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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Hepatology Fellowship Opportunity

The Toronto Centre for Liver Diseases at University Health Network Toronto invites applications for a one year clinical Hepatology fellowship.


Conference Dates

  • ​June 14, 2018 – CAHN Liver Nurse Summit
  • ​J​une 14 to 17, 2018 – ​Global Hepatitis Summit
  • September 27, 2018 – Hepatology Nurse & Allied Health Update (information to come)
  • ​September 28, 2018 – Hepatology Update (information to come)

Hepatology Update

Hepatology Update is the premiere CME event for Ontario's practicing health care providers. The goal of the day is to provide sensible, relevant and accurate updates on liver disease management that each attendee can use for the benefit of their patients. By attending this conference, you will have the opportunity to hear from national and international experts in the field in an interactive and thought-provoking forum.

This one day CME event first started in 1999. It has since become a popular way for local physicians to keep up to date on new developments in Hepatology. It was chaired by Dr. Jenny Heathcote from 1999 – 2004, by Dr. David Wong from 2005 – 2010, by Dr. Hemant Shah 2010 – ​present.

This event is fully accredited for 5.5 hours of RCPSC Section 1 Credits or CCFP Mainpro M1 credits.

The 2018 Hepatology Update will take place on September 28th (Friday). Program and registration details will soon become available. Please visit www.blukan​​garu.com   if you would like to be notified about the event if you are not already on the distribution list.


Sherlock Research Day

In 1986, Dame Sheila Sherlock came to Toronto to visit one of her former trainees, Dr. Jenny Heathcote. To celebrate the occasion, Toronto trainees were encouraged to present updates on their research projects. The Sheila Sherlock Research Day has been an annual celebration of local liver research since 1986. It was chaired by Dr. Les Lilly until 2014, now chaired by Dr. J. Feld.

Program and registration details will be available soon for the 2018 Sherlock Research Day.


The Toronto Viral Hepatitis Care Network (VIRCAN)

VIRCAN project is a novel integrated health care delivery model to provide a comprehensive program of screening, treatment and care, research and education to patients with viral hepatitis, It is a structured academic-community partnership that will provide clients access from diagnosis to treatment to cure.

VIRCAN is led by Dr. Harry Janssen. The official kickoff date of the project occurred on 28 July 2016. The ceremony along with the point-of-care testing took place at the Richmond Hill CareFirst Centre. There are 3 community clinic linkage set up within GTA. Each clinic is staffed with a doctor and nurse.