World Hepatitis Day 2021

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, a day to take action and raise awareness on viral hepatitis globally. The World Hepatitis Day 2021 campaign under the theme ‘Hep Can’t Wait’ reminds us that urgent action is needed to tackle viral hepatitis and reach global elimination targets.

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Progress towards viral hepatitis elimination: 2021 report

Action Hepatitis Canada has prepared a hepatitis elimination 2021 progress report in Canada. Measuring progress towards some of the targets and recommendations from CanHepC’s Blueprint to inform hepatitis C elimination efforts in Canada, this report looks at how each Canadian provinces and...

BC guidelines for viral hepatitis testing

The government of British Columbia (BC) has updated their viral hepatitis testing guidelines which now recommends one-time HCV testing for the birth cohort 1945-65.

The guideline aims to provide guidance on the use of laboratory tests to diagnose acute and chronic viral hepatitis in...

Welcome to our new trainees 2021-22

The CanHepC trainee fellowship competition provides transdisciplinary training and stipends to exceptional university graduates at various stages of their academic and professional career.

A total of 10 new student trainees will be joining the ranks of the program in 2021-2022:

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CanHepC Annual Meeting 2021

CanHepC held its 6th Annual Meeting on April 23, 2021 gathering 77 of our member investigators, knowledge users, collaborators, and trainees.

Exceptionally this year and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Meeting was held in an entirely virtual format. The main topic of...

North American Hepatitis Elimination Summit/CSHCV at CLM 2021

A new meeting was inaugurated at the Canadian Liver Meeting (CLM) in May this year: the North American Hepatitis Elimination Summit.

The Summit took place virtually within the CLM from May 2-5, 2021 and was co-organised by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD...

Nobel Prize of Medicine awarded to scientists who discovered hepatitis C virus

The 2020 Nobel Prize of Medicine has been awarded jointly to trio of pioneers Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of hepatitis C virus.

It’s with great excitement that we received the news today that Dr Harvey J. Alter (National Institutes of Health...

CanHepC supports World Hepatitis Day 2020

Raising awareness on the burden of viral hepatitis worldwide, the World Hepatitis Day campaign on July 28, 2020 reminds us of the global commitments made to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. 

It was in 2016 that Canada endorsed the World Health Organization's Global Health Sector...

Striving towards hepatitis C elimination in the era of COVID-19

Open letter

Since 2016, when the World Health Organisation (WHO) set the target to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030, numerous countries made commitments and developed action plans to attain this goal (1-3). In 2019, the Canadian Network on Hepatitis C...

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Study findings: How can the hepatitis C virus be eliminated in Canada by 2030?

A CanHepC study published in the JAMA Network Open estimated the national hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment rates to sustain in Canada to meet the World Health Organization (WHO) HCV elimination targets by 2030.

The WHO has set targets to eliminate viral hepatitis globally with the aim...

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