BC CDC’s World Hepatitis Day Event

Registration is now open for BCCDC’s World Hepatitis Day event!*

This event is for GPs, nurses, community groups, public health, and others who are interested in engaging different populations into HCV care.

*As part of BCCDC Public Health Grand Rounds, this is a self-approved group learning activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification  program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Registered participants (MDs only) can earn MoC credits.


Moving Towards Hep C-Free BC

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
8:45am – 12:30pm
Jim Pattison Pavilion (Paetzold Health Education Centre, JPPS 1891 LT)
Vancouver General Hospital | 899 W 12th Ave | Vancouver, BC


Session 1 (8:45 am to 10:30 am, including patient voice#1, Q&A and refreshments)

Update on HCV epidemiology and care cascade in British Columbia

 – Dr. Naveed Janjua (BCCDC/UBC, Vancouver)

Screening and treatment of hepatitis C in correctional facilities

– Adam Beaumont (PHSA/Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, Victoria)

Cool Aid Care model–HCV screening and treatment of marginalized populations

 – Anne Drost (Victoria Cool Aid Society, Victoria)

Linkage with care and HCV treatment at an Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) clinic

– Dr. Edward Tam (LAIR Centre, Vancouver) 


Session 2 (10:45 am to 12:30 pm, including patient voice #2, Q&A and refreshments)   

HCV screening and linkage with care among the South Asian population

 – Mohammad Hayat (Progressive Intercultural Community Services, Vancouver)

HCV screening and linkage with care among women

– Dr. Neora Pick (BC Women’s Hospital/Oak Tree Clinic, Vancouver) 

Linking people who are not currently engaged in HCV care

– Dr. Alnoor Ramji (UBC/Providence Health Care, Vancouver)