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Includes the Inaugural North American Viral Hepatitis Elimination Summit

Program

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Monday, May 3, 2021

  • 10:30 11:00

    BREAK | MEET THE EXPERT

    A new therapeutic approach for Wilson Disease: Oligonucleotides targeting the genetic origin of the disease | Marina Berenguer

    This education session is an unaccredited learning activity, with content developed by the speaker, and was made possible with the support of Deep Genomics

  • 10:30 11:00

    BREAK | VISIT THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

  • 11:00 17:00

    North American Viral Hepatitis Elimination Summit

  • 11:00 12:15

    Plenary Panel on Elimination

    How Disparities Affect the Viral Hepatitis Elimination Agenda
    Moderator: John Ward

    11:00 - 11:20 | Achieving Health Equity Through Hepatitis Elimination:  Overcoming Ethnic / Racial Disparities | Julius Wilder, Health Advocate, Medical Expert

    11:20 - 11:40 | Disparities Highlighted by the Opioid Epidemic | Stuart Skinner, Health Advocate, Medical Expert

    11:40 - 12:00 | COVID and Other Syndemics – How Disparities have been Exacerbated | Judith Feinberg, Health Advocate, Medical Expert, Leader

    12:00 - 12:15 | Panel Discussion/Q&A

  • 12:15 13:00

    Oral Presentations ‑ Panel 1

    Moderator: Brian Conway

    12:15 - 12:25 | Validation Of A Simple Score To Identify Patients Who Can Safely Use Protease Inhibitor-Based Therapy For Hcv Infection | Lisette A.P. Krassenburg

    12:25 - 12:35 | Homelessness, Unstable Housing And Risk Of Hiv And Hepatitis C Virus Acquisition Among People Who Inject Drugs – A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis | Andreea Adelina Artenie

    12:35 - 12:45 | Pathways To Hepatitis C Care In Bc Provincial Corrections: Partnering With People In Prison To Co-Create Policies And Guidelines | Sofia Bartlett

    12:45 - 13:00 | Q&A

  • 12:15 12:25

    Welcome from CAHN President

    Donna Zukowski

  • 12:25 13:00

    CAHN Session

    PSC/PBC
    Moderator: Sarah De Coutere


    A Case Based Approach to PBC and PSC | Magnus McLeod

  • 13:00 13:30

    BREAK | VISIT THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

  • 13:30 14:20

    CAHN Session

    Fatty Liver
    Moderator: Sarah De Coutere

    13:30 - 14:10 | Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management of NALFD and MAFLD | Giada Sebastiani

    14:10 - 14:20 | Q&A

  • 13:30 14:10

    Concurrent Sessions

    Structural Racism – Impact on Burden and Equity to Care
    Moderator: Alexandra King

    13:30 - 13:45 | Structural Racism Affecting Viral Hepatitis Care: The US | Ani Kardashian, Health Advocate, Medical Expert

    13:45 - 14:00 | Structural Racism Affecting Viral Hepatitis Care: Indigenous Challenges | Cheryl Barnabe

    14:00 - 14:10 | Panel Discussion

    Elimination of Viral Hepatitis in Children
    Moderator: Mia Biondi

    13:30 - 13:45 | HBV Birth-Dose Vaccination | Carla Coffin, Health Advocate, Medical Expert

    13:45 - 14:00 | Case for Screening and Treatment for HCV in Pregnancy | Catherine Chappell, Health Advocate, Medical Expert

    14:00 - 14:10 | Panel Discussion

  • 14:10 14:50

    Concurrent Sessions

    Challenges Facing Newcomers / Immigrants / Migrants / Refugees – HBV (& HCV)
    Moderator: Melisa Dickie

    14:10 - 14:25 | Hepatitis B and C among Immigrants and Refugees: Health Disparities and Challenges | Christina Greenaway, Health Advocate, Medical Expert, Collaborator

    14:25 - 14:40 | Overcoming Viral Hepatitis Challenges Facing Newcomers / Migrants / Refugees of Asian Ancestry: 2006-Present | Moon Chen, Health Advocate, Medical Expert, Collaborator

    14:40 - 14:50 | Panel Discussion

    Seizing Opportunities: Prevention of Late Diagnosis
    Moderator: Anna Lok, Medical Expert, Communicator

    14:10 - 14:25 | Strategies to Minimize the Consequences of Late Diagnosis: HBV | Mindie Nguyen, Health Advocate, Medical Expert

    14:25 - 14:40 | Strategies to Minimize the Consequences of Late Diagnosis: HCV | Jordan Feld, Health Advocate, Medical Expert

    14:40 - 14:50 | Panel Discussion

  • 14:20 15:15

    CAHN Session

    Nursing Strategies to Reach the 2030 Elimination Goal
    Moderator: Dennaye Fuchs


    14:20 - 14:45 | Finding Opportunities Amid a Global Pandemic: Cool Aid Community Health Centre's Nurse-led HCV Micro-elimination Program | Karen Lundgren

    14:45 - 15:15 | Working Towards Elimination by Understanding Province to Province Variability in the HCV Cascade of Care | Mia Biondi

  • 14:50 15:30

    Lived Experience Panel

    Moderators: Christopher Hoy & Su Wang

    Eliminating Stigma to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis: The Perspectives of People with Lived Experience | Matthew Bonn, Jodie Albert, Jacki Chen, & Bright Ansah

  • 15:30 16:20

    Viral Hepatitis & PWID: Gateway to better care – HCV

    This session was co-developed with AbbVie and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

    Moderator: Jason Grebely

    15:30 - 15:45 | HCV as a Gateway to Better Care for PWID | Chris Fraser, Health Advocate, Medical Expert

    15:45 - 16:00 | Learnings from HERO Study: How to go from pilot to standard of care? | Alain Litwin, Health Advocate, Medical Expert

    16:00 - 16:20 | Discussion

  • 15:30 16:10

    Progress Toward an HCV Vaccine

    Moderator: Michael Houghton, Health Advocate, Medical Expert, Scholar

    15:30 - 15:45 | The First HCV Vaccine Trial: What did we learn? | Andrea Cox, Medical Expert, Scholar

    15:45 - 16:00 | Without Chimps, Do We Need CHIM (Controlled Human Infection Models)? | Jake Liang, Medical Expert, Scholar

    16:00 - 16:10 | Discussion

  • 16:15 17:00

    Poster Tours

    Poster Tour 1

    Poster Tour 2

  • 16:15 16:45

    CAHN Session

    The Great Debate: Virtual vs In Person Care - Which is best?
    Moderator: Sarah De Coutere


    16:15 - 16:30 | Arguing against Topic | Jac Atkinson

    16:30 - 16:45 | Arguing for Topic | Carmen Cabral

  • 16:45 17:30

    BREAK | VISIT THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

  • 19:00 20:15

    BREAK | SYMPOSIUM

    Exploring Touchpoints in HCV Care: An Interactive Debate | Alnoor Ramji and Anthony Martinez

    This education session is an unaccredited learning activity, with content developed by the speakers, and was made possible with the support of Gilead.