Successfully advocated for universal immunization programs for hepatitis B

Teddy bear and a needle

Advocating for Prevention—Universal Immunization for Hepatitis B On Christmas Day 1989, a Langley, B.C mother lost her 16-year-old daughter to acute hepatitis B. When she learned that there was a vaccine available that could have saved her daughter’s life, Bobbi Bower launched a campaign for universal immunization in Vancouver and..Read More

Established the CASL-CLF Sass-Kortsak Award

The CASL-CLF Sass-Kortsak Award It takes a special person with kindness, compassion and sensitivity to provide care for children living with liver disease. By all accounts, this was the kind of man Dr. Andrew Sass-Kortsak was through and through. A world-renowned expert on Wilson’s disease, Dr. Sass-Kortsak of the Hospital..Read More

Established the CLF-CASL Gold Medal Award

The Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) was the first organization in the world committed to promoting liver health and fighting liver disease through research and education. Recognizing the need to honour outstanding achievements in research and science, the CLF established the Gold Medal Award in 1983, and it is now co-presented..Read More

The Canadian Liver Foundation Opens Its Doors

In the beginning; 50 years of bringing liver research to life for all Canadians Over the last 50 years, there has been significant progress into the prevention, treatment and discovery of cures for liver diseases.  From humble beginnings, such as attempting to understand how the liver functions, every discovery made..Read More