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 with the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) at the annual Canadian Liver Meeting. The award was first presented to Dr. Jean-Pierre Benhamou, one of France’s most prominent hepatologists in history. Dr. Benhamou’s research lead to the groundbreaking discovery of a non-surgical treatment for portal hypertension, a potentially fatal condition caused by advanced liver disease.
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