Hepatitis C's Impact on Canadian Immigrants and Newcomers

Event Date: 
24 August 2016, 11:00 EDT

Wednesday August 24th, 2016
11am [90 mins]

The objective of this webinar is to create a better understanding of hepatitis C issues and challenges unique to immigrants and newcomers to Canada.

The webinar is co-hosted by CATIE’s Hepatitis C Ethnocultural Program in collaboration with Toronto South Local Immigration Partnership (TSLIP Kensington-Chinatown hub). The webinar will focus on key hepatitis C trends, access to care and treatment barriers for immigrants and newcomers to Canada.

Presenters:

Dr Jordan Feld: A leading physician, researcher and educator in gastroenterology and hepatology at University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr Feld is helping to revolutionize how we care for people with liver disease.

Bill Sinclair: Bill is the Executive Director of St. Stephen’s Community House, an organization that helps the most vulnerable in Toronto, and is the current Chairperson of the Toronto South Local Immigration Partnership.

Hywel Tuscano: Has worked at CATIE for the past five years on the hepatitis C ethnocultural outreach and education program and currently works on education and resource development.

Discussant:

Ruby Lam is an Equity Consultant. Prior to that, she was the Manager of Access and Equity at Toronto Public Health; Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She has served on various boards, including the Immigrant Women’s Health Centre and the Toronto Mayor’s Committee on Community and Race Relations.

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