AASLD Statement Supporting Safety and Wellbeing of Transgender and Non-Conforming Members

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) acknowledges the important open letter by Rainbows in Gastro calling for a collective effort to support the safety and wellbeing of transgender and non-conforming members. We recognize that transgender and non-conforming individuals face unique challenges, including discrimination, stigma, and health disparities, and we are committed to working towards addressing these disparities and ensuring equitable access to healthcare, education, and professional opportunities for all members of our organization. AASLD will continue to incorporate inclusive language, resources, and training into our educational programs, conferences, and publications that support diverse perspectives and promote the best possible care for all patients. By collectively working towards these goals, we can create a more inclusive and supportive community within hepatology and beyond.