A Special Liver Nurse Summit in Toronto on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 07:00 to 15:30

At The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)

South Building
222 Bremner Blvd
Toronto, ON
M5V 3L9

The Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses (CAHN) welcomes you to the Special Liver Nurse Summit in Toronto. CAHN is honoured to host this first-ever liver nurse meeting within the Global Hepatitis Summit, which only occurs once every three years. CAHN’s Conference Planning Committee has worked to bring together an international speaker forum that will address clinical pearls, best practices, trends, advances in hepatology nursing, and global innovations. We are confident that you will find this conference informative, and that the work presented by these leaders in our field can improve your practice.

If you attended the Canadian Liver Meeting in February and received travel reimbursement, you are still eligible for travel reimbursement for 2 nights accommodation (June 13 and 14)  and travel up to $500.00 to attend the Nursing Summit as per CAHN’s Conference Travel Policy.   As there is no AGM, you must attend the Networking Breakfast on Friday, June 15, from 07:00 to 09:00, to qualify for reimbursement.

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT – Non-CAHN Members may join for two years

CAHN is committed to nurse education and hopes to make this event accessible to all.  Members, please share this message with your colleagues.  Non-CAHN members who would like to attend this event can go to https://cahn.ca/about-us/become-cahn-member-today/ to join for 2018 then send a $50 cheque for 2019 membership to the address below to qualify for travel reimbursement.

Lori Lee Walston, CAHN Treasurer – 506 Fader St., New Westminster, BC, V3L 3T5

Registration Options

  1. Full Registration of $525 includes the Special Liver Nurse Summit (June 14, 07:00-15:30) and the Global Hepatitis Summit (June 14, 14:00 to June 17, 12:15)
  2. Day Registration of $225 includes the Special Liver Nurse Summit (June 14, 07:00-15:30) and the Global Hepatitis Summit activities on June 14 (June 14, 14:00 to 20:00)

Click here to view the full program by each day.

Your special nurse access code is CAHN18GHS

For more information and to register go to http://www.globalhepatitissummit2018.com.


0700-0745 Breakfast
0750-0800 Welcome – Donna Zukowski
Session I     Clinical Pearls

Moderator: Kathy Poldre

0800-0830 Clinical pearls and perils in managing patients with chronic liver disease David Wong, MD


0830-0900 Pitfalls of non-invasive fibrosis markers Giada Sebastiani, MD


0900-0930 Real world experience of hepatitis B Norah Terrault, MD


0930-0945 Q & A period Session  speakers
0945-1000 Refreshment Break
Session II   Practice and Research

Moderator: Cheryl Dale

1000-1030 Best nursing practices in managing alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD) Michelle  Clayton, RGN


1030-1100 New trends in managing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) HoChong Gilles, NP


1100-1110 Oral presentation of abstract # 1 TBA
1110-1120 Oral presentation of abstract #2 TBA
1120-1140 Q & A period Session speakers
1140-1230 Lunch
Session III   Evolution and Innovation

Moderator- Colina Yim

1230-1300 Advance nursing practice role in HCC management Lisa Douglas, NP


1300-1330 Nursing initiatives in Australia since the HCV DAA era Saroj Nazareth, NP


1330-1350 Future direction of Hepatology Morris Sherman, MD


1350-1405 Q & A period Session speakers
1405-1415 Refreshment Break
Session IV  Panel Discussion

Moderator – Lesley Gallagher

1415-1515 Hepatology Nursing – New directions, New challenges, New opportunities UK- Michelle Clayton

Australia – Sally Spruce

USA – HoChong Gilles

Canada- Donna Zukowski

1515-1530 Closing Remarks and Evaluation

–  Kathy Poldre, Colina Yim, Cheryl Dale