It's a mystifying approach - to expect a #COVID diagnostic test to be perfect rather than good enough with ongoing real world evaluation. We ought to be nimble, aim to be good, and learn quickly from mistakes. https://t.co/hfGLT8AQJT
Effective recurring meetings are possible. Enablers: -Focused decision-making agenda -Pre-work, post-work -Limit standing items -Action items and tracking critical -Celebrate group success Interestingly: -No mention of 'skilled chair', suggesting design more impt than people TY!…
"300 [Africans] die daily from liver cancer and other complications related to hepatitis B and C infections." Thankfully, South Sudan has joined the fight in reaching #globalelimination by implementing their new National Strategic Plan! 💉🌏 https://t.co/NbmEoaxJjW
Serious question - has anyone been part of a recurring (i.e. weekly) meeting that was effective, useful and productive? Any tips what made it successful?
This model that was presented at this years #DigitalInternationalLiverCongress can help predict who may develop hepatocellular carcinoma (a form of liver cancer) after being treated for chronic #HepatitisC. This is truly incredible work! Take a look…
This is the progress we like to see! Egypt has implemented their #HepatitisC initiative in Chad and they have tested over 15,000 Chadian citizens. 💉 Do you think Canada is doing enough to provide accessible testing and treatment for Canadians? 💭 https://t.co/OXOAkwOxGh
It’s surprising that medical grade masks are one size fits all. Contributes to discomfort for sure.
I have another 14 years to develop 🤣🤣 https://t.co/sHnY10rIpf
While increasing burnout is true in many industries, the expectations of healthcare workers have risen dramatically while the system spins out of control (and without added support) having a compounding effect on burnout. Important topic. https://t.co/gwa4AaEB9C
Imagine if we had daily or weekly reporting of excess deaths in #Ontario - that would be powerful information to inform public policy.
Unable is an admission of truth at many levels. https://t.co/9dssDnx8YF
Strikes me that many people are getting a public policy lesson that women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ identified individuals have learned from a young age - people of privilege get to be expert advisors and government ignores other voices even when all sense suggests they should not.
After 2 days of JK, my 4yo daughter is eating popcorn with a spoon whereas in the preceding 6 months at home we could barely prevent her from eating with her feet.
Many myths about #hepatitisC prevent infected individuals from getting tested. When left undiagnosed, hepatitis C can lead to irreversible liver damage. "Don’t let this misinformation stand between you and a diagnosis." #GetTested 💉 https://t.co/y5Rg1CRRgI
So I read this article, and as a member of Negotiations 2021 I was like WTF did I commit to?? 🤣 But seriously - an honour to serve the profession. Lot of work to do and this is part of it. I encourage everyone to step up to do a part that appeals to them. @OntariosDoctors…
Low hanging fruit for our healthcare system: an efficient and reliable way for doctors/nurses/professionals to communicate across institutions.
Now that news stories and social media posts are saying Ontario's 2nd #COVID wave has begun, patients are calling to cancel + reschedule tests/procedures (some already rebooked from March+April). #PSA PSA: the hospital is SAFE, rates still low, don't cancel your needed care.
The bubble not treating players well if their nickname ends in “P” #ClippersNuggets
Hope they have used some of those billions on dance lessons 🤣 https://t.co/M4aucYmMM2
Ontario is yet to purchase its’ second fax machine. https://t.co/gRcUpPKYv5
All the best to the teachers doing online learning. I’ve been doing it for 1 to 1.5 hrs at a time and it’s exhausting. And that’s with adults! Teaching kids for several hours like this will be so challenging. Thanks for stepping up @ETFOeducators @tdsb
Had a delivery to the porch of my home, and the delivery person asked me for a bottle of water WHICH HE PROCEEDED TO USE TO WASH HIS HANDS ON THE DRIVEWAY and honestly, I'm not even mad.
Imagine finding out that a recent system upgrade has removed the ability to generate a paperless version of something, and instead it needs to be printed and scanned while on-site. During a pandemic. pic.twitter.com/YXqQmidmcN
A long time ago some people with great wisdom gave our political leaders the power to shut things down in case of emergency. All we are asking is to do it to avoid a catastrophic emergency, hoping it’s not already too late. https://t.co/I8XVZv7QRd
#COVID19 cases rising. We must all continue to do our part, but should be demanding system leaders do their part and act quickly before we are back to square one. Time for our leaders’ ultimate accountability test. #TestandTrace https://t.co/bF1LcuafYI
Some #COVID tweets travel a lot further than they should.
Lately, I've seen the benefits of collaborative-decision making, examples: -with allied health to address a social challenge -with radiology to figure out a solution to a tough issue -with Ministry staff to improve a system issue impairing care I highly recommend it.…
Meme equivalent of a flop. https://t.co/nnsFqy8mY9
That was a tough @Raptors loss last night. Big thanks and RESPECT to all the players, coaches, and staff who played in the bubble away from their families and loved ones during #COVID. Thanks for the needed distraction. @Klow7 @pskills43 @FredVanVleet @NBA #WeTheNorth
#HepatitisC is mainly spread from blood-to-blood contact (ie. sharing needles). The virus can live in the body for decades before showing symptoms, at which point the liver is already severely damaged. Take a look at this article for more…
European Association for the Study of the Liver (#EASL) joins the call for drug #decriminalization and the expansion of low-threshold #HarmReduction services in order to meet WHO #HCV #globalelimination goals. 🌏 Read more at: https://t.co/h3kQZZyv8L pic.twitter.com/pwphR96wpJ
Interesting read! Take a look ⬇️ At the University of Waterloo a study was conducted "to determine the mortality risk of people coinfected with two or three of these viruses." #GetTested 💉 https://t.co/5QTdYV3N3V
Baby boomers are at a higher risk for having #hepatitisC. Just take a look at the story below! ⬇️ This is due to unsafe medical procedures in the past. If you are born between 1945-1965, the CDC highly recommends you #GetTested for hepatitis C at least once! 💉…
We love our #EliminateHepatitis face masks! 😷 Though it does a great job protecting those around you from #COVID, it cannot protect you or others from viral hepatitis. That is why we encourage everyone to get vaccinated against #hepatitisB and get tested for #hepatitisC!…
First full #hepatitisA vaccination recommendations update in 14 years calls for #hepA catch-up vaccination for anyone aged 2-18 years, vaccination for anyone over 1 year of age with HIV, and other new and updated recommendations https://t.co/Ntm2IhK9J3 #HAV #NIAM #ivax2protect
New @WHO estimate ⬇️ : Approximately less than 1% of children under the age of 5 are chronically infected with #hepatitisB. It is highly recommended that newborns are vaccinated against hepatitis B. It is a safe and effective vaccine! #GetVaccinated pic.twitter.com/BpNis93yrS
@UHN’s Viral Hepatitis Care Network is launching a new campaign to address the decline in testing that has occurred since COVID-19 hit. Learn more here ➜ https://t.co/TolqsT9kBY #TeamUHN #hepatitisC #hepatitisB @VIRCAN_ca
Happy Monday! ☀️ Here's your reminder that the fight to eliminate #viralhepatitis is nowhere near over! Viral hepatitis continues to be a huge economic and public health burden. Take a look at this article to learn more! ⬇️ https://t.co/0UKD65opNA
Many people who inject drugs don't have proper access to treatment and care - it is time to #CloseTheGap in screening these individuals! 💉 Take a look at this article which discusses the impact of HCV infections during the opioid epidemic. ⬇️ https://t.co/nLznSMcoGr
#TBT to #WorldHepatitisDay! We handed out free masks while raising awareness for #hepatitisB and #hepatitisC - fighting a pandemic and the silent epidemic all-in-one! #MasksUp 😷 pic.twitter.com/vEjs3zWIwZ
Yes! This is the progress we like to see! Switching the #hepatitisC test to a single blood test doesn't just save time and money, it links far more infected individuals to treatment and care! #GetTested 💉 https://t.co/dJj3wUBFUG
Many people living with #hepatitisC do not know that there is a cure - most don't even know they are infected! #KnowTheFacts #GetTested 💉 Take a look at this article that tells you everything you need to know about hep C! ⬇️ https://t.co/V2SR1ULtOf
In this edition of news and notes from across @UHN, @VIRCAN_ca marks #WorldHepatitisDay2020 and the Cancer Education Program at @pmcancercentre launches Cancer 360, a course designed to equip and empower future and current cancer professionals. More →…
Did you know from 2011-2016, the rate of hepatitis B diagnoses decreased by 16%? In 2016, there were 5000 reported cases of hepatitis B. #FridayFacts You can help stop the spread by getting your #hepatitisB shot. There is no cure for HBV - protect yourself before it's too late.
In order to make raising awareness even easier, we have created a social media package filled with resources for you to share! Help end the #viralhepatitis epidemic by raising awareness on your social media. Take a look! ⬇️ ⬇️ https://t.co/xXiNN8ZMOw
This is amazing! A region in the UK has diagnosed and treated more than 90% of their #hepatitis C patients - making them the first to reach the WHO goal of reducing hepatitis C prevalence by 2030! 🎊 Canada🇨🇦...are we on track to reach this…
Which statement below is true? 👉 257 million people are living with #hepatitis B. 👉 There's an effective vaccine against hepatitis B. Both statements are true. Despite a vaccine against hepatitis B, 257 million people are living with the virus. RT to spread awareness.…
JUST OUT: "Reducing Read Time of Point of Care Test Does Not Affect Detection of Hepatitis C Virus and Reduces Need for Reflex RNA" in Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol @AGA_CGH @JJFeld @hepatoMD @VIRCAN_ca @Jorgeva60302987 et al. @ISGLOBALorg #NOhep
Approximately 44% of Canadians are unaware that they are living with chronic hepatitis. The best way to protect yourself is to #GetTested! 💉 Continue to share our resources and raise awareness for #viralhepatitis ➡️ https://t.co/COwHpJhl85 pic.twitter.com/eEnIsUrFAx
August is #NationalImmunizationAwareness Month. There are safe and effective vaccines available to protect you from hepatitis A and B. Talk to your doctor and make sure you have been #vaccinated! Learn more here: https://t.co/qmylQfiILT pic.twitter.com/ZJCv12TRGF
The road to hep C #elimination does not end at World Hepatitis Day - millions are still infected with this deadly disease. You could be one of them. Do your part by getting tested and encouraging others to #GetTested! 💉 Great graphic @CATIEinfo! pic.twitter.com/56AvigUtde
Many people with viral #hepatitis face stigma, mainly due to ignorance surrounding the condition. YOU can help break down stigma by spreading knowledge and increasing understanding of the virus. Join the #NOhep movement today: https://t.co/bOiFSlnuxy pic.twitter.com/KcOya3ftpL
Dr. Harry Janssen and Dr. Jordan Feld rocking our #EliminateHepatitis face masks! 😷 Make sure to upload a picture 📸 of you in your face mask using the hashtag '#MaskUp' - we want to acknowledge everyone who is helping #eliminate viral hepatitis! #GetTested 💉…
"The good thing about liver disease is it has no symptoms and the bad thing about liver disease is it has no symptoms." - Dr. Jordan Feld Thank you @TOYourHealth9 for covering our story for #WorldHepatitisDay! Watch the news clip here: https://t.co/4d5OSVARSK
The fight to reach the @WHO goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030 is not over yet! Aside from getting tested, you can help by sharing information on your social platform! Take a look at our FREE social graphics ⬇️ https://t.co/uOF7xBgh2L…
What a successful #WorldHepatitisDay! 🌎 Thank you to everyone who joined our Virtual Forum sessions, everyone who grabbed a mask and learned about #viralhepatitis, and everyone who is continuing to share resources and raise awareness through social media! #KnowYourStatus…
On #WorldHepatitisDay, we gave out 600 masks! We were able to raise awareness for #viralhepatitis while emphasizing the importance of face masks during #COVID. 😷 If you got a mask yesterday, make sure to take a selfie with it and share it with the hashtag '#MaskUp'!…
According to @GovCanHealth, there was a 13% increase ⬆️ in the number of reported Hep C cases from 2014-2018. This proves our work does not just end at #WorldHepatitisDay - the fight for elimination continues! More info from Public Health here: https://t.co/h4woHCCEmj
Tune in to Pauline Chan @TOYourHealth9 @CTVToronto tonight! Check out @TourCNTower and @cityoftoronto 3D sign tonight to celebrate #WorldHepatitsDay! @JohnTory @TOPublicHealth @PublicHealthON @theresaboyle #COVID19 #xoTO #eliminationishappening #Masks4Canada…
Don't forget! The #cntower and the #Toronto sign will light up in red and yellow tonight in honour of #WorldHepatitisDay! ❤️💛 If you see it, make sure to take a picture and share it with us! #KnowYourStatus
The @CdnLiverFdtn team showing their support for #WorldHepatitisDay! We can make #eliminatehepatitis a success story! Share your mask photos with us @VIRCAN_ca @canhepc @GovCanHealth @ActionHepCanada pic.twitter.com/wyPRPUgZTL
The commitment to a #HepFreeFuture wasn't just by @WHO, it was by 🇨🇦 government! So on #WorldHepatitisDay 2020 we are calling on @GovCanHealth & @PattyHajdu to renew their promise to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. #Elimination2030…
This #WorldHepatitisDay, we're calling on the 🇨🇦 government to renew their promise to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. Take action, add your voice now. https://t.co/00CR2X53PX #Elimination2030 @NO_hep
Over 600,000 Canadians are affected by #Hepatitis, but many don’t know their status. Today, on #WorldHepatitisDay, UHN's @VIRCAN_ca launched “Get Tested: It Could Save Your Life” to encourage hepatitis prevention, screening, and treatment. More → https://t.co/tumVnlkq9x…
Today is #WorldHepatitisDay🌎! Let’s continue to fight for the elimination of #viralhepatitis as a public health threat! You can do your part by getting tested for viral hepatitis and sharing resources to raise awareness for the silent killer. #GetTested💉…
Tonight the #CNTower will be lit red and yellow in recognition of World Hepatitis Day / Ce soir la #TourCN sera illuminée en rouge et jaune en reconnaissance de la Journée mondiale contre l'hépatite https://t.co/atPNhLOp8j pic.twitter.com/kfoCxYQHTL
Get a free mask from our team @npstoronto @YDSquare! Protection against #COVID19 is also a tool to remind people to get tested for another public health problem and save lives! #WorldHepatitisDay @JohnTory @fordnation @MaskupCanada @NO_hep @ActionHepCanada @blogTO…
Five UHN researchers have been awarded funding from @ONgov for #COVID19 research. The funded projects will tackle ongoing challenges in screening and treatment of the disease, planning of healthcare resources, and management of LTC homes. Read more → https://t.co/nkzOe4Tv29…
Don't forget our efforts for #WorldHepatitisDay - take part and help make a difference! 1. Share our graphics ➡️ https://t.co/yidYznS5IN 2. Sign our pledge ➡️ https://t.co/PQoQeKoV2R 3. Join our Zoom call tomorrow (July 28) at 8am ➡️ https://t.co/EL96rYJ27g…
The #cntower and the #Toronto sign will light up in red and yellow tomorrow (July 28) in honour of #WorldHepatitisDay! ❤️💛 Make sure to take check it out and do your part in eliminating #viralhepatitis - check out our previous posts for more information on how you can…
Don't forget!!! Come by and grab a mask😷 https://t.co/Nh1QPN4VPl
Are you interested in being part of a treatment study to help clear COVID-19? If you meet the requirements, we encourage you to reach out to our contact coordinator and sign-up for this study! More information here: https://t.co/gPIUZ7G0dC @UHNPatientExp #WeAreInThisTogether…
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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Eliminates barriers to full participation. The needs of individuals are of primary importance
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VIRCAN team will work in collaborative practice to address the health needs of their clients
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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.
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As of April 1, 2020, the new VIRCAN Midtown clinic address is:
1975 Avenue Rd., 2nd Fl.
Toronto, ON M5M 4A3
All phone and fax numbers remain the same. For full information on all of our clinic locations, please check out the Clinics page.
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.