to invite you (and your colleagues/contacts) to a BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) Grand Rounds seminar that will provide recent updates on hepatitis C (HCV) screening guidelines, testing, treatment (and coverage), and linkage to care for their patients in BC. TITLE: Expa...