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