2019 July 24 – World Hep Day Grand Rounds



Today’s HCV treatment cure rates are >95%. However, with the rapid change in the treatment landscape, challenges remain to linking people with HCV testing, care and treatment. This webinar will explore methods, challenges, and successes of engaging people from different populations into HCV care.

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Panel topics will include:

Session 1 (8:45 am to 10:30 am, including patient voice#1, Q&A and refreshments)

Update on HCV epidemiology and care cascade in British Columbia

 – Dr. Naveed Janjua (BCCDC/UBC, Vancouver)

Screening and treatment of hepatitis C in correctional facilities

– Adam Beaumont (PHSA/Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, Victoria)

Linkage with care and HCV treatment at an Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) clinic

– Dr. Edward Tam (LAIR Centre, Vancouver) 

Cool Aid Care model–HCV screening and treatment of marginalized populations

 – Anne Drost (Victoria Cool Aid Society, Victoria)


Session 2 (10:45 am to 12:30 pm, including patient voice #2, Q&A and refreshments)   

HCV screening and linkage with care among the South Asian population

 – Mohammad Hayat (Progressive Intercultural Community Services, Vancouver)

HCV screening and linkage with care among women

– Dr. Neora Pick (BC Women’s Hospital/Oak Tree Clinic, Vancouver) 

Linking people who are not currently engaged in HCV care

– Dr. Alnoor Ramji (UBC/Providence Health Care, Vancouver)


BCCDC Public Health Grand Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Registered participants (MDs only) can earn MoC credits.