In Memoriam: Anita York

Anita York: May 27, 1953 - Feb. 7, 2019 Our beautiful friend, Anita York (May 27, 1953 - Feb. 7, 2019), was honoured Feb. 17, 2019 in a private family ceremony. HepCBC, for whom she worked for many years as a key volunteer and as a Coordinator of Volunteers, is mourning the loss of this outspoken peer advocate, always ready to battle for anyone fighting hepatitis C, or to prevent even one more person from suffering from this debilitating disease. A...

The Week in Review: Jan. 18, 2019 – Jan. 25, 2019

Friday, Jan 25, 2019 News Recap: Using Telemedicine HCV Care Model in Prisons in SPAIN “HCV telemedicine program satisfying, cost-effective in Spanish prison:  A telemedicine program brought high levels of satisfaction and proved cost effective in patients with hepatitis C in a Spanish prison, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting 2018…” Read more about Spain’s prison-based HCV “Telemedicine” treatment model. Saturday in Surrey! Visit HepC

Using Nurse-led HCV Care Model in Prisons in AUSTRALIA

“Nurse-led HCV care model results in 95% or higher SVR rates in prison: A decentralized, nurse-led model of hepatitis C care with direct-acting antivirals was significantly effective and led to high levels of sustained virologic response in a large cohort of inmates, according to a recently published study…” Read more... https://www.healio.com/hepatology/hepatitis-c/news/online/%7B33a10536-2c18-4632-9f19-995fafe9dd16%7D/nurse-led-hcv-care-model-results-in

Using Telemedicine HCV Care Model in Prisons in SPAIN

“HCV telemedicine program satisfying, cost-effective in Spanish prison:  A telemedicine program brought high levels of satisfaction and proved cost effective in patients with hepatitis C in a Spanish prison, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting 2018…” Read more... https://www.healio.com/hepatology/hepatitis-c/news/online/%7b83ec8dfd-e12f-4288-9883-01a696c97dfa%7d/hcv-telemedicine-program-satisfying-cost-effective-in-spanish-prison...

Saturday in Surrey! Visit HepCBC booth at January 26th Surrey Health Expo

Come visit HepCBC’s “Liver Wellness” info table at the Surrey Health Expo on Saturday, January 26, 2019 between noon and 5 pm. It is at Surrey City Hall, 13450 – 104 Avenue in Surrey. Please stop by to say hello to our volunteers Dr. Anuradha Dhavan, Dr. Urvashi Beruar, and peer advocate Cheryl Reitz. View poster at: http://hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/20190126_SurreyHealthExpo.pdf View Hep CBC’s 2 page spread in South Asian Health magazine! The

Free CME-certified WEBINARS on Fatty Liver Disease Jan. 29-31, 2019

HepCBC is quite interested in NASH because people with hepatitis C are particularly vulnerable to NASH, even after being cured of hepatitis C!  (Reference for relation between post-SVR HCV and NASH: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5859229/) Register for free CCO webinar: “Identifying and Managing NASH [Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis] in High-Risk Populations: A Silent Epidemic, NASH affects 30 million Americans, or 12% of all adults.  By 202

New Study Shows Potential Benefits of Screening All New Cancer Patients for Hepatitis

January 17, 2019, USA: “Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, and HIV Infection Among Patients With Newly Diagnosed Cancer From Academic and Community Oncology Practices" By Scott D. Ramsey, MD, PhD; Joseph M. Unger, PhD; Laurence H. Baker,DO; et al This study of 3051 patients attempted to determine the prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and HIV infection among patients with newly-diagnosed cancer. It found 0.6% p...

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

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!): http://www.hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/20190110_PhilDinner_Photos_opt.pdf Details: HepCBC raised the money ($750 donated to Our

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...