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...

Trainees CSHCV 2020

Welcome to our new trainees 2020-21

Annually, CanHepC extends fellowships to provide transdisciplinary training and stipend support to Canadian involved in hepatitis C research, who are university graduates at various stages of their academic and professional career.

A total of four new student trainees fellowship have...

Trainee awardees CSHCV 2020

CanHepC trainee awards CSHCV 2020

The recipients of the 9th Canadian Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus (CSHCV) 2020 trainee poster & oral presentations awards are:

Best oral presentation – Hanna Wallace, Memorial Univesity    Best graduate student poster – Julia Casey, University of Toronto Best graduate student poster...
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Highlights of the Canadian Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus 2020

The 9th Canadian Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus (CSHCV) took place in Montreal on Friday 28 February 2020 as part of the Canadian Liver Meeting, a 3-day meeting co-organised by CanHepC, the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver and the Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses....

Annual meeting group photo 2020

CanHepC Annual Meeting 2020

The 5th CanHepC Annual Meeting took place in Montreal on February 27, 2020 gathering over 80 of our member investigators, knowledge users, collaborators, and trainees.

The Annual Meeting is a yearly opportunity for CanHepC members to gather in person to assess the network’s progress,...

CanHepC members receive medal from the Canadian Liver Foundation

Congratulations to all our members receiving the Canadian Liver Foundation 50th Anniversary Recognition Medal for their impact on liver health research over the years and continued support to the Canadian Liver Foundation.

The Canadian Liver Foundation are celebrating their 50th...

World Hepatitis Day 2019

Sunday 28 July marked World Hepatitis Day, a global health awareness day on viral hepatitis. As in previous years, CanHepC trainees, members and collaborators were involved in a number of hepatitis C educational and awareness events.

The trainees volunteered in several events around...

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