Category: Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C testing Update from BC CDC

PAN received information from the BC CDC updating us on hepatitis C testing in the light of COVID-19. The memo, titled Suspending outpatient Hepatitis C testing. In essence, hepatitis C serology and viral load testing for outpatients done at BCCDC Public Health Lab has been suspended as of March 31st, 2020. Suspending these tests in… Read more »

On April 16th at 10 AM, PAN is excited to host the “Research update from the BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort & highlights from the 2020 CanHepC Symposium & Canadian Liver Meeting: Implications for community & frontline providers” Each presenter will summarize the findings from their research that they presented at the 2020 CanHepC Symposium and… Read more »

BCCDC Hepatitis C Stakeholders Survey

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is conducting a survey of stakeholders involved in hepatitis C (HCV) treatment and related services in British Columbia (BC) to yield a snapshot of hep C care and treatment services in BC and identify barriers and facilitators to hepatitis C elimination. Results of the survey will be used… Read more »

Get Involved in the Hepatitis C Leadership Project

We are looking for people with lived and/or living experience of hepatitis C who are interested in being on the Advisory Committee for the Hepatitis C Leadership Project. This project is a peer-led initiative where hepatitis C community leaders will model their skills and knowledge to inspire other BC community members to embark on leadership… Read more »

New Webinar in PAN Presents series: Northern Health Updates

PAN will be hosting Ashley Stoppler and other staff from Northern Health to talk on topics of most interest to our members – as chosen by you.  At this point, we are planning for presentations that focus on: the current rates in NH region for HIV testing, as well as new diagnoses compared to goals;… Read more »

Apply Now for Educators’ Forum

Promoting Effective STBBI, HIV, Hepatitis C and Harm Reduction Education with Indigenous Peoples of BC Date: March 3 and 4, 2020 Location: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Vancouver, BC, the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people. Deadline to apply: Thursday January 23, 2020. Application for this event is now closed. Please contact Stacy Leblanc… Read more »

Webinar: The Ins and Outs of Getting on Hepatitis C Treatment

Date recorded: Wednesday February 12, 2020 Hep C treatment is now short term, highly effective, and has minimal side effects for most people. What do you need to know for yourself or the people you support about getting treatment?  Pacific Hepatitis C Network team members Deb Schmitz and Daryl Luster  explain the road to treatment… Read more »

What a Year It Was!

Casting the traditional fiscal year aside, the calendar shows 2019 was an amazing year with you all. Thank you to everyone who walked through the months, events, and issues with us. PAN and our members continued to do critical social justice work in every corner of the province throughout 2019.  Some social change and equity… Read more »

Job Posting: Health Centre Manager, Nanaimo

Work with AVI Health & Community Services The AVI Health Centre in Nanaimo is open 4 days a week providing Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) integrated with HIV and hepatitis C services. The OAT clinic was established more than 10 years ago and since then the services have provided comprehensive and seamless care for people living with substance… Read more »