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Learning objectives

Autoimmune liver diseases encompass chronic immune mediated liver diseases that are infrequent but impactful. Patients present across the whole spectrum of ages and have both the risk of developing advanced liver disease as well as significant symptom burden. Therapies are currently limited but there are significant efforts in children and adults to improve the care of patients with autoimmune liver disease.

Upon completion of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Understand who gets autoimmune liver disease and how they present.
  • Appreciate why patients get autoimmune liver disease based on scientific insight.
  • Reflect on the current strategies to treat patients with autoimmune liver disease.
  • Learn about the challenges involved in developing new therapies for patients with autoimmune liver disease and how current unmet needs may be addressed in the future.

Furthermore, the knowledge gained from this meeting can be applied and enhanced as the interactive format of the meeting will strive to:

  • Foster informal exchange between leaders in the field and engage young investigators.
  • Foster research collaboration on decompensated cirrhosis within Canada, North America and beyond.

Scientific co-chairs

Gideon Hirschfield

Gideon Hirshfield

University of Toronto

Aldo Montano-Loza

Aldo Montano-Loza

University of Alberta

International speakers

  • Jessica Allegretti, USA
  • Angela Cheung, USA
  • David Jones, UK
  • Nanda Kerkar, USA
  • Cynthia Levy, USA
  • Sumera Rizvi, USA
  • John Vierling, USA

National speakers

  • Fernando Alvarez, QC
  • Susan Gilmour, AB
  • Aliya Gulamhusein, ON
  • Orlee Guttman, BC
  • Bettina Hansen, ON
  • Gideon Hirschfield, ON
  • Sonya MacParland, ON
  • Andrew Mason, AB
  • Aldo Montano-Loza, AB
  • Fernanda Onofrio, ON
  • Pere Santamaria, AB
  • Ashley Stueck, NS
  • Mark Swain, AB
  • Catherine Vincent, QC

Program

Print preliminary Program

Friday November 22th

17:00

Welcome reception

19:00

Dinner

19:30
Immunologic insights into liver disease- nano-medicines as the future?
by Pere Santamaria, University of Calgary

Saturday November 23th

  • Chairs : Dr Hirschfield & Montano-Loza

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this session, participants will/will be able to:

    • Understand the nature of disease presentation and challenges of clinical diagnosis of autoimmune liver disease
    8:00
    The current status of epidemiology of autoimmune liver disease
    by Mark Swain, University of Calgary, Alberta
    8:30
    Genetic predisposition and autoimmune liver disease
    by Aliya Gulamhusein, University of Toronto, Canada
    9:00

    Interactive Break Out Sessions

    1. Complexities of diagnosing autoimmune liver disease- insights from serology, histology and imaging
    by Ashley Stueck, Dalhousie University, Canada
    2. Paediatric perspectives on autoimmune liver disease- reaching a secure diagnosis on paediatric autoimmune liver disease
    by Amanda Ricciuto, University of Toronto, Canada

    10:00

    Coffee break



19:00

Reception

19:30

Dinner

After dinner
A personal and professional history of autoimmune hepatitis
by John Vierling, Baylor College, USA

Sunday November 24th


12:00

Meeting conclusion and close

Venue

To secure your guest room at the Brookstreet Hotel ($175 + taxes) use this link. Guest rooms are limited and sold on first-come, first-served basis.

hotel
Brookstreet Hotel

525 Legget Dr,
Kanata ON, K2K 2W2

Brookstreet Hotel

525 Legget Dr,
Kanata ON, K2K 2W2

hotel

Registration

All meals are included with registration (2 dinners, 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch)

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CASL Members
Non-CASL Members
Trainees
Community members or patients
Early Registration
Before 30/09/2019
200$
400$
100$
25$
Registration
After 21/11/2019
250$
450$
150$
25$
Late registration
After 22/11/2019
300$
500$
200$
25$

All fees in Canadian funds. HST of 13% will be added to registration fees.

Contact us

If you have questions or comments, write us at info@casl-stc-2019.ca

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