CAHNference 2024 Program

We are please to announce a new partnership with the Gathering to Share Indigenous Knowledge Symposium. Delegates from both symposia are invited to attend a combined, complimentary networking event. The planned schedule for the weekend is as follows:

Friday, Nov 1, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Gathering to Share Indigenous Knowledge Symposium)

8 AM Opening and Welcome: Elder Harley Crowshoe

  • Reconciliation thru DBS Collaborations Awaiting Confirmation
  • Update & Resources CATIE
  • Indigenous Perspectives on Sexual Health Denise Lambert
  • Update & Resources Action Hepatitis Canada

10 AM Break & Purposeful Knowledge Sharing Conversations

  • Update & Resources CAAN
  • Culture & Language in STBBI Programming Piikani Team
  • Keynote: Balance & Liver Wellness Why & How Chelsea Lugar & Tosh Collins

12 PM Lunch and Discussion Integrating 7 Circles of Wellness into Action

1 PM Update & Resources CAHN

  • Plants as Medicine & Harm Reduction Awaiting Confirmation
  • Update & Resources ECHO
  • Following Community Lead-Cedar Project Victoria Thomas 

2 PM Break & Purposeful Problem-Solving Conversations

  • Update & Resources Partners/Sponsors
  • Community Readiness Relevance Awaiting Confirmation
  • Resource Connections Partners/Sponsors

4 PM Wrap up and Plans for Continuing the Conversation

5 PM Gathering to Share Indigenous Knowledge Networking Event

Friday, Nov 1, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (All Delegates Are Invited)

Networking Event for all delegates

Friday, Nov 1, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (CAHN Members Only)

Member Appreciation Dinner Celebrating CAHN’s 25-Year Anniversary + Award Ceremony

Saturday, Nov 2, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (CAHN Symposium)

CAHNference 2024

Program – Preliminary agenda:

Opening remarks from CAHN President

Viral Hepatitis

Updates (INHSU) – Michelle Pittman, NP

Hepatitis B and Delta Hepatitis updates – Dr. Carla Coffin

Action Hepatitis Canada: Immigration is Public Health – Jennifer van Gennip 

MASLD, ALD, and Cirrhosis

Non-invasive tests for fibrosis assessment- application to MASLD and ALD pathways in Alberta – Abdel-Aziz Shaheen, MBBCh, MPH, FRCPC

Non-invasive tests to determine clinically significant portal hypertension – Dr. Stephen Congly

Best Practices in Cirrhosis Care: updates from a Cirrhosis Care Clinic – Sandra Anderson, NP 

Nurse-led innovation and quality improvement

Nurse-led outreach program and the impact of work on communities – Tamara Barnett, RN

Abstract Presentatations

Clinical challenges and successes in management of viral hepatitis: nursing achievements

HCV-HIV co-infection: current landscape and clinical challenges – Lesley Gallagher, RN

CUPS Clinic – Kate Newcombe, RN BN & Nicola Gale RPh


Burnout In Healthcare: The Root of the Problem and the Path To The Solution – Ann Becks, NP

Final Remarks

Are you a nurse in Canada who works with patients with liver disease?