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Announcement: Paediatric PSC Webinar this Saturday, June 1

A RARE Opportunity!


A day of support and education for PSC children, teens, and their families!


You are invited to attend the Canadian Paediatric PSC Day from the comfort of home!


This Saturday, June 1! 9:50AM EST - 4pm EST


Whether you are Canadian or not, you are invited to join this paediatric-focused webinar, co-hosted by PSC Partners Seeking a Cure and Dr. Amanda Ricciuto from the Hospital for Sick Children, and in partnership with Toronto Centre for Liver Disease and Ajmera Transplant Center at University Health Network!

This event is designed for children and teens with PSC and their families. French and ASL interpretation will be available to online attendees.

We encourage everyone in the PSC community to attend this special event that brings together PSC children & teens, their families, and PSC experts.

Medical Speakers:

  • Sara Ahola Kohut, PhD - Psychologist and Health Clinician Scientist with the Medical Psychiatry Alliance (MPA) at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and an Assistant Professor with the University of Toronto. Dr. Kohut’s program of research develops therapies and programs to support the quality of life of children with chronic health conditions and their families. These therapies focus on supporting the physical, emotional, and social health of these children.

  • Gary Bader, PhD - the Ontario Research Chair in Biomarkers of Disease in the Department of Molecular Genetics. His research focuses on systems biology at the cell and tissue level. He is also a Professor at The Donnelly Centre at the University of Toronto and an expert in Computational Biology. Dr. Bader is Principal Investigator on a four-year patient-partnered paediatric PSC research study with PSC Partners.

  • Gideon Hirschfield, MB BChir, PhD, FRCP - the inaugural Lily and Terry Horner Chair in Autoimmune Liver Disease, at the University of Toronto. He is the Director of Autoimmune Liver Disease Program and the Director of Clinical Practice at Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, Francis Family Liver Clinic and specializes in Primary Biliary Cholangitis, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, Autoimmune Hepatitis and Transplant.

  • Sonya MacParland, PhD - Senior Scientist in the Ajmera Transplant Centre at UHN and an Associate Professor in the University of Toronto's department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and the department of Immunology. Dr. MacParland holds a Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Liver Immunobiology and is the organizing Principal Investigator on a four-year patient-partnered paediatric PSC research study with PSC Partners.

  • Amrita Mundh, MN, NP-Peds - specializing in paediatric PSC care in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Hospital for Sick Children. She completed her Master of Nursing and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Toronto.

  • Amanda Ricciuto MD, PhD, FRCP - staff gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastrology and Hepatology & Nutrition at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Her areas of specialty included pediatric inflammatory bowel disease and IBD-associated liver disease, particularly primary sclerosing cholangitis. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto and Principal Investigator on a four-year patient-partnered paediatric PSC research study with PSC Partners.


PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Speakers:

  • Joanne Hatchett, RN, FNP, ACHPN - Medical Science Liaison for PSC Partners seeking a Cure

  • Jessica Travis - Event planner, PSC Partners Seeking a Cure

  • Mary Vyas, MSc, MA - President and co-founder of PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada, Patient Registry Strategist for PSC Partners Seeking a Cure



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