Liver Logic

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Toronto - April 23, 2018          (Click here for price and venue details)

$166.95 ($159 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before January 22, 2018
$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before March 12, 2018
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Workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | What to Expect at the Workshop

Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale | Venue Web Site
3450 Dufferin Street | Map and directions

Presented by Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP

Barb Bancroft is a widely acclaimed nursing teacher who has taught courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. Also certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. Barb is known for her extensive knowledge of pathophysiology and as one of the most dynamic nursing speakers in North America today. Delivering her material with equal parts of evidence based practise, practical application, and humour, she has taught numerous seminars on clinical and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals, including the Association for Practitioners for Infection Control, The Emergency Nurses' Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and more.

Workshop Description

Did you know that the liver has 500 functions and that it can regenerate itself within 30 days? Listen to Barb's fascinating lecture on the liver in all of its glory. Barb takes you for a journey through an amazing organ that we tend to take for granted. She'll review the metabolic and the synthesis functions; she'll discuss the signs and symptoms of liver disease and the most important lab tests. She'll also discuss all the types of hepatitis and cirrhosis, acute and chronic liver failure and NAFLD and NASH and discuss the newest advances in the treatment of liver disease. You will not only gain a new respect for this 3.5-pound football-sized organ, you will also realize that it is just as important as the more celebrated organ systems of the heart, lungs, brain, and kidney. You “gotta” love your liver!

Workshop Topics

A 3.5 pound Football-Shaped Powerhouse!
- Quick review of A & P of the Liver; Yes it Can Regenerate

Synthesizing & Metabolic Magic Tricks of the Liver
- Role in Metabolizing Drugs, Alcohol, Hormones
- Synthesis of Proteins & Clotting Factors
- Role in Cholesterol & Fat Metabolism
- Role in Storage of Blood, Vitamins, and Iron

Signs and Symptoms of Acute and Chronic Liver Failure
- Portal Hypertension - Diagnosis & Management

How to Interpret Lab Tests Related to Liver and Biliary Function
- Hepatocellular Enzymes—AST, ALT, and the AST/ALT ratio
- Hepatobiliary Enzymes—Alkaline Phosphatase, GGT
- Bilirubin - Direct and Indirect

- Viral Causes: Hepatitis: A, B, C, D, E, and G; EBV and CMV
- Alcoholic Hepatitis - An Inflammatory Response to Toxins
- Autoimmune Hepatitis - AIH - Type I & II

The Three Main Causes of Cirrhosis of the Liver
- Why Alcohol Makes the Liver Fail; Compounding Factors
- Viral Causes - What Types of Cirrhosis are Caused by Viruses?
- Biliary Causes - Biliary Cholangitis & Sclerosing Cholangitis
- Drug Induced Liver Injury and the Most Common Causes

New Advances in the Treatment and Management of Liver Disease
- Latest in Treating Non- Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD, NASH)
- New “Game Changers” in the Treatment of Hepatitis C

Who Should Attend?

* Medical, Surgical, Perioperative and Critical Care Nurses
* Nurse Practitioners, Primary Care Nurses, TeleHealth Nurses
* Nurses in Blood Services, Infection Control, & Public Health
* Home Care & Long Term Care Nurses; Occupational Health Nurses
* Dietitians, Pharmacists, Nurses in Diagnostic Imaging