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Program

*Subject to Change

Times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • 09:30 18:15

    North American Viral Hepatitis Elimination Summit

  • 09:30 10:00

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  • 10:00 11:00

    Concurrent Sessions

    CLM Symposium 1 – Basic Science and Translational Research - Novel Approaches to Targeting Chronic Liver Disease and Liver Injury
    Moderator: Chris Rose

    10:00 - 10:15 | Clinical Evidence on Targeting the Gut Microbiome in Chronic Liver Disease | Johane Allard

    10:15 - 10:30 | Inflammatory Mediators, Including Gut Microbiota and TLR on Wound Healing in Fibrogenesis and Carcinogenesis | Robert Schwabe 

    10:30 - 10:45 | Single Domain Nanobodies Targeting Viral Infection | Trushar Patel

    10:45 - 11:00 | Discussion

    CLM Symposium 2 – Special Topics in Hepatology
    Moderator: Kelly Burak

    10:00 - 10:15 | Approaches to Complications in PSC Management | Angela Cheung

    10:15 - 10:30 | HCC Management in 2021 (Include Post-Transplant Surveillance for HCC) | Alex Aspinall

    10:30 - 10:45 | Acute-On – Chronic Liver Failure in the Era of COVID-19 | Constantine Karvellas

    10:45 - 11:00 | Discussion

  • 11:00 11:50

    How COVID has Impacted Viral Hepatitis and the Elimination Agenda

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

    Moderator: John Ward

    11:00 - 11:20 | Effects of COVID-19 on the Cascade of Care | Naveed Janjua

    11:20 - 11:40 | Lessons Learned from COVID that Could Enhance Viral Hepatitis Elimination | Betsy Verna

    11:40 - 11:50 | Q&A

  • 11:00 11:30

    HDV Cure

    Moderator: Scott Fung

    11:00 - 11:20 | HDV Cure: How close are we and what tools do we need? | Jeffrey Glenn

    11:20 - 11:30 | Discussion

  • 11:30 12:30

    Strategies for HBV Cure

    Moderator: Timothy Block

    11:30 - 11:50 | The Antiviral Approach | Anna Lok

    11:50 - 12:10 | The Immunological Approach | Barbara Rehermann

    12:10 - 12:30 | Panel Discussion

  • 11:50 13:00

    Opportunities from COVID to Enhance Elimination

    Moderator: Jordan Feld

    11:50 - 12:10 | Leveraging COVID Testing to Enhance HBV and HCV Screening: Opportunities for Progress Toward Elimination | Mel Krajden

    12:10 - 12:30 | COVID-19 in Patients with Liver Disease and Management of Viral Hepatitis in the COVID Era | Oren Fix

    12:30 - 13:00 | Panel Discussion Focused on Catch-up from COVID to Get Back on Track | Norah Terrault

  • 12:30 13:00

    HCC After Cure of HCV or Suppression of HBV

    Emmanuel Thomas

  • 13:00 13:30

    Break | VIRTUAL EXHIBIT BOOTHS VISIT

  • 13:30 14:30

    Oral Presentations

    Panel 2

  • 13:30 14:30

    CAHN Session

    Nurse-Led Models of Care
    Moderator: TBD


    13:30 - 13:50 | CV Micro Elimination at the Calgary Drop In Center: an interdisciplinary approach to screening and treatment | Kate Newcombe

    13:50 - 14:10 | Culturally Relevant Perspectives Informing Indigenous Liver Health Awareness | Kate Dunn

    14:10 - 14:30 | Cirrhosis Care Alberta - a QI project | Michelle Carbonneau

  • 14:30 15:30

    CAHN Session

    Case Studies In Liver Disease
    Moderator: Elizabeth Lee


    14:30 - 14:45 | HCV treatment dilemma | Liza Abraham

    14:45 - 15:00 | Title TBD | Jacqui Pinto

    15:00 - 15:15 | Challenges faced by the Queer Community in accessing health care | Nikki Kelly

    15:15 - 15:30 | HCV reinfection | Pam Ford

  • 14:30 15:00

    CanHepC Awards Ceremony

  • 15:00 15:30

    Elimination Summit Closing Remarks

  • 15:30 17:00

    CAHN AGM

  • 15:30 16:30

    CASL AGM

  • 15:30 16:15

    Poster Tours

    Poster Tour 3

    Poster Tour 4

  • 17:45 18:15

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