On behalf of Dr Giada Sebastiani, we would like to invite you to attend the:


1st International Workshop of the

Steatohepatitis in HIV Emerging Research (SHIVER) Network.



The workshop will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019.

It will take place at the Research Institute Atrium of the MUHC


Event summary:


The goal of this workshop is to provide a multidisciplinary view of the current state of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in HIV research, treatment, and disease burden both nationally and internationally, and to establish the platform for collaborative research projects between Canada and institutions leaders on the topic. During this workshop, Canadian scientists and the members of the SHIVER (Steatohepatitis in HIV Emerging Research) Network will work together to establish research priorities in the field of NASH in HIV. This work will form the basis of research proposals to CIHR and International grant applications and conjunct publications from the Network. This workshop fills a void in existing HIV meetings. It is the only forum that brings together an international group of academics, clinicians, community members to review the latest science and foster collaborative work towards improving understanding of this major comorbidity in people living with HIV.


The SHIVER (Steatohepatitis in HIV Emerging Research) Network is an international group of academics and researchers established in December 2016. Its mandate is to evaluate clinically relevant research questions and share data with the aim of leading cutting-edge research worldwide. The overarching goal of the Network is to build research capacity, conduct innovative research, translate evidence into practice policy, and promote a global effort into an emerging, major comorbidity for PLHIV by focusing on the themes of epidemiology, diagnostics, and prevention. The Network brings together leaders in the field: 11 world-class investigators from International and Canadian institutions.





Dr. Giada Sebastiani (event director), McGill University Health Centre (Montréal, CAN)


Mr. Kenneth Monteith, COCQ-SIDA (Montréal, CAN)

Dr. Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Royal Free Campus (London, GBR)

Dr. Caryn Morse, National Institute of Health / Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, USA)

Dr. Lisa Barrett, Dalhousie University (Halifax, CAN)

Dr. Giovanni Guaraldi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Modena, ITA)

Dr. Keyur Patel, University of Toronto (Toronto, CAN)

Dr. Jennifer Price, University of California (San Francisco, USA)

Dr. Patrick Ingiliz, University of Berlin (Berlin, DEU)

Dr. Marina Klein, McGill University Health Centre (Montréal, CAN)

Dr. James Maurice, Imperial College of London (London, GBR)

Dr. Marc Deschenes, McGill University Health Centre (Montréal, CAN)



Web diffusion:


The presentations at the workshop will be also accessible by live videoconference via the following link: "Coming Soon"



Please register using the "Registration" page no later than February 28th.


We are looking forward to seeing you there.

The SHIVER 1st International Workshop Organization Committee





April 26 2019

MUHC - Research Institute Atrium
1001 Boulevard Décarie
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H4A 3J1


Jan 15 2019 (12:00 EST) to Feb 28 2019 (18:00 EST)


Oral: Jan 15 2019 (12:00 EST) to Feb 28 2019 (18:00 EST)

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