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Program-at-a-Glance

The Liver Meeting® provides 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.

*Tentative program as of March 2017, topics and times subject to change.

Friday, October 20

  • 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
    Registration Hours
  • 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
    AASLD/ILTS Transplant Course
    Maximizing the Allograft Function
  • 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Poster Session I (Presentation Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm)
  • 8:00 am - 10:30 am
    Special Interest Group Programming
    HCV Prevention and Treatment in Persons Who Inject Drugs (Hepatitis C SIG)
  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Critical Review of Invasive Interventions in Patients with Portal Hypertension (Portal Hypertension SIG)
    DAMP’s and New Receptor Signaling in Liver Disease (Liver Cell Biology in Hepatic Disease SIG)
  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    AASLD/ASGE Course
    Endoscopy and Advanced Liver Disease: Overcoming the Challenges 
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Clinical Research Workshop: The Art of Translation: From Bench to Bedside
  • 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    AASLD/NASPGHAN Pediatric Symposium
    Lung Liver Interactions
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Non-invasive Diagnosis of NASH: We’re Getting There (NAFLD SIG)
  • 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Getting to HBV Cure: The Path Forward (Hepatitis B SIG) 
    Drug-induced Liver Injury Due to Chemotherapeutic Agents (Hepatotoxicity SIG)
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Career Development Workshop
  • 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Alcoholic Hepatitis: New Therapeutic Strategies Beyond Prednisolone (Alcoholic Liver Disease SIG)
    Drug-induced Liver Injury in Children: Causes, Criteria, and Complications (Pediatric Liver Disease SIG)
  • 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
    Academic Debates

Saturday, October 21

  • 6:30 am – 7:30 pm    
    Registration Hours
  • 6:45 am – 7:45 am    
    Early Morning Workshops 
  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm    
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Advances in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Therapy (Liver Transplantation and Surgery SIG)
  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm        
    Basic Science Symposium: Nuclear Receptors and Liver 
  • 8:00 am – 5:15 pm    
    Postgraduate Course: 21st Century Hepatology: Translating Discoveries into Practice
  • 11:50 am - 1:10 pm
    Meet-the-Professor Luncheons (Basic)
  • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm    
    Meet-the-Professor Luncheons (Clinical)
  • 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm    
    Transplant Surgery Workshop
  • 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm     
    Poster Session II (Presentation Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00pm) 
  • 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm    
    Exhibits Open 
  • 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm    
    Opening Reception 
  • 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm    
    Business Meeting (Members Only)
  • 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm    
    Industry-supported Satellite Symposia​

Sunday, October 22

  • 6:30 am – 6:00 pm    
    Registration Hours
  • 6:45 am – 7:45 am    
    Early Morning Workshops
  • 8:00 am – 9:30 am    
    Liver Transplant Plenary I
  • 8:00 am – 10:00 am    
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Best Practices in Clinical Hepatology (Clinical Practice SIG)
  • 8:00 am – 11:00 am        
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Novel Treatment Approaches to Cholestatic Liver Diseases: Theory and Practice (Cholestatic and Biliary Diseases SIG)
  • 8:00 am – Noon  
    Basic Research Workshop: A New Era of Gene Editing for Liver Disease
  • 8:00 am – 1:00 pm    
    Hepatology Associates Course 
  • 8:00 am – 5:30 pm    
    Poster Session III (Presentation Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm)
  • 9:30 am – 10:00 am    
    Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Surgery State-of-the-Art Lecture
  • 9:30 am – 3:00 pm    
    Exhibits Open
  • 10:15 am – 12:15 pm    
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Methods of Conducting Health Care Delivery Research (Public Health / Health Care Delivery SIG)
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm      
    Liver Transplant Plenary II
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm    
    Value-based Medicine in Hepatology: The Business Case for Value-Based Care
  • 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm    
    Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Update
  • 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm    
    Special Interest Group Programming
    Management of the Critically Ill Cirrhotic Patient: Improving Multidisciplinary Care and Avoiding Common Pitfalls (Acute on Chronic Liver Failure SIG)
  • 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm  
    Award Presentation (Distinguished Clinician Educator/Mentor)
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm    
    General Hepatology Update
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm    
    Parallel Sessions
  • 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm  
    President’s Choice Lecture: Lipids, Lipases, Lipoproteins, and Liver Disease
  • 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm    
    Parallel Sessions
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm        
    Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Workshop
  • 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm    
    Industry-supported Satellite Symposia ​

Monday, October 23

  • 6:30 am – 6:00 pm    
    Registration Hours
  • 6:45 am – 7:45 am    
    Early Morning Workshops
  • 8:00 am – 9:30 am    
    Presidential Plenary (Clinical)
  • 8:00 am – 5:30 pm    
    Poster Session IV (Presentation Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm) 
  • 9:30 am – 10:00 am     
    Award Presentations (Distinguished Service and Achievement Awards) 
  • 9:30 am – 3:00 pm    
    Exhibits Open
  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am    
    Hyman J. Zimmerman Hepatotoxicity State-of-the-Art Lecture
  • 10:15 am – 12:15 pm  
    Special Interest Group Programming
    HCV Therapy and HCC (Hepatobiliary Neoplasia SIG)
  • 10:30am – 12:00 pm    
    Emerging Trends Symposium: Frailty, Sarcopenia and Cirrhosis/Liver Transplant and Interventions to Reverse Frailty
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm    
    Presidential Plenary (Basic)
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm    
    Advances for Practitioners: Cholestatic and Autoimmune Liver Disease
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm    
    Global Forum: The Global Burden of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm  
    Hans Popper State-of-the-Art Lecture
  • 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm    
    Presidential Address
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm    
    Late-breaking Abstract Session I
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm     
    Parallel Sessions
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm    
    AASLD/EASL Symposium: Non-invasive Assessment of Liver Disease
  • 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm  
    Special Interest Group Programming
    HCV 2017 Treatment (Hepatitis C SIG)
  • 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm     
    Parallel Sessions
  • 6:30 pm – 9:00pm    
    Industry-Supported Satellite Symposia​

Tuesday, October 24

  • 6:30 am – 12:30 pm    
    Registration Hours
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am    
    Late-breaking Abstract Session II
  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am     
    Presidential Plenary (Viral Hepatitis)
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am    
    Leon Schiff State-of-the-Art Lecture
  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am    
    Break
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm    
    Hepatitis Debrief 
  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm  
    NAFLD Debrief
  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm    
    Clinical Hepatology Debrief