LIVERight Health Forum - Saturday, May 23rd 2015
The LIVERight™ Health Forum will take place on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 from 1 – 5 pm at Broadway Church located on 2700 East Broadway, Vancouver, in partnership with the Ho's Association and the UBC and SFU CLF Clubs. This free public event will not only be conducted in English, but will be simultaneously translated into Cantonese and Mandarin.
Led by the CLF BC Regional Board President, Dr. Francis Ho, we will line up highly regarded liver specialists to speak on Hepatitis B , Hepatitis C, Fatty Liver Disease, Children Liver Disease, Treatment for Liver Cancer (Surgical and Non-surgical) and Cirrhosis of the Liver. We will also include a segment called ‘Patient Support Q & A,’ where a panel of doctors will answer questions from the audience. Speakers to be invited include: Dr. Eric Yoshida, Dr. Peter Kwan, Dr. Edward Tam, Dr. Richard Schreiber, Dr. John Chung, Dr. Charles Scudamore and Dr. Vladamir Marquez.Additionally, we will have a dietitian at the event to answer health related nutritional questions. Lastly, there will be presentations from patients to share their personal journey with liver disease.
Seats are limited. To register please call us at 604-707-6430 or 1-800-856-7266.
The Canadian Liver Foundation acknowledges the following organizations for their support of the CLF’s mission of “bringing liver research to life” to benefit the liver health of all Canadians through research, education, patient support and advocacy:
The 2014 annual LIVERight Gala in Vancouver, BC, celebrated its most successful year yet by achieving a fundraising record of $283,000 – almost double our previous year’s total. Thanks to the generous contributions of our sponsors , donors and venue host Pan Pacific and the hard work of the BC Chapter Board, staff and volunteers, more than 400 guests enjoyed an unforgettable night of touching speeches, delicious meals and entertainment by ABRA Cadabra, the “ABBA” tribute band.
Upon arrival, guests were welcomed with a special non-alcoholic welcome drink, the “LIVERTonic”, and had the opportunity to tour a display of over 80 silent auction items which included specially designed ‘liver bracelets’ by Shelby Miller . Throughout the night, they also had the opportunity to purchase balloons for a chance to win 15 fabulous prizes including a trip to Hong Kong. The night’s special guests – Scotiabank (Presenting Sponsor), Dr. Stephen Ho (interventional radiologist) and Shelby Miller (two-time liver transplant recipient) -- were honoured as part of a program that also included a live auction, silent auction, live music and dancing.
The CLF was thrilled to have this opportunity to showcase its long standing partnerships with a variety of sponsors and to recognize health researchers, medical specialists, patients and volunteers for their many contributions to the CLF.
Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again next year!