AASLD News

AASLD Announces Dr. Joseph K. Lim as New Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Liver Disease

Alexandria, VA – The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph K. Lim, MD, FAASLD of Yale University will serve as the next Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Liver Disease (CLD), a free multimedia review journal that aims to provide education for clinicians diagnosing and managing patients with liver disease. Dr. Lim is a Professor of Medicine

AASLD Hepatology Award with Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program

AASLD Hepatology Award with Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Applications Open February 8 In support of our unwavering commitment to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of hepatology, AASLD is pleased to announce the development of our own hepatology award. We have partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program

Liver Associations Join Forces for Groundbreaking Viral Hepatitis Summit

Alexandria, VA – Join the greatest minds in hepatology across the continent for a game-changing two-day event, the 2023 North American Viral Hepatitis Elimination Summit, on March 24-25 in Los Angeles. With the goal of achieving viral hepatitis elimination and reducing liver complications including liver cancer among North Americans, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

Dr. Terrault President's Welcome

My esteemed colleagues, It’s truly an honor to represent all of you as president of our society this year. Much has changed over the last few years, but one thing that’s remained the same is our deep commitment to improving the lives of millions of people around the world who suffer from liver disease. At AASLD our number one goal is to provide all of you with the tools, resources, and knowledge

New from NIH: Free CME Activity Helps Hepatologists Care for Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder and Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease

Severe alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) cases and deaths are the rise,1 creating a pressing need for hepatologists to deliver high quality, high impact care to patients with unhealthy alcohol use. Most patients with ALD also have alcohol use disorder (AUD), and effective ALD care requires treating both disorders.2 Beyond giving advice to abstain, however, many hepatologists lack the training

Industry Colloquium: The Future of Liver Preservation: Perspectives, Advances and Perfusion Device Workshop

Alexandria, VA – Registration is now open for the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases’ (AASLD) 2022 Industry Colloquium: Perspectives and Advances in Liver Preservation on November 3 in Washington, DC. New advances around perfusion devices are changing the game by keeping transplant livers alive longer, allowing for transportation of longer distances. New technology also enhances

NAFLD Nomenclature Consensus Meeting High-Level Output

The 2-day meeting in Chicago on 8-9 July 2022 convened 129 consensus survey participants in person or online. The participants originated from 32 countries, representing multiple societies including AASLD, EASL, APASL, ALEH, AGA and UEG, patients and patient advocacy organizations, regulators and industry representatives. View the NAFLD Nomenclature Consensus Meeting High-Level Output in Spanish

AASLD Foundation Funds Over $1.5 Million in Hepatology Research and Career Development in 2022

Alexandria, VA – The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Foundation, the largest medical society supporter of liver disease research and training in the United States, today announced its combined investment of over $1.5 million in Research and Career Development Awards, Abstract Awards, Emerging Liver Scholars (ELS) Program for medical residents and its new Emerging Liver

Guidance for Acute Hepatitis Outbreak in Children

July 14, 2022 Update The New England Journal of Medicine has recently published two new research articles on this issue, along with an editorial from AASLD Board Councilor and Future President, Saul Karpen, MD, Ph.D., FAASLD. Read the latest here: A Case Series of Children with Acute Hepatitis and Human Adenovirus Infection Clinical Spectrum of Children with Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Cause Read

AASLD Provides COVID-19 FAQs for Liver Transplant Recipients

It is difficult to know whether liver transplant recipients are at higher risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 compared to the general population. Case series and registry studies suggest that liver transplantation and immunosuppression do not lead to worse COVID-19 outcomes. However, the CDC has identified organ transplantation and immunosuppression as conditions that

CDC Health Advisory

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a cluster of children identified with acute hepatitis and adenovirus infection in Alabama, and similar reports have surfaced in the UK. Several have undergone liver transplantation, and none have died. All the children were previously healthy and an association between adenovirus and pediatric hepatitis is currently being

AASLD Announces New Class of Fellows

AASLD is pleased to announce the selection of twenty-four hepatology leaders as Fellows and one allied health leader focused on hepatology as an Associate Fellow. The Fellows Programs bestows honorary recognition upon AASLD members who have made a significant contribution to the knowledge and/or practice of liver and biliary diseases, and are considered leaders in the field. AASLD Fellows and

AASLD 2022 Capitol Hill Day Recap

On March 23, AASLD held its annual Liver Capitol Hill Day. For the third time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s LCHD was conducted online. Bringing together 45 participants, including AASLD members, patient advocates, Emerging Liver Scholars, and society staff. Participants joined 53 meaningful conversations on AASLD’s priorities with members of Congress and their staff

GI Societies Vote No On ANSI/AAMI Revisions On Endoscopic Processing

Changes to ST91 for Flexible and Semi-Rigid Endoscopes Create Obstacles to Implement Standards and Offer Impractical, Inappropriate or Conflicting Guidance AASLD, ACG, AGA, ASCRS, ASGE, SAGES and SGNA are committed to initiatives focused on eliminating healthcare-associated infections through improved education about evidence-based practices. While our societies appreciated the opportunity to