In line with our goal of tackling HCV through generating public awareness and promoting education, VIDC would like to share this amazing resource with all of you!
The Canadian Network on Hepatitis C (Réseau Canadien sur l’Hépatite C) — or CanHepC for short — is happy to inform you that their webinars for 2015-2016 are open to the public!
But what is CanHepC?
CanHepC is a collaborative network funded by CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) and PHAC (Public Health Agency of Canada) to establish a continuous pipeline from discovery to implementation to reduce HCV transmission, cure and improve the quality of life of persons infected with HCV, and to work towards the eradication of HCV infection in Canada.
Our overarching goal is to conduct innovative and interdisciplinary research, build research capacity, and translate evidence for uptake into practice and policy, to improve HCV prevention and health outcomes of Canadians and contribute to the global effort to reduce HCV burden worldwide. (About CanHepC)
The webinars cover a wide range of topics from Hepatitis C (HCV) statistics, patient care, all the way to research writing and patents. The wide selection is meant to cater to health care professionals and academics who are involved in HCV research, treatment, and patient care.
However, for the general public — HCV patients, friends/relatives of people with HCV, interested community groups, and even advocacy groups — there are a number of topics that could be very useful!
Here are some examples:
- HCV in Aboriginal Communities (November 4)
- Practical Nursing for HCV Patients (January 27, 2016)
- Drug Use and Treatment: the Point of View of Real Patients (Feb 3)
- Research/Patient Partnership (Feb 17)
- The Federal Role in Hepatitis C (March 9)
- HCV Prevention in Health Care System (March 23)
Simply head over to the website — here is the link again — and follow the instructions on how to register to attend one of these webinars. It’s that simple!
Better understanding of hepatitis C will help positively impact the fight against it in a lot of significant ways! Education helps dispel stigma, promote better health practices, and eventually affect the eradication of this disease.
If you, personally, won’t have time for the webinars — pass the information on!