Overview

AASLD is a global association committed to connecting scientists, physicians, surgeons and other health care providers interested in liver disease around the world.

AASLD embraces its international membership. AASLD members represent more than 100 countries globally. AASLD has a Global Outreach and Engagement Committee that provides oversight for AASLD’s global initiatives. In addition to the Committee, AASLD is developing Regional Advisory Councils comprised of AASLD members from the following regions: Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and the EU. The Councils’ primary aims are to identify and address the needs of AASLD members in their regions. Finally, AASLD's 16 Special Interest Groups each have their own global sub-committee that represent the needs of our international members. Become an AASLD member.

AASLD celebrates its relationships with the Latin American Association for the Study of the Liver, the Asia-Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, and the European Association for the Study of the Liver. AASLD regularly collaborates with these three international societies as well as numerous national societies to offer the best and most up-to-date scientific content at educational programs throughout the world.

Some of these collaborations include:

  • Joint Research Workshops
  • Joint Symposia
  • Hepatology Connect Programs

Programs are selected based on AASLD mission alignment, member benefit and prudent use resources.

Upcoming Events

  • CFHPC-AASLD Connect
    Shanghai, China
    February 14-16, 2020
    Learn more or register [abstract submission deadline is December 31, 2019]

  • INASL-AASLD Connect
    Delhi, India
    March 20-22, 2020
    Learn more or register [abstract submission deadline is December 15, 2019]

Contact AASLD Global

To get more information about current AASLD Global Outreach activities or to inquire about potential future opportunities for collaborating with AASLD, send an email to global@aasld.org.

Mission
The global mission of the AASLD is to provide worldwide engagement and collaboration with professional societies through education, research and clinical practice in liver diseases.

Purpose
To promote productive interactions between AASLD and its national and international constituents through partnerships with liver-related scientific associations worldwide, in order to advance the science and practice of hepatology around the world.

For a list of the AASLD members currently serving on the Global Outreach and Engagement Committee and for additional information, visit the Global Outreach and Engagement Committee webpage.

AASLD developed a Global Advisory Council to support and inform the work of the Global Outreach and Engagement Committee. This Global Advisory Council has representation from our Regional Councils in Asia-Pacific, Latin-America and soon the Middle-East, Africa, and Europe.

For a list of the AASLD members currently serving on the Global and Regional Advisory Councils and for additional information, visit the Global Outreach and Engagement Committee webpage.

AASLD Regional Advisory Councils

AASLD has begun to launch Regional Advisory Councils for each of the following regions around the world:

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin-American
  • Middle-East
  • Africa
  • Europe

Comprised of 8-10 AASLD members specially selected to serve as ambassadors of AASLD to the larger hepatology community in their country and/or region. The AASLD Global and Regional Advisory Councils will provide input and advice to the Global Outreach and Engagement Committee on:

  1. Needs in other regions of the world, and
  2. Collaborative programs that can meet those needs.

The aim of the AASLD Hepatology Connect programs is to work with a local association or society to develop and implement a one and one-half- to two-day meeting that includes both didactic and interactive sessions.

Part 1 of the program addresses the needs of early career investigators in terms of research development and publication of their research in international journals.

Part 2 of the program involves US-based AASLD faculty sharing of the Best of AASLD content from recent meetings and journal publications as well as the latest practice guidelines. This is then followed by presentations by local faculty who present local research and apply the guidelines and research presented by US faculty to the needs of the region.

Upcoming Connect Programs

  • CFHPC-AASLD Connect
    Shanghai, China
    February 14-16, 2020
    Learn more or register [abstract submission deadline is December 31, 2019]

  • INASL-AASLD Connect
    Delhi, India
    March 20-22, 2020
    Learn more or register [abstract submission deadline is December 15, 2019]

For more information about these Connect programs or if your association or society would like to work with AASLD to plan a Hepatology Connect program in your region, send an email to global@aasld.org.

The aim of the workshops is to bring US and local faculty together to provide a mix of didactic sessions and small group research mentoring for local early career investigators.

Upcoming Joint Research Workshops

  • APASL-AASLD Joint Research Methodology Workshop
    Bali, Indonesia
    March 4, 2020
    Early Career Investigators: Submit your abstract for consideration today - when submitting your abstract to the APASL Annual Meeting, be certain that you tick the checkbox that you wish to have your abstract considered for the Research Methodology Workshop!
    Learn more, register and submit your abstract today

For more information about these research workshops and joint symposia or if your association or society would like to work with AASLD to plan a research workshop or joint symposium in your region, send an email to global@aasld.org.

AASLD offers a variety of travel and research awards and mentorship opportunities available to international members.