Recent trip to the 2017 Liver Symposium with HepCBC at the Banff Springs Hotel, by Susan Malloch, R.N.

Considering I was trying to find a good excuse not to go to the HepC symposium it all turned to be a positive if not bittersweet experience for me. As you can imagine, the last year and a half has been heartbreaking without Allen. I guess I was afraid attending the symposium might reopen painful wounds I’ve been trying to heal. Anyway I mustered the courage up and off I went. My being a newbie on the board, Rosemary was an invaluable resource and a ...

Report on the CASL/CAHN Conferences 2017, by Rosemary Plummer, President of HepCBC

I had the opportunity to attend 2 major conferences involving a combination of several groups of professionals working in the field of liver disease. The conferences were held between March 2-5 in Banff, Alberta, on Stony Creek Territory. The first was the Canadian Digestive Diseases Week conference (CDDW) hosted by the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL), and the second was the CAHN conference (The Canadian Association of Hepatology...

HCV in Banff: A report from Del Grimstad, Vice-President of HepCBC, and HepCBC representative to AHC

Starting fresh from a two day training session in Victoria I awoke at 4 am in order to be at the airport at 5 am for a 6 am flight to Calgary, arrived at 8:40 am (local) and left by bus to Banff around 10 am. Arrival in Banff coincided with the start of my first meeting with Action Hepatitis Canada (AHC). The meeting was great and a lot was accomplished by the wrap-up for the day around 8:30 pm. AHC had a lot on their plate for the event, starting w...