Constitution and Bylaws [PDF]
The relationships, rights, responsibilities, and obligations of AASLD members, officers, Governing Board, and committees are described.
The AASLD Code for the Assessment and Management of Conflict of Interest was adopted by the Governing Board in October 2010 and amended in May 2016. The AASLD Ethics Committee will evaluate and adjudicate conflicts of interest for the society and will recommend appropriate mechanisms for managing conflicts to the Governing Board for its approval and enforcement.
Conflicts of interest are defined as any circumstances that create a risk that professional judgments or actions regarding a primary interest will be unduly influenced by a secondary interest. Primary interests are those associated with the stated mission of the AASLD. Secondary interests may be financial or non-financial in nature. (e.g. intellectual conflict of interest, membership in other organizations, or institutional or corporate associations).
AASLD has approved two disclosure forms for use by members serving in the following roles:
Reporting of conflicts will be requested annually, before assuming a role, and whenever there is a change.
AASLD, through the Ethics Committee, will manage conflicts of interest in a variety of ways. This may include disclosure alone, or other conflict of interest management mechanisms such as recusal, divestiture or AASLD-independent review.
The following categories of organizations are eligible to use the mailing list of AASLD.
The following conditions are stipulated and must be agreed to in writing by the person or organization wishing to use the list.
Contact information of AASLD members may be posted on the public section of the website as information for the public seeking a hepatologist, provided express permission is given by the individual members.
Information contained within the AASLD Membership directory both in print and online is intended for the express reference purposes of AASLD members. The information cannot be copied or reproduced in any fashion including photocopying or screen captures of pages, electronic scanning of pages or keying of information into a separate database or file. Should an outside entity want to contact AASLD members, they will be directed to pursue the rental of our membership list [PDF] as referenced above.
AASLD collects and utilizes different kinds of information from users of the AASLD website. Like most websites, AASLD uses "cookies" for several legitimate purposes. These include remembering user IDs and passwords and differentiating between repeat and new users. It is the policy of AASLD that data generated by cookies will be used for internal purposes only (e.g., to improve the site and site-related services for users). The data compiled via cookies is considered confidential and will not be sold to entities outside of the organization.
We may ask for your address, phone number and/or email address when you place an order for an AASLD product or service, when you complete a survey, register for a conference, apply for membership, or on other occasions. In each case, our objective is to have your contact information so that we can serve you better.
From time to time, we may use your address, phone number or email address to provide you with updates and other information that we think may be of interest to you.
We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email and for those who register for certain sections of the site. We do not currently sell any email addresses to any third party. We may aggregate information on what pages users access. AASLD uses this information to enhance our online offerings, information and services.
We also collect information volunteered by users, such as survey information and/or site registrations. This information is kept confidential by AASLD and, again, is used for internal purposes.
AASLD undertakes reasonable efforts to ensure that all personally identifiable information collected on our site remains secure. AASLD staff is trained to treat member and customer information confidentially.