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The landscape of hepatology nursing is changing since the tremendous advancement of hepatitis C treatment. The focus areas of clinical nursing practice have since been expanded beyond viral hepatitis albeit hepatitis C continues to receive international attention for its elimination strategies across the globe. CAHN is proud to host this special nurse summit to bring liver nurses together with the following main objectives: 

  • Discuss the most up-to-date clinical nursing practices in the management of patients with various types of liver disease
  • Share perspectives from nurses around the globe on practice issues
  • Examine and discuss the future of hepatology nursing

Abstracts are invited. The 2 top scored abstracts will be given the opportunity to present orally. All submitted abstracts will be posted during the Summit.

Abstract submission deadline is April 15th 2018.

To summit an abstract, please click on the following link:

All attendees are invited to attend a free breakfast session** on Friday June 15th at 07:00-09:00. The session theme is “Global hepatology nurse network opportunity”.

** Attendance at the Friday June 15th breakfast session is mandatory for CAHN members in order to have travel expense reimbursed by CAHN.



  • Cheryl Dale, CAHN past president
  • Colina Yim, CAHN conference planning co-chair
  • Donna Zukowski , CAHN President
  • Kathy Poldre, CAHN conference planning co-chair
  • Lesley  Gallagher, CAHN Board Member
  • Michelle Clayton, British Liver Nurse Association Chair
  • Patrick   Horne,  AASLD Hepatology Associate Committee Chair
  • Sally Spruce, Australasia Hepatology Association President



Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 07:00 - 15:30



07:00 - 07:45 Breakfast  
07:50 - 08:00 Welcome Donna Zukowski

Session I: Clinical Pearls

Moderator: Kathy Poldre

08:00 - 08:30 Clinical pearls and perils in managing patients with chronic liver disease David Wong, MD; Canada
08:30 - 09:00 Pitfalls of non-invasive fibrosis markers Giada Sebastiani , MD; Canada
09:00 - 09:30 Real world experience of hepatitis B Norah Terrault, MD; USA 
09:30 - 09:45 Q & A period Session  speakers
09:45 - 10:00 Refreshment Break  

Session II: Practice and Research

Moderator: Cheryl Dale

10:00 - 10:30 Best nursing practices in managing alcohol related liver disease (ARLD) Michelle  Clayton, RGN; UK
10:30 - 11:00 New trends in managing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) HoChong Gilles, NP; USA
11:00 - 11:10 Oral presentation of abstract # 1 TBA
11:10 - 11:20 Oral presentation of abstract #2 TBA
11:20 - 11:40 Q & A period Session speakers
11:40 - 12:30 Lunch

Session III: Evolution and Innovation

Moderator: Colina Yim

12:30 - 13:00 Advance nursing practice role in HCC management Lisa Douglas , NP; Canada
13:00 - 13:30 Nursing initiatives in Australia since the HCV DAA era Saroj Nazareth, NP; Australia
13:30 - 13:50 Future direction of Hepatology Morris Sherman, MD; Canada
13:50 - 14:05 Q & A period Session speakers
14:05 - 14:15 Refreshment Break  

Session IV:  Panel Discussion

Moderator: Lesley Gallagher

14:15 - 15:15 Hepatology Nursing – New directions, New challenges, New opportunities? Michelle Clayton, UK; Sally Spruce, Australia; HoChong Gilles, USA; Donna Zukowski, Canada
15:15 - 15:30 Closing Remarks and Evaluation Kathy Poldre, Colina Yim, Cheryl Dale