#DidYouKnow that #hepatitisC can increase your risk of getting other related liver complications - including Fatty Liver Disease? According to this article, "up to 50% of people with hep C also have fatty liver disease." #GetTested💉 #FridayFacts https://t.co/ehRZz81w43
After watching tonight’s #debates I would like to request that people of colour be allowed to fail upwards also.
The US ought to ban broadcast of the #debates outside its borders in an effort to preserve its’ reputation in the world.
Am I the only one who finds it hilarious that you can't actually zoom your camera on Zoom.
Despite having a cure, over 150 million people are currently infected with #hepatitisC. You can help #eliminate hepatitis C by getting tested! For more information on hepatitis C and how to get tested, head over to our website: https://t.co/PEYmqM1WgE pic.twitter.com/b66tyHzHvR
There is a sparkling opportunity for more organizations and leaders to stand with medical learners by advocating and facilitating long-term change to the LMCC exams @MedCouncilCan. Looking to you - @CMA_Docs @DrAnnCollins @cpso_ca @PattyHajdu @celliottability
It seems that all “mute button” and related twitter handles are taken.
Fantastic achievement for my group, but only thanks to the support of our patients, learners, colleagues and leadership. https://t.co/MssFiMd8aR
Having a medical visit with my working class patients on their device during their break is an under appreciated equity-boosting benefit of virtual care. #MedTwitter
Great opportunity here, and agree about the importance of physician leadership in healthcare. Hope that diverse young visionary leaders out there apply 🤞🏽- you know who you are! @OntarioHealthOH https://t.co/9iKnqNBJZn
The people I want to hear from with their Halloween plans is the immigrant family in a tower. I don’t want 700-word emails from affluent neighbours on how we can make this work in a small group for our own kids #Halloween2020
"The discovery of the hepatitis C virus by this year’s Nobel winners led to life-saving science and medical innovation. But this impressive scientific breakthrough has not yet led to an advance in public health." The fight to eliminate #hepC isn't…
and of course this year hallowe'en is a SATURDAY...because 2020. https://t.co/D0T0IoVcWI
Putting together a presentation for family physicians on #HCV in Canada, and including these 2 slides back-to-back that emphasize the continued opportunity in🇨🇦to eliminate the virus, as articulated so well by @picardonhealth in 2 brilliant columns. pic.twitter.com/haqfcEZq6T
The people have spoken! See you on Monday COVID and Trump. Have a nice weekend 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/G911dquEEY
Throughout the pandemic, I've been trying to get a better understanding of how Cdn hospitals are coping. I spent five days inside Toronto's @UHN last week with photojournalist @cburst. Here is some of what we found. https://t.co/rHJ2Js9WoW
Today is my birthday. I had different plans for it. My bagpiper neighbour Jordan Lincez had different! pic.twitter.com/RZfif92geJ
Kawhi is a great teammate if you win. https://t.co/KOKwajdRkB
It's that time of the year again...time for the flu shot!💉 But, it is important that you stay up-to-date on all your other vaccines as well. Protect yourself and others by getting vaccinated against #HepatitisA and #HepatitisB! https://t.co/yW9JIQ2Eid
COVID19 is teaching us that change in healthcare doesn’t need to be slow, plodding, deliberate, and consensus-based. We have many COVID19s afflicting our society. We just need to recognize them as such—and address them with similar focus urgency.
"Narcissistic leaders infect the very cultures of their organizations...leading to dramatically lower levels of collaboration and integrity at all levels—even after they are gone." https://t.co/oNGEqnUY1o
Did you know that you can help fight #hepatitisC with a healthy diet? 🍎🍵 Take a look at this article by @HepatitisC_HU to learn more about what foods and beverages to avoid and how you can change your diet to help reduce inflammation! ⬇️ https://t.co/0uYrdTpi27
It may be a pandemic, but kids will be kids!!! A good reminder to be true to ourselves always. pic.twitter.com/bULcUlx7Gx
Just shared the elevator with a patient I don’t know who was obviously going home after a hospital stay - he looked at me, smiled through his mask and said “great people, great staff”. So true @UHN. @KevinSmithUHN @BDHodges1
"We are in danger of leaving behind a generation." #COVID19 affects us all, but especially those most underserved by health systems. These same communities are often disproportionately affected by hepatitis. On-the-ground hepatitis services MUST be supported to continue.…
Some people are protesting masks and restrictions in the streets, while others are so fearful of #COVID they are declining necessary healthcare. Has there ever been a social phenomenon like this before?
I am going to film a 22-minute silent video titled "My Hospital Computer Starting Up"
"The Maine Department of Corrections has agreed to expand access in state prisons to a curative treatment for hepatitis C." This is great news - one step forward! It is time for Canadian prisons to step-up and provide more accessible #HCV care. https://t.co/lAazak1LES
"#HepatitisC is the most exciting story of my professional life and its #elimination would make it the most fulfilling" Join a network of dedicated medical professionals working to eliminate viral hepatitis. Join the #NOhep Medical Visionaries programme! https://t.co/Z15RV3gwtW…
This week the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to pioneers of Hepatitis C research. Their identification of the virus 31 years ago led to the protection of millions of people from what is still one of the deadliest infectious diseases in the world. https://t.co/hQkgk7CDzP
#DidYouKnow that over 150000 people in Ontario currently live with #hepatitisB? When left untreated, this virus can lead to severe liver damage such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. #FridayFacts pic.twitter.com/KdHHDaams6
Many have asked for an update on this study. Results will be announced very soon. We will notify all participants as soon as we have finalized results. Unfortunately, we cannot give further detail yet but we will announce the overall study results. https://t.co/lTmlBMsfyJ
"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
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
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
#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
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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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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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.