Duncan, BC Dinner Meeting
On October 11, 2018 we gathered with the Cowichan community in Duncan BC to hear Dr. JP Wallach talk about PBC. Dr. Wallach explained that PBC is an autoimmune disease where there is a genetic predisposition that is triggered likely by some environmental factor. For many years liver disease carried a stigma and Dr. Wallach is working hard to dispel the inaccurate stereotypes that sometimes go along with liver disease. We want to make sure people understand that they have done nothing to cause their PBC; it is not brought on by alcohol use or lifestyle choices. These important messages are supported by our medical community and it is important that our entire community know this.