President’s Report 2017 – HepCBC – Rosemary Plummer, RN – Sept. 12, 2017, Victoria, BC

Rosemary Plummer, R.N. – PRESIDENT (2015 – 2017) Thank you, everyone, who has worked hard this year, continuing our activities in the many communities in which we live. We have done a lot of meeting and communicating, on-line, in person, by telephone, and on Skype. We have examined our goals, looking to the past and future while re-writing our Constitution, Bylaws, and Policy Manual to reflect new realities. Meanwhile, the phones - now toll-free - a...

Report on the CASL/CAHN Conferences 2017, by Rosemary Plummer, President of HepCBC

I had the opportunity to attend 2 major conferences involving a combination of several groups of professionals working in the field of liver disease. The conferences were held between March 2-5 in Banff, Alberta, on Stony Creek Territory. The first was the Canadian Digestive Diseases Week conference (CDDW) hosted by the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL), and the second was the CAHN conference (The Canadian Association of Hepatology...

Dr. Evan Adams Gets Tested for Hepatitis C

FIRST NATIONS LEADER URGES BABY BOOMERS TO GET TESTED FOR HCVWhile standing behind Dr. Evan Adams (Chief Medical Officer of the First Nations Health Authority) in a lunch line May 5th at the Gathering Wisdom Health Fair, HepCBC's President, Rosemary Plummer, decided to ask Dr. Adams if he would be willing to be publicly tested for hepatitis C. He surprised her with an enthusiastic "SURE!" And on July 10th he made good on that promise, even filming a "World