On November 2, 2017, the Canadian PBC Society hosted a dinner meeting to discuss the latest in PBC news. Dr. Mark Swain from the University of Calgary presented PBC patients and their guests an informative and interesting talk about PBC followed by a question and answer session Check our website Calendar of Events for future dates and locations. To see more photos click here
At the AASLD 2017 Liver Meeting, an abstract was presented, by Dr. van der Meer et al titled “Ursodeoxycholic Acid is Associated with Prolonged Transplant-free Survival in All Patients with Primary Biliary Cholangitis – there is no such thing as non-response” Read an article discussing the abstract in MedPage Today
On October 25, 2017, the Canadian PBC Society hosted a dinner meeting to discuss the latest in PBC news. Dr. Thomas Shaw Stiffel, Dr. Erin Kelly and Dr. Cynthia Tsien from the Ottawa Hospital were our special guest speakers. Attendees came from from both Ontario and Quebec and we had our first meeting in both French and English. For some participants, if was their first opportunity to meet others with PBC. We had a lively question and answer session and everyone agreed that it would be wonderful to meet again at upcoming PBC workshops. Check our website Calendar of Events for future dates and locations. To see more photos click here.
Phase 2 trial is now enrolling patients in 50 centers involving 102 patients worldwide. This is a 24 week long study involving 8 clinic visits. Principal Investigators in Canada: Dr. Catherine Vincent, Montreal; Dr. Giada Sebastiani, Montreal Dr. Mark Swain, Calgary; Dr. Gerald Minuk, Winnipeg. More details about the trial here.