The Autoimmune Liver Disease Symposium
June 7, 2019 — Toronto, Ont.
Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites — 5875 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ont. — (905) 677-9900
CHAIRED BY DR. GIDEON HIRSCHFIELD
TORONTO CENTRE FOR LIVER DISEASE
A Primer for Practicing Physicians
A unique event for physicians and other health care professionals to gain valuable insights from internationally recognized experts
Registration administered by the Canadian PBC Society
FRIDAY, JUNE 7
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Registration and breakfast
10:00 – 10:05
Introduction by Dr. Gideon Hirschfield, (Toronto)
Morning Chairs: Dr. Mark Swain (Calgary) & Dr. Magnus McLeod (Halifax)
10:05 – 10:35
"The science explaining autoimmune liver diseases" with Dr. Andy Mason (Edmonton)
10:35 – 11:05
"Grand rounds in autoimmune liver disease: Part I"
11:05 – 11:35
"Primary biliary cholangitis — care pathways and state-of-the art care" with Dr. Aliya Gulamhusein (Toronto)
11:35 - 12:00
"The impact of patient heritage on autoimmune liver disease presentation and outcome" with Dr. J.P. Wallach (Nanaimo)
12:00 – 12:45
Afternoon Chairs: Dr. Andy Mason (Edmonton) & Dr. J.P. Wallach (Nanaimo)
12:45 – 1:15
"PSC-IBD — Cracking the conundrum" with Dr. Gideon Hirschfield (Toronto)
1:15 - 1:45
"Grand rounds in autoimmune liver disease: Part II"
1:45 - 2:15
"Fatigue, Itch and Pain - how to manage the symptomatic patient" with Dr. Magnus McLeod (Halifax)
2:15 - 2:45
"The eternal conundrum of overlap syndromes in autoimmune liver disease" with Dr. Mark Swain (Calgary)
2:45 - 3:15
Chair: Dr. Hirschfield (Toronto)
3:15 - 3:45
"Liver Transplantation: indications and outcomes in autoimmune liver disease" with Dr. Paul Marotta (London)
3:45 - 4:00
"Conclusions: time for Canadian guidelines for patients with autoimmune liver disease" with Dr. Gulamhusein (Toronto)
Meet and Greet Reception
- The latest developments in autoimmune liver disease diagnosis, treatment and research
- Updates on the current management of autoimmune liver disease
- Highlights of developments in new science and emerging therapies
- An excellent continuing education opportunity for all
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
- Dr. Aliya Gulamhusein
Dr. Aliya Gulamhusein, MD, MPH FRCPC. Assistant Professor and Clinical Investigator, Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network.
- Dr. Gideon Hirschfield
Dr. Gideon Hirschfield is a world-renowned autoimmune liver disease clinician and researcher, and he has extensive clinical expertise in the management of complex liver disease, pre- and post-transplant. He was recently awarded the inaugural Lily and Terry Horner Chair in Autoimmune Liver Disease Research at UHN’s Toronto Centre for Liver Disease and is leading the centre’s Autoimmune Liver Disease program along with Dr. Aliya Gulamhusein. This comprehensive program offers life-long care to patients with autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis, while advancing groundbreaking research
- Dr. Paul Marotta
Dr. Marotta is the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at the London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario and is the Co-Program Director of the Advanced Hepatology/Liver Transplantation Fellowship Program.
- Dr. Andy Mason
Dr. Andy Mason is a Professor of Medicine and an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Senior Scholar. He trained at the Liver Unit, Kings College Hospital, in London, England and then moved to Washington University, St. Louis as a Gastroenterology Fellow to train in molecular virology. At Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans he became the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Tulane University Medical Center. He relocated to the University of Alberta in 2002 and is currently the Director Research for the Division of Gastroenterology and Director of The Applied Genomics Centre.
- Dr. Magnus McLeod
Dr. Magnus McLeod is an assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Dalhousie University. As an internist, he has a strong clinical and academic interest in liver disease, particularly PBC and fatty liver disease.
- Dr. Mark Swain
Dr. Mark Swain has been a practicing hepatologist and clinician-scientist since his arrival in Alberta in 1993. He is Head of the University of Calgary’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and holds several other leadership roles, including the Cal Wenzel Family Foundation Chair in Hepatology (a research chair) and Head, Translational Research Core, Snyder Institute of Chronic Diseases. He is widely published in the areas of liver disease and autoimmunity with more than 110 peer-reviewed articles published to date.
- Dr. J.P. Wallach
Dr Jean Philippe Wallach, University of British Columbia, focuses on treating autoimmune liver disease in First Nations communities.
SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION FEE
Clinical Fellow: $75
Symposium fee includes:
- Admission to all sessions
- Lunch + light refreshments throughout the day
- Meet & greet reception
- Special group hotel rate of $169
- Free shuttle service to and from Toronto Pearson airport and the hotel
- Special parking rate of $12
- Free WiFi
Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites
5875 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario
Directly across from Pearson International Airport. Free shuttle service between airport and hotel
$169 special room rate — guaranteed for bookings made before May 16.
Book directly with Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites 1-800-HILTONS (Use Group Discount Code CPBC) OR