Hep C Diversities


Wednesday July 19, 2023.

9 AM-2:15 PM Pacific time


World Hepatitis Day is on July 28, and in the lead up we’re offering this virtual event to look at the layers of living with hepatitis C. We’re mixing together the voices of people with lived experience, social science, and academic research to bring you a rich program about the intricacies of life with hep C. We look forward to seeing you!





9 AM: Welcome and opening


9:30-10:30:  Micro-elimination of hep C

Speaker: Kate Fish, Education Lead at BC Hepatitis Network


10:30: Break


11:00-12:00 Extrahepatic manifestations

Speaker: Dr. Sofia Bartlett, Senior Scientist in sexually transmitted infections and blood borne infections (STIBBI) at the BC Centre for Disease Control


12:00 Break


1:15-2:15 PM:  Intricacies of living with hep C long term

Panel: People with lived and living experience share their perspectives: Trey Helten, Douglas Laird, and Sofia Bartlett. Moderated by Kate Fish.


Schedule is in Pacific time

*Final schedule may be subject to change



This event is a good fit for:

  • People with lived experience of hepatitis C, community members, and other allies
  • Hepatitis C and HIV organization staff and volunteers
  • Clinicians working with people who inject drugs and/or who have hepatitis C
  • Policy makers and researchers in the fields of hepatitis C and/or substance use
  • People seeking more information about hepatitis C care


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We greatly appreciate the vision of our government funders and their ongoing commitment to supporting the work of PAN. In particular we gratefully acknowledge the Public Health Agency of Canada – HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.


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