Liver Nurse News

September 2022 – CAHNference Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open! This event is free for all to attend. Priority seating will be given to CAHN members until October 5.

CAHN Member Benefit: Members who attended the 2022 Annual General Meeting are eligible for travel reimbursements including 50% of two nights’ accommodation at the host hotel rate of $189 plus tax and $500 towards travel. To view the full policy, sign in to your CAHN account here and scroll down to Conference Travel Policy. Room sharing is encouraged. Use CAHN’s Room & Travel Share Facebook group to find a roommate.

CAHN is collaborating with the International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU) to hold CAHNference 2022 adjacent to INHSU’s Intervention Implementation Symposia. Use the registration form to sign up for both events.

Friday, Nov 18, 13:30-18:00  INHSU’s HCV Intervention Implementation Symposia    In-person
The program for this half-day interactive training will focus on the practical implementation of evidence-based interventions such as point-of-care testing, dried blood spot testing, peer support, patient navigation and case finding.

Friday, Nov 18, 18:00-21:00  INHSU & CAHN Networking event and Dinner Presentation   In-person
Hepatology: Looking back and Reaching Forward – DrEdward Tam, MD

Saturday, Nov 19, 08:30-16:30  CAHNference 2022 Program    Hybrid
Draft Program (subject to change)

Addictions, How Do We Build Capacity In This Population – Monty Ghosh, MD

Global Meeting Update (EASL/INHSU/AASLD) – Colina Yim, NP and Kellie Guarasci, RN

There’s an App for that?!?  Megan Tomlinson, RN

AbbVie Sponsor Presentation – Are we on track? An update on the elimination of Hepatitis C – Dr. Martinez

Nurse Case Study, Hepatitis C Virus – Julie German, NP

Nurse Case Study, Hepatocellular Carcinoma – Lisa Douglas, NP

Nurse Case Study, Primary Biliary Cholangitis – Sarah De Coutere, NP

Motivational Interviewing 101 – Liam Reynolds, SW

Gilead Sponsor Presentation – Case-based management of a complex HCV patient: clinical and practical considerations – Lesley Gallagher and Dr. Edward Tam

Multidisciplinary model on decompensated liver disease – Rozalyn Milne, RN

Optimizing for Liver Transplant: How to Prepare your Patient for the Transplant You Hope They Never Need, Susan Allen, NP

INHSU’s HCV Intervention Implementation Symposia

Date: Friday, November 18, 2022

Time: 1:30pm-6:00pm, followed by networking activity

Delivered by: The International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU) in collaboration with CAHN.

About the Course: This project seeks to build on INHSU’s existing, highly-successful education and knowledge exchange initiatives, by focusing efforts on advanced implementation – providing healthcare practitioners and services with practical education on intervention implementation to enhance HCV care. This program will be the first of its kind to provide practitioners with detailed information on effective interventions to enhance the HCV care cascade in a practical and accessible way.

The Symposia will showcase good practice interventions and models of care in different settings, highlighting key research, challenges and learnings in a collaborative coaching environment, with the aim of supporting participants to develop or enhance their own HCV models of care.

The program for this half-day interactive training will focus on the practical implementation of evidence-based interventions such as point-of-care testing, dried blood spot testing, peer support, patient navigation and case finding.

This course is intended for anyone interested in implementing or scaling up HCV interventions in their service setting, from a variety of local settings, e.g. primary care, D&A, corrections, outreach, homelessness, mental health, needle and syringe services & health departments.

Learning Objectives:                                                                                                        

  1. Understand evidence-based interventions demonstrated to enhance the HCV care cascade
  2. Describe how a range of interventions work and how they can be implemented to enhance models of HCV care
  3. Understand the HCV care cascade and be able to identify areas for enhancement in service delivery
  4. Identify suitable interventions to enhance service delivery
  5. Analyze barriers of implementing successful interventions and how to overcome them

Facilitators: Coming Soon

CAHNference Bytes

Management of Variceal Bleeding with Dr. Ann Ma on September 28, 2022, at 7:30 PM EDT.

Please join us for the third installment of the CAHNference Bytes Cirrhosis Series. In this virtual session, Dr. Ann Ma will be presenting on the management of variceal bleeding in patients with decompensated cirrhosis.  Following the presentation, we will be discussing the implications for nursing practice. This event is open to all CAHN members and is intended to be a welcoming environment for everyone to learn and share. 

Ann Ma is originally from Montreal, where she completed her Medical degree at the Université de Montréal. She completed her gastroenterology training at the University of Toronto. She then went on to do a 2.5-year fellowship in Barcelona on decompensated cirrhosis and is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Barcelona. Her areas of interest are kidney dysfunction, ACLF and portal hypertension. She has recently joined the liver group at Toronto General Hospital.

Canadian Liver Meeting 2023

Save the date! CAHN’s National Meeting in 2023 is the Joint Canadian Digestive Diseases Week-Canadian Liver Meeting happening in Halifax from February 28 to March 5.

CAHN’s program will take place on Saturday, March 4.

CAHN’s 2023 Annual General Meeting

Please take a moment to vote on your preference of format for CAHN’s 2023 Annual General Meeting. 

If it is to be in person, it will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Liver Meeting in Halifax on Sunday, March 5 at 7:00 AM. If it is to be virtual, the date and time will be decided by the board of directors. Due to the timing of the in-person event, a hybrid meeting is not an option.

!!! Quorum of 30% of members must attend in order to conduct the AGM and proceed with the business required to continue operations.

!!! Attendance at the AGM is required for all reimbursement member benefits including travel reimbursement to CLM 2023 and CAHNference 2023 plus any non-CAHN event registration reimbursements (if applicable).

Other Upcoming Events

Oct 06, 2022, BC Liver Forum

Oct 14, 2022, CASL Single Topic Conference on Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease

Oct 19, 2022, The 10th International Conference on Health and Hepatitis Care in Substance Users

Oct 27, 2022, 37th Annual Sheila Sherlock Liver Research Day & The Nurse and Allied Health Hepatology Update

Oct 28, 2022, Jenny Heathcote Hepatology Update

Nov 02, 2022, International Workshop on HBV Cure

Nov 04, 2022, The Liver Meeting (AASLD 2022)

Dec 02-03, 2022, International Viral Hepatitis Elimination Meeting 2022

Apr 25, 2023, 2023 Global Hepatitis Summit

Thank you to our Sponsors