This year, for the second year in a row, CAHN is collaborating with the International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU) to hold CAHNference 2023 adjacent to INHSU’s Intervention Implementation Symposia.
The format will be similar to 2022 with updated content. Topics are currently being planned. More information coming soon!
Friday, Sep 29, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT (INHSU & CAHN delegates are invited) INHSU & CAHN Networking Event
Friday, Sep 29, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT (Included in paid registration for CAHN’s program) CAHN Dinner & keynote speakers 19:30 - 20:00: Update to low-risk drinking guidelines 2023- where do we go from here? - Dr. Catherine Paradis - Canadian Centre for 20:00 - 20:30: Substance Use and Addiction, Ottawa ON
Stigma and Liver Disease/Update to low-risk drinking guidelines: a patient perspective - Ryan Juhasz
20:30-21:00: CAHN Recognition Ceremony
Saturday, Sep 30, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT CAHN Program 8:00-8:05: Opening
What is the meaning of True Reconciliation? 8:05-8:30: What is the meaning of true reconciliation, A Perspective on True Reconciliation - Kacheena Naytowhow, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK 8:30-8:55: A Perspective on True Reconciliation - Leonard Benoit, RN, University Health Network, Toronto ON 8:55-9:05: Q&A
Liver health in Indigenous populations 9:05-9:25: Viral Hepatitis: Thinking of the whole family - Kate Dunn, RN, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB 9:25-9:45: Fatty Liver: metabolic disorders and nutrition from an Indigenous perspective – Speaker TBD 9:45-10:05: Autoimmune Liver Disease: opportunities to care for Indigenous communities across Canada - Dr. Surain Roberts, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON 10:05-10:10: Q&A
Provision of care in remote communities 10:10-10:40: Adopting strategies to engage communities - approach to liver disease - Bonnie Weasel Mocassin, RN, Blood Tribe Department of Health, Cardston, AB
Structurally marginalized populations: Viral hepatitis screening and newcomers to Canada 10:55-11:20: Primary care lens: screening and linkage to care - Vanessa Wright, NP, Crossroads Clinic, Women's College Hospital, Toronto ON 11:20-11:35: Specialty lens: access to specialty care and treatment – Speaker TBD 11:35-11:50: Research lens: Quebec cascade of care - Ana Maria Passos de Castilho, PhD, McGill University, Montreal, QC 11:50-11:55: Panel discussions
Planetary health and liver health- what is the role of hepatology nurses? 11:55-12:15: Concepts of planetary health and priorities for liver nurses in Canada - Megan Tomlinson, RN, Positive Wellness North Island, Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, BC 12:15-12:35: Priorities for planetary health and liver nurses: a global perspective - Michelle Clayton, RN, British Liver Nurses Association, Leeds, United Kingdom 12:35-12:40: Panel discussions
Cirrhosis Care 13:25-13:45: Barriers/successes of management of decompensated liver disease in rural communities – Speaker TBD 13:45-14:00: RN-led paracentesis model in an outpatient ambulatory liver clinic - Molly McDonald, RN, University Health Network, Toronto, ON Fatty Liver 14:00-14:05: Q&A
Models of hepatology nursing care: RN-led NAFLD clinics across Canada 14:05-14:20: The original RN-led NAFLD Clinic: 8 years later - Wendy Schaufert, RN, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB 14:20-14:35: RN-led NAFLD Clinic: 1 year later - Carmen Fang, RN, University Health Network, Toronto, ON 14:35-14:50: RN-led NAFLD Clinic: community-based model - Fraser Jordan, RN, Positive Wellness North Island, Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC 14:50-14:55 Q&A
Fatty Liver 15:15-15:50: Weight loss strategies: conversations with your patient with fatty liver disease - Dr. Michael Vallis, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS 15:50-16:25: Pharmacological therapies for fatty liver - Dr. Jeffrey Habert, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto ON 16:25-16:50: Lived experience with fatty liver disease – Speaker TBD