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Friday, September 20, 2019 - 8:00 am to Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:15 am
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Program Chairs

  • Richard J. Thompson, MD, PhD
  • Kathleen M. Loomes, MD, FAASLD

Location

  • The Westin Crystal City
    1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy
    Arlington, VA 22202

Continuing Education

  • CME – 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • ABIM MOC – 9.25 points
  • ABP MOC – 9.00 points

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for the conference is now open. To learn more about the process, read through the Abstract Submissions and Policies.

Travel Note

US residents: Please review the Real ID Act regarding boarding federally regulated commercial aircrafts. Depending on your state of residence, you may need to provide a second form of identification at the airport.

Schedule Note

Breakfast is served at 7:00 am ET both days.

Registration Pricing Early Bird: On or Before August 20

  • Member $325
  • Trainee & Assoc. Members $185
  • Student Member $90
  • Non-Member $540
    Any physician, scientist, or researcher with doctoral-level training who is not employed by Industry (pharma/device/etc.)
  • Trainee & Assoc. Non-Member $235
    Any physician, scientist or researcher in a training program as certified
    by the director of their training program. This category also includes, but is not limited to, the degrees of MS, NP, PA, RN, and other related or comparable degrees.
  • Student Non-Member $115
  • Industry $775
    Any Industry (pharma/device/etc.) employee with or without medical training.

Registration Pricing: On or After August 21

  • Member $425
  • Trainee & Assoc. Members $210
  • Student Member $105
  • Non-Member $640
    Any physician, scientist, or researcher with doctoral-level training who is not employed by Industry (pharma/device/etc.)
  • Trainee & Assoc. Non-Member $260
    Any physician, scientist or researcher in a training program as certified
    by the director of their training program. This category also includes, but is not limited to, the degrees of MS, NP, PA, RN, and other related or comparable degrees.
  • Student Non-Member $130
  • Industry $875
    Any Industry (pharma/device/etc.) employee with or without medical training.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to meetings@aasld.org.

Cancellations received by August 20, 2019 will be eligible for a full refund.

Cancellations received between August 21 – September 3, 2019 will be subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee.

Cancellations received on or after September 4, 2019 are not eligible for a refund.

Friday, September 20 -- Session I

Session I: Big Projects
Moderator: Richard J. Thompson, MD, PhD

  • 8:00 am – 8:05 am
    Introduction and Scope of the Emerging Topic Conference
    Lewis R. Roberts, MBChB, PhD, FAASLD and Josep M. Llovet, MD, FAASLD
  • 8:05 am – 8:25 am
    Personalizing Care Through Genomics
    Teri Manolio, MD, PhD
  • 8:25 am – 8:45 am
    Exome Sequencing in Gene Discovery and Diagnosis
    Nancy Spinner, PhD
  • 8:45 am – 9:05 am
    Creating Collaborative Databases
    Steven Harrison, PhD
  • 9:05 am – 9:25 am
    Pitfalls of Genetic Testing
    TBD
  • 9:25 am – 9:45 am
    Panel Discussion / Q&A
  • 9:45 am – 10:05 am
    Break

Friday, September 20 -- Session II

Session II: Genetic Liver Diseases
Moderator: Kathleen M. Loomes, MD, FAASLD

  • 10:05 am – 10:25 am
    Genetic Cholestasis in Children
    Laura Bull, PhD
  • 10:25 am – 10:45 am
    Genetic Cholestasis in Adults
    Catherine Williamson, PhD
  • 10:45 am – 11:05 am
    Genetic Determinants of Cholangiopathies
    Richard J. Thompson, MD, PhD
  • 11:05 am – 11:30 am
    Panel Discussion / Q&A
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Lunch and Poster Session

Friday, September 20 -- Session III

Session III: Genetic Contribution to Complex Disease
Moderator: Nancy Spinner, PhD

  • 1:00 pm – 1:20 pm
    Genetic Susceptibility to Biliary Atresia
    Saul J. Karpen, MD, PhD, FAASLD
  • 1:20 pm – 1:40 pm
    Genetic Modifiers in Inherited Liver Disease
    Kathleen M. Loomes, MD, FAASLD
  • 1:40 pm – 2:00 pm
    Genetics of Autoimmune Liver Disease
    Gideon Hirschfield, FRCP, PhD
  • 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm
    Epigenetics and Disease Phenotypes
    TBD
  • 2:20 pm – 2:40 pm
    Panel Discussion / Q&A
  • 2:40 pm – 3:00 pm
    Break

Friday, September 20 -- Session IV

Session IV: Genetics of Common Disease
Moderator: Binita M. Kamath, MBBChir

  • 3:00 pm – 3:20 pm
    Genetics of Drug Induced Liver Injury
    Merrie Mosedale, PhD
  • 3:20 pm – 3:40 pm
    Genetics of NAFLD
    Quentin M. Anstee, MBBS, PhD, FRCP
  • 3:40 pm – 4:00 pm
    Genetic Etiology of Liver Cancer
    Silvia M. Vilarinho, MD, PhD
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Panel Discussion / Q&A

Saturday, September 21 -- Session V

Session V: Beyond Sequence Variation
Moderator: Kathleen M. Loomes, MD, FAASLD

  • 8:00 am – 8:20 am
    miRNA as a Biomarker of Acute Rejection in Liver Transplant
    Brendan James Keating, PhD
  • 8:20 am – 8:40 am
    The Role of microRNA’s in the Pathophysiology of Liver Disease
    Justin L. Mott, MD, PhD
  • 8:40 am – 9:00 am
    Precision Medicine in CF
    Joseph Zabner, MD
  • 9:00 am – 9:20 am
    Panel Discussion / Q&A
  • 9:20 am – 9:40 am
    Break

Saturday, September 21 -- Session VI

Session VI: Targeted Interventions
Moderator: Richard J. Thompson, MD, PhD

  • 9:40 am – 10:00 am
    Personalized Disease Models Using iPS Cell Derived Models
    Binita M. Kamath, MBBChir
  • 10:00 am – 10:20 am
    Novel Therapeutics in Liver Disease
    Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, FAASLD
  • 10:20 am – 10:40 am
    Application of Genomic Data to Clinical Practice
    Stephen L. Guthery, MD
  • 10:40 am – 11:00 am
    Panel Discussion / Q&A
  • 11:00 am – 11:15 am
    Wrap-up
    Kathleen M. Loomes, MD, FAASLD and Richard J. Thompson, MD, PhD
  • 11:15 am
    Adjourn