Canada

Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program

Online modules cover: HCV epidemiology and prevention, HCV testing and diagnosis, HCV treatment, ongoing monitoring.

The highly interactive workshops give participants an opportunity to put learning into practice. Facilitated by local experts in the field, the workshop is structured around real-life case studies giving attendees the skills to confidently manage patients with hepatitis C.

Open access online learning modules

This online learning module consists of four individual modules that should be completed in sequential order. Each module will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete and all four modules must be completed prior to attending the workshop. Or, you can complete the online modules independently. 

French

English

Workshops

This program is accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and each workshop will seek certification from the appropriate provincial chapter.

Workshops are free to attend, but places are limited, so registration is essential. 

If you do not see any dates in your country, please register your interest here:

Date
Location
Details
Registration
06 July 2021
Online,
Ontario, Canada
17 June 2021
Online,
British Columbia, Canada
03 June 2021
Online,
Alberta, Canada
11 March 2020
DoubleTree By Hilton Montreal,
Montreal,
Canada

Registration closed

24 November 2019
Les Suites Hotel Ottawa,
Ottawa,
Canada

Registration closed

Resources

Decision making in HCV

This resource covers indications for testing and diagnosis of hepatitis C and provides a step-by-step guide to treating hepatitis C in primary care. 

English

French

Decision Making in Advanced Liver Disease

An overview of the causes of advanced liver disease, when to suspect advanced liver disease is present, when to refer to a specialist or when immediate referral to hospital is indicated, and decompensated cirrhosis.

English

Canadian Steering Committee

The Education Program is developed and delivered in collaboration with many partners. The International Education Program Steering Committee provide oversight and direction to the Program and we thank them for their involvement. Our Canadian Steering Committee members are: 

Dr Jason Altenburg
Director of Programs and Services, South Riverdale Community Health Centre
Dr Lisa Barrett
Clinician Scientist, Infectious Diseases NSHA/Dalhousie University
Dr Julie Bruneau
Professor & Physician, Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, University of Montreal, Drug Addiction Service, Le Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal (CHUM)
Ms Melisa Dickie
Health Promotion Strategist, Capacity and Community Builder CATIE
Ms Dennaye Fuchs
Nurse, HCV ID Clinic, Regina General Hospital
Ms Lesley Gallagher
Hepatitis C Nurse Clinician, Vancouver Costal Health
Prof Jason Grebely
Senior Research Fellow, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute | President, International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users 
Dr Stine Høj
Postdoctoral Fellow in Hepatitis C Epidemiology and Public Health Research, CanHepC Epidemiology Core. Centre de Recherche du CHUM (CRCHUM)
Dr Susan Nouch
Family Physician, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia
Ms Samantha MacNeill
Advisor, Peel Anti-Human Sex Trafficking Strategy, Community Partnerships, Human Services
Dr Hemant Shah
Hepatologist & Education Director, University Health Network & Toronto Centre for Liver Disease
Dr Ed Tam
Clinical Hepatologist, Pacific Gastroenterology Associates Vancouver, BC

Useful links 

CATIE

Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information.  

CanHepC

CanHepC is a National Hepatitis C (HCV) Research Network linking over 100 researchers, health practitioners, affected community members, trainees, policy and decision-makers from across Canada as well as international partners. 

HepCBC

HepCBC is a British Columbia based non-profit organization run by and for people infected and affected by hepatitis C.

University of British Columbia – Hepatitis Education Canada

Hepatitis Education Canada develops culturally and linguistically sensitive hepatitis C education resources for the population, hepatitis patients and health care providers. 

Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver

CASL is a multidisciplinary group of scientists and healthcare providers whose expertise focuses on the liver, and provides national leadership in all aspects of research, education and patient care as they pertain to the liver. 

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