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.

DOWNLOADS: Event Flyer_V4*  | Speaker Summaries and Bios (Program)

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Sign-in and refreshments (on-site attendees only): 8:30 am to 9:00 am


Session 1 (9:00 am to 10:30 am, including Q&A #1 )

  • Situating prevention, care, and treatment programming: Updates from the BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort – Dr. Naveed Janjua (BCCDC/UBC, Vancouver)
  • Micro-elimination of HCV and enhanced OUD care within BC Corrections: A two-pronged approach to improving care under PHSA Correctional Health Services – Adam Beaumont (PHSA/Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, Victoria)
  • Eliminate C in OAT: A Micro-elimination Initiative– Dr. Edward Tam (LAIR Centre, Vancouver) 
  • Treating People Where They Are: Micro-elimination in Practice – Anne Drost (Victoria Cool Aid Society, Victoria)
  • Implementation of reflex HCV RNA testing at the BCCDC Public Health Laboratory – Agatha Jassem (Program Head, BCCDC Public Health Laboratory)

Refreshment break: 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Session 2 (11:00 am to 12:30 pm, including Q&A #2)   

  • Hepatitis C & HIV Intervention Project Overview (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) 
  • Stories: People with lived experience from pre- and post-new treatment (DAAs) eras – Randy (in-person) and Ray (via video) 
  • Improved Linkage to Care by Targeting HCV RNA(+) Persons in the BC-HCV Network – 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.