2017 Postgraduate Course: 21st Century Hepatology: Translating Discoveries into Practice

4.8 (5 votes)

Recorded On: 10/21/2017

Now, more than ever, hepatologists and hepatology health professionals must guide personalized treatment plans for their patients. 21st Century Hepatology will help you do just that by discussing new and best evidence, therapeutic advances, and breakthroughs on the horizon. From the application of biomarkers to genetics and lifestyle, this course offers a state-of-the art look at translating discoveries into modern-day hepatology practice.

Ronald J. Sokol

Michael P. Manns

Marc G. Ghany

Marc G. Ghany, MD, MHSc, FAASLD is an Investigator at the Liver Diseases Branch of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and at Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. He is member the Physician Consortium for Practice Improvement for Hepatitis C, which is jointly sponsored by the American Medical Association and AASLD and serves on the hepatitis C Guidance panel which is jointly sponsored by the AASLD and Infectious Diseases Society of America. His work has been honored with the Regal Award for Excellence in Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease and with several NIDDK service awards including the Director’s Award. He received his M.B. and B.Ch. from the Royal College of Surgeon’s, Dublin, and Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research, Duke University. He completed residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut, a fellowship in gastroenterology at Tulane University, New Orleans, and a clinical fellowship at the Liver Diseases Section, NIDDK. Dr. Ghany’s focus is on translational research to improve the care and treatment outcomes of patients with chronic viral hepatitis. 


David R. Nelson

Jasmohan S. Bajaj

David E. Kleiner

Rohit Loomba

Dr. Rohit Loomba is a Professor of Medicine (with tenure), Director of Hepatology, and Vice Chief, Division of Gastroenterology at University of California at San Diego. He is an internationally recognized thought leader in translational research and innovative clinical trial design in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and steatohepatitis (NASH), and non-invasive assessment of steatosis and fibrosis using advanced imaging modalities. Dr. Loomba is the founding director of the UCSD NAFLD Research Center where his team is conducting cutting edge research in all aspects of NAFLD including non-invasive biomarkers, genetics, epidemiology, clinical trial design, imaging end-points, and integrated OMICs using microbiome, metabolome and lipidome.

Quentin M. Anstee

Gyongyi Szabo

Hashem B. El-Serag

Jorge A. Marrero

Laura M. Kulik

I am a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and am Certified in both Gastroenterology and Hepatology and in Transplant Hepatology. My major clinical research focus is on the therapy and diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma. I work in a muliti-disciplinary medical/radiologic/surgical Liver Tumor clinic, and am involved in the recruitment of patients with HCC into clinical or pathologic trials. My major interest is on loco-regional therapy for HCC, both as a primary therapy and as a bridge to liver transplantation, including 90Yttrium radiotherapy and TACE.

Francis Yao

Cynthia Levy

Cynthia Levy, MD, FAASLD is currently a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hepatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Levy received her MD from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at University of Miami, a Gastroenterology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, and a Transplant Hepatology Fellowship at University of Florida, Gainesville, having received an AASLD Fellowship Award. Dr. Levy is a member of the AASLD Practice Guidelines Committee and of the ABIM Test and Policy Committee on Transplant Hepatology.  At the University of Miami, Dr. Levy is the program director for the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship program and Associate Director for the Schiff Center for Liver Diseases, where she conducts several industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated studies for cholestatic and autoimmune liver diseases.

Jorge A. Bezerra

Guruprasad P. Aithal

Jennifer C. Lai

Dr. Lai is a transplant hepatologist, Associate Professor In Residence at the University of California, San Francisco and Director of the UCSF Hepatology Clinical Research.

Her long-term mission is to help patients with end-stage liver disease survive to and thrive after liver transplantation. Her primary research focuses on integrating core geriatric principles, such as frailty and palliative care, into the day-to-day practice of hepatology and transplant medicine to improve the care of her patients. She is the founder and principal investigator of the NIH funded Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation (FrAILT) Study, a multi-center collaboration aimed at investigating the impact of frailty on liver transplant outcomes. She serves as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation and Editorial Board Member of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation journals, as well as a standing member of the FDA GI Drug Advisory Committee. In 2020, she was appointed chair the AASLD Practice Guidance on Frailty, Sarcopenia, and Malnutrition. In recognition of the importance of her work, Dr. Lai has been named a NIH Beeson Scholar in Aging Research by the National Institute on Aging and was awarded the American Gastroenterological Association Young Investigator Award in 2020.

Paolo Angeli

R. Todd Stravitz

Jacqueline G. O'Leary

Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao

Dr. Garcia-Tsao is Professor of Medicine, Chief of Digestive Diseases and Program Director of the Hepatitis C Resource Center at Veteran’s Administration-Connecticut Healthcare System, as well as Director of Clinical and Translational Core at Yale Liver Center. She is a past president of AASLD. She received her M.D. and training at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico. Her primary research focus is on clinical research which focuses on cirrhosis and its complications, and she also is involved in the study of bacterial infections in cirrhosis, a complication that is often overlooked.

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