PRELIMINARY PROGRAM EMERGING THERAPIES IN LIVER DISEASE AND IBD
2014 WESTIN TRILLIUM HOUSE BLUE MOUNTAIN COLLINGWOOD, ONTARIO
7TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON LIVER & IBD REVIEW Ontario Association of Gastroenterology
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION & INFORMATION The Westin Trillium House - Blue Mountain 220 Mountain Drive Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z2 Tel: (705) 443-8080 | Fax: (705) 443-8081 | Website: www.westinbluemountain.com
Connect with nature at The Westin Trillium House – Blue Mountain, a stunning mountain resort situated between the Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment. Only two hours northwest of Toronto, the hotel is in the new Village at Blue, an old Ontario community of shops, restaurants, and activities just moments away from the province’s best skiing and snowboarding. Be sure to visit Plunge, the year round aquatic center, featuring indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, rope swings, and slides – a perfect escape for the whole family. Take a dip in the swimming pool and reinvigorate your mind, body, and soul in our WestinWORKOUT® Powered by Reebok Gym. After a long day on the slopes, revive in our four season outdoor hot tub. Relax with a book by the gas fireplace in your room at The Westin Trillium House – Blue Mountain. With stunning natural views, the rooms boast the signature Heavenly Bed® for a peaceful night’s sleep, and the refreshing Heavenly Bath®. The Westin didn’t discover fresh air, but is proud to offer it at this hotel.
2014 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Dr. James Gregor, Chair Dr. Jeffrey Axler Dr. Sapna Makhija Dr. David Morgan Dr. Brian Murat Dr. Iain Murray Dr. Imran Rasul Dr. Hemant Shah
RESORT ACTIVITIES Delegates are responsible for making their own arrangements for activities offered by the resort. See the website for additional information.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Category 2 Credits will apply for this event.
SYMPOSIUM DRESSCODE For all Symposium activities, including the Closing Dinner, the acceptable dress code will be resort casual for all delegates.
Our Annual International Symposium on Liver and IBD Review is in its seventh year and will once again be held at the Westin Trillium House in Collingwood, Ontario. This event has been designed to offer riveting, thought-provoking scientific sessions as we engage the leaders in our field to form our Faculty. It is coupled with a unique social program which is sure to stimulate your mind and your sense of fun and frolic in the cold winter months.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Registration Open 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Welcome Dinner
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m. Opening Remarks Speaker: Dr. James Gregor 8:05 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Topic: Golimumab For Ulcerative Colitis Speaker: Dr. Mark Silverberg 8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Topic: Adalimumab For Ulcerative Colitis Speaker: Dr. Walter Reinisch 8:55 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Topic: Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets Speaker: Dr. Barrett G. Levesque 9:20 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Topic: Subsequent Entry Biologics Speaker: Drs. Mark Silverberg and Agnes Klein 10:05 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion Moderator: Dr. Jeff Axler 10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Nutrition Break
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10:55 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Topic: How New Emerging Therapies For Genotype 1 Will Impact Your Practice Speaker: Dr. Jordan Feld 11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Topic: How To Manage Genotype 2 and Hepatitis C Today and Tomorrow Speaker: Dr. Hemant Shah 11:55 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. Topic: Advances in the Treatment of Autoimmune Liver Disease Speaker: Dr. Angela Cheung 12:25 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. Panel Discussion Moderator: Dr. Imran Rasul 12:55 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Closing Remarks Speaker: Dr. James Gregor
PRESIDENT’S OLYMPIC PARTY 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Working Lunch 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Topic: Quality Management Program (QMP) Speaker: Dr. David Morgan 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Topic: Quality Based Procedures (QBP) Speaker: Dr. Michael Gould 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Panel Discussion Moderators: Drs. James Gregor and Brian Murat
PRESIDENT’S OLYMPIC PARTY Countdown to Sochi 2014 – February 7 – 23! Canada’s elite winter athletes will be building on the momentum of Vancouver 2010, where they won an unprecedented 26 medals. What will our first medal in Sochi be – gold, silver or bronze? Who will bring it home – Alexandre Bilodeau, Ashleigh McIvor, Ben Hebert, Brittany Schussler, Charles Hamelin, Cheryl Bernard, Chris Le Bihan or Chris Moffat? Get into the Olympic spirit by savouring culinary delights from the five most recent Winter Olympics host countries: Japan, USA, Italy, Canada and now Russia. In honour of our athletes, winners in this year’s Raffle will also receive OAG-lympic medals. Rumour has it that OAG-lympic judges will be attending the meeting, so keep on your toes! And, of course, you also have the opportunity to participate in outdoor winter activities at the beautiful Westin Trillium House – Blue Mountain; there’s nothing like being out in the snow to get you ready to support our Olympians at Sochi!
Westin Trillium House - Blue Mountain Saturday, January 18 , 2014 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Raffle Tickets, Raffle Tickets! Purchase a raffle ticket during the Symposium for an opportunity to win fantastic prizes! Investing in a child’s future is an easy task with much reward. Not only are you helping to fight hunger in our own backyard, but also you will be helping to free children and their families from poverty and physical and emotional abuse. Hunger and abuse can undermine healthy growth and development and leave its mark across the lifespan. Your small investment in a child’s life has a powerful impact. Participate in our raffle for a chance to win a prize, which will be drawn at the OAG President’s Olympic Party. Proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.
UPCOMING 2014 OAG EVENTS MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR THESE EVENTS
13th Annual Post-DDW Course June 7, 2014 The Westin Prince Toronto Toronto, Ontario
18th Annual Conference and Business Meeting October 24-26, 2014 Queenâ€™s Landing Inn and Conference Resort Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
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