Chronic liver disease (CLD) has become a silent epidemic in our country and has resulted in significant physical, psychosocial, and financial burden. Although other international liver associations have published frameworks for the principal actions required to improve liver health across health systems, Canada does not have a strategy to address the growing concerns of CLD. Thus, a multidisciplinary group of care providers involved in CLD management in Canada gathered to review the current burden of disease, gaps in management, and key opportunities for improving the identification and management of people at risk of developing progressive CLD.
Area of research: Hepatology
Investigator, CHEO Research Institute