LIVERight Health Forum has been an event attended by thousands in years past, and one that provides significant insight and value for caregivers, loved ones and those living with liver disease. Facing a new reality in 2020 and like many major events across Canada, we’ve taken this opportunity to bring this highly attended event online so even more Canadians (and anyone else worldwide) can hear from our panel of world-renowned liver health experts.
Following a successful two-year pilot in partnership with the Simon Fraser Student Society, Simon Fraser University (SFU) has renewed the My Student Support Program (My SSP) for another three years. The continuation of this program ensures that SFU students continue to have access to confidential mental health supports and services, when and where they need them, at no cost.
“Liver disease is a silent killer and is often not diagnosed until significant liver damage has occurred,” says Dr. Arun Garg. “The three common forms of liver disease that we have been seeing in the South Asian Community are non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), hepatitis C (Hep C), and alcohol-related liver diseases. Raising awareness, reducing stigma, and engaging people into care in a timely manner will be key to prevention and early treatment.”