Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2012 / Article

Commentary | Open Access

Volume 26 |Article ID 753986 | 4 pages |

Origins of the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver: A Personal Memoir

Received12 Jan 2012
Accepted16 Jan 2012


The Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) (Association Canadienne Pour L’Étude Du Foie) is a thriving organization. Although it was established more than a quarter of a century ago and has been successful since the beginning, most members are unaware of how CASL came into being or of its humble origins as a precursor club in the 1970s. The present article reviews those early days. It is written as a memoir because of the author’s personal involvement and is based on detailed records, correspondence and handwritten notes from that era.

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