Without the help of the federal and provincial government, we are looking to eliminate hepatitis C by 2050. Why add another 20 years of deaths, healthcare costs, and preventable illness? #ActNow #WorldHepatitisDay https://t.co/lEbasxgrox
Vaccination against #measles has increased amid ongoing measles outbreaks in Europe. An increasing number of parents are choosing vaccination as the safest way to protect their children from serious vaccine-preventable diseases. 👉https://t.co/JNUkTA1Cb6 #VaccinesWork…
Drug company sponsorship is passé. https://t.co/qvGFGSkFVD
From the first bone marrow transplants to CAR-t therapies ... an incredible scientific legacy. But can we afford these new treatments ? Are they really drugs ? My latest in the New Yorker https://t.co/uHMx8FAJua
1/15 What are your opinions of Tweetorials? This thread will review the results of the survey I posted from 6/28/19-7/13/19. Thanks to everyone who completed it (n=743). If you want to see the data for yourself, the last tweet will have a link.
Hospital alarms don’t have to scream. A group of researchers is creating a new generation that are less startling and more intuitive. Listen to the bleeps of a current drug infusion device and the shaking pill bottle of what could replace it in the future.…
Many people ask us if they are safe from hep C if they got their Twinrix vaccine. The answer is no! Twinrix only prevents hep A and B. There is no vaccine for hep C! Get tested to confirm you do not have the virus. Better safe than sorry! #FridayThoughts #FridayFacts…
For those who haven't been updated, @AHS_media has issued a public health alert about hepatitis A for anyone who has eaten at Zenbu Japanese restaurant from June 15 - 29. Find out more in the article below! 👇🏽👇🏽 https://t.co/2Fey15me69
We're LOVING this song about finding the 'missing millions' living with #viralhepatitis unaware from @jamesyyfung!! What a great way to send out the #NOhep message! Listen below ↓↓↓! #FindtheMissingmillions https://t.co/jIu2mcVxvt
Guess what we're doing today? Another free screening! We will be in the Eaton Lobby of the Toronto General Hospital from 10am - 3pm. Get tested, grab some lunch, and get your results. It's that easy!
Thank you for shining a light on this policy gap @picardonhealth. With public voices, patient voices and support from clinicians we hope our leaders will act. @canhepc blueprint and our @CASLupdates guidelines light the path. https://t.co/88SNyIyaOe
Thoughtful case from @RobertPearlMD that another factor driving physician burnout is the crude form of performance measurement we have in medicine. Certainly: current measures are not aligned with either the goals of patients or clinicians for care. https://t.co/zDXsMP5uY4
For health policy nerds, one of the great (ok, mildly interesting) questions of our time has been: why did manufacturers lower the list price of HCV treatments rather than offer the same price reduction through a PBM rebate? Here's one explanation: 1/9 https://t.co/fYt5pru0eR…
During a study of ambition in 1,000 men and women, women told researchers that their direct supervisors don’t know their career aspirations, or what to say or do to support them. https://t.co/zUOCqS2C6c
VIRCAN holds weekly screening events. Look out for our next one so you can come get tested. It only takes 20 minutes for your results to come back and it's free! Why wouldn't you want to do it? #FridayFacts pic.twitter.com/5RFnXH4vrf
Come find us at the Eaton Lobby of the Toronto General Hospital right now for your free Hepatitis C testing! It only takes 5 minutes to test and 20 minutes to get your results. It's that easy! Plus, we're very fun people to hang out with!😆🏥
We have great news to kick your week off - we will be in the Eaton lobby of the Toronto General Hospital tomorrow doing another one of our screening events from 10 - 3! Don't tell anyone but I heard we're also giving out treats to anyone who stops by 😯🍬
Waking up for work after the long weekend like...😭😭 pic.twitter.com/uMbYI9FUHk
Happy #CanadaDay from our team here at VIRCAN! Have a safe and spectacular day🇨🇦🎆
Please share widely. Patients/families/caregivers have an opportunity to participate in discussion re: PHIPA review. This is the legislation that addresses confidentiality/privacy re: health information/access. You can access the engagement via https://t.co/WQI20fmRrf
Why do people with cholestasis itch? The short answer is we don’t fully know. The long answer is much more interesting. Last weekend before Cards Fellowship writing my first tweetorial. Here we go! (photo by Gustave Doré) pic.twitter.com/yVCAKYgVTa
Great read from @VancouverSun! “People who are cured of the virus at late stage disease have a higher risk of liver cancer and other non-liver related complications compared to those treated at an earlier stage.” That's why we offer free testing weekly!…
Odd that as I near my 70th year I feel 21st century medicine is ridiculously old-fashioned. Career structures, politics, communication, research, publication, knowledge dissemination - all fossilised & dysfunctional. Watch https://t.co/ud9Eotp8Y8 for a breath of fresh air.
Targeted automatic consultations. Interesting concept that could improve quality, but probably not equity. Would require total #EHR integration, which we are not even close to having in Ontario. #ONHealth https://t.co/8QT4LJTLRJ
Wait, whaaa? Is @cityoftoronto paying to have rims removed each night and put back in the morning? Are we seriously paying to reduce the ability of a population where 30% of people are obese to remain active? So many questions. https://t.co/eOkUAmfVds
More than ever, we need a strong evidence-base to guide dental health practice as the industry changes and the pressure to generate revenue will grow. https://t.co/DfpyPvqMNa
When I was 10, My sister and I had a science fair project where we raced a female hamster vs a male hamster in a maze to see who was smarter. The male won, and we took the gold medal Later we learned both hamsters were female We published it in American Journal of EmergMed…
Where are the visionary leaders at the top of the system who will just say, “screw it I am in this position and now I am going to disrupt.” https://t.co/ZiD8oQJzdT
Impressive, diverse list of young leaders and achievers - and extra special because it’s got one of the family clan on it. https://t.co/KneYvCvm67
Ford’s health care adviser pushes digital solutions and financial incentives to end hallway medicine, but some health experts say they don’t see anything in report that will lead to substantial improvements. By @kellygrant1 & @l_stone https://t.co/tP2LV4VaoQ via…
And just a reminder that Hep C kills more people, causes more morbidity and economic loss, may be rising in incidence yet receives 1/10 the funding. Equal funding and national action needed. https://t.co/woCGOxjArm pic.twitter.com/nRsUKDbqDl
1/16 How does diabetes mellitus (DM) lead to an increased risk of infection? I'll often hear this referenced on rounds or in morning report, but I don't recall having heard the mechanism. As you might guess, there are many potential explanations; let's look at one of them...
Very thoughtful column, thanks @picardonhealth. The question of which is "better" is good for a debate. In real life though, we are wealthy enough as a society to be able to do both. Let's alleviate poverty and also ensure that everyone has access to the medications they need!…
Good morning! It's a beautiful day to get tested and learn about Hepatitis C. Find us in the Eaton Lobby of the Toronto General Hospital to get your test! Remember, it's free and only takes 20 minutes. We start in 30 minutes! pic.twitter.com/mJDOBMLiv7
Last autumn we set out a list of recommendations to overcome the barriers to #hepatitis diagnosis. Our brand new #FindtheMissingMillions Advocacy Resource now offers civil society the tools to implement these. Take a look – https://t.co/RQ7rKt6Nke. pic.twitter.com/ipQxv0Rhsw
To all of you who got the chance to visit us at Toronto General last week for our screening event, it was lovely meeting you! To those of you who missed out, don't worry - we will be back tomorrow from 10am to 3pm providing you guys with free Hepatitis C screening!…
Here's our #FridayFact! Unfortunately, it isn't the most fun fact. However, there is a vaccine that prevents you from getting infected with the Hepatitis B virus. Bonus! You can also prevent getting Hepatitis D with the HBV vaccine. pic.twitter.com/4cGk4JNbuy
Are you at Toronto General right now? Are you currently getting your free and super duper quick test for Hepatitis C?🤔 If you answered no then get going! We are only here until 3pm! 🕒 pic.twitter.com/7wuOU9NUcU
Thank you to everyone who took the time to come out to our Hepatitis C screening at Toronto Western last week! Don't worry if you missed out, our next screening will be this Wednesday at Toronto General from 10am to 3pm. Hope to see you there 😃
Happy Monday! Let's be honest - who is just trying sip their morning coffee in peace while slowly recovering from Monday Blues? 🙋♀️ pic.twitter.com/zgYpABLw32
One more hour until the end of the work week and we can properly celebrate our victory! Here's a quick #FridayFact for you. Make sure to follow our Instagram @VIRCAN_ca where we will be posting more content like this👇👇 pic.twitter.com/ypmlaGLbN1
“This is the only chronic viral infection in humans that we can cure. It’s not often modern medicine cures anything.” We are so close to eliminating Hepatitis C as a public health threat - unfortunately, many are still denied access to proper treatment.…
We're proud to have leading UHN experts in hepatitis, liver cancer, cirrhosis and more at the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease. Congratulations to Drs. Harry Janssen, Jordan Feld, Morris Sherman, Hemant Shah and Gideon Hirschfield for this recognition! @VIRCAN_ca…
Good morning Toronto☀️ Come find us at the Toronto Western Hospital to receive your FREE Hepatitis C screening! We're here until 3pm - hurry, hurry, hurry! pic.twitter.com/RHDguNU7vM
#Egypt will now offer comprehensive screening for foreign residents and refugees as part of its strategy to #eliminate #viralhepatitis by 2030. Read more about this fantastic news in this month’s #hepVoice –https://t.co/7aAfWA9ijw . #FindtheMissingMillions…
Did you know that 250,000 people in the GTA have viral hepatitis? We are testing WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 AT TORONTO WESTERN HOSPITAL at the Heliwell Atrium (by Shoppers Drug Mart) from 10 AM - 3 PM Join us and #gettested to #eliminateHepatitis!
The ABCs of Hepatitis by @hepatoMD @UHN Describing some of our successes in treating and trying to eliminate viral liver disease. Moving therapy for Hep B and C closer to the patient? @VIRCAN_ca @GlobalHepSummit @aelsharkawy75 pic.twitter.com/Ejl1t7b64l
Did you know many Canadians are affected with Hepatitis C & don't even know they have it? Know your status. Join us this WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 at Toronto Western Hospital @ the Helliwell Atrium by Shoppers Drug Mart 10am-3pm for testing. ...Did we also mention that it's…
Have you heard? We're doing free Hepatitis C screening TOMORROW at Toronto General Hospital at the Eaton Lobby from 10am - 3pm! Come join us and help us #EliminateHepatitis. #Knowyourstatus pic.twitter.com/xM30UzECiZ
BELL LET’S TALK DAY 2019 OFFICIAL VIDEO: Today, every view of this video makes a difference. All you need to do is watch it and Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives. Share to help spread the word! #BellLetsTalk pic.twitter.com/zVdFiEafYl
Happy cold Monday! Here is today's #MondayMetrics. Did you know that 5% of people who have HBV (Hepatitis B) also have Hepatitis D (HDV)? That's a total of 15 – 20 million persons infected with HDV WORLDWIDE. #Hepatitis pic.twitter.com/gEeUicK8sK
Viral #hepatitis B and C are major health challenges, affecting 325 million people globally. Viral #HepB and #HepC are root causes of liver cancer or cirrhosis, but may not show symptoms for a long period. Here is how you can help prevent viral hepatitis. #TestTreatHepatitis…
#Viralhepatitis accounts for 1.34 m deaths per year and two thirds of all #livercancer deaths are caused by hepatitis B and C. Find out more on our website. https://t.co/2CkXBYXMNn #NOhep pic.twitter.com/9xE3lAAPVC
Eliminating #viralhepatitis by 2030 will support progress towards the #SDGs. Join our global movement for the #elimination of this global killer. https://t.co/4lF4Xnksmq. #SustainableDevelopmentGoals #Goals #2030Goals #Goal3 pic.twitter.com/sSOsgu3JXo
DID YOU KNOW: VIRCAN is offering a 1 day ROADSHOW in clinics around Toronto?! We are offering a FREE Fibroscan clinic, point of care testing, on site Hepatologist consultations and MUCH MORE! DM us for more information! #EndHepCRoadshow #Hepatitis
It's World Hepatitis Day! If you were born from 1945 to 1975 - you should be tested for Hep C. We can only cure those we diagnose.
Research never ends...we're not done even in HCV yet - @JMPawlotsky at IAS-coinfection meeting
If only we could all get the drugs this cheaply...but not the only challenge to HCV elimination. Andrew Hill at IAS-coinfection meeting pic.twitter.com/Q3p9mj3uFk
Drug prices still a challenge to HCV elimination but coming down...Andrew Hill at IAS-Coinfection meeting pic.twitter.com/naNiqQrDf6
Lancet: disproving the Cochrane skepticism on the clinical benefits of an SVR with DAA in hepatitis C https://t.co/tupywEkGl7
Margaret Hellard reminding us that people who inject drugs are not hard to reach, just easy to ignore HIV-Hepatitis Coinfection meeting pic.twitter.com/iyC0Cf3Z6y
VIRCAN is a structured academic-community partnership that will address issues throughout the care of viral hepatitis, from diagnosis to treatment to cure.
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