National Patient Conference 2023


Bringing our PBC community together

A unique opportunity to meet and share with other PBC patients and gain valuable insights from internationally recognized PBC experts.  An excellent place for friends and family to better understand the PBC patient journey



  • $75       Before March 31, 2023
  • $90      After March 31, 2023


  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • Welcome reception & light snack Friday June 2
  • Breakfast, lunch and Gala dinner Saturday June 3
  • Breakfast Sunday June 4
  • Special group nightly hotel rate of $199
  • Free shuttle service to and from Toronto Pearson airport and the hotel
  • Special daily parking rate of $18
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Conference welcome package


Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites 5875 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario Directly across from Pearson International Airport. Free shuttle service between airport and hotel.

$199 special Canadian PBC Society nightly room rate — guaranteed for bookings made before May 11th. Book directly with Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites 1-800-HILTONS (Use Group Discount Code CPBC23) OR Quick and Easy Online Reservation


  • The latest developments in PBC diagnosis, treatment and research
  • Understanding PBC and autoimmunity
  • Managing PBC symptoms to improve quality of life
  • Strategies to live well with PBC


Friday night we kick off our PBC weekend with a welcome reception from 5-9pm.  Join us to chat and enjoy a light snack.

Saturday we have a full day planned with presentations from our esteemed group of speakers:  Dr. Aliya Gulamhusein, Dr. Gideon Hirschfield, Dr. Hin Hin Ko,  Dr. Cynthia Levy, Dr. Andy Mason,  Dr. Magnus McLeod, Dr. Aldo Montano-Loza, Dr. Mark Swain, Dr. Puneeta Tandon.  Our sessions will end at 4:00pm.

Saturday night you will have 2 hours to rest up before our evening gala begins at 6:00pm.

Sunday enjoy a leisurely breakfast and participate in the final session that will wrap up by noon.


Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!

2023 PBC Conference Travel Scholarships

Application Rules

To be considered for a travel scholarship, applicants must apply online at time of registration.

Application deadline March 31, 2023

A total of 50 travel scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served, basis. Each application received by the Canadian PBC Society will be date and time stamped to determine who receives the travel scholarship. Travel scholarship applications must be received before March 31, 2023. All decisions are made by the Canadian PBC Society and are final.

Amount of Travel scholarships will be $450 per recipient.

Applicants who are awarded travel scholarships must pay their conference fee to the Canadian PBC Society on or before March 31, 2023.  No exceptions. If recipient does not pay his or her conference fee by March 31, 2023, the award will be voided, and the travel scholarship will be awarded to the next applicant on the waiting list.

Travel scholarships are non-transferable. If for some reason you cannot attend the conference, your travel scholarship will be awarded to the next applicant on the waiting list.

Travel scholarships can only be awarded and used by PBC patients. No family or friends will be awarded a travel scholarship.
Travel scholarships will be distributed at the end of conference and recipients must attend the conference to obtain the travel scholarship.

If applicant is selected for a travel scholarship but cancels his or her attendance to the conference for any reason, the next application in line based on the time/date stamp will be awarded the scholarship.

Travel scholarships are awarded to assist patients in attending the 2023 PBC Conference and may be used for travel expenses for the patient only.  No receipts are necessary and money can be applied to any costs incurred by the patient.