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Wednesday October 5th:
6.30 Abbvie Sponsored Dinner Symposium:  HCV Elimination


DAY 1 - October 6th, 2022: Liver Forum - Main Meeting 

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC


9.00-10.30 WELCOME,  PLENARY SESSION 1 AND DISCUSSION                     

  -  Liver Program Welcome & Objectives                                                                       Dr. Alnoor Ramji

  -  HCV: BC Cascade of Care: Present status and opportunities.                                 Dr. Naveed Janjua

  -  Hepatitis C Therapy:  Decreasing barriers to care                                                    Dr. Edward Tam

  -  Hepatitis B Challenges encountered: Stopping therapy, Prophylaxis and HDV    Dr. Hin Hin Ko

10.30-11.00 BREAK


11.00- 12.00 BREAK-OUT SESSION 1

  -  Case presentations: Viral hepatitis and NAFLD. 

Presented by: Jeanette Feizi-Farivar, Lesley Gallagher, Dr. Samuel Lee, Shayla Lewendon, Dr. Robert Mitchell, and Dr. Rohit Pai

12.00 – 12.45 LUNCH

12.45 – 2.30 PLENARY SESSION 2 AND DISCUSSION                                                         

  -  Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): The evolving story                    Dr. Alnoor Ramji

  -  Fibrosis evaluation: Biomarkers, imaging and biopsy                                      Dr. Robert Mitchel

  -  Primary Biliary Cholangitis – New lessons learned                                           Dr. Hin Hin Ko


2.30- 2.50 BREAK


  HCV Elimination: ‘birth-cohort’, new-comers, persons who use drugs, incarcerated persons. 

Presented by: Jeanette Feizi-Farivar, Dr. Rohit Pai, Lesley Gallagher, Dr. Brian Conway, Dr. Sofia Bartlett, and Mande Hay


  -  Alcohol Related Liver Disease: How can we help?                                Dr. Steven Pi

  -  Liver transplant: Who, when and how’s                                                  Dr. Saumya Jayakumar

  -  Debate: NAFLD: Now is the time to screen!                                         Dr. Edward Tam, Dr. Alnoor Ramji

5.15 Closing, Q&A, Evaluations

6.30 Gilead Sponsored Dinner Symposium: Simplification of the care pathway to address urgency to eliminate HCV in BC.   

DAY 2 - October 7th, 2022:  Small Group HCV Elimination Workshop
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

8.15-8.30         REGISTRATION 

8.30-9.00         Discussion on optimization on patient journey 

9.00-11.00       WORKSHOP: choose one of: 

                        - ‘Birth-cohort’ & new-comers                                               Moderator: Dr. Janjua Naveed
                        - Persons who use drugs and homeless persons                Moderator: Dr. Sofia Bartlett

                           and Incarcerated persons                                                                                                                                      - Pregnancy and pediatric patients                                                                                                                                    

11.00- 11.30    Workshop review and next-steps. 

11.30               MEETING CLOSE 

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