Hep C Resource Centre for Healthcare Professionals

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Hep C Resource Centre for Healthcare Professionals

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Blueprint to inform hepatitis C elimination efforts in Canada
The Canadian Network on Hepatitis C Blueprint Writing Committee and Working Groups
May 2019

The management of chronic hepatitis C: 2018 guideline update from the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver
Consensus Guidelines from the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver
CMAJ, June 4, 2018, Volume 190, Issue 22

Hepatitis C Screening & Testing Quick Reference Guide
Canadian Liver Foundation (June 2018)
Click here to download infographic or here for the brochure version.

CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network Coinfection and Concurrent Diseases Core: Canadian guidelines for management and treatment of HIV/hepatitis C coinfection in adults
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology, October 2014

Diagnostic Tools and Calculators

Purpose: Up-to-date, accurate, and easily accessed information on the diagnosis, cause, frequency, patterns, and management of liver injury attributable to prescription and non-prescription medications, herbals and dietary supplements.
Information and Search Database

Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Score (MELD Score)
Purpose: To assess the severity of liver disease and to determine prognosis and prioritize for receipt of a liver transplant.

Paediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score (PELD Score)
Purpose: To assess the severity of liver disease for children under 12 years of age and to determine prognosis and prioritize for receipt of a liver transplant.

Child-Pugh Score
Purpose: To assess the severity of cirrhosis.

Educational Videos, Reports & Slides

Hepatitis C Education National Needs Assessment
Canadian Liver Foundation and Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses
(October 2015)

Assessment of the current knowledge of healthcare providers in the area of hepatitis C management, including screening and treatment using new antivirals, as well as the educational needs of healthcare providers at a national level.

Click here to download.


Nutrition GuideThe Nutrition in Cirrhosis Guide

This Guide covers general topics relevant to all patients with cirrhosis. Specific nutrition issues are also addressed that may be helpful at other times. The Guide is a tool for use throughout your cirrhosis journey. It also includes recipes that are suitable for all individuals and can be modified to accommodate food allergies, dietary restrictions, and preferences.

Click here to download a copy. To order a hard copy version, send your request to Publication Orders.


Project ECHO

Project ECHO® (Extension of Community Health Outcomes) creates a supportive medical learning community of health care providers, to enhance their skills and confidence in managing patients living with chronic hepatitis C and liver diseases in Canada. This program is available  in British Columbia, Ontario & Québec (in French). The sessions are CME accredited for physicians and may provide continuing professional development hours for other health care professionals.

For more information on this program, please click here to view the Project ECHO information sheet.

Upcoming 2022 sessions:

Fall 2022 Programs

Physician Directories

Hepatitis C Treating Physicians in Canada
Looking for physicians in your area who treat hepatitis C?
The physicians in the searchable map below have indicated that they treat hepatitis C. Please contact them to ask about patient referrals.

Search Tips:
• Click on the view larger map button located on the right side of the menu bar.
• Search by city, province, postal code, hospital, physician name, etc.
• Physician database will be updated as new information is received. Please check updated database for each new referral.

* If you would like the CLF to add, revise or remove your name from this database, please contact Lucy You by email or phone at 1 (800) 563-5483.

Meetings & Conferences

With an estimated 1 in 4 Canadians who may be affected by liver disease, the Canadian Liver Foundation encourages all healthcare providers to seek opportunities for continuing medical education in the field of liver disease.

Educational meetings and conferences are available in Canada and around the world, addressing many forms of liver disease including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis, liver cancer, liver transplant, hepatic encephalopathy, pediatric liver disease, and many more.

Explore the conference lists and featured meetings below and find the educational events that will expand your knowledge on liver disease and help you improve liver health in your community.

2022 International Liver Meetings & Conferences


Featured Upcoming Meeting:

Canadian liver meeting logoCANADIAN LIVER MEETING 2022
May 13 – 15, 2022 – Join In-Person & Online.
For more information, click here.

If you would like the CLF to add or revise your meeting or conference information, please contact Lucy You by email or phone at 1 (800) 563-5483.

Note: The information provided in these directories has been provided by the physicians and have been posted with their permission. The Canadian Liver Foundation assumes no responsibility for any information or services provided by these physicians and the inclusion of their names on these directories does not constitute an endorsement of any sponsoring organization or individual by the Canadian Liver Foundation.