The Canadian NASH Network is a collaborative organization of health care professionals from across Canada with a primary interest in enhancing understanding, care of, education and research in persons with NAFLD with a vision of best practices for this disease state.
The CanNASH Special Interest Group meets at least twice a year, usually at the Annual CASL meeting and at AASLD.
Due to the obesity and co-epidemic of type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease in our country, affecting one in four Canadians.
NAFLD is an accumulation of fat in the liver. NAFLD can evolve to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the most severe form of NAFLD, leading to cirrhosis and need for liver transplant.
NASH is the second leading indication to liver transplant in Canada, and is projected to become the main one within 10 years.