Hep C Resource Centre for Healthcare Professionals

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Hep C Resource Centre for Healthcare Professionals

 

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Blueprint to inform hepatitis C elimination efforts in Canada
The Canadian Network on Hepatitis C Blueprint Writing Committee and Working Groups
May 2019

The management of chronic hepatitis C: 2018 guideline update from the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver
Consensus Guidelines from the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver
CMAJ, June 4, 2018, Volume 190, Issue 22

Hepatitis C Screening & Testing Quick Reference Guide
Canadian Liver Foundation (June 2018)
Click here to download infographic or here for the brochure version.

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

Diagnostic Tools and 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.
Information and Search Database

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.
Information
Calculator

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.
Information
Calculator

Child-Pugh Score
Purpose: To assess the severity of cirrhosis.
Information
Calculator

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.

Click here to download.

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7th Canadian Symposium on the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) 2018
Toward Elimination of HCV: How to Get There. The videos are now available online. Click here.

6th Canadian Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus 2017
Delivering a Cure for Hepatitis C Infection: What are the Remaining Gaps?

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.

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 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.

The slide 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.

Resources

Nutrition GuideThe Nutrition in Cirrhosis Guide

This Guide covers general topics relevant to all patients with cirrhosis. Specific nutrition issues are also addressed that may be helpful at other times. The Guide is a tool for use throughout your cirrhosis journey. It also includes recipes that are suitable for all individuals and can be modified to accommodate food allergies, dietary restrictions, and preferences.

Click here to download a copy. To order a hard copy version, send your request to Publication Orders.

Liver Meetings & Conferences

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2019 International Liver Meetings & Conferences

 

Featured Upcoming Meeting:

CASLSTC2019This symposium will cover a two-day period to provide clinicians and allied health professionals with significant insights into current and future practice to improve diagnosis, management and treatment of autoimmune liver diseases.

Date: November 22 – 24, 2019
Location: Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa, Canada
For more information about this event, visit: casl-stc-2019.ca

CASL and the CLF acknowledge the following organizations for their support of our collective mission to improve the liver health of all Canadians through research, education, patient support and advocacy:

PLATINUM SPONSORS:

Intercept Pharma

Gilead Sciences Canada

SILVER SPONSORS:

BRONZE SPONSORS:

abbvie

EXHIBIT SPONSORS:

The International Viral Hepatitis Elimination Meeting (IVHEM) is a global forum for the exchange of practical experiences for translating diagnostic and therapy advances of viral hepatitis into broad applications that accelerate progress toward elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.
Date: 22 November 2019 – 23 November 2019
Location: Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City, Joan Muyskenweg 10, 1096 CJ, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
For more information about this event click visit:
www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/international-viral-hepatitis-elimination-meeting-ivhem/

If you would like the CLF to add or revise your meeting or conference information, please contact Karen Seto by email or phone at 1 (800) 563-5483 (Extension 4939).

Physician Directories

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

Search Tips:
• Click on the view larger map button located on the right side of the menu bar.
• Search by city, province, postal code, hospital, physician name, etc.
• Physician database will be updated as new information is received. Please check updated database for each new referral.

* If you would like the CLF to add, revise or remove your name from this database, please contact Karen Seto by email or phone at 1 (800) 563-5483 (Extension 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.