The Canadian Liver Meeting hosts would like to wish you and your families a happy and healthy new year 2021!

With the new year comes new and exciting plans: The Canadian NASH Network (CanNASH) is entering the virtual meeting space, joining forces with the 2021 Canadian Liver Meeting!*

Originally planned to take place in Montreal, the 1st International Workshop of the Canadian NASH Network (CanNASH) joint with the Single Topic Conference (STC) of the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) will be delivered virtually on April 8-9, 2021. More information will be brought to you through this newsletter.


April 8 - 9, 2021
Canadian Liver Meeting 2021:
May 2 - 5, 2021
The Canadian NASH (CanNASH) Network is an international research group of academic and clinical units aiming to improve knowledge on the frequency, diagnosis, and physiopathology of NASH and its complications. The theme of the 1st International Workshop of the CanNASH Network will focus on discussing current knowledge about priority areas of research, including:

  1. The frequency and risk factors of NASH in Canada;
  2. Non-invasive biomarkers to diagnose NASH without the need for the invasive liver biopsy;
  3. Possible ways to treat NASH.

Sessions will include:

  • Epidemiology and natural history
  • Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Metabolic Syndrome
  • Diagnostics and Biomarkers
  • Clinical Management
As a collaboration between AASLD, CanHepC, CASL, and CAHN in conjunction with the 10th Canadian Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus, the CLM 2021 program is filled with unique and engaging sessions that are sure to deliver thought-provoking live discussions within the virtual platform.

From the North American Hepatitis Elimination Summit to the General Hepatology and Nursing program, the meeting offers an opportunity to learn, to present, and to hear first-hand accounts of patient experiences.

Some program highlights include:
Progress toward WHO Interim Targets for Hepatitis:
Elimination: National Elimination Check-ups

Nobel Laureates Keynote:
Progress on the HCV Vaccine – Will we get there?

Plenary Panel on Elimination:
How Disparities Affect the Viral Hepatitis Elimination Agenda

Plenary Sass-Kortsak Awards Presentation and Lecture - Pediatric Hepatology

Lived Experience Panel

Oral Presentation Panels

Abstract submissions are now open!

We invite you to submit your abstract(s) for oral and/or e-poster presentations at the virtual 2021 Canadian Liver Meeting: Submit your abstract(s) here.

2021 Abstract topics include:

Viral Hepatitis –
  • Clinical Science
  • Biomedical/Basic Science
  • Epidemiology/Public Health

  • Clinical Science
  • Biomedical/Basic Science
  • Epidemiology/Public Health

Other liver disease/General Hepatology –
  • Clinical Science
  • Biomedical/Basic Science
  • Epidemiology/Public Health

Learn more about important dates, abstracts themes, and format, submission process information on the CLM 2021 website here.

Mark your calendars now!

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 10, 2021 (5:00 PM MT)

Until we can meet again, let’s meet online! The CLM 2021 virtual experience will provide you with a customizable, interactive, and extended access experience to all of the online content. This year you will be able to:
  • Agenda with favorite sessions,
  • Timeline in local time;
  • Profile, to be matched with peers and network efficiently.
  • Note-taking on each session page,
  • Live polling and Live Q&A, to help presenters interact with their audience, and vice-versa,
  • On-demand videos, to re-watch or watch after the live broadcast is posted;
  • Discussion Forums, to extend the conversation beyond the session.
  • Network with video meetings and one-on-one chats to share your knowledge with peers,
  • Access ePosters in a dedicated gallery, and meet the authors;
  • Visit the virtual exhibition and join sponsors online.
CASL is a multidisciplinary group of scientists and healthcare providers whose expertise focuses on the liver and provides national leadership in all aspects of research, education, and patient care as they pertain to the liver. 

CASL is a non-profit organization that seeks to eliminate liver disease through research, education, and advocacy. Its members include hepatologists, gastroenterologists, pathologists, pediatricians, radiologists, scientists, surgeons, trainees, and other interested people. 
CanHepC is a collaborative research network funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) dedicated to translational research linking over 100 researchers, trainees, knowledge-users (community members, community-based organizations, policy, and decision-makers) in the field of Hepatitis C (HCV) from across Canada as well as international partners.

CAHN is a national professional organization that represents and supports hepatology nurses across Canada. We promote leadership, clinical practice, education, and research in hepatology nursing. 

Hepatology nursing is a specialized area of client-centered nursing that focus on the promotion of liver health, prevention of illness, and the care of clients. Since most liver diseases are chronic in nature, hepatology nursing practice promotes self-care, advocates for resources and supports the client though the illness experience.
AASLD is the leading organization of scientists and health care professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease. We foster research that leads to improved treatment options for millions of liver disease patients. We advance the science and practice of hepatology through educational conferences, training programs, professional publications, and partnerships with government agencies and sister societies.

For more information, contact us!