CEO: Rapidly issues statement of solidarity with the Black community. Senior leadership of that organization: 👨👨🧑👨🦱👱♀️🧑👨🧑🏿🦱👱🧔🧑👩🦱👩🏼 Me: 🤷🏾♂️🤬
/Thread/ I did not participate in #BlackOutTuesday . While the spirit underlying it is commendable, I do not think you can enhance your awareness of such a complex and difficult issue by sharing a black screen.
If you’re in your thirties you’re more likely to be unknowingly living with #hepatitis B compared to any other age group. Unless detected and treated it can cause liver disease, cirrhosis and liver cancer. #GetTested 💉 Learn more: https://t.co/mb97pVuK0q
"As we advocate for testing, care & treatment for #COVID19, let us not forget these same interventions exist for many diseases, including viral #hepatitis, yet remain out of reach for many." Read our president @swang8's powerful new article: https://t.co/dXVCqEMQz6…
June is #PrideMonth! CDC recommends gay and bisexual men get vaccinated for #hepatitisA & #hepatitisB, yet many remain unprotected. Learn about the importance of getting the #hepA & #hepB vaccine https://t.co/MwbKcS9WQ0 Take charge. Protect Yourself. Get vaccinated.…
Important considerations for the care of inpatients with COVID. Grateful to work with the incredible internists who authored this (and... to be married to one of them, too😬). Principles for clinical care of patients with COVID-19 on medical units | CMAJ…
Every person of colour in Canada will have a story like this one. Some of us bury them, so thanks @NaheedD for describing yours so vividly. Of course we remain proud to be Canadians, but our experiences need to be told so we can all keep moving forwards as a society.…
Dr. Holowaty is one of the most compassionate doctor’s I know. These are powerful words spoken below. https://t.co/Ed64KYH0wO
#LancetGate should not erode faith in evidence-based medicine. But it should cause you to lose faith in the for-profit medical journal business, and the academic culture that props them up. Great deep dive from @juliaoftoronto and @B_resnick: https://t.co/NAfD7INWm3
I’d rather a person speak her/his mind then pretend to be an ally. Those pretenders, who hold positions of power across society, are the agents preventing change. https://t.co/DJez2KLhvM
It appears @TheLancet is not accountable to the scientific community in any way. The medical publication system is beyond broken. It’s time for all university’s to move away from journal metrics as a measure of impact. #LancetGate https://t.co/6nbR8co2vX
We did not get to the moon by funding 1,000 professors and telling them - research it. Innovation and implementation on this scale requires strategy, organization & resources. Medicines, vaccines, diagnostics will not come on timelines required from bottom-up science.
CommonCV sucks. Has always sucked. No idea why @CIHR_IRSC is unwilling to move off of it. It’s a significant barrier for the involvement of partners, patients and part-time researchers in research projects.
Lots of deserved applause for BC response to #COVID19. **Informing their policy is an integrated IT system for public health. In Ontario, I know colleagues who have struggled for years to link public health and clinical databases. Let’s make linkage a priority.
If you’re in your thirties you’re more likely to be unknowingly living with #hepatitis B compared to any other age group. Unless detected and treated it can cause liver disease, cirrhosis and liver cancer. Learn more: https://t.co/1EOgFOFBnL
Hello everyone, I've been operating my clinic throughout the pandemic and wanted to share my tips. OPEN TO Health Care professionals: May 28th, 7:00 pm Presentation Speakers: Dr. Jason Lee and @NeilMaha Maximizing Virtual Patient Interactions During COVID-19 DM me for link
This works both ways! Good leaders also communicate what others need to know (the truth), not what they want to hear. https://t.co/Rk4RVnXK85
Do you think individual clinical awards for humanitarianism, citizenship, innovation, etc are just plain tacky in the midst of #COVID #pandemic where every clinician has gone above and beyond in so many ways?
...We are still at the early stages of the pandemic. Changes in leadership can still result in large benefits. There is no shortage of talented public health physicians in Ontario. https://t.co/SFoOGFfnVy
Canary in the coal mine. There will be a wave of clinic closures not just in the community, but in hospitals. It will make healthcare more difficult to access and wait times longer. Supporting healthcare infrastructure is a must for a pandemic recovery. https://t.co/x4lGFskbeW
Check out the @cdchep homepage! They talk about #hepatitis A,B, and C! It might be hard to get tested right now, but educating yourself and spreading awareness is one way you can help #endhepatitis! https://t.co/euUjiDYE5w
Opening up from #COVID19 before we're ready puts exposed workers and vulnerable populations at higher risk. Please sign + share our open letter on expanding sentinel testing for people who don't show symptoms but are at high risk. https://t.co/sYRcQH28JI pic.twitter.com/TzjWYvyh4c
The Trinity Bellwoods crowds hammer home the critical importance of widespread #COVIDー19 testing. Every day we don’t #TestTraceIsolate means more avoidable deaths, more economic ruin and a delayed return to a more normal life.
Heck of an opportunity to have done some testing though. https://t.co/CoXrKGCCFg
The #pandemic is a wake up call to the benefits of an integrated hospital, LTC and community care system. Individually governed and managed institutions (corps) tend to look out for themselves rather than the population. Silos of decision making cost lives. @celliottability…
Anyone have the data on positives and total tests done for healthcare workers broken down by hospital (or region) in Ontario? https://t.co/qsCjWNQgZx
Here is the ACTT-1 publication. Remdesivir effect is modest. Hardly a game changer and not a treatment that would replace #TestTraceIsolate or a #COVIDー19 #vaccine. The prevention approach still appears best. https://t.co/Rlht9r7R0Z
I have reached the point where hat head and not hat head are united. #COVIDHAIR
Getting tested for #hepatitis is very important! Not just to protect yourself, but to protect those around you from contracting the virus. If you are interested in finding a testing location near you, check out this #gettested page on the @cdchep website. https://t.co/LTpMQFLK7N
Dr. Sofia has helped save millions of lives after discovering the cure to #hepatitis C. Luckily, in Canada, the treatment is free! This is why we encourage everyone to get tested💉😊 https://t.co/CzK1F8eCGq
Yesterday was #HepatitisTestingDay.💉 Getting tested can help to stop the spread of the virus - knowing your status saves lives! Since we aren’t able to test today, check out this graphic on why you should #gettested for #hepatitis C. #HepAware2020 pic.twitter.com/cMIT0fbmhG
The hepatitis B virus can lead to life-threatening health problems including liver cancer. Adults who carry the virus tend to recover. Infants who are infected tend to become chronic carriers. This can be stopped with the HBV vaccine! #VaccinesWork https://t.co/4gSKGUurFZ
Be #HepAware2020! This week to help others learn the ABCs of viral #hepatitis, we are highlighting #hepatitisA and the widespread outbreaks occurring across the U.S. Learn more about #hepA & the importance of getting vaccinated https://t.co/yQSxpV7rDc #HAV…
55 million people across the world 🌎 don’t know they are living with #hepatitis C. Unless detected and treated, it can cause liver disease, cirrhosis and liver cancer. Learn more on our website! https://t.co/t9DfspApPH
Who hasn't been a huge fan of snacking recently?🍪🍩 Take a look at these 11 foods that you can snack on while keeping your liver #healthy! What has your favourite snack been during #quarantine? https://t.co/oIS88Rh4By
Staying active is one way to keep your liver healthy🏃 - unfortunately, that can be slightly difficult in quarantine.🏠 Thankfully, the NY Times has put out an article on all the ways you can stay healthy from the comfort of your own home. Check it…
Did you know that 20-30 years is the average number of years an infected person can live with hepatitis C without knowing it? Make sure to talk to your doctor about getting a Hepatitis C test or follow us to find out when our next testing event will be! #FridayFacts
The Canadian Liver Foundation encourages you to exercise to avoid stress on the liver. Take a look at this article to see how eating healthy and working out can keep your liver healthy and happy! https://t.co/3RsI4dM4yJ
Did you know...90% of children 👧👦 living in developing countries with poor sanitary conditions have been infected with the #Hepatitis A virus before the age of 10. #FridayFacts Learn more here: https://t.co/wdBTffpmSO
90% of children living in developing counries with poor sanitary conditions have been infected with the Hepatitis A virus before the age of 10. #FridayFacts
Did you know that there is no hepatitis C vaccine? But, there are ways to help prevent #hepatitis C. 1. Always wear a condom 2. Do not share personal hygiene products (razors, toothbrush) #TuesdayTips
Alcohol consumption has gone up since the start of this quarantine🍷🥂 We want to make sure that you guys are staying safe and keeping that liver healthy! Check out this article to have all your alcohol-related questions answered. https://t.co/hThJkztPEj
Did you know...people between the ages of 45 and 60 are more likely to be unknowingly living with #hepatitis C than any other age group? Unless detected and treated, it can cause liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. #FridayFacts
“Especially at a time when liver disease and other underlying illnesses place thousands at increased risk of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to increase the screening and treatment of hepatitis C.” Yes - testing for all!💉😄 #HepC https://t.co/XFfIJi3eNX
"Brown said less is known about patients with severe liver issues and those on the liver transplant list as to whether they are at a higher risk for more adverse outcomes should they contract the virus." https://t.co/cz7KFQe4iP
Did you know an estimated 44% of people have chronic #hepatitis and don't know about it? That is why we encourage everyone to get tested!💉 Make sure to follow us to stay up-to-date on all future testing events. #FridayFacts
"Liver impairment is another emerging concern with COVID-19, as it was with the similar novel coronavirus, [SARS]". For those with a liver condition, take a look at this article to find out what the #COVID19 outbreak means for you. https://t.co/9qKntyNZWw
#DidYouKnow that #Hepatitis C is preventable and curable?😄 Attending one of our testing events is one way you can help in the fight against viral hepatitis. Knowing your #HepC status can help eliminate transmission! #GetTested💉 #EndHepC pic.twitter.com/6EnSmxsbxn
Sitting at home all day can be boring. Take this time to work on your #healthy lifestyle!🍎🏃♀️ Check out this #WorldHepatitisAlliance article on why healthy living could prevent most liver cancer and liver-related deaths. https://t.co/FBx1CA3oJh
Did you know your liver is the only organ that can completely regenerate? AND it only needs 25% of the original tissue to do so.😱 It would take about 8-15 days. #FridayFacts🎊
Happy #MondayFunday! If you need to make another grocery store run, you should take a look at these #healthyfoods for your liver based on the 2019 Canada Food Guide. Remember, a healthy liver is a happy liver! https://t.co/8zdObeoXmU
AASLD has created "Clinical Insights for Hepatology and Liver Transplant Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic" It provides data on #COVID19, & how it may affect hepatologists & liver transplant providers & their patients. Read it: https://t.co/J2dj8Dr9ur…
On any given day, our @UHN liver clinic has 70-100 patients. This past week, we had 5 patients a day in the clinic. Next week will be even fewer. No cancellations - just changed to virtual visits. Protecting our patients and caring for them is PRIORITY #1.…
Good morning everyone! Due to COVID-19, we will be postponing all testing events until further notice. Stay safe! #WashYourHands
Every year we see so many organisations holding screening sessions on #WorldHepatitisDay! We cannot achieve #elimination without diagnosing those who have #hepatitis & linking them to care. To all the organisations who are helping do this - you're doing incredible work!…
We love to see this! One of our team members, David, travelled up North to Indigenous communities with a bus and offered hep C testing to every family for our #HepCHealthDrive! 🚌💉 #EndHepC #AccessibleCare https://t.co/Tlbly7yyez
St. Patrick's day is around the corner🍀 and we know you want to relax and enjoy some drinks🍻 - remember to drink in moderation! Men should have less than 14 drinks per week. Women should have less than 7 drinks per week. #ProtectTheLiver Learn more: https://t.co/qsRAAqmMZ8
Viral #hepatitis causes millions of deaths. However unlike other global killers such as malaria and HIV, #hepatitis is constantly neglected and public awareness remains low. We want to change this. Join #NOhep and help us make a difference: https://t.co/4lF4Xnksmq…
Good news! We are officially launching our #20KFor2020 campaign! 🎊 We are working with our partners to test 20K people in 2020 to achieve the @WHO goal of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030. Check out our website for more information⬇️⬇️ https://t.co/We7AgQqra2
#RareDiseaseDay @EU_Health #RareLiverDisease @eurordis @ERN_RARE_LIVER @WHO_Europe @Marko_Korenjak #PBC #PSC #autoimmuneliverdiseas...... @PBCers @PBC_Canada @PSCSupportUK @PSCPartners pic.twitter.com/itdwC1EYp2
We have been working on a very exciting project that we cannot wait to announce! But, first, we want to hear from you. What content are you most interested in seeing from us? Vote below!👇🏽
"While deaths due to other infectious diseases have declined, deaths due to viral hepatitis have actually increased—by 22%—since 2000..." https://t.co/tG1Uf2VkvS
If you read the article that we posted yesterday then we want to hear from you -- if you haven't read it then go check it out! Like this tweet if you think we can reach the @WHO goal of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030🌎👍🏽 What else could be done to achieve this…
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.
Based out of the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease (TCLD), one of the largest liver units in North America, the VIRCAN team looks forward to demonstrating how viral hepatitis screening and treatment should be optimized in other urban settings across Canada, and around the world.
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1 to 1 service, health education and promotion in communities across the GTA
Eliminates barriers to full participation. The needs of individuals are of primary importance
VIRCAN Clinics will have strong connections with health system and community partners
VIRCAN team will work in collaborative practice to address the health needs of their clients
FIND A VIRCAN LIVER CLINIC
Viral Hepatitis Care Network (VIRCAN) is an initiative of the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease part of the University Health Network that provides liver related healthcare services you need, at the convenience you want and the standards you deserve, right to your doorstep. VIRCAN Clinics are conveniently located in 4 locations around the GTA.
This website has been developed by Viral Hepatitis Care Network (VIRCAN) for information purposes only. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or care. If you have a health problem, medical emergency, or a general health question, you should contact a physician or other qualified health care provider for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment. Under no circumstances should you attempt self-diagnosis or treatment based on anything you have seen or read on this website.
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Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, and public health goal of reducing community spread, VIRCAN Clinics remain closed for in-person office visits. We will provide an update when we have Public Health guidance to resume usual practice. We are offering virtual care for our follow-up patients via telephone or videoconference at your regular scheduled time. Urgent new consultations MAY also be facilitated via videoconference, while non-urgent referrals will be rescheduled to a later date. Our administrative staff will reach out with further instruction.
We are taking guidance from our regulatory bodies and Public Health, and will reassess in coming days. We encourage all patients to follow widespread recommendations for social distancing, avoiding public gatherings and outings. Our patients over 70, and those with chronic conditions, such as liver cirrhosis, cardiac and respiratory disease, autoimmune diseases and anyone on immunosuppressive medications need to be particularly cautious. Please use an abundance of caution with handwashing, and avoid touching your face to help minimize transmission. All patients who have traveled outside Canada need to self-isolate for 14 days upon return.
Thank you for your understanding and compliance with Public Health recommendations.