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Overview

AASLD is a global association committed to connecting scientists, physicians, surgeons and other health care providers interested in liver disease around the world.

AASLD embraces its international membership. AASLD members represent more than 100 countries globally. AASLD’s 16 Special Interest Groups each have their own global sub-committee that represent the needs of our international members. Become an AASLD member.

AASLD celebrates its relationships with the Latin American Association for the Study of the Liver, the Asia-Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, and the European Association for the Study of the Liver. AASLD regularly collaborates with these three international societies as well as numerous national societies to offer the best and most up-to-date scientific content at educational programs throughout the world.

Some of these collaborations include:

  • Joint Research Workshops
  • Joint Symposia
  • Hepatology Connect Programs

AASLD also endorses scientific and educational programs initiated by other organizations that focus on the science and/or practice of hepatology. Programs are selected based on AASLD mission alignment, member benefit and prudent use resources.

Contact AASLD Global

To get more information current AASLD Global Outreach activities or to inquire about potential future opportunities to engage with AASLD, send an email to global@aasld.org.

 

Global Outreach and Engagement Committee

Mission
The global mission of the AASLD is to provide worldwide engagement and collaboration with professional societies through education, research and clinical practice in liver diseases.

Purpose
To promote productive interactions between AASLD and its national and international constituents through partnerships with liver-related scientific associations worldwide, in order to advance the science and practice of hepatology around the world.

For a list of the AASLD members currently serving on the Global Outreach and Engagement Committee and for additional information, visit the Global Outreach and Engagement Committee webpage.

AASLD Global Advisory and Regional Advisory Councils

AASLD developed a Global Advisory Council to support and inform the work of the Global Outreach and Engagement Committee. This Global Advisory Council has representation from our Regional Councils in Asia-Pacific, Latin-America and soon the Middle-East, Africa, and Europe.

For a list of the AASLD members currently serving on the Global and Regional Advisory Councils and for additional information, visit the Global Outreach and Engagement Committee webpage.

AASLD Regional Advisory Councils

AASLD has begun to launch Regional Advisory Councils for each of the following regions around the world:

  • Asia- Pacific
  • Latin- American
  • Middle- East
  • Africa
  • Europe

Comprised of 8-10 AASLD members specially selected to serve as ambassadors of AASLD to the larger hepatology community in their country and/or region. The AASLD Global and Regional Advisory Councils will provide input and advice to the Global Outreach and Engagement Committee on:

  1. Needs in other regions of the world, and
  2. Collaborative programs that can meet those needs.

AASLD Hepatology Connect Programs

The aim of the AASLD Hepatology Connect programs is to work with a local association or society to develop and implement a one and one-half- to two-day meeting that includes both didactic and interactive sessions.

Part 1 of the program addresses the needs of early career investigators in terms of research development and publication of their research in international journals.

Part 2 of the program involves US-based AASLD faculty sharing of the Best of AASLD content from recent meetings and journal publications as well as the latest practice guidelines. This is then followed by presentations by local faculty who present local research and apply the guidelines and research presented by US faculty to the needs of the region.

Upcoming Connect Programs

For more information about these Connect programs or if your association or society would like to work with AASLD to plan a Hepatology Connect program in your region, send an email to global@aasld.org.

AASLD Joint Young Investigator Research Workshops and Symposia

The aim of the workshops is to bring US and local faculty together to provide a mix of didactic sessions and small group research mentoring for local early career investigators.

Upcoming Joint Research Workshops

Upcoming Joint Symposia

For more information about these research workshops and joint symposia or if your association or society would like to work with AASLD to plan a research workshop or joint symposium in your region, send an email to global@aasld.org.

AASLD Endorsement Opportunities – How to Apply

What is AASLD Endorsement?

  • Provides use of the AASLD name and logo to scientific or educational programs initiated by other organizations to indicate AASLD’s intellectual support and the integrity of the program
  • No funding is provided
  • May require an administrative fee from the requesting organization up to $5,000.00 US
  • See full policy

Who is eligible to request endorsement?

  • Groups eligible to apply for endorsement include:
    • Non-profit, independent, academic medical societies/organizations with multi-national or multidisciplinary memberships (e.g., ILCA, FASEB)
    • National medical societies
    • Government health agencies (e.g., NIH, WHO)
  • Lay organizations, individual universities or departments, local or city-based societies, and groups who do not have a formal structure are ineligible for endorsement.

What types of programs are eligible for endorsement?

  • AASLD will only endorse educational or scientific programs relevant to the practice or science of hepatology.
  • Note: Annual meetings or regular meetings of other national medical societies will not be eligible for endorsement.

What is the process for endorsement and what are the selection criteria?

Applications for endorsement are reviewed by the Global Outreach and Engagement Committee, which will determine whether the eligibility requirements are met based on the submitted application and supporting information. AASLD reserves the right to decline any request without comment.

The over-arching principles for AASLD to endorse an educational/scientific program of another organization include:

  1. The program must align with the mission and uphold the standards of AASLD
  2. The program must benefit AASLD as an organization or AASLD members
  3. The program must represent prudent use of AASLD resources

How do I submit an application for endorsement?

  1. Complete the application [PDF] for request for endorsement
  2. Submit via email to global@aasld.org
  3. Endorsement applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by the Global Outreach and Engagement Committee.
  4. Notifications will be sent out within 90 days (three months) of receipt of the application.

What are the organization’s responsibilities once a program has been endorsed?

A copy of the final program, number of participants, and participant evaluation of the program, if available, is to be submitted via email to global@aasld.org within three months of completion of the program.

Improper use of the AASLD name and logo or failure to comply with the post-approval oversight information outlined above will result in future applications being deemed ineligible.

Renewal

  • Endorsement of previous programs does not guarantee continued endorsement; requests are annual and not automatically renewed.

AASLD International Travel and Research Awards and Mentorship Opportunities

AASLD offers a variety of travel and research awards and mentorship opportunities available to international members.