Rising to the challenge took on a whole new meaning for CAHN’s volunteer event planning committee with the decision to go virtual for our regional event. Nurses are renowned for stepping up in the face of adversity and crisis but planning a webinar…this was a new type of challenge!
With the glitches ironed out, CAHNference 2020 was a resounding success with great speakers, inspiring educational content, engaging conversation and happy door prize winners. Thank you to the CAHNference 2020 Planning Committee.
One of the best successes of CAHNference 2020 was the abundance of nurses who came forward to present their case studies and models of care. We saw nurse-led models of care for a mobile outreach program in Halifax, a provincial corrections program in Ottawa, and a “seek and treat” HCV program in Calgary; as well as case studies on hepatitis C, transplants and fatty liver. Thank you to all who contributed. If you are interested in presenting your work at a future event, please email email@example.com.
Door prize giveaways have been a fun feature of CAHN’s past several Regional Events. This tradition started as an expression of gratitude for CAHN’s delegates and a means for highlighting our generous sponsors. 2020 brought on new meaning for the door prize giveaway. With businesses hit hard by COVID19 CAHN’s planning committee was inspired to support locally owned businesses across Canada. We would like to share this moving message from one of those business owners.
“In these disruptive times, purchases like the one you just made carry more weight and meaning than they did a year ago. You’ve chosen to support art, to support a local maker, to support your own mental well-being or that of a loved one. Whatever your motive, I appreciate you and am grateful.”
Congratulations to all our prize winners and best wishes of success to local businesses nationwide!
COVID-19 Nurse Study Results
Thank you to the nurses who participated in CAHN’s first-ever research study. The two main questions explored were: 1) In what way has COVID-19 impacted hepatology nursing care practices? 2) What are the strategies hepatology nurses employ in dealing with the wellbeing of their patients and themselves, as a result of COVID-19? Click here to watch the results.
4th Annual Canadian Liver Meeting
The Canadian Liver Meeting (CLM) is a unique collaborative meeting of the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL), the Canadian Network on Hepatitis C (CanHepC) and the Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses (CAHN). It provides an incredible opportunity for our colleagues to share what is happening in the field of liver health through various liver focused organizations.
CLM 2021 live event has been changed to a virtual event due to the uncertainties caused by COVID-19. CLM 2021 will take place in May and offers some unique benefits:
- A meeting more “connected” than ever as we expect more than 1000+ participants
- The inaugural North American Viral Hepatitis Elimination Symposium; a CASL and AASLD collaboration
- The most innovative and interactive poster program yet featuring talks and tours
- No Zoom fatigue guaranteed with shorter days of content and the option to watch missed session on-demand post-meeting
Stay tuned for dates and CAHN member benefits.
2021 Annual General Meeting
CAHN’s AGM will be held virtually during the Canadian Liver Meeting. CAHN is seeking nominations for the President and two Board of Directors to be elected during the AGM, as well as nominations for Treasurer, Secretary, Education Chair, Conference Co-Chair, and Standards & Competencies Chair. These positions will be appointed by the Board of Directors at the first board meeting following the AGM (June 2021). Use this form to put your name forward or to nominate a nurse you know.
Each position is a two-year term. Click here to read the role descriptions and responsibilities or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A highlight of every AGM is the awards and recognition ceremony. This year, recognizing the amazing work our members are doing is more important than ever. Please nominate a nurse you know.
2021 Membership Renewal
Renew before January 15th to avoid membership lapse and help CAHN obtain sponsorships. All nurses who work with patients with liver disease are welcome to join. Click here for a summary of CAHN member benefits.
Thank you to our Sponsors
A special thank you to our sponsors who continue to support nurse education through this difficult and uncertain time.