Please join us on November 27th, 2021, for the second annual CAHNference – CAHN’s own Liver Health Education Event.

This year’s theme, Riding the Waves, celebrates the immense skill and perseverance shown by CAHN members throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; working cohesively with their healthcare colleagues to mitigate challenges presented by the successive waves.

CAHNference 2021 brings together healthcare professionals virtually, from coast to coast, to share leadership stories, pandemic impacts, clinical best practices, innovative research, and scientific developments impacting hepatology nurses, their patients, and associated healthcare disciplines. We extend a warm welcome to members, non-members, affiliates, and guests who wish to join us. This event is free for all to attend.

CAHN Members: Register for CAHNference 2021prior to November 10th, to receive a welcome package of locally sourced gifts and door prizes at the members’ exclusive networking event.  All CAHN member registrants receive extended access to the platform and recorded sessions for three months post-event.

Not a CAHN Member? Join now, prior to registering for CAHNference 2021, and receive a bonus membership year for 2022. CAHN’s annual membership comes with generous perks to further nurse education. Click the button below to find out more

CAHNference 2021 Program

Subject to change as we confirm speakers.

11:00 – 18:30 EST
COVID 19 and Liver Disease
Risk Stratification of Patients with Cirrhosis
Vaccinations in Liver Disease
Obesity Guidelines Related to Fatty Liver
Diamond Sponsor Symposium
Opioid Crisis 
Impact of COVID on Frontline Workers
Impact of COVID on people living with Hepatitis C
Diamond Sponsor Symposium
Nurse Case Study – Non-invasive assessment tools for determining liver fibrosis-when to use them and what they mean
Nurse Case Study – Portal Vein Thrombosis
Nurse Case Study – Hep C Reinfection during Pandemic
Global Meeting Update (EASL/AASLD)

18:30-19:00 EST
Members Exclusive Networking Event

CAHNference Bytes are “bite-sized” videos to enhance your nursing practice. Free for CAHN members.

Thursday, November 18 at 3:00 PM EST

CAHNference Byte – Building a Community-Engaged Research Program: A Fireside Chat with Bernadette and Kate from The Toronto Community Hep C Program


  • To provide a high-level summary of TCHCP and its research portfolio.
  • To discuss reasons why TCHCP engages in research & to share lessons learned. 
  • To provide a venue for nurses to discuss integrating research into their practice settings.

Click here to learn more about the Toronto Community HepC Program (TCHCP).

2021 CAHN Member Benefit Reminders

CAHN will reimburse 100% of virtual event registration fees to a maximum of $200.  These funds may be spent on one or multiple events. Click here for eligibility requirements. Consider using these funds to register for one of the events listed further below.

2022 CAHN Member Benefits

As an organization, we support and adhere to all public health guidelines and we are looking forward to welcoming back in-person conferences once government regulations allow.

Because of the continued uncertainty around future travel restrictions, 2022 member benefits may change; however, at this time (fall 2021) we are hoping to support the following in 2022:

  • Travel Reimbursement Benefits – CAHN reimburses members’ travel and accommodation expenses to attend both the Canadian Liver Meeting (CLM 2022) in the spring and CAHNference 2022 in the fall. Dates and locations will be announced closer to the events. Click here to read the Conference Travel Policy.
  • International Presentation Travel Grant – CAHN is committed to supporting members in the dissemination of knowledge on a national and international stage. Members are eligible to apply for a maximum $5,000 grant to assist with expenses incurred while presenting at an international conference or symposium. Two grants will be available for 2022. Click here to access the IPT Grant Application.
  • Virtual Event Reimbursement Benefit – CAHN will continue with this new benefit; however, the policy will change to reflect the resources alloted to in-person events.

All CAHN members also receive:

At this current time when so many of us feel extra isolated, both in our working and personal lives, being able to connect and reach out to colleagues who understand the challenges and needs of a hepatology nurse is an unmeasurable benefit of your CAHN membership.

Upcoming Events

Educational Webinar on Liver Cancer

Save the date for the next CLF + CASL patient-focused webinar designed to educate those living with liver disease, their caregivers and the general public, taking place October 27th at 7:00 pm ET.

Moderator Nem Maksimovic (The Canadian Liver Foundation) will be joined by Dr. Jennifer Flemming  (Queen’s University) and Dr. Mayur Brahmania (Western University) to address the following topics:

  • Liver Cancer Overview –  Symptoms / Diagnosis
  • Symptom Management
  • Treatment and Prognosis
  • The Future of Liver Cancer

To join in, visit the CLF Facebook page. Following the live event, the webinar will be available on the CLF Facebook page, YouTube channel, website, and the CASL website.

AHA Biennial Virtual Conference 2021

November 4 & 5, 2021, virtual meeting – The Australian Hepatology Association (AHA) Biennial Conference is well established as the leading educational and networking event for hepatology nurses and allied health professionals across Australia and New Zealand.

CAHN members are eligible for the AHA Member Registration Rate!

Early Bird Registration has been extended by one week and will now close Thursday, 21 October 2021! 

Event Website

AASLD The Liver Meeting

November 12-15, 2021, virtual meeting – The Liver Meeting brings together clinicians, associates, and scientists from around the world to exchange information on the latest research, discuss new developments in liver treatment and transplantation, and network with leading experts in the field of hepatology.

Event Website

International Viral Hepatitis Elimination Meeting

December 3 & 4, 2021, hybrid meeting – Convened in partnership between Virology Education and the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination (CGHE), IVHEM is a global forum for the exchange of practical experiences for translating diagnostic and therapy advances of viral hepatitis into broad applications that accelerate progress towards the elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.

Register Here. CAHN members receive a 25% discount. Use code ENDORSER25.

CATIE Survey 2021

CATIE is asking people who do HIV- or hepatitis C-related work to complete this short survey. It will take approximately 5 minutes. Please answer these questions from the point of view of someone who provides services to individuals and/or communities affected by HIV or hepatitis C, either directly or indirectly.

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