Members of the CARE Gastroenterology and Liver Disease Faculties recently met at the DDW 2015 conference held in Washington, DC from May 16-19. The annual CARE (Community Academic Research Education) meeting was held on May 15th from 5:00-9:00pm and was led by CARE Faculty member, Dr. John Marshall (McMaster University). CARE at DDW 2015 provided community and trainee gastroenterologists and hepatologists an opportunity to explore news and developments from DDW within a Canadian context. The program also allowed participants to network and engage in lively discussion with other conference attendees.
This program also included a CME accredited portion focused on hepatitis C, led by Dr. Hemant Shah. Topics included screening, assessment, and treatment of hepatitis C, and was aimed towards community liver disease specialists. An overview of this program can be found as a supplement.
The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from DDW 2015 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at this event, and is augmented with additional perspectives from the CARE Gastroenterology and Liver Disease Faculties. The Liver Disease section of this report is supplemented with abstracts and perspectives from EASL 2015 (Vienna, Austria).