Chinese Hepatitis B Peer Support Group
Mission and Vision
To provide a networking platform for hepatitis B patients, their families, and friends to share knowledge, experiences and support each other in confidence toward a better future.
Topic: New Development in Hepatitis B Treatments
Date : September 24, 2022 (Saturday) 10:30-11:30am
Speaker: Dr. Scott Fung, Hepatologist, Toronto General Hospital
Location: Toronto General Hospital 585 University Ave., Room190, 11th floor, Peter Munk Building
Format: In-Person and Online (Limit to 30 in-person attendees)
UHN Patient & Family Learning Center
This monthly news about UHN including the latest news of health talks, health and wellness resources and various medical and health information in Chinese.
The September issue is now published.
Regardless whether you are a hepatitis B-infected individual, a related family member or a friend, you might in some ways have experienced anxieties, fear, hopelessness, or hesitancy from the diagnosis, and are overwhelmed by the disease.
You may have also encountered different reactions from people around you, be they heart-warming or cold-distressing during your chronic illness journey. These experiences will always be remembered deep in your heart. As you are not alone in this journey, please pick up your pen, write and share your stories to encourage and support your peers who are going through the same challenges.
Your stories will be posted, with your permission, on the Hepatitis B Peer Support Group website and the Newsletter.
The latest Tai Chi class teaching video
Wu style Tai Chi exercises (Full set)
Demonstration by instructor David Cheung.
World Hepatitis Day Outreach Activity
July 28th 2022 was the designated World Hepatitis Day across the globe bringing the world together to raise awareness of the burden of viral hepatitis and to influence change. The Chinese Hepatitis B Peer Support Group has joined many other community organizations and participated in an outreach event held at the Dundas Square in Toronto. Aim of the event is to promote hepatitis B awareness to the public and hence to prevent the serious health outcomes such as liver cancer. We were the only group at the event sharing information on hepatitis B, whereas majority groups there were promoting hepatitis C and offering hepatitis C testing.
The PSG Committee members Andrew, Christine, Henry, and I were at the event manning the display booth. We had had more than 30 visitors who stopped by and chatted with us. We got few visitors’ interests in joining our upcoming educational seminars. We met a family doctor from Manitoba vacationing in Toronto, who stopped by our booth and picked up some useful information for her patients. Our PSG giveaway souvenir tote bags and fridge magnets were a hit at the event. All in all, it was a successful outreach despite the severe thunderstorm at the beginning of the day.
Hepatitis B PSG Committee members(from left to right): Henry Choi (Chair), Andrew Luk, Leah Xing (Education Coordinator), and Christine Lam at the event.
This is our Chinese Hepatitis B Peer Support Group Banner.
Henry Choi (Chair), Andrew Luk and Christine Lam were helping at the booth.
Tai Chi class
We would like to thank our sponsor
for the ongoing support of the PSG education activities.