The Week in Review: Oct 26 – Nov 2, 2018

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 News Recap: Report on the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) 2018 Fall Conference in Kelowna The Pacific AIDS Network held its annual Fall Conference and AGM October 30-31 in Kelowna. HepCBC attended this year for the first time as a Full Member, due to changes in the PAN Constitution and Bylaws. New Bylaws included: PAN no longer requires its hepatitis C organizational members to offer HIV-related services. Aging and Viral Hepatitis ...

Aging and Viral Hepatitis B and C: A New Study

This comprehensive article which came out October 31, 2018, describes the challenges and impacts of hepatitis B and C on the aging population in Britain. It seems applicable to Canada as well. While we couldn’t access the longer version of the article, takeaways from the abstract included: Both hepatitis B and hepatitis C are spread through blood, are viruses, and can cause acute hepatitis (short-lasting but serious liver infection/inflammation). Bot

Couldn’t Attend World Hepatitis Summit? View All Presentations Here!

Message from Organizers of World Hepatitis Summit 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland Sept. 2-4, 2015: "On behalf of the World Hepatitis Summit partner organisations, we, the Summit Organising Committee, would like to thank you for your attendance and important role at the Summit. The Summit had over 600 delegates in attendance through the week representing over 90 countries – it truly was a global event. The feedback so far has been very positive and we reali

Sign TORONTO DECLARATION on VIRAL HEPATITIS!

The TORONTO DECLARATION: STRATEGIES TO CONTROL AND ELIMINATE VIRAL HEPATITIS GLOBALLY resulted from Toronto's Nov. 5-6, 2014 "First International Meeting on Hepatitis Cure & Eradication", hosted by Virology Education (http://www.virology-education.com). The FULL DECLARATION is printed BELOW (link: http://www.infectiousdiseasesonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/toronto_declaration_v1.0-final_logo.pdf). To ADD YOUR NAME to the Toronto Declaratio...

World Health Organization VIRAL HEPATITIS Resolution passes

Read the unanimous UN/WHO resolution in full here: http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/EB134/B134_R18-en.pdf From IP-Watch article: "The resolution asks states to consider using the flexibilities endorsed in the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) to promote access to specific pharmaceutical products. The director general is also asked to provide necessary technical support to countries, in