World Hepatitis Day Vancouver 2014: Vancouver BC Canada

World Hepatitis Day 2013Everyone welcome!


Medical experts & “positive” people

1-hour exciting new Canadian FILM ABOUT HEPATITIS C HEPATITIS B and C

INFORMATION BOOTHS from local organizations


World Hepatitis Day Vancouver 2014 Planning Committee includes representatives from:
S.U.C.C.E.S.S., the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, HepCBC Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Society, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and the Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families.


Join us on Monday, July 28th to mark World Hepatitis Day in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery! Physicians and patients will present current information, and the new Canadian documentary film “Deal With It: Untold Stories of Hepatitis C in Canada” will be shown. Information about Hepatitis B and C will be available from a variety of local hepatitis B and C organizations.


10:00 am
– Opening Ceremonies
10:30 am – 3:00 pm Venue 1:  Speakers at the Podium.There will be opportunities for asking questions of the speakers.

  • Carolyn Klassen, Clinical Research Coordinator of the BC Hepatitis Program, Vancouver, BC & President of CAHN (Canadian Association of Hepatitis Nurses)
  • Dr Eric Yoshida MD, MHSc, FRCP(C), Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Gastroenterology of the University of British Columbia and VGH
  • Dr Edward Tam, Clinical Hepatologist, Lair Centre, Vancouver, BC
  • Dr Alnoor Ramji, Gastroenterologist, Gastroenterology, RCS Speciality, Internal Medicine, St Paul’s Hospital Vancouver, BC
  • Dr Mel Kradjen, Hepatitis Services BCCDC, Medical Director of Hepatitis Services and Associate Medical Director of the BC Centre for Disease Control, Public Health, Vancouver BC
  • Anita York on Living with Hepatitis C


Virtual interviews with:

  • Dr Julio Montaner, MD, DSc, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine UBC and St Paul’s Hospital Foundation Chair in AIDS Research, UBC and St Paul’s Hospitals
  • Dr Mark Hull, Division of Infectious Diseases, St Paul’s Hospital


10:30 am – 3:00 pm Venue 2:Movie shown at separate Movie Tent.
The 1-hour video DEAL WITH IT: Untold Stories of Hepatitis C in Canada has lots of West Coast content! It has just come out and will be entered in the 2014 Toronto Intl. Film Festival. The director/producers (Bang Albino films of Toronto, Ont.) invites you to VIEW the TRAILER

  • An estimated 242,500 Canadians are living with hepatitis C, but at least 21% of those individuals don’t know they are infected and remain undiagnosed. 70% of those infected are Baby Boomers.  A cure is available, but there is no vaccine to prevent it yet.
  • 70,000 people in British Columbia have chronic hepatitis B. Many of them are immigrants from endemic areas where most contracted the disease at birth from their mothers who are chronic hepatitis B carriers.  Treatment can help, and a vaccine is available.
  • Hepatitis B & C are the major causes of liver cancer and liver failure, and among the top reasons for liver transplant.  One in twelve people worldwide has either hepatitis B or C.