World Hepatitis Day is July 28

Worldwide, 300 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people from across the world to take action, raise awareness and join in the quest to find the “missing millions”.

Click here to learn how to get involved

 

Grand Rounds

July 27, 2018, in Vancouver from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM PDT

As part of World Hepatitis Day, CAHN will be present at Grand Rounds in Vancouver.  Expanding Hepatitis C Screening and Treatment Access in Community.  Register here for online or in-person attendance.

CAHN’s Upcoming Coastal Events

BC Nurse Leaders

October 18-19, 2018 in Vancouver

CAHN has partnered with Dr. Ramji again this year, to combine our BC Nurse Leaders’ Conference with the Liver Forum. This year boasts an integrated program for all hepatology professionals.  Informative speaker sessions will be presented during the morning of October 19th followed by interactive workshops in the afternoon.  A cocktail party and networking will wrap up the day.  CAHN is also planning a nurse only CME and dinner on Thursday, October 18th.  More details and registration information coming soon.  Check back here often.

Atlantic Hepatology Meeting

November 2-3, 2018 in Halifax

Details to come.

2019 Canadian Liver Meeting

May 24-26, 2019 in Montreal

CAHN, CASL, and CanHepC come together to plan the  2nd annual CLM.  More details coming soon.  See highlights from the 2018 CLM here.

Hep C Modules are NOW LIVE!

Created by CAHN – Lesley Gallagher, and Donna Zukowski. A nurse working with a patient infected with Hep C may walk through these 8 modules with his/her patient to ensure a shared understanding of the disease, treatment options, and post-treatment continued health.  This tool is available to all CAHN members.

Hepatitis C Nurse Education Tool

Highlights from the Special Liver Nurse Summit and GHS

What a successful day it was! The overall evaluation was extremely positive with comments like “This has been my favourite CAHN conference….great topics/speakers…..very informative”  “ I feel very lucky to have been able to attend”.

And what better way to welcome our friends and colleagues to Toronto than to have the 3D Toronto Sign and the CN Tower lit up in red and yellow to acknowledge Hepatitis C Awareness and the work that we do.

CAHN’s sponsor, RX Infinity, held a draw for a free iPad.  The lucky winner was our very own CAHN member, Linda Denis.  Congratulations Linda!

AASLD’s Marketing and Recruitment team were present providing those eligible for associate membership a one-year free membership.  Many CAHN members were able to receive this beneficial offering.

This was an education day of national and international speakers; nurses and physicians sharing their knowledge, experience, and their passion.  Click here for more highlights and photos.

Welcome New Members!

Every day CAHN’s membership benefits are recognized by nurses across Canada, growing the association and helping to ensure patients nation-wide receive the best quality care. Welcome to all our new members! Help spread the word by sharing this newsletter with a nurse you know.

HBV Quick Reference Guide

The Public Health Agency of Canada developed a quick reference guide for hepatitis B virus (HBV). The quick reference is a concise clinical resource to guide primary care and public health practitioners making day-to-day decisions related to the prevention, screening, and management of HBV in patients at risk for or infected with hepatitis B.

The document is intended to provide information to public health and clinical professionals and does not supersede any provincial/territorial legislative, regulatory, policy and practice requirements or professional guidelines that govern the practice of health professionals in their respective jurisdictions, whose recommendations may differ due to local epidemiology or context.

English link: http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/439953/publication.html

French link: http://publications.gc.ca/site/fra/9.641470/publication.html

Per-SVR Research Study Aims to Help Curb Hep C Reinfection in BC

The new wave is here. Now that effective hepatitis C treatments are available, there is a global movement to end hepatitis C with surging political will.

It is a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to save 10 million lives by 2030 through effective hepatitis C treatment. The BC Government, in March 2018, made treatment accessible to any British Columbian living with chronic hepatitis C.

The BC-CfE’s Per-SVR Study (pronounced “Persevere!”) aims to better understand if, how and when hepatitis C reinfection may occur – especially among marginalized populations such as individuals who inject drugs, men who have sex with men and people involved in sex work. Per-SVR is recruiting participants in a multi-year study to learn more about the experiences of people who have been treated with the new “DAA” or direct acting antiretroviral hepatitis C medications.

Reach out to Caroline Dobuzinskis at cdobuzin@cfenet.ubc.ca, BC-CfE Communications Coordinator, for more information and promotional materials. 

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