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...

Hepatitis C course starting in January

CATIE is offering a Hepatitis C Basics course, through eduCATIE+, tailored for the Pacific region (British Columbia and the Yukon). CATIE’s Hepatitis C Basics blended learning course aims to provide foundational knowledge of hepatitis C, covering topics such as hepatitis C transmission, testing, treatment, prevention and health literacy. This is an introductory-level course geared toward service providers who work with people at risk of or living with hep

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...

Strategies to address reimbursement restrictions for Hep C treatment: Lessons from Australia

Event Date: Monday February 6th 3-4:30pm EST Presented by: CATIE, CanHep C and The Kirby Institute Register here In Canada, direct-acting antiviral (DAA) hepatitis C treatments are costly, so provinces and territories limit access to patients based on fibrosis stage and other criteria such as HIV coinfection.  How can we move beyond this approach and achieve a model of access for all? This webinar, taking place February 6th, 3:00 p.m. ET, by...

Two National Health Organizations Sign HCV Manifesto!

The Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) and the Canadian AIDS Treatment and Information Exchange (CATIE) have joined three other institutional signers of the HCV MANIFESTO!  The others are ANKORS  (AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society), the BLOOM CLINIC of  the Bramalea Community Health Centre in the Region of Peel, Ontario, and of course HepCBC Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Society. We hope many other organizations (health organi

Speech to CATIE 2013 Focuses on Unmet Needs of HCV+ Population

An HCV+ member of HepCBC was asked to give a 10-minute speech at CATIE (Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange) last week about what sort of policies HCV+ people hoped would come about in the next 5 years. Lots of illustrations/images. Here is the speech: VIDEO: http://www.catie.ca/en/forum/webcast-archive/closing-plenary#reitz PDF: http://www.hcvadvocate.org/community/community_pdf/HepCBC_CATIE_2013.pdf