Blueprint Writing Committee Members

We have reunited hepatitis C experts from all over Canada including CanHepC researchers, representatives from community based organisations with wide representation including people with lived experience and affected populations, clinicians, healthcare workers and more.

  • Jason Altenberg, Director of Programs and Services, South Riverdale Community Health Centre, Toronto
  • Lisa Barrett, MD, PhD, Clinician Scientist, Infectious Diseases Nova Scotia Health Authority/ Dalhousie University
  • Julie Bruneau, MD, MSc, Clinical researcher and Professor of Family and Emergency Medicine, Université de Montréal
  • Brian Conway, MD, President and Medical Director of the Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre
  • Curtis Cooper, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Director at the Ottawa Hospital and Regional Hepatitis Program
  • Melisa Dickie, MHSc, Associate Director, Hepatitis C Knowledge Exchange, CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information
  • Laurie Edmiston, Executive Director, CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information
  • Jordan Feld (Writing Committee Chair), MD, R. Phelan Chair in Translational Liver Research, Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network
  • Jennifer van Gennip, Communications and Project Coordinator, Action Hepatitis Canada
  • Jason Grebely, PhD, Assistant Professor and Researcher, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales and President of the International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users
  • Naveed Zafar Janjua, MD, MSc, Epidemiologist and Senior Scientist at the BC Centre for Disease Control and Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
  • Lindsay Jennings, Provincial Hep C Program Coordinator, Prisoners HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)
  • Marina Klein, MD, MSc, Clinical researcher and Professor of Medicine at McGill University in the Division of Infectious Diseases/Chronic Viral Illnesses
  • Alexandra King, MD, Nipissing First Nation, Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Mel Krajden, MD, Medical Director, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Director of Hepatitis Services and Associate Director of the BC Centre for Disease Control Public Health Microbiology and Reference Laboratories
  • Simon Ling, MD, Paediatric Hepatologist, the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), University of Toronto
  • Carrielynn Lund, DRUM/CanHepC Coordinator, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)
  • Daryl Luster, President, Pacific Hepatitis Network
  • Renée Masching, Director of Research and Policy, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
  • Claudia Medina, Program Manager, Prisoners HIV/AIDS Support Action Network
  • Gerry Mugford, CMH, PhD, Director of Clinical Epidemiology and Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Naglaa Shoukry, PhD, Researcher and Professor of Medicine, Université de Montréal
  • Denise Thomas, Executive member, Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses

Other

  • Tracy Swan, Consultant Writer 
  • Lorraine Fradette, CanHepC Project Manager (coordination), Centre de Recherche du CHUM

Blueprint Working Group Members

The Writing Committee has been separated in four working groups (Priority populations & health promotion, Prevention, Testing and diagnosis, Care and treatment) each responsible for developing the background, objectives, targets and suggested activities for their section. 

Priority populations & health promotion

  • Jason Altenberg, South Riverdale Community Health Centre Toronto, (Co-Chair)
  • Melisa Dickie, CATIE (Co-Chair)
  • Naveed Zafar Janjua, BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Lindsay Jennings, Prisoners HIV/AIDS Support Action Network
  • Simon Ling, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Renée Masching, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
  • Claudia Medina, Prisoners HIV/AIDS Support Action Network

Additionnal contributor:

  • Karen Seto, Canadian Liver Foundation

Reviewers: Dr. Alexandra King; Carrielynn Lund (CAAN); Kate Mason (SRCHC); Christopher Hoy, Fozia Tanveer, Laurel Challacombe, Tim Rogers (CATIE); Sandra Ka Hon Chu (Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network), Ryan Peck and Meagan Johnston (HALCO).

Prevention

  • Julie Bruneau, Université de Montréal (Co-Chair)
  • Naveed Safar Janjua, BC Centre for Disease Control (Co-Chair)
  • Carrielynn Lund, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
  • Naglaa Shoukry, Université de Montréal
  • Denise Thomas, Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses
  • Gerry Mugford, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Additionnal contributors:

  • Adelina Artenie, Université de Montréal
  • Élise Roy, Université de Sherbrooke

Testing and diagnosis

  • Jason Grebely, The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales (Co-Chair)
  • Mel Krajden, BC Centre for Disease Control (Co-Chair)
  • Jordan Feld, Toronto General Hospital
  • Jennifer van Gennip, Action Hepatitis Canada
  • Daryl Luster, Pacific Hepatitis Network

Additionnal contributors:

  • John Kim, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Tony Mazzulli, Infectious Disease Consultant Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Alexander Wong, Infectious Disease Physician Regina, University of Saskatchewan

Care and treatment 

  • Curtis Cooper, The Ottawa Hospital (Co-Chair)
  • Marina Klein, McGill University Health Centre (Co-Chair)
  • Lisa Barrett, Dalhousie University
  • Brian Conway, Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre
  • Alexandra King, University of Saskatchewan