CAHN is partnering with CASL and CanHepC for our annual education meeting again this year (The Canadian Liver Meeting). CASL, CAHN and Can HepC have a great committee working on a diverse and dynamic educational event. Going forward CAHN is committed to continuing this collaboration. CDDW and CAG are hosting their event in Banff and due to a lack of venue space, our group was not able to hold the CLM in Banff at the same time. We look forward to seeing you in Montreal in May 2019!

We are thrilled to announce that CAHN members will receive a similar offer to attend the Canadian Liver Meeting (CLM) as they did last year. Although the fee schedule is not yet finalized, we are able to share that joint CAHN/CASL members will receive complimentary access to the 2019 CLM and a reduced rate to the 8th Canadian Symposium on HCV. So, please ensure you renew your CASL ‘associate membership’ ($200) as well as your CAHN membership ($50). Registration details to come soon.  TOMORROW (Jan 15) IS THE LAST DAY TO RENEW WITH CAHN to qualify for travel reimbursement.

Click here to become a CASL member.

Abstract Submissions Open

You are invited to submit abstracts for poster and/or oral presentation at the Canadian Liver Meeting. A limited number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation.

Please read the detailed Call for Abstracts by clicking here.

To access the abstract submission form, please click here. Abstract Submission Deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019 (5:00 PM MT)

Welcome New Members

Please welcome David Lewis of NB, Megan Tomlinson of BC, Kate Underwood of ON, Catherine Nevin Pike of ON, Nancy Kwan of ON, Stephanie Tiffin of ON, Camaya Sharlene of ON, Teresa Rys of ON, and Elizabeth Cote on ON.

Thank you for your support!

Conversations With Membership Representatives – Watch for an invitation email in the next few months!

Your east and west membership representatives, Shannon Taylor and Anna DeWolff respectively, have been contacting members recently by email, asking permission to engage in a brief telephone conversation, participation being totally voluntary.  Their goal is to give all members an opportunity to speak with them informally about the relevance of CAHN as an organization within members professional lives.

Shannon and Anna believe part of their role is to facilitate the voice of members to be heard at the executive level.  A brief telephone conversation, with a short list of guiding questions focussing on how CAHN performs for its members, has enabled Shannon and Anna to give members a platform in which to express their views and offer suggestions on how CAHN may improve and/or continue functioning for its members.  A synopsis of the general themes emerging from the conversations will be presented at the upcoming AGM in May 2019.

Shannon and Anna thank the people they have already spoken with and look forward to more conversations over the coming months!  Look for the email inviting you to respond in your ‘Inbox’… and, if you have received an email already but didn’t reply, please feel free to do so at any time.  

Nominate a Deserving Nurse for a CAHN Award TODAY!

Tomorrow (Jan 15) is the last day to nominate a nurse you know (or yourself) for a CAHN award. We want to recognize nurses who show commitment and passion in the field of Hepatology – new or seasoned. Click here to nominate or email admin@cahn.ca.

Volunteer Opportunity

CAHN is seeking members to help review and update the current set of Standards & Competencies.  A broad diversity of work experience will help ensure relevancy, as such, we are looking for nurses who are new to the field and working outside the hospital setting.  The committee will meet in person once per year and by teleconference as needed.  If you are interested in working with us please contact Sandi Mitchel at sandi.mitchell@hepcare.ca.

Going Antiviral – Upcoming Webinars and In-Person Dinners Across Canada

STREAMLINING THE PATH TO HCV ELIMINATION THROUGH TREATMENT SIMPLIFICATION

AMÉLIORER LE PROCESSUS MENANT À L’ÉLIMINATION DU VHC GRÂCE À LA SIMPLIFICATION DU TRAITEMENT

For participants who wish to view the web broadcast, from the comfort of their home or office, they should follow the steps below:

  1. goingantiviral.ca
  2. Select the event you wish you view: Tues Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm (EST) or 6:00 pm (PST); Wed Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm (AST) or 7:30 pm (EST)
  3. Complete your contact information on the registration page, and enter the password: antiviral

For participants who wish to attend a live event, there are several locations and options to RSVP.  Dinner is included:

Tuesday, January 29 (English) Thompson Hotel – Wellington Ballroom
550 Wellington St. W. Toronto, ON M5V 2V4
Dinner at 5:30 pm (EST), Webcast at 6:30 pm (EST)
Live on location as International KOL: Prof Ashley Brown
Live on location as Moderator:Dr. Hemant Shah
RSVP to brent.bostrom@abbvie.com  
Tuesday, January 29 (English)
Glowbal Restaurant – Reservations under Clinton Shard
590 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1A3
Dinner at 5:30 pm (PST), Webcast at 6:00 pm (PST)
Virtual as International KOL: Prof Ashley Brown
Live on location as Moderator: Dr. Alnoor Ramji
RSVP to clinton.shard@abbvie.com  
Wednesday, January 30 (French)
Pointe-à-Callière Museum – Space 360
165 Place d’Youville, Old Montreal, QC, H2Y 3Y5
Dinner at 6:30 pm (EST), Webcast at 7:30 pm (EST)
Live on location as International KOL: Prof Ashley Brown
Live on location as Moderator: Dr. Marc Poliquin
RSVP to marcelle.levy@abbvie.com  
Wednesday, January 30 (English)
Westin Nova Scotian – Lunenburg Room (conference floor)
1181 Hollis St, Halifax, NS, B3H 2P6
Dinner at 5:30 pm (AST), Webcast at 6:00 pm (AST)
Virtual as International KOL: Prof Ashley Brown
Live on location Dr. Kevork Peltekian
RSVP to susan.kelso@abbvie.com

CATIE offers open online courses through eduCATIE.ca to build knowledge of HIV and hepatitis C science.
Courses are self-directed and are designed for service providers who prefer to learn on their own time and at their own pace. All participants receive a certificate of completion. Available in English and French at http://educatie.ca/

Nutrition & Cirrhosis

The Wellness Toolbox is a collection of resources for patients living with a chronic disease, friends & family, and their healthcare practitioners and holds a ton of resources to help patients living with Cirrhosis. https://wellnesstoolbox.ca/

Canadian Nurses Association to co-host International Council of Nurses 2023 congress in Montreal

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) — a federation of more than 130 national nursing associations representing more than 20 million nurses worldwide — announced from its headquarters in Geneva that it has selected Montreal to be the host city for its 2023 global congress. Click here to read more.

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