Category: Hepatitis C

Webinar: Indigenizing Federal Work in Prisons

From PASAN Join us on June 24, 2020 at 11 AM Pacific time (2:00 PM Easter time) for Indigenizing Federal Work, featuring Johnathan Peltier and Doris Peltier. They will speak to us about the importance of Indigenous Kinship for Families and their loved ones who are incarcerated and share their story with us! Join us… Read more »

Webinar: The Hepatitis C Leadership Project

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020  Time: 10 AM The Hepatitis C Leadership Project is about modelling and developing the leadership skills and knowledge of people with lived experience of hepatitis C in BC. This webinar is an opportunity to hear from some members of the project’s advisory committee that is predominantly led by peers. Topics will… Read more »

Hep C in Focus: Special Virtual Event

Join us for this special event! Hep C in Focus is a special virtual event featuring presentations, community networking, and resources. Registration provides access to all sessions of the day, which is scheduled to include breaks. You may join any of the sessions using the same registration link. Hep C in Focus is produced in… Read more »

Webinar: Q&A session about Safe Supply with Guy Felicella

Updated May 20, 2020 BC has released new guidance on providing safe supply to people who use drugs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We have heard from PAN member and allied organizations about uncertainty on how these changes will be implemented, and how people can access safe supply across the province. To help answer these questions… Read more »

from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network The following statement is issued by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. Comments can be attributed to Sandra Ka Hon Chu, Director of Research and Advocacy. Please visit the Legal Network site for media contacts and further information.  May 1, 2020 — In a disappointing decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice… Read more »

Substance Use News April 2020

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working to support folks who use substances. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. With the added layer of the coronoavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened… Read more »

Hepatitis C Basics CATIE’s Hepatitis C Basics course aims to provide foundational knowledge of hepatitis C, covering topics such as hepatitis C transmission, testing, treatment, prevention and health literacy. This is an introductory-level course geared toward service providers who work with people at risk of or living with hepatitis C. Open registration (Canada-wide) June 1… Read more »

Substance Use News March 2020

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working to support folks who use substances. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. See our Drug Use and Overdose Response page for resources on overdose services, team resilience, governmental reports, policy recommendations,… Read more »

Updated Hepatitis C testing Information from BC CDC

Updated April 14, 2020 Following this posting on April 3, PAN received additional information from the BC CDC on hepatitis C testing in the light of COVID-19. BC CDC has released the following memo, Temporary suspension of non-urgent Hepatitis C (HCV) testing. Most recent information appears in memo and below: All non-urgent hepatitis C testing… Read more »

Updated with on-demand webinar PAN hosted webinar “Research update from the BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort & highlights from the 2020 CanHepC Symposium & Canadian Liver Meeting: Implications for community & frontline providers” Each presenter summarized the findings from their research that they presented at the 2020 CanHepC Symposium and Canadian Liver Meeting, as well as… Read more »

COVID-19 PAN Statement and Resources

Dear PAN members and allied organizations: Without a doubt, these are challenging and uncertain times. Now it is time for all of us to come together – as we have so many times in the past – to confront this new and significant public health threat. PAN members will no doubt build on their history… Read more »