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2018 Program-at-a-Glance

The Liver Meeting® will provide a forum for the exchange of groundbreaking basic, translational and clinical research in diseases of the liver and biliary tract, and in liver transplantation. This meeting will create an arena for the presentation and interchange of opinions on state-of-the-art care and management of the full spectrum of patients with liver disease.

Friday, November 9, 2018

  • 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
    Registration Hours
  • 8 am – 3 pm
    AASLD / ILTS Transplant Course
    Expanding the Boundaries for Liver Transplant Oncology
  • 8 am – 5:30 pm
    Poster Session I (Presentation Time: Noon – 1:30 pm)
  • 8 am – 10 am
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Advancing AIH Understanding and Care (Cholestatic and Autoimmune Liver Diseases SIG)
    Challenge of Fontan Associated Liver Disease (Pediatric Liver Disorders SIG)
    Navigating the Road to Elimination of HCV in the US (Hepatitis C SIG)
  • 8 am – 4 pm
    AASLD / ASGE Endoscopy Course
    Optimizing Endoscopic Outcomes in Liver Disease
  • 9 am – Noon
    Clinical Research Workshop
    Researching and Applying Precision Medicine in Hepatology
  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Mechanisms of Regression of Portal Hypertension (Portal Hypertension SIG)
  • Noon – 3 pm
    AASLD / NASPGHAN Pediatric Symposium
    Liver Disease in the Perinatal Period: Interactions Between Mother and Infant
  • 2 pm – 4 pm
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Herbal and Dietary Supplement Induced Liver Injury: Defining the Future (Hepatotoxicity SIG)
    Advances in Genetics and Epigenetics in NAFLD: From Pathogenesis to Personalized Medicine (NAFLD SIG)
  • 2 pm – 4 pm
    Career Development Workshop
  • 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
    Special Interest Group Programming
    The Role of Infection in the Development of ACLF (Acute on Chronic Liver Failure SIG)
    Mechanisms Driving Disease Progression and Resolution (Liver Cell Biology in Hepatic Diseases SIG)
  • 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Academic Debates

Saturday, November 10, 2018

  • 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
    Registration Hours
  • 6:30 am – 7:30 am
    Early Morning Workshops
  • 8 am – 5 pm
    Basic Science Symposium
    Matrix Biology and the Liver: More than Collagen and Fibrosis
  • 8 am – 5 pm
    Postgraduate Course
    A Hectic Day for a Hepatology Consultant
  • 9 am – 3:30 pm
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Combined Organ Transplants (Surgery and Liver Transplantation Committee and Liver Transplantation and Surgery SIG)
  • 11:40 am – 1:05 pm
    Meet-the-Professor Luncheons
    Clinical
  • 12:10 pm – 1:30 pm
    Meet-the-Professor Luncheons
    Basic
  • 2 pm – 7:30 pm
    Poster Session II (Presentation Time: 5:30 pm – 7 pm)
  • 5 pm – 7:30 pm
    Exhibits Open
  • 5 pm – 7:30 pm
    Opening Reception
  • 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
    Business Meeting (Members Only)
  • 7:30 pm – 10 pm
    Industry-supported Satellite Symposia​

Sunday, November 11, 2018

  • 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
    Registration Hours
  • 6:30 am – 7:30 am
    Early Morning Workshops
  • 8 am – 9:30 am
    Liver Transplant Plenary I
  • 8 am – 10 am
    Special Interest Group Programming
    HBV Flares: Distinguishing the Good from the Bad (Hepatitis B SIG)
  • 8 am – Noon
    Basic Research Workshop
    Emerging Role of Novel Cell Death Pathways and Mediators in Liver Disease
  • 8 am – Noon
    Hepatology Associates Course
  • 8 am – 5:30 pm
    Poster Session III (Presentation Time: 12:30 pm – 2 pm)
  • 9:30 am – 10 am
    Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Surgery State-of-the-Art Lecture
  • 9:30 am – 3 pm
    Exhibits Open
  • 10:30 am – Noon
    Liver Transplant Plenary II
  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Alcoholic Liver Disease: Policy and Practice (Alcoholic Liver Disease SIG and Public Health/ Healthcare Delivery SIG
  • 2 pm – 4 pm
    Value-based Medicine in Hepatology
  • 2 pm – 4 pm
    Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Update
  • 2 pm – 4 pm
    General Hepatology Update
  • 2 pm – 4 pm
    Parallel Sessions
  • 2 pm – 4 pm
    Special Interest Group Programming
    New Therapies in HCC: Mechanisms of Action and Indications (Hepatobiliary Neoplasia SIG)
  • 2 pm – 4 pm
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Cirrhosis Management: Multi-disciplinary Approach (Hepatology Associates SIG)
  • 4 pm – 4:15 pm
    Presidential Address
  • 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
    President’s Choice Lecture
  • 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
    Parallel Sessions
  • 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
    AASLD / ALEH Joint Symposium
    Tropical Hepatology: Tropical Diseases and Liver Involvement
  • 5 pm – 7 pm
    Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program Directors Workshop
  • 6:30 pm – 9 pm
    Industry-supported Satellite Symposia

Monday, November 12, 2018

  • 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
    Registration Hours
  • 6:30 am – 7:30 am
    Early Morning Workshops
  • 8 am – 9:30 am
    Presidential Plenary (Clinical)
  • 8 am – 5:30 pm
    Poster Session IV (Presentation Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm)
  • 9:30 am – 10 am
    Distinguished Award Presentations (Distinguished Service, Achievement and Clinician Educator / Mentor Awards)
  • 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
    Exhibits Open
  • 10 am – 10:30 am
    Hyman J. Zimmerman Hepatotoxicity State-of-the-Art Lecture
  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Emerging Trends Symposium
    The Palliative Care Toolkit: Integrating Palliative Care into the Management of Patients with Cirrhosis, including on the Transplant Wait-List
  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Advances for Practitioners
  • 11 am – 12:30 pm
    Presidential Plenary (Basic)
  • 2 pm – 2:30 pm
    Hans Popper State-of-the-Art Lecture
  • 2 pm – 4 pm
    Global Forum
    Global Challenges in HCC Risk and Surveillance
  • 2 pm – 4 pm
    Parallel Sessions
  • 3 pm – 4:30 pm
    Late-breaking Abstract Session I
  • 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
    Diversity Workshop
    Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Liver Disease
  • 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Best Practices in Hepatology 2018 (Clinical Practice SIG)
  • 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
    Parallel Sessions
  • 6:30 pm – 9 pm
    Industry-Supported Satellite Symposia​

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

  • 6:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Registration Hours
  • 8 am – 9 am
    Late-breaking Abstract Session II
  • 9 am – 10:30 am
    Presidential Plenary (Translational)
  • 10:30 am – 11 am
    Leon Schiff State-of-the-Art Lecture
  • 11 am – 11:30 am
    Break
  • 11:30 am – Noon
    Hepatitis Debrief
  • Noon – 12:30 pm
    NAFLD Debrief
  • 12:30 pm – 1 pm
    Clinical Hepatology Debrief
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