Liver Nurse News - Feb 2023

2023 Canadian Liver Meeting + CAHN Annual General Meeting

Canadian Liver Meeting 2023

The 2023 Canadian Liver Meeting is to take place March 3-5, 2023, in Halifax, NS. 

The Canadian Liver Meeting (CLM) is a collaborative effort between CAHN and our partners, the Study of the Liver (CASL), the Canadian Network on Hepatitis C (CanHepC),  and the Canadian NASH Network (CanNASH). This year, the CLM is a joint meeting with Canadian Digestive Diseases Week™. Delegates may engage with content from two distinct conferences – CDDW™ and CLM. CDDW begins February 28.  

CAHN’s program is to take place on Saturday, March 4. There will be no in-person CAHN Annual General Meeting at CLM 2023; however, members MUST attend CAHN’s 2023 virtual AGM on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00 PM EDT to qualify for all travel reimbursements offered in 2023.

CAHN CLM Program

Managing Symptoms of Chronic Liver Disease – Keynote Speaker, Dr. Elliot Tapper

  • 9:10 – 9:15 CAHN Introductions
    Liza Abraham & Leo Yamamoto, CAHN Program Co-Chairs
  • 9:15 – 10:10 Managing fatigue, cramps, itch, sleep, and sex
    Dr. Elliot Tapper, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System, Gastroenterology Section, Chicago, IL

Hepatitis B: Where are we today?

  • 10:45 – 11:15 HBV history (etiology, Dx, Tx, management)
    Colina Yim, NP, Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, University Health Network, Toronto, ON
  • 11:15 – 11:45 Case study
    Colina Yim, Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, University Health Network
    Dr. Carla Coffin, Foothills Medical Centre

Meet The Experts: Addiction Series

  • 14:00 – 14:30 Further conversations around Harm Reduction and Safe Supply
    Marysia (Mish) Waraksa, NP, Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre, Toronto, ON
  • 14:30 – 15:00 Persons Who Inject Drugs
    Bernadette Lettner, RN, Toronto Community Hep C Program, Toronto, ON

15:30 – 16:15 CAHN DEBATETo B or not to B: A Question around Simplifying HBV Care

  • Arguing For: Dr. Edward Tam, Pacific Gastroenterology Associates
  • Arguing Against: Dr. David Wong, University of Toronto/ University Health Network


CAHN members and Friends of CAHN may register for the CLM portion of the meeting (March 3-5) until February 22 for $125.  Registration increases to $175 after February 22. There are many registration options. Please see for more information. Reach out to [email protected] with any questions. 

Step 1) Join or renew CAHN at CAHN’s membership fee is $75. 

Step 2) Choose which parts of the meeting you would like to attend and which hotel you would like to stay with at

**CAHN member accommodation reimbursement rate is $199 + tax.

Step 3) Register for the meeting at

Please send any questions regarding registration options to [email protected].

CanHepC’s Canadian Symposium on HCV and CanNash’s Symposium will both take place on Friday, March 3. The CLM Opening is Friday at 5:20 PM

Nurses Dinner Symposium at CLM

AbbVie Corporation cordially invites you to attend Nurses Dinner Symposium.

Friday, March 3, 7:30-9:30 PM at the Café Chianti in Halifax.

CAHN's Annual General Meeting

Save the Date!

Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00 PM EDT.  This is a virtual event. Full attendance (from the start to the end of the meeting) is required for all reimbursement benefits for the calendar year. Click the button below to register. 

Call for Executive and Board Nominations

CAHN will elect four Board of Directors at the 2023 AGM. The Board will then appoint Chairs for Standards and Competencies, Special Projects, Regional Events, Education and National Conference Planning (CLM). If you are interested in becoming involved, please indicate so on your AGM Registration.

Call for Award Nominations

Nurses across Canada deserve to be recognized for the important work they do. CAHN awards recognize nurses from Rising Star to Lifetime Achievement and everything in between. Click here to see the available categories your colleagues may be eligible for. 

Log in to your CAHN member portal to access recorded presentation from CAHNference 2022.

The early bird deadline is today, February 15, 2023! Click the image above for more information.

Late abstract submissions open Feb 20.

Take advantage of this extended opportunity to have your latest research in hepatitis and liver disease peer-reviewed, published, and featured in the GHS 2023 Scientific Program.

The Program reserves integrated parallel presentation slots within dedicated sessions that span across the three pillars: Clinical Science, Basic Science, and Public Health. This means you could present in the same sessions as your mentors, role models, colleagues, and peers!

National Nursing Week 2023

2023 dates and theme
May 8-14, 2023: The National Nursing Week annual celebrations take place from the Monday to the Sunday of the same week as Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12.

The theme this year is Our Nurses. Our Future. This theme showcases the many roles that nurses play in a patient’s health-care journey. The pandemic brought to light the courage and commitment that nurses work under every day and showed the important role that nurses play in the community.

Click here to learn more.

Save the date for CAHNference 2023! This in-person event is to take place in Toronto on September 29 and 30, 2023. Make sure to attend the Annual General Meeting to ensure you qualify for travel reimbursement benefits! If you do not qualify for a CAHN membership (you are not a nurse in Canada who works with liver disease), consider becoming a Friend of CAHN to ensure you get a priority invitation and discounted registration before seats open to non-members.

‘Lifting the invisibility cloak’ on the pivotal role of nurses in hepatitis C (HCV) testing, diagnosis and management

Findings From An Integrated Primary Healthcare Service For Marginalised People In Inner Sydney, Australia

Click here to read the article.

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