Hepatitis C and drug user health: The latest international research and its implications for the frontlines

Event Date: 
21 October 2019, 13:00 EDT

A webinar in partnership with the International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU).

Hepatitis C prevention, testing and treatment is a critical part of drug user health education and service delivery. Join us for a spotlight on key discussions and findings from the International Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users (INHSU 2019).

This webinar will highlight important international issues and new research with a focus on hepatitis C in the context of drug user health. This webinar will also discuss the relevance and implications of the international programming, policy and research for frontline practice in Canada.

Topics will include:

  • Improving hepatitis C prevention, testing, treatment and care for people who use drugs
  • Programming approaches to hepatitis C and harm reduction service delivery that meet the needs of people who use drugs, including peer-based models and service delivery within the prison system
  • Re-thinking hepatitis C re-infection
  • Moving beyond hepatitis C to consider other health issues faced by people who use drugs

Moderator: Christopher Hoy, Knowledge Specialist, Hepatitis C Community Health Programming, CATIE

Speakers:

  • Rivka Kushner, Knowledge Specialist, Hepatitis C, CATIE
  • Carrielynn Lund, DRUM & SASH/CanHepC Coordinator, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
  • Kellie Guarasci, Nurse Clinician, Cool Aid Community Health Centre
  • Alexe Morgan, Harm Reduction Project Coordinator, AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador

Une version française de ce webinaire aura lieu le 14 novembre de midi à 13 h 30, HNE.

This webinar is part of a series on international approaches to hepatitis C programs, co-presented by CATIE and the International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU).

This webinar series features international speakers covering innovative approaches to hepatitis C program models designed to reach people where they are, and grounded in the principles of harm reduction. Learn more.

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