PHCN Newsletter – December 2016

Welcome to the Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN)‘s second Hepatitis C News in Review Newsletter. This is where we review all of the major current issues and events around hepatitis C and hep C treatments. It includes links to all of our recent blog posts—including links to blog posts about Public Health Agency of Canada… Read more »

PHCN – Tainted Blood Victims Seek Equal Compensation

Sep 22, 2016 12:19 am | Deb Schmitz Tainted blood victims who contracted hepatitis C before and after 1986-1990 are in court seeking equal compensation and to undo “…a basic unfairness” after failing to access some of the $240-million won last month by the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement climates,, an article by The Globe… Read more »

Jul 12, 2016 01:58 am | Deb Schmitz Additional news about the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement and the agreement’s $250-million surplus was published yesterday in an article by The Globe and Mail (article link). The 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement “Following widespread contamination of blood and blood products with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in… Read more »

Notice of PHCN 2015 AGM – Tuesday, September 15th

Pacific Hepatitis C Network Annual General Meeting Tuesday,  September 15, 2015 7pm-8pm, via Webinar Webinar login instructions and call in information will be sent to members during the week prior to the AGM, along with AGM documents and Election Buddy voting information. Voting will be in person at the AGM webinar OR prior to the… Read more »

PHCN’s Advocacy Training and Planning Day

PHCN held an Advocacy Training and Planning Day on July 9th in Richmond for hepatitis C advocates from around BC. The Advocacy Training and Planning Day was led by Ryan Clarke of Advocacy Solutions and covered topics from effective advocacy strategies to how to advocate in person and how to effectively tell your own story…. Read more »

The Canadian Society for International Health has announced their 2015 call for proposals for the national World Hepatitis Day in Canada campaign.Proposal submission forms can be filled out online or via email. To request an email version of the submission form, please email The Global HCV Network Project.All completed proposals must be received by no… Read more »

PHCN: Annual General Meeting Announcement

Pacific Hepatitis C Network’s Annual General Meeting is taking place Monday, January 26, 3 – 5 pm. This AGM is our first completely online AGM and we are looking forward to having as many of you attending as possible! It has been hard to have full participation in the past because our PHCN members –… Read more »

Survey participants with hep C or living with/caring for someone with hep C needed immediately! Take this survey! The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) is currently seeking patient group input reports for ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir and dasabuvir, developed by AbbVie. Thus, Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN) needs your help… Read more »

PHCN Practitioner Survey – INVITATION

This fall, the Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN)  embarked on a Core Program and Service Planning Project. To develop an effective Core Program and Services, we need to learn what is important to you in your work (direct or indirect) with people living with or at-risk for hepatitis C.  Our needs assessment process includes surveys,… Read more »