Pictures of Hep C Advocacy

Hep C AdvocacyMay was a rather busy and colourful month for Pacific Hep C Network’s hep C advocates. It was full of travel, meetings, events, and hep c advocacy.

During all of these outings, PHCN hep C advocates worked to educate the community about hepatitis C. The advocates explained the importance of getting tested for hep C and the treatments that are or will be available to cure hep C. They worked to advocate for those who’s lives have been touched by the disease and to remind everyone that there is hope beyond a diagnosis.

The following are just a few of the pictures that were taken along the way:

First Nations Health Authority event
First Nations Health Authority‘s event Gathering Wisdom VII, May 7-8.

Richmond Centre for Disability's Invisible Illness Awareness Forum
Richmond Centre for Disability‘s Invisible Illness Awareness Forum, May 9th. PHCN’s president, Daryl Luster, presented and participated in a panel discussion. He is fourth from the left.

Pictures of Hep C Advocacy
Daryl Luster, President of the Board of Directors at PHCN, with Action Hepatitis Canada‘s Executive Committee Chair, Patricia Bacon, and Alice Wong, MP for Richmond BC. Daryl was in Ottawa raising awareness and talking to MPs about hep C, screening guidelines, and new advances in therapies that can now cure hep C.

Pictures of Hep C Advocacy
Daryl Luster, President of the Board of Directors at PHCN, with Action Hepatitis Canada‘s Executive Committee Chair, Patricia Bacon, and Carolyn Bennet, MP for St. Paul’s, a constituency located in Toronto, Ontario.

Pictures of Hep C Advocacy
Pacific Blue Cross Workplace Health Symposium, May 14th. Daryl Luster presented with Alnoor Ramji MD FRCP(C), Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, UBC. They spoke on hep C treatment and management to help employers better understand how to support employees and the benefits new treatment options may offer.