Patient Programming

Attend The Liver Meeting for sessions designed specifically for the patient and advocate community.

For Patients

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is the leading organization of scientists and health care professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease. 

We understand the importance and deeply value the voices of our patient and advocate community. Once again, we’re partnering with the patient community to better inform our work to improve health outcomes, and we are committed to collaborating and facilitating connections so we can create synergies with the work that you do. 

The Liver Meeting offers patients and advocates so much this year. In addition to expert speakers, there will be many opportunities to network with your peers while exchanging ideas during in-person events, abstract tours, and within immersive sessions. 

Register as a Patient or Patient Advocate

For the Patient Community, we are offering many community, and physician-led sessions and networking opportunities to connect patients, advocates, and healthcare professionals.  Patients and advocates can learn about the latest science through abstract tours, attend special sessions, and participate in educational sessions.  This special track is designed to offer maximum interactive opportunities to ask questions, provide feedback and have discussions with the entire hepatology community. Please contact if you require special registration consideration.


Patient Programming

AASLD values our patients and advocates and wants to ensure we have specially dedicated programming to fit your needs. We have curated several sessions covering the most pressing topics in hepatology to keep you in the know. Sessions include:

  • Meet and Greet sessions (in-person & virtual)
  • Annual Forum
  • Patient Keynote Address: Liver Health Equity: Overcoming Stigma, Access, and Policy Barriers, featuring Donna Cryer, President Global Liver Institute
  • Clinical Trials in Liver Disease: Patient and Provider Engagement Strategies
  • HBV/HDV: Is There a Cure in Sight? Should I Be Treated Now?
  • Reaching HCV Elimination through Meeting the Needs of People Who Use Drugs and Other Overlooked Communities
  • Nutrition 201: Translating WHAT to Eat Into HOW to Eat
  • Strategies for Self-Care & Caregiver Advocacy with Providers
  • Liver Cancer Screening and Early Detection: How Can We Do Better to Save Lives?
  • State-of-the-Art Lecture: Hepatocellular Carcinoma and NAFLD
  • Patient Debrief Topline Clinical Research – What this Means for Patients
  • TLM Wrap-up and Feedback Open Discussion

Abstract Tours

We've created these tailored tours for our patient/advocate community via Zoom so you can hear the latest on these various disease states. These patient-moderated tours cover the following topics:

  • HBV
  • HCV
  • Pediatrics and Rare Liver Disease
  • Public Health
  • Autoimmune Liver Disease / PBC
  • COVID-19
  • Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease