Basic Research Committee
To foster and promote basic investigation in liver biology and pathobiology.
The Committee will:
Research Workshop (held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting)
- Choose the organizer of the annual AASLD Basic Research Workshop based upon a written proposal submitted to the committee. Interact with the course organizer, to help in the design, planning, organization, and conduct of the annual AASLD Basic Research Workshops.
- Prepare and analyze a research workshop attendees' questionnaire.
Single Topic Conferences
- Solicit ideas for the annual Basic Research Single Topic Conference, and choose the ultimate topic.
- Choose the organizer of the Basic Research Single Topic Conference based upon written proposals submitted to the committee. Interact with the organizer to help in the design, planning, organization, and conduct of the annual Basic Research Single Topic Conference.
- Solicit ideas, in conjunction with the Clinical Research Committee, for the Hepatitis Single Topic Conference. Choose the organizer of the Hepatitis Single Topic Conference based upon written proposals submitted to the committee. (NOTE: The Basic Research and Clinical Research Committees will alternate organization responsibilities for the Hepatitis Single Topic Conference. The Basic Research Committee will be responsible for the conference during the odd years (2015, 2017, etc.); the Clinical Research Committee will be responsible for the conference during the even years (2014, 2016, etc.)
- Annually review the call for abstracts and make recommendations to the Governing Board.
- Annually review Special Interest Group proposals and make recommendations to the Education Oversight Committee.
- Interact with similar committees in other organizations to coordinate activities.
- Work within the budget and policies set forth by the Governing Board.
The Chair will:
- Assign, with approval of the AASLD President, special ad-hoc members.
- Appoint, if necessary, committee members to serve as liaisons to similar committees in related organizations.
- Participate as a member of the AASLD Scientific Program Committee.
- Participate as a member of the NIH Committee.
- Participate as a member of the Education Oversight Committee.
- Ensure proper management of the Basic Research and Hepatitis Single Topic Conferences, and the Basic Research Workshop.
- Submit a written report to each Governing Board meeting.
- Make policy recommendations to the Governing Board.
Size, Term, Composition
- (16) members including one (1) ad-hoc member from the National Institutes of Health (usually a program director from the epidemiology and clinical trials branch of the division of digestive diseases and nutrition of the national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases).
- Committee members serve a staggered three-year term with new members appointed annually.
- Committee members should include representatives of all important fields of basic and translational liver diseases (basic scientists, hepatologists, surgeons, pediatricians, epidemiologists, trainee representatives, associates, and pathologists).
- The committee should have expertise in all major fields of hepatologic research (such as alcoholic liver disease, viral hepatitis, pediatric liver disease, portal hypertension, autoimmune liver disease, biliary disease, cancer, and hepatic transplantation, as well as basic liver biology and development).
- The chair is appointed for three years and his/her total term may not exceed five years. The chair must have previous experience on the committee.
Committee members will be selected by the President-Elect of AASLD with the advice and consent of the Board.
Governing Board Liason
A Board liaison will be appointed to the committee for the purpose of sharing information between committee members, the Governing Board, and staff.
The committee reports to the Governing Board. Written reports are submitted for each Governing Board meeting.
The committee meets via conference call in late Spring and during AASLD's Annual Meeting.
Work Outside of Meetings
Individual committee member expenses are reimbursed in accordance with Association policy.
Relates to Goal
- Goal 1.1 Provide in-person and online education
- Goal 2.1 Facilitate translational science continuity from basic discovery into practice, cost-effective care, and health policy.
Bernd Schnabl, MD, FAASLD
Saul J. Karpen, MD, PhD FAASLD
Bonnie L. Burgess-beusse, PhD
Siavash Raigani, MD
Olivier Barbier, PhD FAASLD
Mamatha Bhat, MD
Lily Dara, MD
Ariel E. Feldstein, MD
Heather L. Francis, PhD, AASLD
Jordi Gracia-sancho, PhD
Samar H. Ibrahim, MBChB
Pranoti Mandrekar, PhD, FAASLD
Kari Nejak-bowen, Mba, PhD
Allan Tsung, MD
Silvia M. Vilarinho, MD, PhD