FEDERAL PRISONS in BC will be VISITED by HepCBC TEAM June 10-14, 2019

Twice a year HepCBC's all-volunteer outreach team visits the Community Resource Expo (CRE) events held in BC's federal prisons to give the most recent information about viral hepatitis (B and C) care and prevention, and to offer support to those seeking treatment. To see profiles of these institutions, go to https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/institutions/001002-5000-eng.shtml Our all-volunteer team consists of Leon Anderson, Ron Larsen, Dr. Sofia Bartlett, Chery

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

Invitation to HepCBC Info Booth at Sat. Jan. 26th SURREY HEALTH EXPO!

We’re pleased to invite the public to this FREE family-oriented event January 26, 2019 from noon to 5 pm at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104th Avenue in Surrey. HepCBC will have a “Liver Wellness” Info booth, expertly staffed by HepCBC volunteers, physician Dr. Urvashi Beruar of Sidney and microbiologist Dr. Anuradha Dhavan of Vancouver. This event will have many materials available in a wide variety of languages. Read our 2 page article which will be in the Ex...

Prison Hepatitis Outreach Program

WELCOME FROM HEPCBC'S PRISON OUTREACH TEAM! OUR GOAL: Eliminate viral hepatitis (B and C) from BC's prisons   PRISON is one of the EASIEST PLACES ON EARTH to GET VIRAL HEPATITIS! It's also one of the MOST COMMON PLACES ON EARTH TO HAVE VIRAL HEPATITIS! It's also one of the BEST PLACES ON EARTH to TREAT VIRAL HEPATITIS! Working together, we can ELIMINATE VIRAL HEPATITIS in BC's PRISO

Decision about New Hepatic Encephalopathy Drug Urged by HepCBC

On Monday, September 28, 2015, HepCBC sent a letter (text below) out to all the Provincial Health Ministers except Quebec's, telling them why it is important to patients that they make a decision soon about whether to cover a new hepatic encephalopathy drug, rifaximin. For reference you can read: HepCBC's Patient Group report to the federal government (CADTH) HERE (includes Jan. 12, 2015 revision added on request of CADTH) HepCBC's Patient Group re

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2013-British Columbia!

For more information about World Hepatitis Day 2013 activities in British Columbia, click on the city name. IF YOU DON'T SEE YOUR CITY OR NEAREST TOWN LISTED, LET US KNOW and we will put you in contact with the nearest organization in your area which can give you information or support. Hopefully next year, there will be a hepatitis awareness event in every part of British Columbia! ABBOTSFORD CAMPBELL RIVER COURTENAY GRAND FORKS NANAIMO NELSON SMITHERS SU

Fibroscan update – New machine already installed in Victoria

The new Fibroscan machine is already installed at the Percuro Clinic in Victoria, and the nurses who will be using this non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy have been trained. They will be taking patient referrals in early 2013. Referrals are being taken primarily from liver specialists, so you must get your GP to refer you to a liver specialist if you want a Fibroscan. GPs who are prescribing and treating HCV patients directly may also refer, in some...

Vancouver Island getting FibroScan Machine in early 2013

In early 2013 Victoria's Percuro Clinic will start offering FibroScan (non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy) services on Vancouver Island. Appointments will be by referral to Percuro from a physician who treats hepatitis C. Currently, there are only three FibroScan machines in British Columbia, all in Vancouver: one at Vancouver General Hospital, another at Pacific Gastro Services and the last at the LAIR (Liver & Intestinal Research) Centre. This ...