Hepatitis C Resource Centre for Health Care Professionals

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CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES

HEPATITIS C SCREENING & TESTING QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

Canadian Liver Foundation  (June 2016)

Click here to download.







An Update on the Management of Chronic Hepatitis C
:
2015 Consensus Guidelines from the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver
Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Vol. 29, Issue 1: 19-34, January/February 2015

New Research On Direct-acting Antivirals For The Treatment Of Hepatitis C
Highlights from EASL 2014, London, U.K.
Consulting Authors: Alnoor Ramji, MD (University of British Columbia) and Eberhard L. Renner, MD (University of Toronto), July 2014

CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network Coinfection and Concurrent Diseases Core: Canadian guidelines for management and treatment of HIV/hepatitis C coinfection in adults
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology, October 2014

An Update on the Management of Chronic Hepatitis C:
Consensus guidelines from the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver 
Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, June 2012

Management of Chronic Hepatitis C:

Consensus guidelines from the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver 
Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, June 2007

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DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS & CALCULATORS 

LiverTox
Purpose: Up-to-date, accurate, and easily accessed information on the diagnosis, cause, frequency, patterns, and management of liver injury attributable to prescription and non-prescription medications, herbals and dietary supplements.
Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Score (MELD Score)
Purpose: To assess the severity of liver disease and to determine prognosis and prioritize for receipt of a liver transplant.

Paediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score (PELD Score)

Purpose: To assess the severity of liver disease for children under 12 years of age and to determine prognosis and prioritize for receipt of a liver transplant.


Child-Pugh Score

Purpose: To assess the severity of cirrhosis.



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EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS, REPORTS & SLIDES

HEPATITIS C EDUCATION NATIONAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Canadian Liver Foundation and Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses
(October 2015)

Assessment of the current knowledge of healthcare providers in the area of hepatitis C management, including screening and treatment using new antivirals, as well as the educational needs of healthcare providers at a national level.

Go to liver.ca/HepCReport to download.

Educational grant provided by AbbVie Corporation.


HEPATITIS C SCREENING AND TESTING

Morris Sherman, MD BCh PhD FRCP(C)
(November 2015)

 Click here to download.



 



6TH CANADIAN SYMPOSIUM ON HEPATITIS C VIRUS 2017
We're Not Done Yet - Remaining Challenges in Hepatitis C

The videos are now available online. Click here.







5TH CANADIAN SYMPOSIUM ON HEPATITIS C VIRUS 2016

We're Not Done Yet - Remaining Challenges in Hepatitis C

The videos are now available online. Click here.









2ND HEPATITIS CURE & ERADICATION MEETING 2015

The science of hepatitis research is revolutionizing our ability to cure and eliminate hepatitis. This workshop brought together global inter-disciplinary experts to provide a framework for how science can inform public policy to achieve the goal of global hepatitis eradication. 

The slides and videos are now available online. Click here







1ST HEPATITIS CURE & ERADICATION MEETING 2014

Teading experts from Canada, the Netherlands, China, Italy, USA, Australia and Germany lead this two-day translational and public health meeting with the objective to decrease the burden of disease, to simplify treatment and to cure and eradicate hepatitis. The Canadian Liver Foundation was please to provide academic endorsement of this educational event.

The slides and videos are now available online. Click here.


3RD OPTIMIZE WORKSHOP: USING DAAS IN PATIENTS WITH CIRRHOSIS AND LIVER RECIPIENTS

This workshop focuses on current and emerging direct-acting individuals (DAAs) which promises to impact greatly the management of hepatitis C both prior to and after transplantation. Patients with cirrhosis, patients waiting on lists for liver transplantation, and liver recipients represent populations with a significant need for effective new therapies.

The slides and videos are now available online. Click here.


INTERNATIONAL VIRAL HEPATITIS ELIMINATION MEETING 2016

The objective of this meeting is to enhance elimination of viral hepatitis worldwide from the perspective of the medical community. This meeting will address obstacles on the elimination of viral hepatitis along with strategies for success. Following the framework of the recent World Health Organization goals, the meeting will provide an ideal forum for presenting plans to address the elimination of Hepatitis B and C, with concrete objectives, tangible goals and measurable outcomes. The outcomes will be translated to an updated version of the Toronto Declaration

The slide and videos are now available online. Click here

EVOLUTION AND REVOLUTION: CURRENT ISSUES IN HIV AND HEPATITIS C VIRUS CO-INFECTION
Edited by: Marina B. Klein, MD MSc FRCP(C)
Posted with permission from: McGill University Health Centre
(May 2013, Updated January 2014)

Chapter 1 - HIV-Hepatitis C Virus Co-Infection: An Evolving Epidemic - Marina B. Klein, MD, MSc, FRCP(C) 
Chapter 2 - Management of HIV Infection in HIV/Hepatitis C Virus Co-Infected Patients - Mark Hull, MD, MHSc, FRCPC 
Chapter 3 - Management of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in HIV/Hepatitis C Virus Co-Infected Patients - Marie-Louise Vachon, MD, MSc 
Chapter 4 - Hepatitis C Virus Therapy: Direct Acting Antiviral Agents in Co-Infected Individuals - Curtis Cooper, MD, FRCPC 
Chapter 5 - Drug Interactions with Directly Acting Antivirals for Hepatitis C Virus: An Overview & Challenges in HIV/Hepatitis C Virus Co-Infection - Alice Tseng, Pharm.D., FCSHP, AAHIVP 
Chapter 6 - Complicated Cases - David Fletcher, MD 
Chapter 7 - Future Trials of Hepatitis C Therapy in the HIV Co-Infected - Stephen D. Shafran, MD, FRCPC, FACP 
Chapter 8 - Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Marginalized Populations - Brian Conway, MD, FRCPC 
Chapter 9 - HIV/Hepatitis C Virus Co-Infection: Through the Eyes of a Co-Infected Hemophiliac - I.D. 
Chapters 1 - 9 Inclusive, Complete Slide Deck - Evolution and Revolution: Current Issues in HIV and Hepatitis C Virus Co-Infection 

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LIVER MEETINGS & CONFERENCES

2017 International Liver Meetings & Conferences - click here.

International Viral Hepatitis Elimination Meeting 2017
The objective of this meeting is to enhance elimination of viral hepatitis worldwide from the perspective of the medical community. This meeting will address obstacles on the elimination of viral hepatitis along with strategies for success. Following the framework of the recent World Health Organization goals, the meeting will provide an ideal forum for presenting plans to address the elimination of Hepatitis B and C, with concrete objectives, tangible goals and measurable outcomes. The outcomes will be translated to an updated version of the Toronto Declaration

CLF partners, volunteers and supporters can receive 25% off workshop registration fees. Please contact Karen Seto at kseto@liver.ca to get your CLF discount code for registration.

Date:   November 17 - 18, 2017
Location:   Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Program:   Click here.
Website & Registration: Click here.

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PHYSICIAN DIRECTORIES

HEPATITIS C TREATING PHYSICIANS IN CANADA

Looking for physicians in your area who treat hepatitis C?
The physicians in the searchable maps below have indicated that they treat hepatitis C. Please contact them to ask about patient referrals.

Maps available below for:

  • Western Canada
  • Ontario & Quebec
  • Atlantic Canada

Search Tips:
- Search by city, province, postal code, hospital, physician name, etc.
- If several physicians are in the same location, view multiple listings using the numbered arrow bar in the top right corner of a physician info box.
- Physician database will be updated as new information is received. Please check updated database for each new referral.

WESTERN CANADA:

View HEPATITIS C TREATING PHYSICIANS - WESTERN CANADA in a full screen map


ONTARIO & QUEBEC:

View HEPATITIS C TREATING PHYSICIANS - ONTARIO & QUEBEC in a full screen map


ATLANTIC CANADA:

View HEPATITIS C TREATING PHYSICIANS - ATLANTIC CANADA in a full screen map


* If you would like the CLF to add, revise or remove your name from this database, please contact Karen Seto at kseto@liver.ca or 1-800-563-5483 x 4939.

Note: The information provided in these directories has been provided by the physicians and have been posted with their permission. The Canadian Liver Foundation assumes no responsibility for any information or services provided by these physicians and the inclusion of their names on these directories does not constitute an endorsement of any sponsoring organization or individual by the Canadian Liver Foundation. 

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Note: The information links above have been chosen based on their content, source and potential usefulness for our site visitors and are provided here as a public service with regard to liver-related issues. However, the Canadian Liver Foundation assumes no responsibility for any information on these sites and the inclusion of a link on this page does not constitute an endorsement of any sponsoring organization or individual by the Canadian Liver Foundation.


We want to hear from the medical community. Input from you helps us to identify professional education programs and resources which meet the needs of your patients and your community. If you would like information or education in a particular area (i.e.: paediatric, liver health/prevention, etc.) or type of liver disease (i.e.: fatty liver disease, hepatitis, liver cancer, etc.), please contact Karen Seto at kseto@liver.ca or 1-800-563-5483 x4939.


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