New findings: epigenetic scarring of exhausted T cells in chronic viral infection

In this recent study published in Nature Immunology, researchers found exhausted T cells retained epigenetic ‘scars’ restraining their optimal recovery even after cure of chronic infection.

Long-term exposure to cancer and chronic viral infections can lead to the exhaustion of immune...

Hepatitis Can’t Wait: Teachings From COVID-19 To Combat Hepatitis B and C Viruses

The rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been aided by our efforts to understand other pathogens such as hepatitis viruses, and in turn, there are lessons learned from SARS-CoV-2 to combat the viral hepatitis pandemic. 

Thus far, we have diagnosed only about 10% of people living...

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.

Despite...

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...