Basic Science Symposium

This flagship program is being held on FRIDAY, November 10 this year and is included in your TLM conference registration. Member Registration Open

Date and Time

  • Friday, November 10, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Course Description

The Basic Science Symposium convenes 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 are some of the leading scientists in the field of bile acids, microbiome studies and liver diseases while balancing gender, nationality and seniority. Junior investigators as well as pre- and post-doctoral trainees are encouraged to attend. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn state-of-the-art knowledge of bile acid physiology and receptor-mediated signaling
  2. Understand organ crosstalk in regulating bile acid homeostasis and the development of liver diseases
  3. Know molecular mechanisms of bile acid-modulated crosstalks between the gut-liver and the brain-liver axes

Session Times and Titles

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Part 1: Bile acids: Intra-, para- and endocrine hormones

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Part 2: Bile acids: Microbial regulation of the gut-liver axis

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Part 3: Bile acids in the brain liver axis

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Part 4: Translational aspects of bile acids, intestinal microbiome and the gut-liver-brain axis