ECHO Ontario Liver

ECHO Ontario Hepatitis C was launched in January 2017 to support and build capacity within primary care providers to help diagnose, treat and manage patients living with liver diseases. 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.  Based on participant feedback, ECHO Hepatitis C has expanded to ECHO Liver and will cover additional liver diseases, such as Fatty Liver & Hepatitis B.

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, for 1 Mainpro+ credit/CPD credit per hour (1.5 credits per session).
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.


This is an accredited learning activity for 1 Mainpro+ credit/CPD credit per hour (1.5 credits per session).
You must be a registered ECHO participant to receive credits. 

Credits for Family Physicians:
This 1-credit-per hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Ontario.

Credits for Others:
This is an accredited learning activity which  provides Continuing Education hours

CME certificates will be sent to participants at the end of each cycle via email. 


2020: This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 52 Mainpro+ credits.