AASLD Basic Science Symposium: Bile Acids at The Cross-Road of The Gut-Liver and Brain-Liver Axes


This Basic Science Symposium will bring together 350-500 basic and clinical investigators interested in molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying bile acid metabolism, signaling and organ crosstalk to enhance the development of translational approaches to treat various liver diseases, and their intestinal and neurological symptoms. Specifically, this symposium will discuss recent advances in our understanding of the role of microbiome and bile acids signaling in controlling the gut-liver-brain axis under both physiological and pathological conditions. Speakers will include the most outstanding scientists in the field of bile acids, microbiome studies and liver diseases with a balance of gender, nationality, and seniority. Junior investigators as well as pre- and post-doctoral trainees will be encouraged to attend.


  • State-of-the-art knowledge of bile acid physiology and receptor-mediated signaling
  • Organ crosstalk in regulating bile acid homeostasis and development of liver diseases
  • Molecular mechanisms of bile acid-modulated crosstalks between the gut-liver and the brain-liver axes