Event Information:

  • Wed

    BCCDC Presents "Moving Towards HepC-Free BC," July 24 Public Webinar

    8:45 am - 12:30 pm PDTONLINE or Vancouver General Hospital, 899 West 12th Ave., Vancouver, BC

    INVITATION to Medical Professionals (MoC credits available) and Members of the Public to

    BCCDC's World Hepatitis Day Webinar "Moving Towards HepC-Free BC" 

    Wed., July 24 (8:45 - 12:30 pm Pacific time):

    Participate ONLINE (see below) OR IN-PERSON at Paetzold Health Education Centre (Room JPPS 1891 LT) | Jim Pattison Pavilion | Vancouver General Hospital | 899 West 12th Ave | Vancouver, BC

    A free Grand Rounds event (in-person or online) for General Practitioners, nurses, community groups, public health, and others who are interested in engaging people in hepatitis C (HCV) care.

    Online (Chrome Web Browser required) or In-Person Registration link: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_007IKAxXMEpRKM5

    Today’s HCV treatment cure rates are >95%. However, with the rapid change in the treatment landscape, challenges remain to linking people with HCV testing, care and treatment. This webinar will explore methods, challenges, and successes of engaging people from different populations into HCV care.

    Topics will include:

    Session 1 (8:45 am to 10:30 am, including patient voice#1, Q&A and refreshments)

    • Update on HCV epidemiology and care cascade in British Columbia
      Dr. Naveed Janjua (BCCDC/UBC, Vancouver)
    • Screening and treatment of hepatitis C in correctional facilities
      Adam Beaumont (PHSA/Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, Victoria)
    • Cool Aid Care model–HCV screening and treatment of marginalized populations
      Anne Drost (Victoria Cool Aid Society, Victoria)
    • Linkage with care and HCV treatment at an Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) clinic
      Dr. Edward Tam (LAIR Centre, Vancouver)

    Session 2 (10:45 am to 12:30 pm, including patient voice #2, Q&A and refreshments)

    • HCV screening and linkage with care among the South Asian population
      Mohammad Hayat (Progressive Intercultural Community Services, Vancouver)
    • HCV screening and linkage with care among women
      Dr. Neora Pick (BC Women’s Hospital/Oak Tree Clinic, Vancouver)
    • Linking people who are not currently engaged in HCV care
      Dr. Alnoor Ramji (UBC/Providence Health Care, Vancouver)

    *BCCDC Public Health Grand Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity as defined by the
    Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Registered participants (MDs only) can earn MoC credits.

    Hosted by BC Centre for Disease Control, Provincial Health Services Authority

    Co-sponsored & promoted by: HepCBC, Hepatitis Education Canada, Pacific Hepatitis C Network, UBC, and CanHepC