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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AASLD has created a series of webinars dedicated to ongoing discoveries and discussions about how it affects the care of liver patients.

AASLD-NASPGHAN-SPLIT COVID-19 and The Liver: Pediatric Perspective

On July 23, AASLD, NASPGHAN and SPLIT hosted a webinar for the pediatric hepatology community to help them understand the liver manifestations in children with SARS-COV2 infection and Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in children (MIS-C). In addition, there may be unique susceptibilities in children with chronic liver disease and liver transplantation.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand liver involvement in SARS-COV2 infection and MIS-C
  • Improve care for children with chronic liver disease and pediatric liver transplant recipients
  • Develop strategies for safe re-entry to clinical practice in pediatric hepatology and transplantation

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COVID-19 and the Liver: SARS-COV-2 Diagnostic Testing and Vaccine Development

On July 9, AASLD hosted a webinar where speakers discussed the different testing modalities for SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The role of antibody testing, and the interpretation were discussed, as was progress towards developing an effective vaccine. As COVID-19 continues to infect more people, vaccine development continues to be a necessity and a high priority.

This webinar will:

  • Discuss differences in diagnostic testing for SARS-COV-2 including nasopharyngeal and nasal PCR testing
  • Explain the significance of positive antibody tests and the limitations associated with antibody testing
  • Review the latest developments in vaccines for SARS-COV-2

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AASLD-AST COVID-19 and the Liver: Chronic Liver Disease and Transplant

On June 25, AASLD and American Society of Transplantation (AST) teamed up to provide an update on the management of COVID-19 in transplant candidates and recipients, as COVID-19 has had a profound impact on liver transplantation and patients with advanced chronic liver disease.

This webinar:

  • Discussed emerging data on treatment and clinical outcomes among patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis with COVID-19
  • Described current approaches to treatment and immunosuppression adjustment in liver transplant recipients with COVID-19
  • Considered whether clinical outcomes among liver transplant recipients are different then non-transplant patients with COVID-19
  • Discussed the complex management decisions that occur in the peri-transplant period for patients with COVID-19

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COVID-19 and the Liver: Telemedicine during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

On June 4, AASLD hosted a webinar dedicated to telemedicine during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Participants will be able to:

  • Identify recent changes in regulatory and financial barriers to telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Discuss the integration of telemedicine and other innovative, technology-enabled approaches into care for patients with liver disease.
  • Consider and address the challenges of quality care delivery in a telemedicine-focused practice.
  • Recognize the disparities in telemedicine care delivery.
  • Consider the patient's perspective on telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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AASLD-ALEH: COVID-19 and The Liver in the Americas

On May 28, AASLD and ALEH jointly hosted a COVID-19 webinar presented solely in Spanish. This webinar provided attendees with information on the impact of COVID-19 on liver disease and transplantation in the Americas and the latest on COVID-19 management strategies related to the care of patients with chronic liver disease and pre- and post-transplantation. Faculty shared strategies surrounding re-entry and the re-opening of clinics and hospitals for patients with liver disease.

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COVID-19 and the Liver – Reentry and Return to a Pre-Pandemic State

On May 14, AASLD hosted a webinar dedicated to reentry and return to a pre-pandemic state. It also:

  • Understood the challenges institutions face in resuming pre-pandemic operations.
  • Realized the ways to begin a safe outpatient reentry process for patients with liver disease.
  • Described how transplant centers are carefully planning for reentry.

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COVID-19 and The Liver – Antibody Testing and Treatment Recommendations

On April 30, AASLD hosted a webinar dedicated to antibody testing and treatment recommendations. It also:

  • Described updates to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the liver and its impact on hepatology and liver transplant providers.
  • Helped attendees to understand and review management strategies in patients with COVID-19 and chronic liver disease.
  • Provided information regarding diagnostic antibody tests for SARS-CoV2 exposure and review data on the possibility of subsequent immune protection from COVID-19.

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COVID-19 and the Liver – Case Studies and Updates

On April 16, AASLD hosted a webinar that highlighted information from the April 16 update to the "Clinical Insights for Hepatology and Liver Transplant Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic" paper. It also:

  • Provide short synopses on several research articles.
  • Present a few cases submitted in advance by attendees. The experts discuss the next best steps to be taken in that patient’s care.

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COVID-19 and the Liver – Case Studies and Updates

On April 7, AASLD hosted a webinar that highlighted information from the April 7 update to the "Clinical Insights for Hepatology and Liver Transplant Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic" paper. It also:

  • Provided short synopses on several research articles
  • Laid out a detailed case of a liver patient diagnosed with COVID-19 and steps taken in that patient’s care

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Clinical Insights: COVID-19 and the Liver

On March 26, AASLD hosted a webinar that highlighted information from AASLD’s March 23rd "Clinical Insights for Hepatology and Liver Transplant Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic" paper.

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