ECHO Ontario Liver

The mission is to link primary care providers in a supportive community of practice that will enhance their skills and confidence to manage their patients safely and effectively.  

ECHO Ontario Liver runs weekly 90 minute sessions that start with a short didactic lecture followed by a de-identified patient case presented by participants. Case presenters receive recommendations from the specialist team and other community partners.
This is an accredited learning activity. 
Sessions are Mondays from 12:00-1:30pm.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the diagnosis, assessment, management and follow-up of persons infected with Liver infection
  • Describe the impact of Liver diseases on Canadian Population Health.
  • Apply Liver treatment management tools to clinical care in participants’ own practice setting.
  • Gain an enthusiasm for participation in Liver care.

Facts about Liver:

  • It is estimated that one in 4 Canadians, has some form of liver disease.
  • There are over 100 liver diseases.
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease in Canada, affecting over 7 million people.
  • Liver cancer is now one of the fastest rising and deadliest forms of cancer in Canada.
  • Over half a million Canadians suffer from chronic viral hepatitis.

This program is fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.


2021: This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 60 Mainpro+ credits.

You must be a registered ECHO participant to receive credits. CME certificates will be sent to participants at the end of each cycle via email.