2021 – 9th Annual Liver Forum

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 - Wednesday December 1, 2021

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC

AGENDA 

DAY 1 - November 30, 2021

2.30-3.00    NETWORKING OVER COFFEE

3.00-3.45    WELCOME & PLENARY SESSION 1                                                                            

    - Liver Program Welcome & Objectives                                               Dr. Alnoor Ramji

    - Hepatitis B evaluation and therapy                                                    Dr. Hin Hin Ko

    - Hepatitis C evaluation and therapy:  Simple or challenging?          Dr. Alnoor Ramji

 

3.45-4.15  

    - Discussion Plenary Session 1                                                

4.15-4.30   BREAK 

4.30-5.15    WORKSHOPS

    - Case presentations: HCV and HBV. 

Jeanette Feizi Farivar, Lesley Gallagher, Dr. Vladimir Marquez, Dr. Anthony Martinez, Leo Yamamoto,

Dr. Steven Pi

5.15-5.45    PLENARY  

    - Cholestatic Liver Diseases                                                                  Dr. Eric Yoshida                                          - What ‘liver learning’ escaped me during COVID?                           Dr. Saumya Jayakumar

5.45-6.15    

    - Discussion plenary Session 2

 

6.15     CLOSE DAY 1                                                                                 

6.15-7.00 Networking (refreshments served)

7.00  GILEAD SPONSORED DINNER SYMPOSIUM:

             Building momentum towards HCV elimination: re-engaging patients in the COVID-era and

             beyond (Dinner included)                                              Dr. Edward Tam & Dr. Anthony Martinez

Day 2    December 1, 2021

 

2.30-3.00    NETWORKING OVER COFFEE

3.00-3.45    WELCOME AND PLENARY SESSION 3                               Dr. Alnoor Ramji

    - Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Diagnosis, natural history and therapy  Dr. Edward Tam

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

  

3.45-4.15    

    - Discussion Plenary Session 3

4.15-4.30    BREAK    

 

4.30-5.15    WORKSHOPS

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

Sofia Bartlett, Dr. Brian Conway,  Lesley Gallagher, Darryl Luster, Dr. Julia MacIssac, Dr. Robert Mitchell

 

5.15-5.45    PLENARY SESSION 4

    -  HCC: The liver ‘spot’                                                                          Dr. Rob Mitchell

    -  Debate: Liver disease in the COVID era: Easier or Tougher?         Dr. Hin Hin Ko & Dr. Ed Tam

5.45-6.15    

     - Discussion plenary Session 4

 

6.15     MEETING CLOSE                                                                         

6.15-7.00 Networking (refreshments will be served)

7.00 ABBVIE SPONSORED DINNER SYMPOSIUM:

            360 - Degree HCV care: Intersecting networks on the path to HCV elimination (Dinner included)