The Week in Review: June 1 – June 8, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018 News Recap: Canada: New guidelines recommend hepatitis C screening be done for those born between 1945 and 1975. The Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL), a national group of health-care providers and researchers, published its guidelines on testing and treating hepatitis C in Monday's edition of the CMAJ. Canadians born between 1945 and 1975 – essentially the baby-boom generation – should be tested for the pot...

New guidelines recommend hepatitis C screening be done for those born between 1945 and 1975

Over 250,000 Canadians believed to be infected but 40% to 70% are unaware they have blood-borne virus. The Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver, a national group of health-care providers and researchers, published its guidelines on testing and treating hepatitis C in Monday's edition of the CMAJ. Canadians born between 1945 and 1975 — essentially the baby-boom generation — should be tested for the potentially liver-destroying virus hepatitis C,

The Week in Review: March 3, 2017 – March 10, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017 News Recap Seven Big Events in Six Days! A whirlwind of activity in three far-flung cities for HepCBC: 2 events in Vancouver, 3 in Banff, and 2 in Prince George!! March 1st – We had a busy info booth at Langara College's Nursing Dept. Health Fair, one in which challenges of the current opioid epidemic were featured. March 2nd – Our Vice President and Action Hepatitis Canada Steering Committee Representative, Delvin Gri...

Recent trip to the 2017 Liver Symposium with HepCBC at the Banff Springs Hotel, by Susan Malloch, R.N.

Considering I was trying to find a good excuse not to go to the HepC symposium it all turned to be a positive if not bittersweet experience for me. As you can imagine, the last year and a half has been heartbreaking without Allen. I guess I was afraid attending the symposium might reopen painful wounds I’ve been trying to heal. Anyway I mustered the courage up and off I went. My being a newbie on the board, Rosemary was an invaluable resource and a ...

Liver Cancer Meeting – Link to Slideshows

Liver Cancer rates and deaths are rising all over the world; much of this increase is due to hepatitis C. Three of us from HepCBC attended a Liver Cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC) conference on Feb. 11th in Toronto, sponsored by the Canadian Assn. for the Study of the Liver (CASL). There will be an article summarizing the most interesting findings in the hepc.bull newsletter soon. Meanwhile, here is a link to the Powerpoint slides:http://www.hepato