Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses across Canada adapt to new ways of treating patients with liver disease and accessing education. Virtual is the new reality for many, introducing endless opportunities and unique challenges.
Impact of COVID-19 on Hepatology patients and nurses in Canada
On July 23, CAHN launched our first ever CAHN-led research study to explore how COVID-19 is impacting hepatology nurses across Canada. We want to hear from you! Check your email to access the link and let us know how you have been managing. Participants will receive a $20 Starbucks gift card as a thank you for their contribution. The survey closes on August 19.
CAHNference – Liver Disease and Viral Hepatitis Webinar
We are pleased to report the planning for our first-ever virtual conference is well underway. An exciting and comprehensive agenda is being prepared, which brings together topics suggested by our nurse members. The virtual conference is an amalgamation of the Atlantic Nurse Meeting and BC Nurse Leaders as a safe alternative to the in-person Regional Events. The CAHNference promises to be an engaging educational experience full of all the fun and enthusiasm you’ve come to expect from a CAHN event. More details are coming soon. Registration will open in early fall.
World Hepatitis Day – Find the Missing Millions
World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes place every year on 28 July bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. In 2020 the theme is ‘Find the Missing Millions’.
Worldwide, 290 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 and raise awareness to find the “missing millions”. Click here to see how you can get involved.
Grand Rounds – Invitation to HCV Elimination Webinar, July 28
Join Professors Brian Conway and Steven L Flamm on July 28, World Hepatitis Day for an exciting live virtual webinar and interactive Q&A. The session will focus on current treatment pathways for marginalized patients, and how a shortened HCV treatment duration can impact HCV elimination.
New lab process reduces time from hepatitis C testing to treatment in B.C.
British Columbians can now be diagnosed with hepatitis C from a single blood test, saving time and money, thanks to a new testing process introduced by the Public Health Laboratory at the BC Centre for Disease Control. Click here to continue reading.
Thank you to our Sponsors
A special thank you to our sponsors who continue to support nurse education through this difficult and uncertain time.