Welcome to the 2024 Liver and IBD Review Symposium
The OAG International Symposium on Liver and IBD Review is now in its 17th year and will be held in-person at the Village Conference Centre and Mosaic Boutique Suites in Collingwood, Ontario. We are so pleased to be back in Collingwood where we can enjoy the activities that winter has to offer while still taking in the elements to make our Symposium a great learning opportunity for all.
This year’s Symposium has been designed to offer scientific talks given by engaging, high-calibre presenters. We have brought back our ever-popular industry sponsored Short Snapper Symposium Sessions which we hope you will find informative and will engender much discussion. As always, the goal is for delegates to take what they have learned back to their respective clinics/practices. Our Symposium mobile app is interactive so plan to download it, take some time to visit with our sponsors and have some fun while participating in our Gamification Mystery Box draw!
As always, we have coupled this scientific program with a unique social program that will bring the outdoors inside. Our President’s Après Ski Themed Party will have you in the right place at the right time. Don’t forget to dress the part and plan to have some fun!
Prize for the best ugly Christmas sweater!!
Message from OAG Leaders
Welcome Message from the President
Emily Ching, MD, FRCPC, CAGF
Welcome Message from the Symposium Chair
Daniel Green, MD, FRCPC
Vice President/Symposium Chair
OAG Board of Directors
Dr. David Baron, Toronto, ON
2023-2024 Organizing Committee
|Dr. Daniel Green, Chair, Oshawa, ON
Dr. Emily Ching, Burlington, ON
Dr. Brian Chan, Scarborough, ON
Dr. Nisha Howarth (Resident), London, ON
Dr. Navid Hejazifar, Oshawa, ON
|Dr. Lee Roth, Toronto, ON
Dr. Scott Shulman, North Bay, ON
Dr. Laura Targownik, Toronto, ON
Dr. Adam Weizman, Toronto, ON
- At the end of the session, participants will be able to identify important factors and make necessary adjustments in care prior to referral for liver transplantation as well as following transplantation.
- At the end of the session, participants will be able to identify high risk features of NAFLD and make treatment recommendations that will impact long term outcomes.
- At the end of the session, participants will be able to implement treatments that optimize the management of ascites in difficult to treat patients.
- At the end of the session, participants will be able apply an approach to treatment selection in patients who have already failed a biologic.
- At the end of the session, participants will be able to identify patients with spondyloarthropathy, those that require referral to a specialist and implement treatment.
- At the end of the session, participants will be able to safely and effectively manage pregnant patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
- At the end of the session, participants will be able to identify patients with Crohn’s disease who have undergone intestinal resection who are at risk of recurrent disease and implement treatment to decrease recurrence and complications.
This activity is eligible for credit under the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program Section 1: Unaccredited group learning for 0.5 credits/hour. Time spent on any additional learning stimulated by this activity can be claimed under MOC section 2: Personal Learning Project (PLP) for 2 credits per hour. Please login to your MAINPORT ePortfolio to record your activities and claim the credits.
Through this program the CanMEDS roles of medical expert, communicator, collaborator, leader, scholar and professional will be covered.
Registration Now Available!
Registration includes Welcome Dinner, Breakfast, Scientific Sessions, Nutrition Breaks, and Mystery Box Draw.
Time to Get Social!
Join OAG on social media! Share your experience with us this year during the OAG International Symposium on Liver and IBD Review by following us on Twitter @ontario_gastros. We will be posting all that is happening for and at the Symposium using the hashtag #IBDliver2024.
Make sure you include this hashtag in your posts to stay connected!
Watch your inbox for the launch of our Symposium Mobile App!
Organizing and enjoying your time at the OAG 17th Annual International Symposium on Liver and IBD Review has just become more convenient with our Mobile App. The App is your resource for all the information pertaining to the Symposium. View the program, bookmark sessions, make notes for your personal schedule, and learn about the speakers and sponsors. Log in to the app ahead of the Symposium to familiarize yourself with the event and all that is planned.
Watch your inbox for the launch of our Symposium Mobile App. You will need it as we are paperless.