Purpose

The Governing Board will manage the affairs of the association, and review, establish, and modify professional scientific business administrative policies within the limits of the Bylaws to further the purposes of AASLD. The Governing Board shall approve an annual budget, establish financial goals for the Association, oversee the financial operations of the Association, and have discretion in the control, management of investments and disbursement of funds. The Board shall establish and review long-term objectives of AASLD and establish the priority of all programs and activities.

Composition

The Governing Board shall consist of (11) members: President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Past-President, (3) Councilors and (3) Councilors-at-Large. 

Governing Board Responsibilities

  • Establish and disband appointed groups including committees (not established by the Bylaws) and task forces.
  • Designate representatives to other organizations.
  • Receive reports from all standing committees and approve candidates for membership.
  • Oversee and manage the publication of the Associations' journals: HEPATOLOGY, Liver Transplantation, Clinical Liver Disease, and Hepatology Communications, as well as all other AASLD publications.
  • Administer selection of all official awards, prizes and grants.
  • Accept grants, contributions, gifts, bequests or devices to further the purposes of AASLD.
  • Approve or disapprove all recommendations of standing committees.
  • Approve all nominations to standing committees.
  • Investigate all charges of unprofessional or unbecoming conduct made against any member or to bring such charges on its own initiative.

2020 Governing Board

President

Jorge A. Bezerra, MD, FAASLD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

President-Elect

Raymond T. Chung, MD, FAASLD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Past President

Michael W. Fried, MD, FAASLD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Secretary

Meena B. Bansal, MD, FAASLD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Treasurer

Vijay H. Shah, MD, FAASLD
Mayo Clinic Rochester

Councilor

Laurie D. DeLeve, MD, PhD, FAASLD
University of Southern California

Councilor

Norah Terrault, MD, MPH, FAASLD
Keck Medical Center of USC

Councilor

W. Ray Kim, MD, FAASLD
Stanford University Medical Center

Councilor-at-Large

John R. Lake, MD, FAASLD
University of Minnesota

Councilor-at-Large

David C. Mulligan, MD, FACS, FAASLD
Yale University

Councilor-at-Large

Mary E. McCarthy Rinella, MD, FAASLD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine